MAJOR EVENT: Lama Jampa Thaye teaching in Bristol

Date 08/06/2024
Time 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Address

Future Inn, Bond Street South, Bristol, , BS1 3EN, United Kingdom

Description

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10.30am-1.00pm: Discriminating the Three Vows by Sakya Pandita (open to all).

Lama Jampa will continue with part 9 of ‘Discriminating the Three Vows’ by Sakya Pandita, one of the five Gongmas (venerable masters) who founded the Sakya tradition of Buddhism. Usually taught in the monastic colleges, this is the first time this text has been taught in the UK and so offers a rare opportunity to receive this extensive explanation of the Buddhist path.

Lama Jampa has explained that while, as beginners in the dharma, it may not yet be possible to understand all that is contained in the text, by receiving it now, it will be there for us when we can most benefit from it.  The text will be taught in consecutive parts in Bristol and London throughout 2024, and it is not necessary to have received the first parts to attend:

  • PART 9: 8 June 2024 BRISTOL
  • PART 10: 12 October 2024 BRISTOL
  • PART 11: 23 November 2024 LONDON

Online booking for each part will be available a few weeks before each event via the Dechen London and Dechen Bristol websites.

2.30-4.30 pm: Initiation of Green Tara

Green Tara

Following lunch Lama Jampa will bestow the initiation of Green Tara from the lineage of Shakya Shribhadra. Meditation on Green Tara is one of the most widely practised in Tibetan Buddhism. The goddess herself is the embodiment of the liberating activity of all the buddhas. As such her initiation and meditation are especially effective means of awakening one’s innate capacity for enlightened compassion.

There are regular Green Tara pujas at both the Bristol and London Dechen Buddhist Centres, which you would be welcome to join, having received the initiation and reading transmission for the sadhana (text).

*In order to attend this initiation one must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through ‘Taking Refuge‘. If you would like to request to take refuge prior to the initiation please email: bristol@dechen.org

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[Please note that as many people from the Centre will be going to this teaching, there will be no Saturday morning meditation class in Bristol on this date].

MAJOR EVENT: Lama Jampa Thaye teaching in Bristol
Location

Future Inn

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Future Inn

The Future Inn is located in Bristol City Centre, on Bond Street South, opposite Cabot Circus shopping centre and is 15 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

Contact details and directions for the venue available via this link.

Coming by train? The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads (15-20 minutes walk). Rail strikes may affect your journey so please check the latest news on this before planning your journey.

Coming by car?  Before you travel please use the government’s checking tool to see if you need to pay a charge to drive your vehicle in Bristol’s Clean Air Zone (most cars will not be charged).

Parking: 50% discount for delegates in the Cabot Circus multi-storey car park, postcode of BS2 9AB. Please validate your carpark ticket at hotel reception before departing to receive the discount and pay remaining balance at the car park pay station.

Refreshments: there is a restaurant in the hotel (tables can be pre-booked for lunch), and other cafes and restaurants in the Cabot Circus shopping centre over the road.

Accommodation: 10% discount. This must be booked directly with our reservations team on 0117 3041010 or email: reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk. Just mention you’re are attending the event.