Teachings on Mind Training and a Vajrayana Initiation with Lama Jampa Thaye

Date October 26, 2019
Time 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Queen Elizabeth's Walk,, London, , SW13 9WT, United Kingdom


Buddhist Teachings at London Wetland Centre

An opportunity to spend a peaceful day away from central London learning about Buddhist mind training, core teachings of Mahayana Buddhism which show us how to develop authentic compassion by transforming everyday experiences into sources of wisdom . The course fee includes entry into the beautiful WWT London Wetland Centre, an urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith, where you can stroll among the lakes, ponds and gardens before and after the teachings.

Teachings on ‘Mind Training in a Single Session’ by Chim Namkha Drak

10:30 am  – 12:30 pm

This text was composed in the thirteenth century by Chim Namkha Drak, the great abbot of the Kadampa monastery of Narthang in Tibet. It comes from the mind training (Lojong) collection of teachings of which there are two main streams. Inspired by Atisha, this stream encapsulates the essential steps of the Mahayana, presenting them in a way that we can apply directly to our own personal situation – like all Lojong teachings. In fact, the only qualification we need to practise the teaching is, as Lama Jampa Thaye has said ‘our ordinary, confused mind, full of disturbing emotions, full of self-clinging and self-cherishing. With an unparalleled directness, they allow us to transform all situations, positive and negative, into the path of awakening.

For information about the last teaching of this type click here.

Vajrayana Initiation* – Shakyamuni and the Sixteen Elders

2:30 – 4:30 pm

In the Buddhist tradition the sixteen senior disciples of Lord Buddha are considered to be important protectors of the teaching. The practice of meditation and prayer dedicated to them is maintained in all traditions of dharma. Lama Jampa will give this initiation from the lineage of Atisha, the great Indian master who brought this practice to Tibet.

*Please note that in order to attend the afternoon teaching you must have made formal commitment to the Buddhist path through the act of taking refuge. To learn more about this type of teaching see video link below. If you would like to request refuge from Lama Jampa prior to the initiation please contact london@dechen.org.

Facility fees: £25 for the whole day, £15 for half a day (children are free, concessions available).

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Teachings on Mind Training and a Vajrayana Initiation with Lama Jampa Thaye
Location London Wetland Centre
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