MAJOR EVENT: Lama Jampa Thaye teaching in Bristol

Date 05/06/2021
Time 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Ashton Gate Staduim, Bristol, Avon, BS3 2LF, United Kingdom

A “Garland of Jewels” by Chogyal Phakpa (part 6), and the Initiation of Parnashabari

We are delighted that Lama Jampa has confirmed this date for a day of teachings in Bristol on Saturday 5th June 2021.

Please note this event is at a new and very spacious venue: the Lansdown Conference Suite at Ashton Gate Stadium

Full details of the advance online booking will be made available on this page about one month before the event.

10.30am-1pm: “A Garland of Jewels” by Chogyal Phakpa – Part 6

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 part outlines the path for liberation and the final major section describes the distinctive features of the Mahayana path. The text is beautifully written which makes it especially accessible.  This is the sixth teaching session of the text given by Lama Jampa, though it is not essential to have attended the earlier sessions to attend.

2.30-4.30pm: The initiation of Parnashabari Parnashabari

The goddess Parnashabari bestows protection from obstacles such as epidemics and contagious diseases. This particular initiation is drawn from the collection known as The One Hundred Initiations of Bari Lotsawa.

Please note that in order to attend the initiation one must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through the act of taking refuge. If you would like to take refuge please contact the Sakya Buddhist Centre in Bristol in advance of the event.

It is possible to attend the teaching and to leave before the initiation starts. Advanced booking will be essential, and will be available from this page. For more information please contact the Sakya Buddhist Centre. Email:

Please note the following before booking your place:

 To enable the event to proceed, we have agreed with the venue managers to follow government guidance relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ask for your help with this. The guidelines say that communal worship can now resume, subject to relevant social contact rules in each tier (we will only know nearer the time which tier Bristol is in):

  • Across all tiers: Everyone must wear a face covering in indoor public settings, unless they have an exemption, and stay 2 metres apart from those they do not live with.
  • If we are still in tier 3: You must not attend with or socialise with anyone outside of your household or support bubble unless a legal exemption applies.
  • If we are in tier 2: You must not socialise with anyone outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting.

Please do not attend if you, or any members of your household, have symptoms of coronavirus. The venue requires a contactless temperature check before allowing entry.

Lunch time arrangements: We regret that arrangements for lunch time may not be ideal, so we suggest you plan ahead for this, given the following:

  • In tier 3: The onsite café, and local cafes on North Street (10 minutes’ walk) will only be open for take-away service. There is a fried chicken takeaway in the neighbouring retail park. Sainsbury’s on Winterstoke Road is a 20 minute walk, or 5 minute drive and has ample parking.
  • In tier 2: The onsite café will be open but has very limited seating (c 10 seats). There are local cafes and an Aldi supermarket on North Street (10 minutes’ walk).

If the weather is warm enough, and you bring a packed lunch, there is a park over the road for picnics. The venue does not allow food and drink to be consumed in the space we have hired.

We will try and do everything we can to make the event as pleasurable and beneficial as possible.

MAJOR EVENT: Lama Jampa Thaye teaching in Bristol

Ashton Gate Stadium

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