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Lamdre Tsogshey Teaching to be given by HH Sakye Trizin

Aug 10, 2006

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Lamdre Tsogshey Teaching to be given by HH Sakye Trizin

18th July - 17th August 2007


The Head of Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism



(The Common Lamdre Teachings)


To be hosted in Bournemouth, Dorset (UK) by Sakya Thubten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre (Bournemouth) in association with Tibet Foundation (London) and Sakya Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre (Reading).

Lamdre (meaning: the Path including its result) is the highest teaching and practice of the Sakya Tradition, originating from the great Indian Mahasiddha, Virupa. Lamdre contains teachings and practices covering the whole range of sutra and tantra teachings given by the Buddha, but its main teachings are based on the Hevajra Tantra.

The essence of this teaching is the inseparability of worldly existence (Samsara) and enlightenment. It follows that Nirvana is merely a transformation of Samsara. There is no abandoning of Samsara in order to achieve enlightenment. Realising this inseparability is the key to attaining enlightenment. It is said that the Lamdre is the complete path to enlightenment, and is divided into two parts: the Preliminary part and the Main part.

The Preliminary part contains the instructions and teachings on sutras of Buddha and focuses on the three visions: impure vision, the vision of experience and the pure vision.

The Main part comprises esoteric or tantric teachings.

For more than four decades, His Holiness has bestowed these precious Teachings many times all over the world in numerous countries. His command of English is superb and this will be the first time He bestows the Lamdre in the UK.

Fees (not including accommodation and meals) £600 due by 1st June 2007.
Discounted fee of £500 due by 1st April 2007. Or discounted fee of £550 with deposit of £100 due by 1st April 2007 and balance of £450 due by 1st May 2007.

Fees will pay for airfares and living expenses for His Holiness and attending Lamas, hall rental, shrine and throne set up, transportation and other expenses.

Forms and Information:

Registration Form Registration Form (pdf) Registration Form (doc)
Accommodation Information   Accommodation Information (doc)


Teachings Registration from Tibet Foundation Office:

Tibet Foundation, 1 St. James’s Market, London SW1Y 4SB, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)207 930 6001
Email: lamdre2007@tibet-foundation.org


Accommodation Information from Sakya Thubten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre:

Sakya Thubten Ling, 167 Shelbourne Road, Charminster, Bournemouth, BH8 8RD, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1202 538 108
Email: info@stl.org.uk
Website: www.stl.org.uk


(Further information on the Teachings and venue to be announced here later)