Jamyang, the Tibetan name for the Bodhisattva of Wisdom (Sanskrit: Manjushri), is a London meditation and study centre in the Gelugpa tradition affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Started in 1986 in someone’s living room, it has grown into an active and vigorous Dharma centre, with a range of activities from classes on Buddhism and meditation and regular retreats, to services such as hospice training and help for carers.
Jamyang has been very fortunate in having two great resident teachers. For about ten years, Geshe Wangchen, author of Step by Step, Basic Buddhist Meditations and co-author of Emptiness of Emptiness, An Introduction to Early Madhyamika led the Centre in the early days. Since 1994, Geshe Tashi Tsering has been the resident teacher.
In 1994 Jamyang moved to the Old Courthouse in Kennington, just south of the River Thames. Since then, it has moved closer to it’s initial vision of providing an oasis of peace and harmony in the centre of the city.
For information about the Centre, please visit www.jamyang.co.uk.