Fifty Verses on the Guru and the Fourteen Root Downfalls

Lama Jampa teaching in Bristol, 22 January 2011
Lama Jampa Thaye taught the final part of Tsarchen Losal Gyamtso’s commentary on the Fifty Verses on the Guru on Saturday, 22 January in Bristol. At the conclusion of the teaching Lama Jampa noted that one of the principal reasons for expounding this text stemmed from the recent visit of His Holiness Sakya Trizin to the UK and His bestowal of the major initiation of Kalachakra. Through receiving this initiation, attendees acquired a number of vows and pledges, in particular those of the Vajrayana. The Fifty Verses on the Guru is an essential text, which explains the correct conduct and perception a disciple must maintain in his or her relationship with the lama who bestowed initiation in order to safeguard the vows and pledges acquired during such an initiation.

Lama Jampa will teach Sakya Pandita’s commentary on the Vajrayana vows and pledges (the 14 Root Downfalls) on 12 March in Bristol. Attendance at this teaching will be beneficial for all dharma practitioners, including those who attended the Kalachakra initiation last summer or who are planning to attend the major initiation of Vajrakila which His Holiness Sakya Trizin’s son, H.E. Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, will bestow in Bristol this Summer.