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

Date 05/10/2019
Time 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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


Lama Jampa Thaye will give the following teaching and initiation:

10.30-1.00 – “A Garland of Jewels” by Chogyal Phakpa – Pt 3

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 and June this year, though it is not essential to have attended the earlier sessions to come today].

2.30-4.30 – Initiation of Namgyalma*

Namgyalma (Ushnishavijaya in Sanskrit) is one of the three main Buddhist deities of longevity, along with White Tara and Amitayus. She is also associated with the development of transcendental wisdom. Revering and meditation on Namgyalma grants both mundane and transcendental siddhis. The most important of her mundane accomplishments is preserving and strengthening life energy, the granting of long life. Her profound siddhi is the swift accomplishment of transcendental wisdom.

*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:

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 October teaching in Bristol will take place in Bradbury Hall, Henleaze.

Please contact Sakya Centre Bristol for more information:

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

Bradbury Hall

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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.

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.

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.