The Ven. Lama Samten: Monmouth October 2018

Lama Samten

Teaching at Mill House Farm Saturday & Sunday 6 & 7 October

Details to come.

Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 4.30 pm, Sunday 10am – 12.30pm. Suggested donation £75.

Lama Samten was born in West Tibet in 1944, fleeing his homeland with his brothers, sisters, and parents in 1959 when the Communist Chinese invaded Tibet. His entire family of 13 perished crossing the Himalayas. He took his ordination in India with the Very Venerable Khyabje Kalu Rinpoche and completed ten years of solitary retreat with his guidance in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1980, Lama Samten was sent to New Zealand by H.H. 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and spent 24 years there developing the Buddhadharma. Retired in 2004, he now travels worldwide guiding his many students and taking them on pilgrimage to holy Buddhist sites.

He is the author of many books on Dharma practice including Living with Death and Dying on the 6 Bardos. He was the creative force behind the 2004 Grammy Award winning music recording Sacred Tibetan Chant – the monks of Sherab Ling and has recorded a series of his own chanting CDs entitled Sounds of Liberation.