We would like to welcome Lama Jampa Thaye to Hong Kong, who is coming on 15-17 Janruary 2016 to give a teachings on the Prayer to Vajradara.
About the talk:
Pengkar Jampal Zangpo’s ‘Dorjechang Thungma’ (Short Prayer to Vajradhara).
This Prayer has the power to open our hearts to the Lama and so allow transmission to occur.
This very beautiful Kagyu prayer is included in the Guru yoga part of the Kagyu Ngondro. The prayer is very important because it has two purposes: firstly that when we chant this prayer and meditate, it brings about an enhancement of mahamudra itself, so the prayer is a way of giving rise to mahamudra and stabilising the mahamudra experience; the second benefit of this prayer is that it contains the major stages of the Kagyu path, so that if one wants a very short summary of Kagyupa teachings one can find it in this beautiful short prayer.
Lama Jampa will give three teaching sessions using the commentary by Karma Chagme Rinpoche:
Friday 15th -7.30pm: Prayer to Vajradhara
Saturday 16th – 2.30pm: Prayer to Vajradhara
Sunday 17th -2.30 pm: Prayer to Vajradhara
Please note that the venue for this talk is The Karma Kagyu Lineage Centre in Chai Wan.
About the speaker:
Lama Jampa was born in England in 1952. In 1974 His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa appointed Lama Jampa to the Karma Kagyu Trust (UK) and he is often invited to teach in the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute in Delhi.
Lama Jampa started practicing the Dharma at an early age of 20. Karma Thinley Rinpoche, HH Sakya Trizin and Ngor Phende Shabdrung Rinpoche became his important teachers and bestowed upon Lama Jampa innumerable initiations, transmissions and instructions from all the 4 main Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Lama Jampa was entrusted, by his teachers, with the responsibility of opening and taking care of Dharma centres in England. In 1988, as a result of his completion of the necessary retreats and textual studies, he was given the authority to carry out the activities of a lama, such as bestowing vajrayana initiations. Since then he has travelled extensively giving teachings and initiations in many countries.
Lama Jampa is the author of various works, which have been published in 5 languages. He holds a doctorate from the University of Manchester for his work on Tibetan religious history and lectured for over twenty years at universities.
More information about Lama Jampa can be found on his website.