Teachings and initiations 2016 and 2015

2016

Lama Jampa ThayeKagyu Ling, Manchester

3 January 2016: Lung for Chenrezik Practice of Thangtong Gyalpo and Dewachen Prayer, Twelve Deeds of the Buddha, Short Vajradhara Prayer, Short Mahakala Offering

Kagyu Ling, Manchester

21 February 2016: Lung for Sixteen Sthaviras practice of Panchen Shakya Shri

Manchester (The Studio)

27 and 28 February 2016: Lamp of Excellent Discrimination Of Zhentong Madhyamaka by Karmapa Mikyo Dorje (Introductory part; main part (2A) to ascertainment of 3 qualities (2AIIB1D)

In this text Karmapa Mikyo Dorje, one of the greatest scholars in the line of Karmapas, offers a profound defence of the Great Madhyamaka system. His work falls into five principal points: (1) the reasoning that establishes the reality of buddha-nature, (2) the essence of buddha-nature, (3) the path that delivers buddha-nature from the stains, (4) showing through examples how the buddha-nature is temporarily obscured by stains, and (5) outlining the necessity for teaching the doctrine of buddha-nature.

28 February 2016: Initiation of Namgyalma and lung for sadhana of Namgyalma (Lineage of 9th Karmapa)

Harrogate (St Aidan’s chapel)

7 May 2016: Four Dharmas Of Gampopa (part 2).
Initiation of Yellow Dzambhala and lung for the meditation  practice (Lineage of Bari Lotsawa)

Manchester (Town Hall)

2 and 3 July 2016: Lamp Of Excellent Discrimination Of Zhentong Madhyamaka by Karmapa Mikyo Dorje (part 2)

3 July 2016: Initiation of Vajrasattva (Choling Lineage)

Manchester (The Studio)

3 and 4 December 2016: The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (part 1)

Following on from his teaching of Karmapa Mikyo Dorje’s Correct Discrimination of Zhentong Madhyamaka, Lama Jampa taught this later work by the 19th century master of the Rime movement, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.

Most people interested in Buddhism start with sitting meditation, which is the tool for achieving a settled and flexible mind. This, however, is just one side of Buddhist meditation. The other side is meditation on the view or how things really are. When the two of these are combined, we can radically transform our lives. Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon  provides us with essential methods for uncovering the reality of existence, the reality of our mind – which is naturally pure and endowed with the qualities of wisdom and compassion.

4 December 2016: Initiation of the One Thousand Armed Chenrezik

2015

Manchester (Doubletree Hotel)

14 February 2015: Initiation of Padmasambhava (Longchen Nyingthig Tradition) and lung for Shower Of Blessings Guru Rinpoche practice by Mipham Rinpoche.

Harrogate (St Aidan’s – main hall)

9 May 2015: Eight Verses of Mind Training  by Geshe Langri Thangpa with commentary by Thogme Zangpo.
Initiation of Chenrezik (Sky Dharma Lineage) and lung for Chenrezik Practice of Thangtong Gyalpo.

Manchester (The Studio)

4 and 5 July 2015: Clarifying The Thought Of Rangjung –  Commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul on Karmapa Rangjung Dorje’s Showing The Buddha Nature.

Harrogate (St Aidan’s – chapel)

7 September 2015: Four Dharmas Of Gampopa (part 1).
Initiation of Amitabha (Sky Dharma Lineage).

Manchester (The Studio)

5 and 6 December 2015: Clarifying The Thought Of Rangjung –  Commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul on Karmapa Rangjung Dorje’s Showing The Buddha Nature.