This 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.
- Pujas at Kagyu Ling and online.
- Lojong (mind training)
- Dechen community mantra tracker
- Shrine room etiquette
- Record of teachings given by Lama Jampa
- Buy dharma books, incense etc. online at the Kagyu Dechen Buddhism online store
- Donate to help build a stupa at Kagyu Ling.
Lama Jampa’s birthday
It will be Lama Jampa’s birthday on Monday 23 October. To pray for his long life and happiness there will be a recitation at Kagyu Ling of Tangton Gyalpo’s Chime Pelter at 12 pm (after the Chenrezik puja) on Sunday 22. This will also be zoomed so anyone is welcome to join. There is no requirement to have received a reading transmission to join in this recitation.
Practice mornings at Kagyu Ling
Kagyu Ling holds a regular series of practice mornings. Each focuses on a deity puja and will be open to anyone who has received the relevant reading transmission.
There are three sessions at each practice morning: 9am to 10am; 10.30am to 11.30am; 12noon to 1pm. Lunch is not provided.
7 January – Dzambala. Also online: Dzambala zoom.
25 March – Medicine Buddha. Also online on the usual Sanjay Menla zoom link
27 May – Green Tara. Also online on the usual Green Tara zoom link.
29 July – Guru Rinpoche (no zoom)
23 September – Lojong mind training. Also online on the usual Lojong zoom link
4 November – 16 Arhats (Buddha Day)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come along.
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.
- Lama Jampa Thaye
- Mikyo Dorje Institute
- London Dechen
- Sakya Dechen Buddhist Centre, Bristol
- Yorkshire Dechen
- Dechen – international association of Sakya and Karma Kagyu Buddhist centres
- Dechen Volunteers – opportunities for volunteers at Dechen Buddhist Centres in the UK and abroad.
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