A weekend of events with Lama Jampa Thaye 18 and 19 June 2016
This Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, Sakya Buddhist Centre welcomed Lama Jampa Thaye for teachings, interviews and an insightful and entertaining question and answer session.
On Saturday, over one hundred people came to hear part 3 of Lama Jampa’s book, ‘Rain of Clarity’. Parts 1 and 2 of this text outlined firstly how to enter the Buddhist path through taking refuge and continued with how to cultivate the vast and wondrous wish to achieve buddhahood for all. In this chapter, Lama Jampa described the way to transform the wish to become a Buddha into the reality of enlightenment through the two wings of merit and wisdom. Later in the afternoon, Lama Jampa gave the initiation of Medicine Buddha from the lineage of the great 11th century Indian master Atisha. This practice is especially beneficial for the health and wellbeing of practitioners and others, as well as helping restore and heal vows so they remain effective.
Sunday saw a lively gathering at Sakya Buddhist Centre, with the opportunity to have personal interviews with the Lama for advice on Buddhist practice and then a conversational question and answer session in the packed shrine room. Questions ranged from how to view politicians to the how to understand emptiness. As ever, there was plenty of time for tea, conversation and laughter too.