Sutra style Buddhism takes a long view of practice as a gradual gaining of positive attitudes and qualities and a gradual shedding of unhelpful qualities and attitudes.
Tantra style Buddhism holds that development into a Fully Enlightened Buddha can be speeded up if the practitioner can develop the mental strength and clarity to continuously model the enlightened motivation, view and behaviour of a fully enlightened being.
All the Tibetan Buddhist Schools take Buddhist Tantra as the highest form of Mahayana Buddhist spiritual practice. Within that all the Sarma schools (Sakya, Kagyu, Geluk) agree that the practice of Mother Tantra is very effective, and the FPMT and Jamyang are no exception.
The FPMT and Jamyang follow His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Je Rinpoche Lama Tsongkhapa in emphasising that both Mother Tantra (for example Vajrayogini and Kalachakra) and Father Tantra (for example Guhyasamaja and Vajrabhairava)are valid vehicles for full enlightenment.
We offer three different kinds of Buddhist tantra events at Jamyang London:
- Tantra blessings and initiations (only occasionally, and usually as part of a visit by a high lama)
- Tantra practice groups (regularly, but currently only for three Highest Yoga Tantra practices)
- Tantra teachings (only occasionally, and again usually as part of a visit by a high lama)
Look in the Calendar to find out about the regular tantra practice groups for Kalachakra, Guhyasamaja and Vajrayogini.