Noted Buddhist lama presents meditation workshop at Manchester bookstore

Bennington Bqanner, Oct 18, 2008

MANCHESTER, UK  -- Participate in a unique opportunity to practice meditation with a Tibetan lama, when Lama Migmar Tseten presents his new book Treasures of the Sakya Lineage, on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore.

The Buddhist chaplain at Harvard University, Lama Migmar Tseten founded the Sakya Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has served as the head of the Sakya Retreat Center in Barre, Massachusetts.

Born in Central Tibet, he left with his family in 1959 and resettled in South India. In 1970, he became a monk, and in 1980, he received the Acharya degree, for which he was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Lama Migmar became the head of the Sakya Main Monastery at Puruwala, India in 1981. In 1990 he moved to the United States, where he teaches and leads retreats at Buddhist centers around the country.

His new book Treasures of the Sakya Lineage is a rich collection of teachings by both contemporary and ancient Sakya masters, showing a thousand years of lineage continuity. It provides an overview of the history, view, key lineage figures and crucial teachings of the oldest continuously operating institution among the four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

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