Lama Jampa Thaye

  • Taking Vows (and Buddhism) Seriously Paid Member

    The following guest blogpost comes our way from Lama Jampa Thaye, a scholar, author, and meditation master from the UK, trained in both the Karma Kagyu and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhim. A few months ago, Lama Jampa wrote a blogpost titled Buddhism and the Age of Compassion, in which he cautioned against confusing compassion with sentimentality and spoke of the importance of having an ethical foundation at the core of our spiritual endeavors. From the post: More »
  • Buddhism and the Age of Compassion Paid Member

    This guest blogpost comes our way from Lama Jampa Thaye, a scholar, author, and meditation master from the UK. From London to Los Angeles it seems like it’s the age of compassion. I hear it everywhere I go. Politicians are selling it, advertisers are packaging it, gurus are preaching it, and movie stars are wearing it. Maybe we Buddhists should be happy about this fashion for compassion. After all, it says in the sutras: Whoever wishes to attain Buddhahood does not need to train in many teachings but needs only to train in one—that of great compassion. More »