Buddhist teachings in Manchester



Lama Jampa Thaye visits Manchester regularly to give Buddhist teachings on key works of the Kagyu tradition. These teachings – the Shedra – are open to anyone with a serious interest in Buddhism.

Attending teachings and studying the texts deepens our understanding of Buddhism and supports 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.”

Jewel Ornament of Liberation – 10 & 11 December 2022

Lama Jampa will give the tenth instalment of his teaching of Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, the key manual of study and practice in the Kagyu tradition, on 10 and 11 December 2022 at The Studio, Lever Street, Manchester.

Saturday 10 December 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
Sunday 11 December 10.30am to 12.30pm.

On Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm Lama Jampa will give the initiation of Yellow Dzambala.

Please note that while the teaching is open to all, the initiation is only open to those who have made a formal commitment to Buddhism through taking refuge.

Tickets must be purchased online advance: book tickets

A two-day ticket costs £60, and one-day tickets are £30. There is no charge for under-18s. Concessions are available.

Refreshments will be available as usual at The Studio, but please note that you must pay by card. Wristbands for unlimited hot drinks are £5 per day, for lunch are £6 per day (£8 with pudding), and for both (including pudding) are £10 per day.

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation gives a complete explanation of the Buddhist path from its starting point to the achievement of enlightenment and is relevant to anyone who has a serious interest in Buddhism. Buddha nature, precious human life, impermanence, karma, suffering, loving kindness, compassion, and the six perfections are among the topics covered in the Jewel Ornament of Liberation.

Gampopa (1074 – 1153CE) was the principal student of the great yogin Milarepa and is one of the most highly revered Tibetan Buddhist masters.

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.

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