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.
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 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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