MAJOR EVENT: Lama Jampa Thaye teaching in Bristol

Date 03/07/2021
Time 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

A “Garland of Jewels” by Chogyal Phakpa (part 6), and the Initiation of Green Tara: Liberating from All Fears

We are delighted that Lama Jampa has agreed to give a day of teachings in Bristol this summer: please note the new date – Saturday July 3rd.

This event will be held 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 Phakpa 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 Green Tara: Liberating from All Fears 

Lama Jampa has decided to give the initiation of Green Tara,”Liberating from All Fears” instead of the initiation of Parnashabari, as he feels that this will be more appropriate at this time.

Tara is one of the most widely practised meditations in Tibetan Buddhism. The goddess herself is the embodiment of the liberating activity of all the buddhas. This initiation is from the lineage of the great Indian master Atisha. This special form of the female Buddha-deity Tara, green in colour, is particularly efficacious in dispelling fears.

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:

In order to attend please book your place in advance using the link below:

Re: the change of date for this teaching: if you booked for the original date (June 19th) your existing ticket will still be valid for the new date of July 3rd, but if you are unable to attend on the new date you may apply for a full refund – email:


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 large and pleasant park over the road for picnics. 

The onsite café has limited seating but will be offering a meal-deal for takeaways. There are local cafes and an Aldi supermarket on North Street (10 minutes’ walk). Sainsbury’s on Winterstoke Road is a 20 minute walk, or 5 minute drive and has ample parking.


We now have a dedicated parking area on the Ahston Road entratnce to the stadium – postcode BS3 2EJ  will get you there. 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

Please do not attend the event if you have symptoms of coronavirus, or are living with someone who has.

The venue is following government guidelines for health and safety in light of COVID-19 (see for more details). These change all the time, but there may 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.

In order to support the NHS Test and Trace programme, we are taking contact details (name and telephone number) for all attendees, and venue staff will ask people to sign in (using the app if they have a mobile phone). Please help us support the venue in following these guidelines.

MAJOR EVENT: Lama Jampa Thaye teaching in Bristol

Ashton Gate Stadium

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