Yorkshire Teachings May 2023 Lama Jampa Thaye visits Leeds, Yorkshire on Saturday 20th May 2023 to teach the Union of the Great Seal and the Great Perfection by Karma Chakme (Part 2). Morning The Union of the Great Seal and the Great Perfection by Karma Chakme (Part 2). AfternoonInitiation of Amitabha. Union of The Great Seal and the Great Perfection (Part 2)10.30am – 1.00pmThe Union of The Great Seal and the Great Perfection is a major teaching in the form of a series of eight songs composed by Karma Chakme. Characterised by its directness and clarity it is one of the most famous set of meditation instructions in the Kagyu tradition. In his text Karma Chakme guides us through the common and uncommon preliminary practices of Vajrayana and then by focusing on the meditation of Chenrezik he teaches the methods of deity yoga. This is followed by an introduction to the combined practice of the Great Seal (Mahamudra) and the Great Perfection (Dzok Chen). Initiation of Amitabha2.15pm – 4.15pmLama Jampa will bestow the initiation of Amitabha from the lineage of the great treasure-revealer, Mingyur Dorje. Please note that the initiation is integral to the day’s teachings so one should attend the whole day in order to receive the full transmission and benefit of the event therefore anyone attending should have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through taking refuge. Please contact Kagyu Dechen Dzong (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to take refuge before the initiation. VenueSt Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Road, Far Headingley Leeds LS16 5JT United Kingdom Directions to the venueFee£30.00Concessions: £20.00Free admission to those under 18 Regular buses from Leeds City centre and a large free car park at the venue.Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and over lunchtime. So please feel free to bring a packed lunch and enjoy relaxing at the venue’s large dedicated dining area.Ticket sales now closed – please buy tickets at the door.