Our Buddhist teachers

Buddhist teachers

(Left) Lama Jampa Thaye and (right) Karma Thinley Rinpoche

Lama Jampa Thaye

Lama Jampa Thaye  is a scholar and meditation master trained in the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions of Buddhism. He is authorized as a Lama and Vajrayana master by his two main teachers Karma Thinley Rinpoche and His Holiness Sakya Gongma Trichen. He is also particularly close to HH Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and has received teachings from over thirty masters.

Lama Jampa is our main Buddhist teacher. He visits Manchester regularly to give teachings.

Karma Thinley Rinpoche

Master of the Kagyu and Sakya traditions of Buddhism, Rinpoche was born and trained in Tibet but left his homeland in 1959. Fourteen years later, in 1973, Lama Jampa Thaye met Rinpoche in the UK and became his student. Karma Thinley Rinpoche is one of Lama Jampa’s main Buddhist teachers.

HH Karmapa and HE Shamar Rinpoche

HH Karmapa and His Eminence Shamar Rinpoche

HH Karmapa

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje is the head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Buddhism. He has visited Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre Manchester on two occasions, in 2009 and 2013.

Shamar Rinpoche

The 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche (1952 – 2014), the second most senior lama of the Kagyu tradition, made a historic visit to Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre Manchester at the beginning of June 2014.