Jamyang Bath is part of the FPMT, a worldwide organisation devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.
In addition to having access to the highly qualified and experienced touring teachers, we also have locally-based teachers and course leaders who are able to facilitate our regular classes. Some are recognised by the FPMT education services as qualified to teach, and others draw on years of experience of studying and living in the Dharma. All are committed to offering the classes in a way that is authentic to the Buddha’s teachings, and relevant to daily living.
Kay has been a student of Buddhism since 1987, starting Hong Kong at the FPMT centre, Cham-tse Ling, where she was the Chinese/Western coordinator for two years. She was a regular teacher at Jamyang London from 2000 to 2006 when she moved to Bath and has helped with Jamyang Bath from its inception as well as tutoring Geshe Tashi’s Foundation of Buddhist Thought course online from 2004 until 2013 and Lam Rim Chenmo course. 2006 -2016. Also National coordinator 2012/13 and now helps checking course content for FDCW. With Gordon McDougall, Kay has taught at FPMT centres in Europe and Asia.
Martin has been studying and practising Tibetan Buddhism, since 1994, mainly under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Tsering from Jamyang London. He has completed the Foundation of Buddhist Thought Campus Course with Geshe Tashi, and he has tutored this course online for some years. He has also completed Discovering Buddhism, obtaining the certificate, and is registered with the FPMT to teach both Discovering Buddhism and Foundation of Buddhist Thought. He currently lives in South Wales, helping his partner Sara to manage a National Trust property and grounds..
Lynne first met the Buddhist teachings in 1979, and has studied since then at Jamyang London, where she led introductory Buddhist classes and helped develop the Schools programme. She was also a Trustee for 6 years. She has been a student of Geshe Tashi Tsering for more than 20 years. She is a registered teacher with the FPMT for the Discovering Buddhism and the Foundation of Buddhist Thought courses, and with the FDCW for their A.R.T. of Fulfilment course. Now retired, Lynne spent more than 25 years as a primary school teacher, and enjoyed checking to see how the teachings worked in daily life situations. She currently co-ordinates the Spiritual Programme for Jamyang Bath.
Gordon has been a student of Buddhism since 1987, starting Hong Kong at the FPMT centre, Cham-tse Ling where he was its first director. When he and Kay moved to London he became involved with Jamyang London, volunteering and teaching there and eventually becoming its Spiritual Programme Coordinator between 2000 and 2006. He helped develop Geshe Tashi’s Foundation of Buddhist Thought, editing the books and managing the campus and correspondence courses. Since moving to Bath in 2006 he has been editing books for Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. With Kay Cooper, Gordon has taught at FPMT centres in Europe and Asia.
Sandra has been part of the Jamyang Bath group since 2010 and leads Buddhist meditation classes and courses, and assists registered teachers in the running of classes. She is also part of the team leading secular meditation classes at Hamilton House in Bristol, and has led meditation classes at the Bath Spa University Meditation Society. Sandra is currently the Co-ordinator of Jamyang Bath.