Buddhist teachings in Manchester

GampopaLama Jampa Thaye visits Manchester regularly to give Buddhist teachings 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 and 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.”

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

On 10 and 11 July 2021 Lama Jampa continued with the sixth instalment of his teaching of The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa.

This key manual of study and practice in the Kagyu tradition gives a complete explanation of the Buddhist path from its starting point to the achievement of enlightenment.

On Sunday Lama Jampa gave the initiation of Yellow Dzambala from the Bari Lotsawa collection of sadhanas.

This page will be updated when information is available about further 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.

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