Saturday Morning at our Harrogate Centre
The Yorkshire Buddhist Centre in Harrogate has re-opened on Saturday mornings so we can get together in person as well as continuing on zoom. Contact Bobby on 01423 439807 to book, as numbers are still restricted. You can attend all or part and this is a non-Zoom session. We are reflecting on The Precious Garland of the Supreme Path, taught by Lama Jampa Thaye here in Yorkshire. Following current guidelines, facemasks and sanitiser are available.
09:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am The teachings of the Buddha
11:00 am Calm-abiding meditation
The Way of Tibetan Buddhism on Saturday morning by Zoom
Would you like to encounter the good advice of the Buddha in the comfort of your own home? Join us on a Saturday morning for an in-depth discussion of Lama Jampa Thaye’s guide to the Buddhist path, The Way of Tibetan Buddhism.
In this guide, Lama Jampa steps back to survey the Buddhist path from many angles including: The Common Foundations of all Buddhist Paths, the Origins of Tibetan Buddhism, the Mahayana Path, the Vajra Path, the Schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism in the West
This is neither a dry academic thesis nor a superficial fly-past. Its scope is sufficient to give us ‘pause for thought’ in our daily life. Meditation is often thought of as a tranquilizer but Lama Jampa introduces us to its true meaning and purpose. Join us on Saturday mornings at 10:30am whenever you can. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83296273977 Meeting ID: 832 9627 3977
Train your mind in kindness and compassion on Sunday evenings
The Buddha said that all sentient beings are alike in wishing to have happiness and to avoid suffering:
“May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness
May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering
May all beings be inseparable from the greatest bliss which is beyond suffering
May all being leave attachment to dear ones and aversion to others…
… and live believing in the equality of all that lives”
Of course, everyone wishes for the happiness of their nearest and dearest (loving kindness) and wants them to avoid suffering (compassion); but the Buddha taught that we should extend this circle of love and compassion until it excludes no-one at all. The Mind Training instructions help us to extend our care and concern for even the most distant or difficult others; until we can truly say that ‘everyone matters’. Join us on Sunday evenings at 7.30pm
Verse after verse with the Father of all Kagyus’:
Lama Jampa has been visiting the Yorkshire Centre twice a year since 2018 to teach a treasury of advice on how to practise the genuine Dharma (Buddhist teachings), which dates back to the founding Kagyu master, Gampopa.
Gampopa was a young doctor who lost his family in a smallpox epidemic. Moved by this tragedy to commit himself to a spiritual path, he became a monk. Later, he left his life as a highly respected scholar behind to search again for the authentic meaning of the Buddha’s words. He became the student and the spiritual heir of the great yogin Milarepa.
Gampopa had mastered the ‘graduated path’ teachings of the Indian pandita Atisha in a monastic setting. He was later able to combine these with the practices of the ‘swift path’ that Milarepa’s own teacher, ‘Marpa the Translator’, had brought from India over a lifetime of arduous and dangerous travels. The Kagyu school that Gampopa founded consequently arose from this dual heritage, as reflected in this text, ‘The Jewel Garland of the Supreme Path’.
Contained in this concise booklet, each chapter consists of ten instructions. They are simply expressed, easy to memorise but of course not quite so easy to put into practice! Studying the verses with Lama Jampa’s commentary is a great way to discover the depth of this teaching for oneself. The Jewel Garland (or ‘Jewel Rosary’) is a wonderful companion for the practitioner, whether first starting out on the path or having gained a little experience.
Wednesday Mornings and Evenings by Zoom
Meet up to talk through the Jewel Garland on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am in person at the Centre, and on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. You can join us whenever you are able to.
Meditation at 10.00am and 7.00pm.Wednesdays before study group.In person.
Wednesday Evening Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81647992345
If you need any help on how to join us online we are very happy to explain how it all works!