On Saturday, 14 January Lama Jampa Thaye taught a textual teaching and bestowed an initiation in Bristol, hosted by Sakya Thinley Rinchen Ling. In the morning Lama Jampa taught the second part of the ‘Letter to the Noble Minded’. This brief text by Sakya Pandita clarifies the commitments involved in practising each of the three vehicles of Buddhism. It was written by Sakya Pandita in order to counter erroneous understandings of dharma practice that were extant at the time in Tibet. The teaching remains highly relevant today.
In the afternoon Lama Jampa bestowed the initiation of White Saraswati from the Bodong lineage. One of the main female embodiments of wisdom, Saraswati is also associated with artistic accomplishments, in particular those of poetry. At the end of the initiation Lama Jampa recalled how Karma Thinley Rinpoche himself and other great lamas were known to have relied upon her practice.
Lama Jampa Thaye’s next teaching will be in Stuttgart on 4 to 5 February, when he will bestow the second part of ‘The Fifty Verses on the Guru’ by Bhavideva, followed by the initiation of Black Manjushri. Please click here for further information.