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 

13 November and 11 December 2021– Mainly Meditation morning at Kagyu Ling.

20 November: Lojong (mind training) retreat day at Kagyu Ling.

4 & 5 December 2021: Lama Jampa will continue teaching Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, and will give the initiation of Chenrezik. The event will be held at The Studio. More details: Buddhist teachings in Manchester. 

28, 29 & 30 December 2021: Year end Chenrezik retreat at Kagyu Ling. People are welcome to drop in for one or more sessions or to do the entire retreat. All sessions will be zoomed on the Chenrezik puja link 

There will be four sessions each day: 9am to 10.30am; 11am to 12.30pm; 2pm to 3.30pm and 4pm to 5.30pm.

There is no requirement to have received the reading transmission of the Chenrezik sadhana but the retreat is only suitable for people who have a serious interest in Buddhism and some meditation experience. Light refreshments will be provided but there will be no lunch so please bring your own if you plan to stay all day.

Christmas closure of Kagyu Ling: The centre will be closed from Thursday 23 December 2021 to Tuesday 4 January 2022 inclusive. There will be no public classes or study groups at the centre during this period, though most pujas will continue as usual – check the puja page for details. 

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 2019-21. 

Zoom link: Precious Garland study group

Study group – Jewel Ornament of Liberation: John Palmer leads a study group every other Tuesday at 7.30pm at Kagyu Ling.  The group is looking at Gampopa’s ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’. Sessions are suitable for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike, but participants should have received teachings on the text and be prepared to do some reading in preparation for sessions. 

The group is lively and interactive and works well in supporting students to gain a deeper understanding of this important text. It is fine to simply turn up, but people can contact John on 07724 398286 if they’d like more information before attending.

Visit What’s On for group meeting dates.

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.

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