About Kagyu Dechen Buddhism North West

Kagyu Dechen Buddhism - prayer wheel for Buddhist meditationKagyu Dechen Buddhism North West runs a network of groups and centres. Above all, we provide opportunities for people to study and practise Buddhist meditation, including online classes.

Kagyu Buddhism in Manchester

Lama Jampa Thaye set up Kagyu Ling (Place of the Kagyu) in Manchester in 1975. This established the Kagyu tradition here in the north west of England.  Kagyu is one of the main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, founded in Tibet in the 11th century.

Part of the Dechen community

Kagyu Ling and its regional groups are part of the Dechen community. Dechen is an international association of the Karma Kagyu and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Jampa Thaye under the spiritual authority of Karma Thinley Rinpoche.

Dechen runs centres, groups and retreat centres throughout the UK and worldwide. These offer a wide range of activities including Buddhist meditation classes and courses.

Charity run by volunteers

Kagyu Ling and the other groups and centres in the north west are run by volunteers and funded by donations. Kagyu Dechen Buddhism, a charitable company, administers Lama Jampa’s Kagyu groups and centres in the UK.

Charity name: Kagyu Dechen Buddhism (North West). Charity no: 1145791.