The Four Dharmas of Gampopa, with Lama Jampa Thaye: April 7-8.

Posted: 01.01.17


Lama Jampa Thaye will return to San Luis Obispo this April for a two-day teaching on "the Four Dharmas of Gampopa."

Lama Jampa Thaye is a scholar and meditation master educated in the Sakya as well as in the Karma Kagyu tradition. He was appointed a Lama by his two main teachers Karma Thinley Rinpoche and HH Sakya Trizin and has been teaching since 1988. By 1974, he was already called up to the Karma Kagyu Trust in the United Kingdom by HH, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, and for many years he has been one of the lecturers of the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute in New-Delhi.

He is the author of various works including Garland of Gold (1990), Way of Tibetan Buddhism (2001) and Rain of Clarity (2006). His books and essays have been translated into French, German, Polish, Spanish, Portugese and Bulgarian. He holds a doctorate from the University of Manchester for his work on Tibetan religious history and lectured for over twenty years at the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. He edited and wrote the introduction for Karma Thinley Rinpoche’s The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet (1980) and composed the entries on Tibetan religions for The Dictionary of Religions (1980). He also is the founder of Dechen, an international association of Sakya and Karma Kagyu Buddhist centers.