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The Karma Kagyu Tradition

The Kagyu Lineage is an unbroken line of oral transmissions from teacher to student for several hundred years. The present head of the Karma Kagyu tradition is H.H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje. Many great teachers form part of the Lineage; what follows is a very brief historical summary. The lineages of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism derives primarily from Marpa Chokyi Lodoe (1012-1099).

Marpa studied at the feet of 108 spiritual masters and adepts, principally Naropa (taught by Tilopa) and Maitripa. He brought the lineages to Tibet, passing them on to his foremost disciple, Milarepa (1040-1123), the most celebrated and accomplished of Tibet’s tantric yogis, who achieved the ultimate goal of enlightenment in one lifetime.

Among Milarepa’s disciples, Gampopa (1084-1161), also known as Dakpo Lhaje, and Rechungpa (1084-1161) were the most illustrious. The former received the teaching and practice of Mahamudra and the Six Yogas of Naropa from Milarepa, and combined them into one lineage. This came to be known as Dakpo Kagyu, the mother lineage of the Kagyu tradition.

Karma Kagyu was founded by the 1st Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa (1110-1193). This tradition has remained strong, in large part due to the presence of an unbroken line of reincarnations of the founder, the successive Karmapas.


Weekend Retreat

An Introduction to Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga

with Paul Wootton

Saturday 16 March 9.30 for 10am - 6pm – Sunday 17 March 9.30 for 10am - 4pm

at Roselidden Farm, Trevenen Bal, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 OPT

A weekend course exploring the techniques and potential of Western lucid dreaming and the basics of Tibetan dream yoga. The course will introduce techniques for mindfulness and meditation during the daytime, as well as those of the night.

Paul Wootton became a student of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche, a highly realised Tibetan master, in 1974. Paul initially learned Western techniques in 2007 and subsequently Rinpoche taught him Dream Yoga over the last eight years. In 2017 Rinpoche made Paul a member of his White Sangha, which gives him authority to teach these techniques

This retreat is non-residential. Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Suggested Donation £50 for the weekend

For further information and booking, please contact Sophie Muir

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Sophie leads retreats in Cornwall, Wales and elsewhere and offers a direct and simple approach based in ‘Bodhicitta Heart’. An artist and mum with 2 young sons, Sophie works teaching T’ai Chi and Mindfulness for adults and in schools.

Contact Sophie Muir


At Mawgan village, near Helston, drive past the Post Office/Spar on your left, then the Church on left and follow the road down hill to the Helford River; cross the 1st bridge at the first creek and just before Gear Bridge on the 2nd creek, turn right and take the left hand gate, following the rough track upstream to Gear Mill at the end. Please turn your car on arrival and park to allow others space – Thank–you! There is some parking on the road along the creek with room for one car only just outside the gate.

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