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 

27 March to 1 April – Nyungne retreat at Kagyu Ling. Meditation classes and pujas suspended. 

29 & 30 June 2024 – Shedra in Manchester.

Practice afternoons at Kagyu Ling

Kagyu Ling holds a regular series of practice sessions. Each focuses on a deity puja.

There are three sessions at each practice afternoon: 1pm; 2.30pm and 4pm. You can dop in for one session or stay all afternoon. Explanations of the practice will be given during the first and second sessions of each afternoon. 

Saturday 20 January 2024 – Guru Rinpoche (no zoom) 
This is ideal for anyone who has received the reading transmission and wishes to practise at home, or take part in the regular Guru Rinpoche pujas at Kagyu Ling. The final session of this afternoon will include a tsok puja. 


Saturday 24 February 2024 – Buddha Day – 16 Arhats. Also on zoom: Buddha Day zoom. 
This is open to all and you do not need to have received a reading transmission. The 16 Arhats sadhana is routinely practised at Kagyu Ling to mark Buddha Days.

Details of further practice afternoons will be given here when available.

Online study group

The online study group led by John Sainsbury meets on Mondays at 8pm. The group is studying a new text and there is a requirement to have received the reading transmission to join. The text is Karma Chakme’s Union of the Great Seal and Great Perfection, which Lama Jampa is currently teaching in Harrogate. This series of eight songs is one of the leading sets of meditation instructions in the Kagyu tradition.  Zoom link: Online study group (Monday 8pm)

Study Group – Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Every other Tuesday at 7.30 pm a group meets at Kagyu Ling to work through Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, which Lama Jampa taught in Manchester.  Email john.palmer@dechen.org 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. 

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

Feedback

If you have any ideas for how to improve this section of the website, please get in touch. Email clare.leigh@dechen.org or simon.rowan@dechen.org with comments and suggestions.