Nice bit of film of Cheng Man ching

Posted July 28th, 2011 in News by Chris Hill

Cheng Man Ching was Dr Chi`s teacher

Lam Rim one day course

Posted July 23rd, 2011 in News by Chris Hill

Thank you to everyone who joined me on the one day course in Lam Rim Wales, I hope you all had a good day as I know I did…..bit knackered now though!   I forgot to take some bloody photo`s.   There was a brown fleece that was left behind after the course, but for the person it belongs to you will be able to get it from the Bedminster Centre for Whole Health from Wednesday onwards.   Have a lovely break and look forward to seeing you in September.

Lam Rim Wales is home to Venerable Geshe Damchö Yonten

Posted July 21st, 2011 in News by Chris Hill

The Spiritual Director of Lam Rim Centres

Ven Geshe Damcho YontenVenerable Geshe Damchö Yonten entered the great monastic university of Drepung near Lhasa, the capital of Tibet at the age of six. For the next 23 years, he pursued intensively the formal studies in Buddhist philosophy, psychology, logic, debate and scriptural subjects, and the practice of meditation under the direction and guidance of some of the most learned and experienced Lamas in Tibet.

After escaping from the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959, he was able to complete his studies in India and Ladakh, attaining the high qualification of Lharampa Geshe. During the six years he spent in Ladakh he became Abbot of Samtenling Gompa Norba.

Returning to India in 1966, Ven. Geshe Damchö gathered his first western students, and it was at their request that in 1976 he compassionately came to the West to teach Buddhism for the benefit of all beings. In July 1978, students helped establish the Lam Rim Buddhist Centre in Wales, as a place where the Ven. Geshe Damcho could teach and practise as resident Spiritual Director.

In 1989 the Lam Rim Bristol Buddhist Centre was established in Bristol. Also in 1989, Ven. Geshe Damchö was first invited to give Teachings in South Africa and he has returned on a number of occasions at the request of his students, and is the Spiritual Director of Lam Rim Buddhist Centre in Johannesburg.

All through Ven. Geshe Damchö’s long association with the West, he has constantly taught students the texts from Lam Rim Chenmo (The Graduated Path to Enlightenment) and has acted as host to many highly realised Buddhist teachers visiting the Lam Rim centres.

Dr Chi practising form

Posted July 18th, 2011 in News by Chris Hill

Welcome home Phil (Dance video)

Posted July 3rd, 2011 in News by Chris Hill

This guy can move…