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with David Midgley

On this one day workshop you will learn the meaning of tantra, how tantra works, and why it is a powerful form of practice if done with the right motivation and foundation of understanding and practice.

You will get a broad overview of the distinction between sutra and tantra, the four classes of tantra and the meaning of deity yoga. In addition, we will look at how to integrate the practices of tantra with Lamrim meditations (stages of the path).

Pre-requisite: Although it would be excellent if attendees have taken refuge in the Three Jewels, anyone with sincere interest in learning about Tantra to benefit both themselves and others is welcome to attend.

Please book or email smile@jamyangleeds.co.uk to confirm a place. Suggested donation £25

Classes are offered for free at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds so as many people as possible can benefit. We do not get grants and all donations go towards running the Centre and covering costs such as travel for teachers. You can donate at the start of a class or online by clicking the link on the right.

About the Teacher: 

David Midgley studied philosophy at Manchester, Oxford and York from 1971 to 1985.  He met with Tibetan Buddhism in 1980, received his initiation from Lama Zopa Rinpoche a year later and began teaching Buddhism in 1995, under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Tsering.  In 1996 he founded Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, serving as its Director for five years and Assistant Director for a further four years, and for the last ten years has been a Trustee of the Centre.

In 2013, David was approved as a certified teacher for the Foundation of Buddhist Thought programme, and taught the full programme at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds over the succeeding two years.  In addition to teaching at Jamyang Leeds, he now also leads two other Buddhist groups, in York and Hull.