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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 19th June 2021.
Please note this event is at a new and very spacious venue: the Lansdown Conference Suite at Ashton Gate Stadium
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.
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: email@example.com
In order to attend please book your place in advance using the link below:
Please note the following before booking your place:
We recommend that you plan ahead for your lunchtime arrangements. If the weather is warm enough, and you bring a packed lunch, there is a park over the road for picnics. The venue prefers that food and drink are not consumed in the space we have hired.
The onsite café will be open for takeaways but has limited seating. There are local cafes and an Aldi supermarket on North Street (10 minutes’ walk). 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.
There are 300 spaces, but the stadium is now being used as a mass-vaccination centre and so spaces will be available on a first come first served basis. We recommend you allow plenty of time to find a parking space.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) health and safety guidelines
The venue is following government guidelines for health and safety in light of COVID-19, and there is likely to be a requirement to wear a face-covering, so please bring one with you (unless you have an exemption). They may do a quick temperature check before allowing entry (using a contactless device). The seating plan will observe 2m social distancing. We anticipate that at the time of the teaching the rule of 6 or 2 households will apply to socialising indoors – please follow these rules at the venue (see gov.uk for more details).
Please do not attend the event if you have symptoms of coronavirus, or are living with someone who has. In order to support the NHS Test and Trace programme, we are taking contact details (name and telephone number) for all attendees, as well as recording times entering and leaving the venue.