MAJOR EVENT: Sakya Changlochen Ling Annual Summer Course 2022

Date 17/07/2022 - 29/07/2022
Time All Day

Fonvidal, St Cirq, Le Bugue, 24260, France


We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Sakya Changlochen Ling, the Dechen retreat Centre in France, for another Summer Course with Lama Jampa Thaye this year.

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Please note that the teaching in the first week has been changed from “Discriminating the Middle Way View” to “The Lamp of the Path of Enlightenment”:

Week 1: Sunday 17th – Friday 22nd July – Atisha’s Lamp of the Path to Enlightenment

Composed by the great Indian master Atisha, ‘The Lamp of the Path to Enlightenment’ is a wonderfully comprehensive and yet easy to understand delineation of the graduated path of sutra and tantra, from the level of the beginner to that of complete Buddhahood. As such, it is the prototype for many major works such as those of Sakya Pandita and Gampopa. In the week-long course Lama Jampa will teach the entire text through the commentary composed by Jamgon Kongtrul, known as ‘The Full Illumination of the Path to Enlightenment’. A translation of this commentary will be published later this year.

Week 2: Sunday 24th – Friday 29th July – Vajrapani Bhutadamara Retreat

In this retreat Lama Jampa Thaye will give the initiation of Vajrapani Bhutadamara. The practice of Bhutadamara is usually undertaken in order to overcome negativities that obstruct spiritual progress in the Vajrayana. It is customary in the Sakya tradition to practice this before embarking on the supreme Yogachara meditations. Along with the necessary initiation, Lama Jampa will teach the guide to the practice composed by the eminent master Zhuchen Tsultrim Rinchen, following this there will be the opportunity to do the short retreat.

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Summer Course Programme

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If you’d like to see some pictures from the previous course in 2019, here’s a link to some photos:

MAJOR EVENT: Sakya Changlochen Ling Annual Summer Course 2022

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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.