Sakya Changlochen Ling Annual Summer Course 2016

Date 14/08/2016 - 26/08/2016
Time All Day

Fonvidal, St Cirq, Le Bugue, 24260, France


Summer Course 14th – 26th August 2016


Week 1:
Sonam Tsemo’s ‘General Presentation of the Tantra Sets’ – Part 2
14th – 19th August


This year during the first week of the Summer Course at Sakya Changlochen Ling Lama Jampa Thaye will be teaching the second part of one of the most important Sakya teachings about vajrayana. Composed by the second of the five great Sakya Masters, Sonam Tsemo, this work is an extensive explanation of the nature and characteristics of the different categories of tantra as well as of the relationship between the tantras and the sutras. As such it is an encyclopaedic resource for the study of the tantric system. The text constitutes one of the major works studied in the Sakya shedra (college of studies) within the Dechen Community.

Week 2:
Retreat on Vajrapani and Mahakala​
​21st – 26th August


​At the beginning of the retreat week ​Lama Jampa will bestow the initiation and tri (guiding instructions) of Vajrapani Bhutadamara, one of the principal deities of the Sakya tradition, followed by the initiation‎ of Mahakala, belonging to the tradition of Bari Lotsava. Subsequently there will be intensive practice of Vajrapani meditation as well as the daily Serkyem offering to the Sakya dharma protectors.

In order to attend the retreat you must have Taken Refuge. This may be possible by prior arrangement before the initiations on the first day. Please make your request by email to or to the organisers at the course.

Two weeks: £210  (Earlybird rate*: £190)
One week: £160   (Earlybird rate*: £145)

* Earlybird rate available only until 30th June 2016

Concessions. A concessionary rate (20% discount) is available for OAP’s, students, unwaged and low-waged.
Please email to apply for a concessionary coupon code which can be used on the booking form below.

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If you prefer not to pay online, you can send a cheque payable to ‘Thinley Rinchen Ling Trust’ to:  Bookings, Sakya Centre Bristol, 121 Sommerville Road, Bristol, BS6 5BX.

Camping at Changlochen
Camping places are limited so please apply early by emailing
A tent with one adult: £45 per week
A tent with two adults: £90 per week
All extra days are charged on a pro-rata weekly basis
No charge for children.

Dechen Diner & Dechen Cafe
Lunches will be available each day as last year.
As always Dechen Cafe will be open between sessions.


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Travel: You can travel by road and ferry, or by rail to Le Bugue or Le Buisson, near Sakya Changlochen Ling. There are direct flights with RyanAir ( to Bergerac from London, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton, Birmingham, and many other places. You can get a taxi to Bergerac station (best to pre-order from Abeilles Bergerac). The train takes about one hour to Le Bugue or Le Buisson from where you can get a taxi (Archambeau – again pre-order). Or you could share a taxi from the airport to Sakya Changlochen Ling. Alternatively you could fly to Bordeaux or Limoges, both of which are 2 to 3 hours from Le Bugue or Le Buisson by road or rail. From there it is a short taxi journey to Sakya Changlochen Ling. Alternatively you can hire a car from any airport.


Bookings are closed for this event.