Lama Jampa Thaye visits regularly to give Buddhist teachings in Manchester on key works of the Kagyu tradition. These teachings are open to anyone with a serious interest in Buddhism.
Studying these works deepens our understanding of Buddhism. Moreover, study supports our meditation practice by helping us develop insight into the nature of our mind.
“Without wisdom there is no meditation,
without meditation there is no wisdom.”
Manchester teachings: the shedra
The shedra (College of Studies) in Manchester is named in honour of Mikyo Dorje, the 8th Karmapa (1507-54). He was a master of great scholarly and meditative accomplishment who wrote many authoritative works.
The texts studied at the shedra comprise works by Indian and Tibetan Buddhist masters. These include, for example, Nagarjuna; Gampopa; the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje; and the 8th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje.
It is essential to keep a record of Buddhist teachings we have received. By doing this we will know what we are able to study and practise.
- See the record of teachings given by Lama Jampa Thaye, including initiations and reading transmissions.
Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Unfortunately, due to the restrictions in place in the north west, it won’t be possible to hold a shedra in December 2020. We hope to go ahead in February 2021 so that Lama Jampa can continue his teaching of Gampopa’s The Jewel Ornament of Liberation. This website will be updated as soon as details are available.
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa is the key manual of study and practice in the Kagyu tradition. It gives a complete explanation of the Buddhist path from its starting point to the achievement of enlightenment. Therefore it is relevant to anyone with a serious interest in Buddhism. Among the topics covered are impermanence, karma, suffering, loving kindness, compassion and the six perfections.