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 

16 October & 13 November 2021– Mainly Meditation mornings at Kagyu Ling.

23 October 2021: Lama Jampa’s birthday. There will be a zoom session at 8pm to recite the Long Life Sadhana of Tangtong Gyalpo, along with long life prayers.  It is necessary to have had the reading transmission to practise the sadhana but anyone is welcome to sit in and to join in the long life prayers. Zoom link for Long Life Sadhana.

20 November: Lojong (mind training) 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. For more details: Buddhist teachings in Manchester. 

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.

Meditation Zones

Online Meditation Zones are held every Tuesday and Thursday using Zoom. Meditation Zones are open sessions, and all are welcome. Each session includes an explanation of a simple calming meditation practice, and a brief talk on a key aspect of the Buddha’s teachings.

Visit What’s On for Meditation Zone times and Zoom links.

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.