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.”

4 & 5 December 2021 – Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Lama Jampa will continue teaching Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, 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, 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.


Saturday 4 December: 10:30am to 1pm and 2:30 to 4:30pm
Sunday 5 December: 10:30am to 1pm

On Sunday 5 December, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Lama Jampa will give the initiation of Chenrezik from the famous Sky Dharma lineage. Chenrezik is revered in all traditions of Buddhism as the supreme embodiment of compassion.

Please note that while the teaching is open to all, in order to attend the initiation of Chenrezik you must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through taking refuge. Please contact Kagyu Ling if you wish to take refuge before the initiation.

Venue: The Studio, Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN. Map showing location of The Studio.

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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