Summer Lam Rim Retreat

About this retreat
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London is currently midway through its current cycle of Basic Programme, an in-depth study programme on Buddhist philosophy and practice that has been designed by FPMT. Although registration for full enrolment has closed, we are opening up each subject to Observer students. Observers will be able to watch the teachings via a private YouTube link.

In addition to the course’s standard subject blocks, our Resident Teacher, Geshe Namdak will be leading an online Summer Lam Rim Retreat, giving students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the stages of the path to enlightenment. This retreat will also be open to Observer students.

Is this for me?
It will be assumed that participating students will have some familiarity with the Lam Rim literature and the corresponding topics, for example, by having completed the Discovering Buddhism course.

Schedule

  • Saturday 31 July | 16:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday 1 August – Friday 6 August | 10:00 – 11:30, 14:30 – 15:30, 15:45 – 16:45
  • Sunday 8 August | 10:00 – 11:30

About Geshe Namdak
Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology from Van Hall Larenstein University, The Netherlands. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide. Because of his deep interest and background in science and as a member of Sera Jey’s Education Department he spoke on and organized various dialogues and conferences on contemporary science and ancient Buddhist contemplative wisdom of the mind and its philosophy.

How to join
Please register for the event below to receive a private YouTube link which will be used for the whole retreat.

PLEASE NOTE: Enrolled Basic Programme students should not register here. If you are a Basic Programme student, you will receive separate registration instructions.

About our Generosity Model
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing donation tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Song of Experience: Commentary by Yangten Rinpoche (Day 7)

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About the Course | Saturdays, 09 January – 20 February | 10:00 – 11:30
The literary genre known as Lam Rim, or Stages of the Path, originated with the 10th century scholar known as Atisha. His seminal work, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, condensed and systematised the vast canon of the Buddha’s teachings into its quintessential instructions. Over 300 years later the genre enjoyed a renaissance in Tibet under Lama Tsongkhapa, whose oeuvre includes Song of Experience, one of the pithier of his Lam Rim treatises. We have the great privilege of Yangten Rinpoche providing a commentary on this profound and fundamental text. The translation of the text that we will be using is by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, long-time translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Is this for me?
Anyone with an interest in Buddhism can attend this course. However, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhism, in particular the teachings of the Lam Rim, for example: by having attended the Discovering Buddhism course.

What can I expect?
An exposition of a profound Buddhist text by an esteemed scholar.

Schedule

JANUARY | 10:00 – 11:30

FEBRUARY |  10:00 – 11:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

About the Teacher
Born in the Kham region of Tibet, Yangten Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of his predecessor at the age of 10. An alumnus of the illustrious Sera Monastery, he graduated with the highest possible degree of Lharampa Geshe before completing his studies at Gyuto Tantric College. Since 2008, at the personal behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yangten Rinpoche has been working at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in various capacities. Click here to read Rinpoche’s full bio.

About the Translator
Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a German-born Buddhist nun, scholar, and teacher. She is the first woman to ever be awarded the title of Geshe. We are honoured to have her translating for Yangten Rinpoche.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Song of Experience: Commentary by Yangten Rinpoche (Day 6)

yangten rinpoche

About the Course | Saturdays, 09 January – 20 February | 10:00 – 11:30
The literary genre known as Lam Rim, or Stages of the Path, originated with the 10th century scholar known as Atisha. His seminal work, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, condensed and systematised the vast canon of the Buddha’s teachings into its quintessential instructions. Over 300 years later the genre enjoyed a renaissance in Tibet under Lama Tsongkhapa, whose oeuvre includes Song of Experience, one of the pithier of his Lam Rim treatises. We have the great privilege of Yangten Rinpoche providing a commentary on this profound and fundamental text. The translation of the text that we will be using is by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, long-time translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Is this for me?
Anyone with an interest in Buddhism can attend this course. However, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhism, in particular the teachings of the Lam Rim, for example: by having attended the Discovering Buddhism course.

What can I expect?
An exposition of a profound Buddhist text by an esteemed scholar.

Schedule

JANUARY | 10:00 – 11:30

FEBRUARY |  10:00 – 11:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

See all the dates
About the Teacher
Born in the Kham region of Tibet, Yangten Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of his predecessor at the age of 10. An alumnus of the illustrious Sera Monastery, he graduated with the highest possible degree of Lharampa Geshe before completing his studies at Gyuto Tantric College. Since 2008, at the personal behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yangten Rinpoche has been working at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in various capacities. Click here to read Rinpoche’s full bio.

About the Translator
Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a German-born Buddhist nun, scholar, and teacher. She is the first woman to ever be awarded the title of Geshe. We are honoured to have her translating for Yangten Rinpoche.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Song of Experience: Commentary by Yangten Rinpoche (Day 5)

yangten rinpoche

About the Course | Saturdays, 09 January – 20 February | 10:00 – 11:30
The literary genre known as Lam Rim, or Stages of the Path, originated with the 10th century scholar known as Atisha. His seminal work, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, condensed and systematised the vast canon of the Buddha’s teachings into its quintessential instructions. Over 300 years later the genre enjoyed a renaissance in Tibet under Lama Tsongkhapa, whose oeuvre includes Song of Experience, one of the pithier of his Lam Rim treatises. We have the great privilege of Yangten Rinpoche providing a commentary on this profound and fundamental text. The translation of the text that we will be using is by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, long-time translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Is this for me?
Anyone with an interest in Buddhism can attend this course. However, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhism, in particular the teachings of the Lam Rim, for example: by having attended the Discovering Buddhism course.

What can I expect?
An exposition of a profound Buddhist text by an esteemed scholar.

Schedule

JANUARY | 10:00 – 11:30

FEBRUARY |  10:00 – 11:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

See all the dates

About the Teacher
Born in the Kham region of Tibet, Yangten Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of his predecessor at the age of 10. An alumnus of the illustrious Sera Monastery, he graduated with the highest possible degree of Lharampa Geshe before completing his studies at Gyuto Tantric College. Since 2008, at the personal behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yangten Rinpoche has been working at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in various capacities. Click here to read Rinpoche’s full bio.

About the Translator
Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a German-born Buddhist nun, scholar, and teacher. She is the first woman to ever be awarded the title of Geshe. We are honoured to have her translating for Yangten Rinpoche.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Song of Experience: Commentary by Yangten Rinpoche (Day 4)

yangten rinpoche

About the Course | Saturdays, 09 January – 20 February | 10:00 – 11:30
The literary genre known as Lam Rim, or Stages of the Path, originated with the 10th century scholar known as Atisha. His seminal work, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, condensed and systematised the vast canon of the Buddha’s teachings into its quintessential instructions. Over 300 years later the genre enjoyed a renaissance in Tibet under Lama Tsongkhapa, whose oeuvre includes Song of Experience, one of the pithier of his Lam Rim treatises. We have the great privilege of Yangten Rinpoche providing a commentary on this profound and fundamental text. The translation of the text that we will be using is by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, long-time translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Is this for me?
Anyone with an interest in Buddhism can attend this course. However, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhism, in particular the teachings of the Lam Rim, for example: by having attended the Discovering Buddhism course.

What can I expect?
An exposition of a profound Buddhist text by an esteemed scholar.

Schedule

JANUARY | 10:00 – 11:30

FEBRUARY |  10:00 – 11:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

See all the dates

About the Teacher
Born in the Kham region of Tibet, Yangten Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of his predecessor at the age of 10. An alumnus of the illustrious Sera Monastery, he graduated with the highest possible degree of Lharampa Geshe before completing his studies at Gyuto Tantric College. Since 2008, at the personal behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yangten Rinpoche has been working at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in various capacities. Click here to read Rinpoche’s full bio.

About the Translator
Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a German-born Buddhist nun, scholar, and teacher. She is the first woman to ever be awarded the title of Geshe. We are honoured to have her translating for Yangten Rinpoche.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Song of Experience: Commentary by Yangten Rinpoche (Day 3)

yangten rinpoche

About the Course | Saturdays, 09 January – 20 February | 10:00 – 11:30
The literary genre known as Lam Rim, or Stages of the Path, originated with the 10th century scholar known as Atisha. His seminal work, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, condensed and systematised the vast canon of the Buddha’s teachings into its quintessential instructions. Over 300 years later the genre enjoyed a renaissance in Tibet under Lama Tsongkhapa, whose oeuvre includes Song of Experience, one of the pithier of his Lam Rim treatises. We have the great privilege of Yangten Rinpoche providing a commentary on this profound and fundamental text. The translation of the text that we will be using is by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, long-time translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Is this for me?
Anyone with an interest in Buddhism can attend this course. However, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhism, in particular the teachings of the Lam Rim, for example: by having attended the Discovering Buddhism course.

What can I expect?
An exposition of a profound Buddhist text by an esteemed scholar.

Schedule

JANUARY | 10:00 – 11:30

FEBRUARY |  10:00 – 11:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

See all the dates

About the Teacher
Born in the Kham region of Tibet, Yangten Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of his predecessor at the age of 10. An alumnus of the illustrious Sera Monastery, he graduated with the highest possible degree of Lharampa Geshe before completing his studies at Gyuto Tantric College. Since 2008, at the personal behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yangten Rinpoche has been working at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in various capacities. Click here to read Rinpoche’s full bio.

About the Translator
Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a German-born Buddhist nun, scholar, and teacher. She is the first woman to ever be awarded the title of Geshe. We are honoured to have her translating for Yangten Rinpoche.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Song of Experience: Commentary by Yangten Rinpoche (Day 2)

yangten rinpoche

About the Course | Saturdays, 09 January – 20 February | 10:00 – 11:30
The literary genre known as Lam Rim, or Stages of the Path, originated with the 10th century scholar known as Atisha. His seminal work, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, condensed and systematised the vast canon of the Buddha’s teachings into its quintessential instructions. Over 300 years later the genre enjoyed a renaissance in Tibet under Lama Tsongkhapa, whose oeuvre includes Song of Experience, one of the pithier of his Lam Rim treatises. We have the great privilege of Yangten Rinpoche providing a commentary on this profound and fundamental text. The translation of the text that we will be using is by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, long-time translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Is this for me?
Anyone with an interest in Buddhism can attend this course. However, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhism, in particular the teachings of the Lam Rim, for example: by having attended the Discovering Buddhism course.

What can I expect?
An exposition of a profound Buddhist text by an esteemed scholar.

Schedule

JANUARY | 10:00 – 11:30

FEBRUARY |  10:00 – 11:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

See all the dates

About the Teacher
Born in the Kham region of Tibet, Yangten Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of his predecessor at the age of 10. An alumnus of the illustrious Sera Monastery, he graduated with the highest possible degree of Lharampa Geshe before completing his studies at Gyuto Tantric College. Since 2008, at the personal behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yangten Rinpoche has been working at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in various capacities. Click here to read Rinpoche’s full bio.

About the Translator
Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a German-born Buddhist nun, scholar, and teacher. She is the first woman to ever be awarded the title of Geshe. We are honoured to have her translating for Yangten Rinpoche.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Song of Experience: Commentary by Yangten Rinpoche (Day 1)

yangten rinpoche

About the Course
The literary genre known as Lam Rim, or Stages of the Path, originated with the 10th century scholar known as Atisha. His seminal work, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, condensed and systematised the vast canon of the Buddha’s teachings into its quintessential instructions. Over 300 years later the genre enjoyed a renaissance in Tibet under Lama Tsongkhapa, whose oeuvre includes Song of Experience, one of the pithier of his Lam Rim treatises. We have the great privilege of Yangten Rinpoche providing a commentary on this profound and fundamental text. The translation of the text that we will be using is by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, long-time translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Is this for me?
Anyone with an interest in Buddhism can attend this course. However, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhism, in particular the teachings of the Lam Rim, for example: by having attended the Discovering Buddhism course.

What can I expect?
An exposition of a profound Buddhist text by an esteemed scholar.

Schedule
JANUARY | 10:00 – 11:30

FEBRUARY |  10:00 – 11:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

See all the dates

About the Teacher
Born in the Kham region of Tibet, Yangten Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of his predecessor at the age of 10. An alumnus of the illustrious Sera Monastery, he graduated with the highest possible degree of Lharampa Geshe before completing his studies at Gyuto Tantric College. Since 2008, at the personal behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yangten Rinpoche has been working at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in various capacities. Click here for Rinpoche’s full bio.

About the Translator
Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a German-born Buddhist nun, scholar, and teacher. She is the first woman to ever be awarded the title of Geshe. We are honoured to have her translating for Yangten Rinpoche.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.