Lama Jampa Thaye teaches in Santa Monica, California 8th November 2013 On Friday, 25 October Lama Jampa Thaye arrived in California to bestow a number of teachings. Lama Jampa’s teaching programme commenced on Sunday, 27 October when, hosted by Yeshe Nyingpo, Lama Jampa taught the chapter on Bodhichitta from The Rain of Clarity. The next Tuesday evening Lama Jampa gave his first public talk in Santa Monica, hosted by Sakya Samten Ling, titled “Buddhism in Modern Times”. Many people came to hear the dharma for the first time and had an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Lama Jampa at the end of the evening. The following Saturday, 2 October in Santa Monica, hosted by Sakya Samten Ling, Lama Jampa taught the first half of The Seven Points of Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa, together with the commentary by Gyalse Thogme Zangpo. Lama Jampa will teach the second half of the Seven Points of Mind Training on 21 December in Santa Monica.On Sunday, 3 November Lama Jampa gave the initiation of Gonkar from the Shangpa Kagyu lineage, which he received from Phende Rinpoche. Lama Jampa also gave the reading transmissions for the sadhana of Gonkar and the sahdhana of Tangtong Gyalpo Chenrezik. Lama Jampa’s next teaching is in London, England where, hosted by Sakya Dechen Ling, he will continue teaching The Seven Points of Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa, together with the commentary by Gyalse Thogme Zangpo, and give the initiation of Manjuvjra.