106 Chepstow Road
We have a selection of books and beautiful framed Tibetan Buddhist prints for sale. Please feel free to come and browse. Our current opening hours are
Tuesday 12 noon to 3.30 pm
Wednesday 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Friday 12 noon to 3.30 pm
Saturday 10.30 to 2.00pm.
We also hold promotional events on Buddhist culture, art and books. See below for information on upcoming book launch and a video of a previous event at Dechen, Chepstow Road.
Film Night: Little Tibet
Tuesday 17th October - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An evening showing of Nawang N Anja-Tsang's (Sonam's) widely acclaimed film about Tibet – the place of transmission of Buddha's teachings through many generations. Meet the director, Sonam, and hear his personal insights into the film and its making. Buddhist master Lama Jampa Thaye will also be in attendance.
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.
Classes on Buddhist Texts 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
Please Note: there will be no class on 26th August.