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. As a result, we are fortunate to have access to a range of highly qualified and experienced touring teachers.
Teachers who have visited us are listed below. Click on the image or name to fined out even more.
Yangsi Rinpoche was born in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1968 and recognized as a reincarnate tulku at age six. At the age of ten, he entered Sera Je Monastery in South India, and in 1995 graduated with the highest degree of Geshe Lharampa. In 1998, Rinpoche went to America, where he lived and taught for several years at Deer Park Buddhist Center near Madison, Wisconsin. He now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is the founding president and professor of Buddhist Studies at Maitripa College, a Buddhist institute of higher education.
Rinpoche teaches in English, and is admired wherever he travels for his unique presentation of the Dharma, his interest in and enthusiasm for Western culture, and his evident embodiment of the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist path.
He is the author of ‘Practicing the Path – A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo’
Resident teacher at Jamyang London since 1994, Geshe Tashi is the founding inspiration of Jamyang Bath, and has visited regularly since our inception. He teaches in English and is renowned for the warmth, clarity and humour with which he makes complex subjects accessible. He regularly teaches at other centres in the UK, Europe and around the world.
Geshe Namdak is the new resident teacher at Jamyang London.
He is a Buddhist scholar and practitioner whose education and life experience bridges both East and West. Born in the Netherlands, he took ordination from HH Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic university. He was the first Westerner to complete the entire twenty-year Geshe programme.
Geshe Namdak is an experienced teacher of both practical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism, renowned for his clarity, humility, and excellent sense of humour.
The German nun Kelsang Wangmo made history in 2011 by becoming the very first woman to obtain the title of “geshe,” the equivalent of a PhD from the Tibetan Monastic universities in India. Since 2004 she has been giving Buddhist philosophy classes in India and recently she has started touring the world, teaching Buddhism. Her incredible knowledge and great insight, together with her impeccable English and unique vantage of having a Western upbringing, make her an inspiring and sought-after teacher
Geshe Sherab, who is fluent in English, knows how to relate to the western mind when teaching the Dharma. He’s warm-hearted, generous, accessible, articulate and humorous with an enthusiastic intellect which relishes difficult questions. Born in Nepal in 1967 of Tibetan parents, Geshe Sherab was accepted by Lama Yeshe to be a novice monk at Kopan Monastery, Nepal. He completed his Geshe studies at Sera Je Monastic University and Gyume Tantric College. He became Headmaster of Kopan Monastery and currently teaches at the FPMT centre in Santa Fe, New Mexico and internationally.
Geshe Samten is a tantric-trained Kopan monk from Solu-Khumbu in Nepal. He has completed many of his own retreats and is very experienced in practising tantra.
He modestly gives clear and practical teachings on how to set up and maintain a daily practice, as well as how to structure a retreat, whether one day or three years.
‘Venerable Robina’s teachings are unrelentingly challenging, hard-hitting, serious, funny, visceral, inspiring and empowering. She specialises in applying the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism to contemporary city life, using examples from TV, magazines and film. She has taught meditation to prisoners all over the world, developing a particularly close connection with people with life sentences in the USA. She is founder and director of the Liberation Prison Project, and the subject of an award-winning Australian documentary called Chasing the Buddha.’
Amy was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 and has been teaching extensively since 1992. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living.
Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell, and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of online courses produced by FPMT .
Based in the United States, Amy teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.
Ven. Sangye Khadro was born Kathleen McDonald in California in 1952 and has been a Tibetan Buddhist nun since 1974. In the last four decades, she has been travelling around the world, teaching, studying and doing retreats. An inspiring role model and a wise counsel, Ven. Sangye Khadro is one of the foremost teachers of Buddhism in the West today. She is also the author of the best-selling book ‘How to Meditate’, an excellent introduction and beautifully simple guide book on Buddhist meditation.
Originally from Australia, Glen has been a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995 and graduated from the seven-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute (Pomaia, Italy) in 2004.
Since 2005 he has taught and led meditation retreats in India, Europe, North America and Australia with a teaching style emphasizing clarity and stressing the integration of philosophical view, meditation and daily life conduct.
Mike Murray is a recognised teacher of courses at the Introductory, Foundational and Basic levels in the education structure of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organisation following His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Until recently he was the spiritual programme coordinator, and for a short time the director, of Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, one of a number of FPMT Buddhist groups in the UK.
Simon Houlton is from Bristol, UK and has been studying Buddhism in Asia for over 20 years. He is currently in the 11th year of the 16-year Rime Geshe studies programme at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala.
Jan Willis is Professor Emerita of Religion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Born in Docena, Alabama, in 1948 and profoundly affected by the Civil Rights movement, she majored in philosophy at Cornell University and met Buddhism while traveling in Asia in the 1970s. She went on to earn her PhD in Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and has studied with Tibetan Buddhists in India, Nepal, Switzerland, and the U.S. for over four decades. The author of several books and numerous articles and essays on Buddhist philosophy and history, meditation, women and Buddhism and Buddhism and race …
Andy is a regular teacher at FPMT centres in the UK. He has recently co-ordinated the establishment of Land of Joy, the FPMT retreat centre in the UK, and a secular meditation class in Bristol. His commitment to spreading the Buddha’s teachings is firmly based in his concern for the planet and the beings who share it.
He has led numerous retreats on the Kalacakra practice in FPMT centres in England, France, Russia, USA and India.
Shan first met the dharma in 1975 and became a student of Lama Yeshe. She was the director for the […]
In 2004 Don completed the FPMT’s Masters Program of Buddhist Studies. in Sutra and Tantra, a full-time seven-year residential study programme in Italy, receiving an FPMT final certificate with high honors. Soon after, he moved to Santa Fe, and in 2006 he was appointed Resident Teacher of the Thubten Norbu Ling Buddhist Centre .
Don is respected as a well-qualified and hard working teacher, who teaches with humility, kindness and clarity.
Tenzin Dechen Rochard is an experienced Buddhist practitioner, scholar, translator and editor. She was ordained by HH Dalai Lama in 1986, and completed the 10 year study programme at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala. She also studied with Geshe Sopa, translating and editing the ‘wisdom’ volume of his commentary on the Lam Rim Chen Mo. Now in lay life once more, she has a PhD in Buddhist philosophy from Cambridge University, and is currently working on a project for The Dalai Lama Trust.
Paul has been a meditation teacher, facilitator and coach for over 25 years. In his earlier years he completed a 7 year foundation programme in Tibetan Buddhism.
He is mbsr (Mindfulness Based stress reduction ) trained through Bangor University, is a teacher of Basic Buddhism, and is currently is studying Secular Mindfulness with Stephen Bachelor at the Bodhi College.
She is a long term student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and is often to be found on retreat. A qualified coach and mentor and a trained teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teaching at the London Centre for Mindfulness, Ros is an accredited facilitator and trainer for The a.r.t. of Fulfilment course. (Building Balanced Empathy forms a part of The a.r.t of Fulfilment course, which can be studied as its own stand-alone module.)
Alison is the co-author of 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life and a contributor to Prayer for the Day I & II. Her radio appearances include Good Morning Sunday, Woman’s Hour, Moral Maze, Beyond Belief, Prayer for the Day, and the Chris Evans Show. Her book, Bed 12 is a memoir about the time when Alison’s husband fell suddenly ill with viral encephalitis and spent 5 weeks in a life-threatening coma. She is the former Director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London and of the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom.
Jacob Lucas began studying both western and Buddhist philosophy at the same time, albeit in different ways. Within months of starting […]
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