BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 04 April '16
World-renowned Tibetan Buddhist Master opens new centre in Swiss Cottage
His Holiness Gangri Karma Rinpoche, Head of the Martsang Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism, is establishing a new Mindfulness and Meditation teaching centre in Swiss Cottage, North London.
The Martsang Kagyu London Centre opens to the public today (04 April), offering secular western-style ‘Mindfulness’ classes alongside more traditional meditation classes such as Dream Yoga for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the mind.
‘Having the new centre here in London adds significantly to what’s on offer to people seeking either secular mindfulness courses or traditional meditation classes in the capital.
‘At the moment there isn’t another centre with a teacher of HH’s stature. The Martsang Kagyu London Centre will offer Londoners the opportunity to study meditation with an exceptional teacher.’
Martsang Kagyu Centre Vice Director
The full weekly teaching timetable will include Mindfulness Meditation, Compassion Meditation, Lucid Dreaming, Dream Yoga, Sleep Meditation, step-by-step teachings in the scientific view of traditional Tibetan Buddhism and Buddhist music and instruments.
The centre benefits from having an internationally recognised Buddhist scholar in residence, with the majority of classes taught and led by His Holiness Gangri Karma Rinpoche himself.
His Holiness Gangri Karma Rinpoche
The 12th Gangri Karma Rinpoche was born in Markham in East Tibet, 1964. He is the current lineage-holder of the Martsang Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, a lineage founded by Chöje Marpa Sherab Yeshe, 1134-1203.
His Holiness established a Buddhist Institute in his home country of Tibet where he acted as a Professor of Buddhism. He has also played a key role in exploring the interface of Buddhism with modern science.