106 Chepstow Road
We have a selection of books and beautiful framed Tibetan Buddhist prints for sale. Please feel free to come and browse. Find out more about our shop here.
Classes on Buddhism and Meditation
We hold regular classes at Dechen on Chepstow Road every Wednesday and Saturday which are open to all. No previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism is required.
'Discovering the causes of happiness' - Buddhist meditation and everyday practice
An experienced Buddhist practitioner will lead the discussion group, focusing on the short booklet 'Discovering the Causes of Happiness' by Lama Jampa Thaye (the booklet is available at our store).
SATURDAY 10.30am to 12.30pm
10.30am: Drop in meditation group. Anyone can join, just come! We run several short sessions of meditation, focusing on Discovering the Causes of Happiness.
11.30am: 'Rain of Clarity' Study Group - in depth look at Buddhist practice and philosophy in the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, focusing on Lama Jampa Thaye's authoritative book.
Suggested contribution: £3-5
Saturday 10th February 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East Meets West - Tibetan Buddhist Art by Jean Veasey You are warmly invited to Dechen London: Sakya Buddhist Centre to the private view of an exhibition of Buddhist artwork by Jean Veasey Traditional Tibetan tangkhas (printed scroll paintings) of Buddhas and deities.
Thursday 1st March 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Milarepa: Poet, Visionary, Meditation Master Milarepa (1040-1123) is famed as the most eminent yogin of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the greatest examples of the diligence and courage needed on the spiritual path.
An all-day event exploring Tibetan culture – a culture greatly influenced by Buddhism – with dance, food, music and readings from Tibet: A History by acclaimed author Sam van Schaik.
Book launch: "Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times" by Lama Jampa Thaye
Lama Jampa Thaye’s new book considers the space for Buddhism in our culture – a space that has been opened up by the failure of our dominant systems of thought to provide an intelligent account of what it is to be human and how we should conduct ourselves in this world.
Other Past Events
Book Launch: see a talk given by Lama Jampa Thaye at our recent book launch event for 'The Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism - A History' by Dhongthog Rinpoche, translated by Sam Van Schaik
Books and sadhanas published under Dechen's publishing arm, Ganesha Press, can also be purchased online here.