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 given by Lama Jampa Thaye
Shedra July 2017
Lama Jampa taught the third and final part of the Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon, the famous guide to the Great Madhyamaka composed by the nineteenth century master of the Rime movement, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.
Saturday 1 July: 2pm to 3.30pm and 4pm to 5.30pm.
Sunday 2 July: 10.30am to 1.00pm.
On Sunday at 2.30pm, Lama Jampa gave the initiation of Medicine Buddha from the Sky Dharma lineage of Mingyur Dorje.
The teaching took place at The Studio, Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN
The next Buddhist teaching in Manchester by Lama Jampa will take place on on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2017. Further details will be announced as soon as they are available.