Lama Jampa to teach in Manchester
Lama Jampa Thaye visits Manchester on 9 December 2023 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.
The venue is The Studio in Lever Street, Manchester.
On Saturday 9 December the teaching runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
On the morning of Sunday 10 December, there will be a special session of the Dechen Conference which everyone is invited to attend to attend. See below for more details.
At 2.30pm on Sunday 10 December, Lama Jampa will bestow the initiation of Vajrakilaya. Anyone with a serious interest in Buddhism is welcome to attend the teaching but the initiation is only open to those who have made a formal commitment to Buddhism by taking refuge.
Tickets must be booked online: December 2023 tickets
Saturday teachings and Sunday initiation £55. Saturday teachings only £35. Initiation only £20. Concessions for full-time students and people in receipt of Universal Credit or Pension Credit. No charge for under 18s. There is no charge for attending the conference on Sunday morning.
Sharing the Dechen Conference: 10.30am Sunday 10 December
Kagyu Ling is pleased to be hosting this year’s Dechen Conference, where centre co-ordinators, trustees and holders of other positions of responsibility in the Community meet and plan for the future. We all have a duty to ensure the development of dharma in the West through supporting the activities of Lama Jampa Thaye and his masters. Knowledge of the activities and projects across the community will help us to feel part of this and give us the wonderful opportunity to engage in them.
At Lama Jampa’s request, the session will be a compressed presentation of the various developments in Dechen centres in the UK and abroad, together with key ideas and actions. This will be followed by information about how everyone in the Community can engage in them – either in practical terms or by providing feedback.
At the end there will be closing words from Lama Jampa about the significance of the event and how it connects to our practice.