Sangha

Buddhist prayersThis section of the website provides information for sangha members – people who have taken refuge as Buddhists and are part of the Kagyu Dechen Buddhism north west community.

Diary dates 

10 & 11 December 2022: Lama Jampa will teach the tenth instalment of the Jewel Ornament of Liberation and will give the initiation of Yellow Dzambala at The Studio in Manchester. More details.

28-30 December 2022: Chenrezik retreat at Kagyu Ling. Further information. 

Christmas closure of Kagyu Ling: Kagyu Ling will close for meditation classes from Monday 26 December 2022. Classes resume on Wednesday 4 January 2023. Pujas will take place as usual during this period unless noted on the puja list page

Practice mornings at Kagyu Ling

During 2022 there will be series of practice mornings on Saturdays at Kagyu Ling. Each will focus on a deity puja and will be open to anyone who has received the relevant reading transmission. 

There will be three sessions at each practice morning: 9am to 10am; 10.30am to 11.30am; 12noon to 1pm. Lunch is not provided. 

26 February: Dorje Phagmo 
28 May: Medicine Buddha (Sanjay Menla) 
25 June: Dzambala  Zoom link
20 August: Amitabha 
29 October: Lojong 
3 December: Guru Rinpoche (not zoomed)

Study group – The Precious Garland of the Supreme Path: John Sainsbury leads an online study group each Monday at 8pm, looking at Gampopa’s text, which sits at the heart of Tibetan Buddhism.  Sessions are designed for people who have had this teaching which Lama Jampa gave in Yorkshire between 2019 and 2021. Zoom link: Precious Garland study group 
Note: the study group will not meet on 26 December 2022.

Study Group – Jewel Ornament of Liberation:
Every other Tuesday at 7.30 pm there is a group working through Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, which Lama Jampa has been teaching in Manchester since 2017. This group meets at Kagyu Ling every two weeks.  Email john.palmer@dechen.org to check session dates if you would like to come along. 

Meditation classes 

Classes at Kagyu Ling are held each Wednesday from 10.30am to 11.30am and 8pm to 9pm, and each Friday from 8pm to 9pm.  Note: no classes between 26 December and 3 January. 

Visit What’s On for times and dates of meditation classes and other events.

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