Lama Jampa Thaye in Germany, October 2011 17th October 2011 Lama Jampa Thaye and Dechen Dolma visited Sakya Dechen Ling in Stuttgart, Germany for the weekend of 1 to 2 October. On the Saturday Lama Jampa taught the first half of “The 50 Verses on the Spiritual Master” by the Indian master Bhavideva. In relation to this text Lama Jampa noted: “To practice the Buddhist path we need the guidance of a wise and compassionate master. The 50 Verses is one of the most important Vajrayana texts that explore this topic. In a clear and powerful manner it defines the characteristics of such masters, the nature of their teaching and the correct way of relying upon them. It is indispensable for those who want to practice the Vajrayana.” On the Sunday Lama Jampa gave “The Initiation of White Saraswati” (Bodong Lineage). In the Vajrayana Saraswati is regarded as both the embodiment of transcendental wisdom and the goddess of poetry. Thus many practitioners have utilised her meditation to acquire understanding of reality and for her artistic blessings. In February 2012 Lama Jampa will teach the second half of “The 50 Verses” at Sakya Dechen Ling, Stuttgart.