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H.H. Sakya Trizin, teachings and Kalachakra Initiation in London, June 2010

May 15, 2010

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This June the Dechen Community will host the head of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, H.H. Sakya Trizin in London. he will teach on the classical Sakya text “Parting from the Four Attachments” and bestow the initiation of Kalachakra. Parting from the Four Attachments This teaching is a wonderfully clear and powerful introduction to […]

A Cuckoo in the Peacock Palace: The Decline of Tradition and the Rise of the New Kadampa Tradition in 21st Century Western Buddhism

May 13, 2010

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New Book: “A Cuckoo in the Peacock Palace: The Decline of Tradition and the Rise of the New Kadampa Tradition in 21st Century Western Buddhism” by Gary Beesley Many visitors to the Dalai Lama’s teachings across Europe and the USA in 2008 were surprised to come across groups of Chinese and Western protesters, many dressed […]

Establishing monastic Buddhism in the UK: an uphill struggle

May 10, 2010

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No attempt to implant a monastic form of Buddhism into a western, non-Buddhist culture would be an easy task. Nonetheless, in 20th Century Britain it was attempted several times. Technically no individual can set up a branch of the monastic Sangha, and only a minimum of five fully ordained monks can ordain a new candidate. Even […]

Christmas Humphreys – the most eminent of 20th Century British Buddhists

May 5, 2010

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Travers Christmas Humphreys, QC (1901–1983) was a man whom many consider to be the most eminent of all the British Buddhists of the 20th century. He was the author of several books on Mahayana Buddhism and the founder of the Buddhist Society. His career as a barrister saw him prosecute several controversial cases in the […]

H.H. Sakya Trizin in Reading, June 2010

May 4, 2010

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H.H. Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, will give the Amitabha initiation and teaching on the transference of consciouness (Phowa). Date: Thursday June 3rd 2010, 2.30pm Venue: Victoria Hall, Reading Town Hall For more details contact: Sakya Ling Centre, Reading, Berkshire Email: sakyaling@hotmail.com Tel: 0118 967 2744 http://www.sakyalingreading.co.uk/