Chogyal Phagpa teaching continues in Exeter
Last Saturday saw the long overdue return of David Armstrong to Exeter to continue
presenting the Mahayana path based on the teachings of Chogyal Phagpa, the 5th of
the Sakya founding Lamas. This was the fourth session in a series of meditation and study days.
David had already begun a sequence of meditation days on this teaching 2 years ago prior to the pandemic. We were very happy to listen to his relaxed but clear and measured exposition of the text. This covered essentially the 6 perfections or paramitas-giving, morality, patience, effort, meditation and wisdom.
We held the day in the Friends meeting house, a venue we have used for significant events since 1984 when Lama Jampa Thaye first taught in Exeter. Although there were newcomers from as far afield as South Devon, David managed to pitch the teaching in a very accessible way. In fact one of them, completely new to Buddhism, attended our next weekly meeting. We hope it will not be too long before his next visit.