Vajrayana practices

Buddhist prayerRegular Vajrayana practices are held in the shrine room at Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre, Manchester.

It is necessary to have received initiation and instruction from a qualified Buddhist teacher to participate in these practices, although people who have taken refuge are welcome to sit in on Chenrezi and 16 Arhat pujas.

Weekly Vajrayana practices

  • Chenrezi – Sundays 10.30am and Thursdays 7.00 pm
  • Dzambhala – Mondays 8.00am
  • Medicine Buddha Wednesdays 12.15pm
  • 16th Karmapa Guru Yoga Wednesdays 7.00pm

Monthly Vajrayana practice

April

  • Thursday 4 at 7pm – Long Mahakala
  • Saturday 6 at 4.30pm – Green Tara
  • Saturday 13 at 4.30pm – Green Tara
  • Sunday 14 at 12 noon – Guru Rinpoche
  • Monday 29 at 8pm – Dorje Phagmo

May

  • Friday 3 at 7pm – Long Mahakala
  • Saturday 4 at 10am – 16 Arhats
  • Saturday 4 at 2.30pm – Green Tara
  • Saturday 11 at 4.30pm – Green Tara
  • Sunday 5 at 12 noon – Amitayus: explanation and practice session followed by  long life prayers for His Holiness Karmapa.
  • Tuesday 14 at 8pm – Guru Rinpoche
  • Saturday 18 at 8pm – Amitabha
  • Wednesday 29 at 8pm – Dorje Phagmo

June

  • Saturday 1 at 10am – 16 Arhats
  • Sunday 2 at 12 noon – Long Mahakala
  • Wednesday 12 at 8pm – Guru Rinpoche
  • Monday 17 at 8pm – 16 Arhats (Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death)
  • Thursday 27 at 8pm – Dorje Phagmo

July

  • Monday 1 at 8pm – Long Mahakala
  • Thursday 11 at 8pm – Guru Rinpoche
  • Saturday 13 at 10am – 16 Arhats
  • Tuesday 16 at 8pm – Amitabha
  • Saturday 27 at 8pm – Dorje Phagmo
  • Wednesday 31 at 7pm – Long Mahakala

August

  • Sunday 4 at 12 noon – 16 Arhats (first turning of the wheel)
  • Saturday 10 at 10am – 16 Arhats
  • Saturday 10 at 8pm – Guru Rinpoche
  • Thursday 15 at 8pm – Amitabha
  • Sunday 25 at 12 noon – Dorje Phagmo
  • Wednesday 29 at 7pm – Long Mahakala

September

  • Sunday 8 at 12 noon – Guru Rinpoche
  • Friday 13 at 8pm – Amitabha
  • Saturday 21 at 10am – 16 Arhats
  • Tuesday 24 at 8pm – Dorje Phagmo
  • Friday 27 at 7pm – Long Mahakala

October

  • Tuesday 8 at 8pm – Guru Rinpoche
  • Sunday 13 at 12noon – Amitabha
  • Wednesday 23 at 8pm – Dorje Phagmo
  • Saturday 26 at 10am – 16 Arhats
  • Sunday 27 at 12noon – Long Mahakala

November

  • Wednesday 6 at 8pm – Guru Rinpoche
  • Tuesday 12 at 8pm – Amitabha
  • Saturday 16 at 10am – 16 Arhats
  • Tuesday 19 at 8pm – 16 Arhats (descent from Celestial Realms)
  • Friday 22 and 8pm – Dorje Phagmo
  • Monday 25 at 8pm – Long Mahakala

December

  • Friday 6 at 8 pm – Guru Rinpoche
  • Thursday 12 at 8pm – Amitabha
  • Saturday 14 at 10am – 16 Arhats
  • Saturday 21 at 8pm – Dorje Phagmo
  • Wednesday 25 at 7pm – Long Mahakala

Meditation

Regular meditation classes are held at Kagyu Ling and in other locations across the north west.

Mind training

Mind training practice focuses particularly on the development of loving kindness and compassion. Mind training sessions are held at Kagyu Ling on Thursdays.