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.
28 & 29 November 2020: Jewel Ornament of Liberation (Part 6)
Lama Jampa will continue to teach the Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa on Saturday from 10.30am to 4.30pm and on Sunday from 10.30am to 1pm.
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation 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.
Following the teaching, on Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm Lama Jampa will give an initiation.
Anyone with a serious interest in Buddhism is welcome to attend the teaching. However, the initiation is open only to those who have taken refuge, i.e. made a formal commitment to Buddhism.
A two-day ticket costs £50, and one day tickets are £25 but here is no charge for under-18s. In addition concessions are available on the door at the event.
Venue: The Studio Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN