All Events https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/ Simply Meditation - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/simply-meditation-with-lama-zangmo-in-person-only/?date=2022-12-11 <p>This is an opportunity to spend time in silent meditation practice. Getting together with fellow practitioners gives strength and is an ideal environment where those who would like to sit more than they currently do, can be supported by the group endeavour of like-minded meditators.</p> <p>The emphasis will be on silent meditation, focusing on the breath, and walking meditation.  It will be assumed that participants have already had some instructions, although Lama Zangmo might give brief instructions.</p> <h5>Sessions are open to all and there is <strong>no need to book in advance</strong>. Participants are welcome to join in as many sessions as they wish, however, <strong>once a session has started, it is not possible to join. </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">T<span style="font-size: 1.1em; text-decoration-line: underline;">he only requirement is to arrive before the start of a session.</span></span></h5> <h4><strong>Schedule</strong></h4> <h5>Morning Schedule</h5> <ul><ul><ul><li>10am - 11am - Shinay Meditation </li> <li>11.00am - 11.30am - Break</li> </ul><ul><li>11.30am - 1pm (25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins. walking meditation, 25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins walking meditation and 20mins. sitting meditation).</li> </ul></ul></ul><p><strong>                      1pm - 2pm - Lunch Break (Hot Soup or Dhal will be served in the Tearoom)</strong></p> <h5>Afternoon timetable </h5> <ul><ul><ul><li>2.00pm - 3.00pm (25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins. walking meditation and 25 mins. sitting meditation)</li> </ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.00pm - 3.30pm – Break</li> <li>3.30pm- - 3.45pm <strong>Light offering in the courtyard</strong></li> <li>3.45pm - 4.45pm (25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins. walking meditation and 25mins. sitting meditation)</li> </ul></ul></ul><p><br/>*People are welcome to join for any or all of the sessions.*</p> Sun, 27 Nov 2022 21:43:05 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/simply-meditation-with-lama-zangmo-in-person-only/?date=2022-12-11 Winter Closure https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/winter-closure/?date=2022-12-19 <h5 style="text-align: left;" align="center">The Centre will be closed from Monday 19th December and will reopen at 2.00 pm on Saturday 7th January.</h5> <h5 style="text-align: left;" align="center">There will be no livestreamed meditations during this period either, although you are more than welcome to meditate along with the recordings <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8U97BrNM0Wct3llIRSmEFg" target="_blank">on our YouTube channel</a>.</h5> <h5 style="text-align: left;">We wish everybody a very happy holiday season.</h5> <h3 style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span>We wish everybody a very happy holiday season. <br/></span></h3> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"> </p> Sat, 12 Nov 2022 10:03:47 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/winter-closure/?date=2022-12-19 Simply Meditation - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/simply-meditation-with-lama-zangmo-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-08 <p>This is an opportunity to spend time in silent meditation practice. Getting together with fellow practitioners gives strength and is an ideal environment where those who would like to sit more than they currently do, can be supported by the group endeavour of like-minded meditators.</p> <p>The emphasis will be on silent meditation, focusing on the breath, and walking meditation.  It will be assumed that participants have already had some instructions, although Lama Zangmo might give brief instructions.</p> <h5>Sessions are open to all and there is <strong>no need to book in advance</strong>. Participants are welcome to join in as many sessions as they wish, however, <strong>once a session has started, it is not possible to join. </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">T<span style="font-size: 1.1em; text-decoration-line: underline;">he only requirement is to arrive before the start of a session.</span></span></h5> <h4><strong>Schedule</strong></h4> <h5>Morning Schedule</h5> <ul><ul><ul><li>10am - 11am - Shinay Meditation </li> <li>11.00am - 11.30am - Break</li> </ul><ul><li>11.30am - 1pm (25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins. walking meditation, 25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins walking meditation and 20mins. sitting meditation).</li> </ul></ul></ul><p><strong>                      1pm - 2pm - Lunch Break (Hot Soup or Dhal will be served in the Tearoom)</strong></p> <h5>Afternoon timetable </h5> <ul><ul><ul><li>2.00pm - 3.00pm (25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins. walking meditation and 25 mins. sitting meditation)</li> </ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.00pm - 3.30pm – Break</li> <li>3.30pm- - 3.45pm <strong>Light offering in the courtyard</strong></li> <li>3.45pm - 4.45pm (25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins. walking meditation and 25mins. sitting meditation)</li> </ul></ul></ul><p><br/>*People are welcome to join for any or all of the sessions.*</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2022 13:52:55 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/simply-meditation-with-lama-zangmo-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-08 An introduction to meditation - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/an-introduction-to-meditation-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-11 <p>Lama Zangmo will introduce methods of meditation especially suited for complete beginners.</p> <p>Calm abiding meditation is accomplished through the development of mindfulness, which can be described as an ongoing awareness in the moment. By training in focusing this awareness steadily in meditation we can give rise to a more peaceful mind.</p> <p>This course is for people who are new to meditation and will introduce the techniques and understanding to establish an ongoing and fruitful practice of calm abiding meditation. It will include posture, relaxation, breathing, and walking meditation and other relevant aspects of practice. A regular meditation practice can bring a greater sense of inner peace and can help to calm an overactive mind, as well as bring more understanding in a deeper sense of who we are.</p> <p>The afternoon will consist of two sessions with time for Q&amp;A.</p> <p>This is an In-Person course and will not be on line.</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2022 13:58:13 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/an-introduction-to-meditation-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-11 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-12 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-12 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-19 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-19 Online Death Cafe - online only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/death-cafe/?date=2023-01-19 <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">You are invited to attend an online Death Cafe.<br/></span></p> <h4><span style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold;">What is a Death Cafe?</span></h4> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. On this occasion we sit at virtual tables, in breakout rooms, with 5 people on each table facilitated by a member of the KSDL Bardo Group. The Death cafe is an opportunity to explore your unheard views on death and to listen and delight in the views of others on the same subject. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group and is not a grief support or counselling session.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Our Death Cafes are always offered:</span></p> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> On a not for profit basis</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> In an accessible, respectful and confidential space</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!</span></li> </ul><p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic;">Please note, there are only 15 places available. If you would like to join us, please register your interest by </span><a style="font-size: 12px; color: #0000ff; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="mailto:kitty_dcosta@hotmail.co.uk" target="_blank">emailing Kitty D'Costa</a><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic;"> who will get in touch with you.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;">Important: As places are limited, please make sure to cancel your booking if you are unable to attend, so that we can allocate your place to someone on the waiting list. </span></span></p> Thu, 24 Nov 2022 20:50:59 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/death-cafe/?date=2023-01-19 Introduction to Buddhism - The Four Noble Truths - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-the-four-noble-truths-with-lama-zangmo-2/?date=2023-01-21 <p>This is the first part of an Introduction to Buddhism series, which will give an overview and understanding of the framework for the Buddhist path, covering an explanation of the three Jewels - the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha; the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. There will also be time for Q&amp;A.</p> <p>This was the very first teaching the Buddha gave after he attained enlightenment. It is referred to as the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma because it represents the first phase of the Buddha's teaching. It is called a wheel because it is a means for travelling the path to enlightenment in much the same way that a wheel enables a vehicle to move along a road.</p> <p>We will look at the following:</p> <ul><li>The Noble Truth of Suffering</li> <li>The Noble Truth of the Causes of Suffering</li> <li>The Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering</li> <li>The Noble Truth of the Path that leads to the Cessation of Suffering</li> </ul><p>This day can be attended as a course on its own or as a part of the monthly Introduction to Buddhism series. The course will also include time for Q&amp;A and meditation. Lunch will be available in our Tibetan Tearoom.</p> <p>Suitable for anyone wishing to gain more familiarity with the Buddhist teachings.</p> Sun, 04 Dec 2022 16:38:56 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-the-four-noble-truths-with-lama-zangmo-2/?date=2023-01-21 Simply Meditation - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/simply-meditation-with-lama-zangmo-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-22 <p>This is an opportunity to spend time in silent meditation practice. Getting together with fellow practitioners gives strength and is an ideal environment where those who would like to sit more than they currently do, can be supported by the group endeavour of like-minded meditators.</p> <p>The emphasis will be on silent meditation, focusing on the breath, and walking meditation.  It will be assumed that participants have already had some instructions, although Lama Zangmo might give brief instructions.</p> <h5>Sessions are open to all and there is <strong>no need to book in advance</strong>. Participants are welcome to join in as many sessions as they wish, however, <strong>once a session has started, it is not possible to join. </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">T<span style="font-size: 1.1em; text-decoration-line: underline;">he only requirement is to arrive before the start of a session.</span></span></h5> <h4><strong>Schedule</strong></h4> <h5>Morning Schedule</h5> <ul><ul><ul><li>10am - 11am - Shinay Meditation </li> <li>11.00am - 11.30am - Break</li> </ul><ul><li>11.30am - 1pm (25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins. walking meditation, 25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins walking meditation and 20mins. sitting meditation).</li> </ul></ul></ul><p><strong>                      1pm - 2pm - Lunch Break (Hot Soup or Dhal will be served in the Tearoom)</strong></p> <h5>Afternoon timetable </h5> <ul><ul><ul><li>2.00pm - 3.00pm (25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins. walking meditation and 25 mins. sitting meditation)</li> </ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.00pm - 3.30pm – Break</li> <li>3.30pm- - 3.45pm <strong>Light offering in the courtyard</strong></li> <li>3.45pm - 4.45pm (25 mins. sitting meditation, 10 mins. walking meditation and 25mins. sitting meditation)</li> </ul></ul></ul><p><br/>*People are welcome to join for any or all of the sessions.*</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2022 13:55:13 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/simply-meditation-with-lama-zangmo-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-22 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-26 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-01-26 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-02-02 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-02-02 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-02-09 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-02-09 Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-02-11 <p>The text The Jewel Ornament of Liberation merges the instructions of the Kadampa school with the Mahamudra instructions. In this classic text of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Gampopa combined an explanation of the path of accumulation of merit, which he learned from the famous pandit Atisha, with the development of realisation using Mahamudra meditation, which he learned from his guru Milarepa.</p> <p>This is one of the primary texts of the Kagyu Lineage and is of immense relevance and benefit to all practitioners, regardless of what stage they are at. In addition to providing a step-by-step outline of the path to Buddhahood, the teachings on Buddha nature can provide students with confidence in the path and inspiration to keep moving along the unmistaken path of liberation.</p> <p>The text consists of 21 chapters, and this is the first module. The second module will start in September after the August summer closure. The course consists of a monthly full day of teaching with time for Q&amp;amp;A and short meditations. If booking onto this course please commit to attend all the teachings, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.</p> <p>The dates for this module are: Sat 11 Feb; 11 March; 8 April; 13 May; 10 June; 8 July;</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2022 15:17:31 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-02-11 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-02-16 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-02-16 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-02-23 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-02-23 Introduction to Buddhism - The Noble Eightfold Path - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-the-noble-eightfold-path-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-02-25 <p>The Noble Eightfold Path is the essence of the Middle Way, the path between the extremes of self-indulgence and denial. It contains eight interrelated aspects that<br/>make up the 'skilful living' that the Buddha taught is necessary to uproot suffering and its causes, and thus to sever the cycle of conditioned existence.</p> <p>The Noble Eightfold Path comprises the three essentials of Buddhist training, ethical conduct, mental development and wisdom. (Please note that the 'right' in this<br/>instance means 'skillful and wise'.)</p> <p>This day can be attended as a course on its own or as a part of the monthly Introduction to Buddhism series. The course will also include time for<br/>Q&amp;A and meditation. Lunch will be available in our Tibetan Tearoom.</p> <p>Suitable for anyone wishing to gain more familiarity with the Buddhist teachings.</p> Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:12:58 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-the-noble-eightfold-path-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-02-25 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-02 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-02 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-09 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-09 Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-03-11 <p>The text The Jewel Ornament of Liberation merges the instructions of the Kadampa school with the Mahamudra instructions. In this classic text of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Gampopa combined an explanation of the path of accumulation of merit, which he learned from the famous pandit Atisha, with the development of realisation using Mahamudra meditation, which he learned from his guru Milarepa.</p> <p>This is one of the primary texts of the Kagyu Lineage and is of immense relevance and benefit to all practitioners, regardless of what stage they are at. In addition to providing a step-by-step outline of the path to Buddhahood, the teachings on Buddha nature can provide students with confidence in the path and inspiration to keep moving along the unmistaken path of liberation.</p> <p>The text consists of 21 chapters, and this is the first module. The second module will start in September after the August summer closure. The course consists of a monthly full day of teaching with time for Q&amp;amp;A and short meditations. If booking onto this course please commit to attend all the teachings, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.</p> <p>The dates for this module are: Sat 11 Feb; 11 March; 8 April; 13 May; 10 June; 8 July;</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2022 15:18:26 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-03-11 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-16 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-16 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-23 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-23 Introduction to Buddhism – The Precious Human Life & Impermanence - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-the-precious-human-life-and-impermanence-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-03-25 <p>This is a day of introduction to Buddhism through focusing on the preciousness of our life and impermanence. There will be time for contemplation and questions and answers.</p> <p>The point of meditating on the meaning of our precious human birth is so that we make use of it and we don't waste it. A precious human life in the Buddhist sense has eight freedoms and ten fortunes that give us the opportunity to practice the Dharma.</p> <p>Meditating on impermanence inspires and moves one to turn to the Dharma. Meditating on impermanence while practicing the Dharma increases ones’ ability to be diligent, and enables practitioners to realize the Dharma fully. </p> <p>This day can be attended as a course on its own or as a part of the monthly Introduction to Buddhism series. The course will also include time for Q&amp;A and meditation. Lunch will be available in our Tibetan Tearoom.</p> <p>Suitable for anyone wishing to gain more familiarity with the Buddhist teachings.</p> Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:21:27 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-the-precious-human-life-and-impermanence-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-03-25 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-30 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-03-30 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-04-06 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-04-06 Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-04-08 <p>The text The Jewel Ornament of Liberation merges the instructions of the Kadampa school with the Mahamudra instructions. In this classic text of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Gampopa combined an explanation of the path of accumulation of merit, which he learned from the famous pandit Atisha, with the development of realisation using Mahamudra meditation, which he learned from his guru Milarepa.</p> <p>This is one of the primary texts of the Kagyu Lineage and is of immense relevance and benefit to all practitioners, regardless of what stage they are at. In addition to providing a step-by-step outline of the path to Buddhahood, the teachings on Buddha nature can provide students with confidence in the path and inspiration to keep moving along the unmistaken path of liberation.</p> <p>The text consists of 21 chapters, and this is the first module. The second module will start in September after the August summer closure. The course consists of a monthly full day of teaching with time for Q&amp;amp;A and short meditations. If booking onto this course please commit to attend all the teachings, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.</p> <p>The dates for this module are: Sat 11 Feb; 11 March; 8 April; 13 May; 10 June; 8 July;</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2022 15:19:20 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-04-08 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-04-13 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-04-13 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-04-20 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-04-20 Introduction to Buddhism – Karma and Samsara - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-karma-and-samsara-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-04-22 <p>Karma, cause and effect should be considered in a broad way. As we are all interdependent, everything we do not only affects ourselves, our family, or people close to us, but has an effect on the whole world. It is very important, therefore, that we all take responsibility for our actions.</p> <p>Considering the defects of samsara, fundamentally all beings want to be happy; no one wants to suffer. However, when we ask ourselves what real happiness is, some of the things we wish for are counterproductive. Buddhism defines true happiness as liberation from negative actions, afflictions and mental obscurations.</p> <p>This day can be attended as a course on its own or as a part of the monthly Introduction to Buddhism series. The course will also include time for Q&amp;A and meditation. Lunch will be available in our Tibetan Tearoom.</p> <p>Suitable for anyone wishing to gain more familiarity with the Buddhist teachings.</p> Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:29:22 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-karma-and-samsara-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-04-22 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-04-27 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-04-27 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-05-04 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-05-04 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-05-11 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-05-11 Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-05-13 <p>The text The Jewel Ornament of Liberation merges the instructions of the Kadampa school with the Mahamudra instructions. In this classic text of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Gampopa combined an explanation of the path of accumulation of merit, which he learned from the famous pandit Atisha, with the development of realisation using Mahamudra meditation, which he learned from his guru Milarepa.</p> <p>This is one of the primary texts of the Kagyu Lineage and is of immense relevance and benefit to all practitioners, regardless of what stage they are at. In addition to providing a step-by-step outline of the path to Buddhahood, the teachings on Buddha nature can provide students with confidence in the path and inspiration to keep moving along the unmistaken path of liberation.</p> <p>The text consists of 21 chapters, and this is the first module. The second module will start in September after the August summer closure. The course consists of a monthly full day of teaching with time for Q&amp;amp;A and short meditations. If booking onto this course please commit to attend all the teachings, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.</p> <p>The dates for this module are: Sat 11 Feb; 11 March; 8 April; 13 May; 10 June; 8 July;</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2022 15:20:20 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-05-13 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-05-18 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-05-18 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-05-25 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-05-25 Introduction to Buddhism – Entering the Buddhist Path - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-entering-the-buddhist-path-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-05-27 <p>Taking refuge is the first formal step on the Buddhist path. This day will be an explanation of what it means to take refuge. Spiritual refuge is a protection and eventual freedom from the confusion and suffering of cyclic existence (samsara).</p> <p>The genuine sources of spiritual refuge are the Three Jewels: the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. The ultimate refuge is our own mind, our Buddha nature.</p> <p>It is because the Buddha Nature, or potential, is common to all beings that they are capable of attaining enlightenment.</p> <p>For example: a stone doesn’t have the potential to produce oil, and so no matter how much you might press it and grind it—even if you use modern tools and machinery—you will never extract any oil. A sesame seed, on the<br/>other hand, does have the potential to produce oil, and by pressing it in the right way, sesame oil can and will be produced. Like that the potential for Buddhahood exists as part of our basic nature.</p> <p>The day of teachings will also cover topics such as the importance of receiving refuge from an authentic and unbroken lineage of transmission, the role of faith and trust, and how to relate to the refuge ceremony itself, as well as the importance of taking refuge with the right motivation.</p> <p>This day can be attended as a course on its own or as a part of the monthly Introduction to Buddhism series. The course will also include time for Q&amp;amp;A and meditation. Lunch will be available in our Tibetan Tearoom.</p> <p>Suitable for anyone wishing to gain more familiarity with the Buddhist teachings.</p> Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:39:09 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-entering-the-buddhist-path-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-05-27 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-01 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-01 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-08 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-08 Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-06-10 <p>The text The Jewel Ornament of Liberation merges the instructions of the Kadampa school with the Mahamudra instructions. In this classic text of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Gampopa combined an explanation of the path of accumulation of merit, which he learned from the famous pandit Atisha, with the development of realisation using Mahamudra meditation, which he learned from his guru Milarepa.</p> <p>This is one of the primary texts of the Kagyu Lineage and is of immense relevance and benefit to all practitioners, regardless of what stage they are at. In addition to providing a step-by-step outline of the path to Buddhahood, the teachings on Buddha nature can provide students with confidence in the path and inspiration to keep moving along the unmistaken path of liberation.</p> <p>The text consists of 21 chapters, and this is the first module. The second module will start in September after the August summer closure. The course consists of a monthly full day of teaching with time for Q&amp;amp;A and short meditations. If booking onto this course please commit to attend all the teachings, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.</p> <p>The dates for this module are: Sat 11 Feb; 11 March; 8 April; 13 May; 10 June; 8 July;</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2022 15:21:08 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-06-10 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-15 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-15 Introduction to Buddhism – The Spiritual Friend - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-the-spiritual-friend-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-06-17 <p>We all need guidance on how to change our old negative habits and how to live according to ethics and the Dharma. Therefore we need teachers and guides who can lead us along the path.</p> <p>This course will cover topics such as the need for a spiritual teacher; the qualities needed in a student; the three types of Dharma person; the benefits of faith and devotion and the need for intelligent discernment on the spiritual path.</p> <p>The Tibetan word for spiritual friend literally means “friend in goodness/virtue”. This is a friend who can guide us on the path of virtue and ethics. A spiritual friend can lead us on the path that will eliminate suffering and guide us onto the path of happiness and freedom from suffering.</p> <p>There are five topics on a spiritual friend.</p> <ul><li>First is the reason why we need a spiritual friend.</li> <li>Second are the different types of spiritual friends.</li> <li>Third the characteristics of each type of spiritual friend.</li> <li>Fourth, how we should relate to and rely on a spiritual friend.</li> <li>Fifth, the benefits that come from relying on a spiritual friend.</li> </ul><p>Lama Zangmo will give explanation on these and other related topics, and there will also be time for Q&amp;A.</p> <p>This day can be attended as a course on its own or as part of the monthly Introduction to Buddhism series. The course will also include time for Q&amp;amp;A and meditation. Lunch will be available in our Tibetan Tearoom.</p> <p>Suitable for anyone wishing to gain more familiarity with the Buddhist teachings.</p> Sun, 04 Dec 2022 20:31:46 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-the-spiritual-friend-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-06-17 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-22 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-22 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-29 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-06-29 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-07-06 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-07-06 Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-07-08 <p>The text The Jewel Ornament of Liberation merges the instructions of the Kadampa school with the Mahamudra instructions. In this classic text of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Gampopa combined an explanation of the path of accumulation of merit, which he learned from the famous pandit Atisha, with the development of realisation using Mahamudra meditation, which he learned from his guru Milarepa.</p> <p>This is one of the primary texts of the Kagyu Lineage and is of immense relevance and benefit to all practitioners, regardless of what stage they are at. In addition to providing a step-by-step outline of the path to Buddhahood, the teachings on Buddha nature can provide students with confidence in the path and inspiration to keep moving along the unmistaken path of liberation.</p> <p>The text consists of 21 chapters, and this is the first module. The second module will start in September after the August summer closure. The course consists of a monthly full day of teaching with time for Q&amp;amp;A and short meditations. If booking onto this course please commit to attend all the teachings, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.</p> <p>The dates for this module are: Sat 11 Feb; 11 March; 8 April; 13 May; 10 June; 8 July;</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2022 15:22:04 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/gampopas-jewel-ornament-of-liberation-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-07-08 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-07-13 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-07-13 Introduction to Buddhism – Cultivating Bodhicitta - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-cultivating-bodhicitta-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-07-15 <p>We need to practice the Dharma with a recognition that loving kindness, compassion and wisdom are how we can overcome suffering, how we can benefit ourselves and others. </p> <p>At the moment we have compassion and some degree of kindness but it is very partial, limited and conditional. It only goes to a few people who are close to us. We find it very hard to love those who are not kind to us, who don’t benefit us in some way or other. We need to cultivate the pure motivation of bodhicitta, wanting to reach enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.</p> <p>Bodhicitta is compared to a philosopher’s stone. It is said that when it touches any other substance it can change that substance into pure gold. In the same way the pure motivation of bodhicitta can transform suffering and negative experiences of beings into great happiness.</p> <p>Lama Zangmo will go through the different aspects of bodhicitta, loving kindness and compassion and how to cultivate a pure motivation. The day will include instructions and time for meditation on loving kindness and compassion.</p> <p>This day can be attended as a course on its own or as part of the monthly Introduction to Buddhism series. The course will also include time for Q&amp;A and meditation. Lunch will be available in our Tibetan Tearoom.</p> <p>Suitable for anyone wishing to gain more familiarity with the Buddhist teachings.</p> Sun, 04 Dec 2022 20:36:30 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/introduction-to-buddhism-cultivating-bodhicitta-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2023-07-15 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-07-20 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-07-20 A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path - in-person only https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-07-27 <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This is a drop-in course, there is no need to book in advance. Attend one session, some sessions or attend them all. It is okay to just turn up any Thursday evening.  </span></h2> <h3 style="text-align: center;"> NB: Doors will open at 6pm and close for the teaching at 6.30pm. Please kindly be on time. </h3> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">A Precious Garland by Gampopa succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path. The text<span style="color: #333333;"> gives precise instructions on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. </span></span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">It is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will give a short explanation of some of the verses starting from the beginning, and will then give plenty of time for questions and discussion, and will end the session with a short meditation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">This course can be joined any time and attended as a drop-in class, it is not necessary to attend all the classes.</span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"> Each session will consist of a short explanation followed by time for questions and opportunity to discuss the text in a group together with Lama Zangmo to gain a better understanding of the teachings. </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">There will be the exceptional evening where there is no class due to Lama Zangmo having other commitments, but in that case there will be a meditation session instead. </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">About Gampopa:</span></strong><br/><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><br/>Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu Lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its' special teachings with those of the other main schools of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and he founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery, where, throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.</span></p> https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/a-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-in-person-only/?date=2023-07-27