The Mikyo Dorje Shedra
(College of Studies)
“Without wisdom there is no meditation,
without meditation there is no wisdom.”
The College of Studies (shedra) introduces us to some of the key philosophical works of the Kagyu tradition. Studying these works extends and deepens our understanding of the Buddhist teachings and informs our meditation practice by developing our insight into the nature of mind.
Each year the shedra consists of three weekends of Buddhist teachings given by Lama Jampa Thaye in Manchester. These teachings are open to anyone with a serious interest in Buddhism. The shedra is named in honour of Mikyo Dorje, the 8th Karmapa (1507-54), a master of great scholarly and meditative accomplishment and composer of numerous authoritative works.
The curriculum of studies at the shedra consists of works composed by Indian and Tibetan masters, including Asanga, Nagarjuna, Gampopa, the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, and the 8th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje.
- See the record of teachings by Lama Jampa Thaye
On 25 and 26 February 2017, Lama Jampa visited Manchester to teach the second part of the Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon.
Lama Jampa continued teaching on the Buddhist view of the ultimate nature of reality, using this famous guide to the Great Madhyamaka composed by the nineteenth century master of the Rime movement, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.
Saturday 25 February 10.30 am to 4.30pm, and Sunday 26 February 10.30am to 1pm.
On Sunday 26 February, at 2.30pm, Lama Jampa gave the Long Life Initiation of Amitayus from the lineage of Thangtong Gyalpo.
This event was held at The Studio, Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN.
The third and final part of this Buddhist teaching will take place on 1 and 2 July 2017. Further details will be published nearer the time.