Buddhist teachings in Manchester

Buddhist teachings in Manchester given by Lama Jampa

Lama Jampa

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.”

9 & 10 December 2023: Situ Dharmakara’s Commentary on the Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer (Part 3)

Lama Jampa will return to Manchester to continue teaching Situ Dharmakara’s commentary on the Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer composed by the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje.

This commentary provides a profound explanation of Mahamudra meditation and a defence of the special precepts preserved in the Kagyu tradition.

On the afternoon of 10 December, Lama Jampa will bestow the initiation of Vajrakilaya from the terma lineage of Chogyur Lingpa. Vajrakilaya embodies the indestructible compassion of enlightened mind which transcends all negative emotions.

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

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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