Lama Jampa Thaye to teach at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France 28th March 2010 Lama Jampa Thaye has been invited to teach at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France this summer by Jigme Rinpoche, brother of Shamar Rinpoche. Lama Jampa will teach an introduction to Rangtong and Shentong on 19 August. This auspicious event presages the summer retreat at Sakya Changlochen Ling the following week where Lama Jampa will bestow the Initiation and Tri of Vajrapani Bhutadamara, one of the major deities of the Sakya tradition, and lead a practice retreat on this deity. Dhagpo Kagyu Ling is the seat of the Karmapa in Europe and was founded by His Holiness 16th Karmapa, Ranjung Rigpe Dorje in the 1970s. It is one of several Buddhist Centres which straddle the same valley in the Dordogne region of France, along with Sakya Changlochen Ling and Nyingmapa Centres founded by Dudjom Rinpoche and Dingo Khentze Rinpoche. For further information on the summer retreat at Sakya Changlochen Ling and Lama Jampa’s teaching at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, please visit www.dechen.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.