Major Buddhist Teachings in London
Dechen has a regular program of Buddhist teachings in London. The program includes public talks, textual teachings and Vajrayana initiations from visiting Buddhist teachers.
Buddhist Teachings with Lama Jampa Thaye
Lama Jampa Thaye gives teachings in the London area two or three times a year. In general the morning events are open to all those who are interested in learning more about Buddhism and how to practice as a Buddhist. The afternoon events are often Vajrayana teachings and as such are open only to those who have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through the act of taking refuge. See the Dechen London events list for his next major teaching in London. For more information about Lama Jampa Thaye and for his full international teaching programme visit: www.lamajampa.org.
Importance of Traditional Buddhist Teachings
Some people think that Buddhist teachings should be changed and updated for modern Western audience.
While the intention may be to make them more accessible, this often reduces their ability to truly help us.
Dechen follows the traditional ways, so people have an opportunity to receive and practice the teachings as originally taught by the Buddha.
When teachings are explained carefully they can be fully understood. That way they can be applied and have value in our day to day life.
The Tibetans were very careful in to learn the original teachings transmitted from India and followed the traditional approach to practice.