Kagyu Ling, the first Buddhist centre to be founded in Manchester, was established in 1975 by Karma Thinley Rinpoche and Lama Jampa Thaye. The centre allows people to learn the systems of meditation and study of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Buddhism, whose spiritual head is the Karmapa Lama.
Through its connection with Karma Thinley Rinpoche and Lama Jampa Thaye , the centre has been visited by many of the most distinguished Tibetan masters of modern times. These masters have included His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kalu Rinpoche.
Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre Manchester , 45 Manor Drive, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 7QG
+44 (0)161 850 4450
Dechen is an international association of centres of the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Jampa Thaye under the spiritual authority of Karma Thinley Rinpoche. Dechen has centres, groups and retreat centres throughout the UK and worldwide offering a range of classes, courses and other activities.
Dechen was founded by Lama Jampa Thaye under the spiritual authority of Karma Thinley Rinpoche. At the invitation of Lama Jampa Thaye both His Holiness Sakya Trizin and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa have bestowed teachings at Dechen centres.
Karma Thinley Rinpoche, is the grand master of Dechen, he is a renowned master of the Kagyu and Sakya traditions.
Lama Jampa Thaye has been a student of H.H. Sakya Trizin and Karma Thinley Rinpoche for over 40 years, and received his authority as a vajrayana teacher from them.www.dechen.org