Thu 3 Oct
7 to 9.30pm. Doors and refreshments 6.45pm
Talk begins 8pm
£10 includes green/herbal teaEnjoy RAMM after hours in the company of a larger-than-lifesize Burmese gold-laquered Buddha (https://rammcollections.org.uk/object/e321/) and hear a talk by a British-born Buddhist meditation master.
Over the last few decades, Buddhism has found a space – if not a home – in contemporary culture. Indeed, RAMM displays a number of fascinating artefacts related to Tibetan Buddhism in its World Cultures collection. Lama Jampa Thaye considers how we connect with these objects, without their wider context. How do the teachings of the Buddha translate into practice in today’s way of life? Does Buddhism lose its power when we reframe it for the modern day?
Lama Jampa studied with Karma Thinley Rinpoche and His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin, Head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. He has trained students in the Sakya and Kagyu traditions of Tibetan Buddhism for several decades, and has overseen the founding of Dechen community groups and centres nationally and internationally, including Exeter. He has written several books, and is a member of the international teaching faculty at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute in Delhi, India.
Exeter Buddhist Meditation Group co-hosts this evening of enlightenment. www.dechen.org/buddhist-centres/exeter
Name: Exeter RAMM – Gallery 20
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery