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Lama Jampa Thaye
ist der Gründer unseres buddhistischen Zentrums "Sakya Dechen Ling", Stuttgart. Er wurde 1952 in England geboren und traf im Alter von 20 Jahren seinen Lehrer Karma Thinley Rinpoche. Von ihm, S. H. Sakya Trizin und anderen Meistern, darunter dem 16. Karmapa erhielt er im Laufe der Jahre eine umfangreiche Reihe von Unterweisungen und Einweihungen. Karma Thinley Rinpoche gab ihm zahllose Einweihungen, Übertragungen und Belehrungen der Kagyu, Sakya, Nyingma und Kadam Tradition. Darunter die berühmten Vajrayana Einweihungen der "Einhundert Sadhanas" von Bari Lotsawa, den gesamten Zyklus des "Konchog Chindu" und zahlreiche Werke der Kagyu Philosophie. Von S. H. erhielt er Einweihungen aller vier Tantraklassen darunter die "Dreizehn Goldenen Dharmas", das "Lamdre Tsokshe", die esoterischen Unterweisungen zur Vajrayogini und die "Einhundert Sadhanas" von Narthang.

1977 wurde Lama Jampa Thaye von Karma Thinley Rinpoche zu seinem spirituellen Stellvertreter ernannt und elf Jahre später erhielt er von ihm die Erlaubnis Vajrayana Einweihungen zu geben. Seither haben sich zahlreiche Menschen unter seiner Anleitung auf ihren spirituellen Weg begeben. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Bücher, wie "Leap Like a Tiger", "A Garland of Gold", "The Way of Tibetan Buddhism", "Die Lehre vom Glück" und "Regen der Klarheit".
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S. H. 42. Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche
wurde 1974 in Indien als erster Sohn S.H. Sakya Trizin und dessen Frau Dagmo Kusho Tashi Lhakee geboren. Seit seiner frühesten Jugend erhielt er Einweihungen und Unterweisungen von den höchsten Lamas des tibetischen Buddhismus, vor allen von S. H. Sakya Trizin, S.H. Dalai Lama, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, Luding Khen und Dezhung Rinpoche. Er unterrichtet und gibt Einweihung aller vier Tantraklassen und ist ein wichtiger Lehrer für viele der Sakya Zentren weltweit.
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S.H. 41. Sakya Trizin,
der 41 Thronhalter von Sakya wurde im Jahr 1945 in Tibet geboren. Er ist das Oberhaupt der Sakya-Tradition des tibetischen Buddhismus und entstammt der Khön Familie. Die Sakya Tradition wurde 1073 von Sarchen Kunga Nyinpo einem Mitglied der Khön Familie gegründet und ist eine der vier grossen Traditionen des tibetischen Buddhismus.

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Lama Jampa Thaye 
by Peter Popham 

Tibet was a unique storehouse of Buddhist wisdom in 1959 when China’s Red Army invaded and ransacked its ancient culture. Thousands of monks and lamas were forced into exile, but Tibet’s great loss was the world’s gain as powerful teachers with rich spiritual pedigrees turned their attention to the West. Several years later, a bookish young man from Bolton, Lancashire called David Stott found his own route into Buddhism via the writings of Jack Kerouac and America’s Beat poets. Trying out and discarding mind-expanding drugs and other false panaceas of the hippy years, in 1973 he had his first encounter with exiled Tibetan lamas, in particular a teacher who is nowadays based in Nepal, Karma Thinley Rinpoche. Stott realised that he was on to something: his quest had reached its goal. “I felt, this is the complete fit,” he says. “This is what Buddhism is for me. It was not just sitting but intellectual, too, and the warmth and sublime ordinariness of the Tibetan Lamas co-existed with an extraordinary depth of being. I recognised that Tibetan Buddhism was the form of Buddhism for me. Everything became aligned in that summer of ’73. However bad the engine was, it was on the tracks at last.” In recent decades many westerners have spent a year or two dabbling in Tibetan Buddhism, attending retreats and receiving teachings. Some have spent shorter or longer periods in Tibetan monasteries, and a number of them returned to their countries and offered themselves as authentic Buddhist teachers. David Stott’s path was different. Like the lamas he admired, he set great store by learning: he gained a doctorate in comparative religion and taught the subject at Manchester University for more than 20 years. At the same time he applied himself to the spiritual path as the lamas he admired understood it: becoming fluent in classical Tibetan, and receiving teachings in the original language from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and a host of other high lamas. After 15 years of intensive study, he received a unique accolade from that first teacher: the right to call himself a lama, and to confer initiations into the most esoteric Tibetan spiritual practices – the Vajrayana. Few other western teachers of Tibetan Buddhism have a comparable claim to authority. As Lama Jampa Thaye, he is at age 63 the founder and head of numerous Buddhist centres in the UK and elsewhere, and travels constantly to deliver teachings to his hundreds of students. Despite a hectic schedule, he cleaves closely to the “warmth and sublime ordinariness” of the lamas to whom he owes his insight and knowledge. He delivers his message in the plain, vivid language of his birth. “Consciousness arises and passes away from moment to moment like a stream,” he says. “It’s never the same at any one moment, but there is a continuity, and currents that arise in the stream move forward and have an effect at a later moment… “Our grasping ego is so strong that we keep moving from moment to moment unsatisfied, always looking for something to fix onto… We are born and pass away from moment to moment…The more we get this sense of this fluidity, of our nature as process, the more relaxed we become about passing from life to life.” Often, he says, westerners are too impatient to learn what Buddhism has to teach. “Instead of being patient disciples of the great masters, we think we understand Buddhism. But we don’t. There is nothing racially superior about Asians compared to westerners, but that’s where Dharma – the Buddha’s teaching – comes from. I think our job at the moment is to be disciples, working with the great masters of the great traditions.” For Lama Jampa, the kernel of the Buddha Dharma is simple: it is the key to both understanding and ending life’s sufferings. e

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