About Kagyu Dechen Buddhism North West

Kagyu Buddhist prayer wheelKagyu Dechen Buddhism North West runs a network of groups and centres, providing opportunities for the study and practice of Buddhist meditation.

Kagyu Buddhism in Manchester

The Kagyu tradition is one of the main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in Tibet in the 11th century, it has been established here in the north west of England since 1975, when Lama Jampa Thaye founded his first centre, Kagyu Ling (Place of the Kagyu) in Manchester.

Part of the Dechen community

Kagyu Ling and its associated groups throughout the north west are part of Dechen, an international association of centres of the Karma Kagyu and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Jampa Thaye under the spiritual authority of Karma Thinley Rinpoche. There are centres, groups and retreat centres throughout the UK and worldwide offering a range of classes, courses and other activities.

Charity run by volunteers

Kagyu Ling and the other groups and centres in the north west are run by volunteers and funded by donations and are administered by Kagyu Dechen Buddhism, a charitable company established to oversee  Lama Jampa’s Kagyu groups and centres throughout the UK. Charity name: Kagyu Dechen Buddhism (North West). Charity no: 1145791.

Our community

Kagyu Dechen Buddhism North West is about people. Visit our community pages to find photos, blogs and updates.