On the weekend of 3 to 4 December, Lama Jampa Thaye taught the final part of Clearing the Darkness of Unawareness in Manchester. In the afternoon on the Sunday, Lama Jampa bestowed the Initiation of Green Tara from the lineage of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, which Lama Jampa received from Kalu Rinpoche.
The puja associated with the particular initiation of Green Tara is practised in many dharma centres, including Tegchen Legshey Ling in Nepal where it is practised daily every morning. This puja is also performed monthly on the eighth day of the lunar calendar at Kagyu Ling in Manchester. Lama Jampa gave this initiation to enable students to attend a three day Green Tara retreat to be held at Kagyu Ling after Christmas.
Next year the second cycle of Shedra teachings in Manchester will commence with ‘The Friendly Letter’ by Nagarjuna and its accompanying commentary ’The Telescope of Wisdom’ by Karma Thinley Rinpoche.