MAJOR EVENT: Lama Jampa Thaye teaching in Bristol: “A Garland of Jewels” by Chogyal Phakpa and the Initiation of White Tara

Date 08/06/2019
Time 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Address

Bradbury Hall, Waterford Road, Henleaze, Bristol, BS9 4BT, United Kingdom

Description

Lama Jampa Thaye will give the following teaching and initiation:

10.30-1.00 – “A Garland of Jewels” by Chogyal Phakpa – Pt 2

This celebrated text by Chogyal Phagpa was composed as a manual of instructions for the 13th century Mongol Prince Gibek Timur. In 204 verses it covers the entire Buddhist path, from the level of a beginner to that of full enlightenment. The first part of the teaching provides guidance for a good life; the second one outlines the path for liberation and the final major section  – the distinctive features of the Mahayana path. The text is beautifully written which makes it especially accessible.  [Lama Jampa continues teaching this text, started in January this year, though it is not essential to have attended the earlier session to come today.  It will be continued in October].

2.30-4.30 – Initiation of White Tara*

The goddess Tara is revered in all traditions of Vajrayana Buddhism as the embodiment of the liberating activity of all buddhas. White Tara is one of the three deities of longevity whose practice is renowned for bestowing the blessings of long life and thus increasing the opportunity for spiritual practice.

*Please note that in order to receive the initiation you must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through taking refuge. If you would like to do this beforehand please contact the centre by emailing: bristol@dechen.org

Fee: £25 (teaching and initiation);  £15 (teaching only ending 1pm). Concessions by request.

This is a facility fee for the event.  There will also be an opportunity to make a personal offering to the Lama at the end of the teachings.

Please note: this June teaching in Bristol will take place in Bradbury Hall, Henleaze (i.e. a different venue from the January teaching)

Please contact Sakya Centre Bristol for more information: bristol@dechen.org

 

MAJOR EVENT: Lama Jampa Thaye teaching in Bristol: “A Garland of Jewels” by Chogyal Phakpa and the Initiation of White Tara
Location

Bradbury Hall

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Parking
Parking is available on Waterford Rd, Grange Park and the adjacent streets.

Bus and rail
No 2 goes from Bristol Temple Meads to Henleaze and the No 77 goes from Bristol Parkway to Henleaze.

Air
There is a frequent bus service from Bristol Airport. Journey time is 30 minutes and you can pick up the No 2 bus from Bristol Temple Meads station.

Lunch
There are light refreshments such as tea, coffee and cake available at the venue as well as space to sit and eat if you bring your own lunch. For something more substantial at lunchtime, there are cafes, delis and bakeries in the nearby high street.

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