MARCH

 

Ngondro Practice Day, led by John Howard

Saturday 4th March, 9.30am

Free of charge, voluntary donations welcome.  Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

A practice day focusing on the second of the four special preliminary practices, ‘Vajrasattva’.

A practice text will be provided and the day will include clarification and discussion while referring to the commentary ‘Torch of Certainty’.

The group practice will consist of four sessions of Vajrasattva mantra recitation.

 

Meditation Practice Day, led by John Howard

Sunday 5th March, 10.30am and 2.30pm

Free of charge – all welcome.  Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

A meditation practice day of Calm Abiding & Penetrating Insight Meditation, led by John Howard. There will be opportunities for questions and answers.

 

Tibetan Calligraphy, led by Brian Richardson

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March, beginning at 10am

£5 per day.  Lunch is available for £5, but needs to be booked in advance.

We will study the Uchen alphabet and word construction through calligraphy.  You don’t need to be an artist.  To write a prayer in Tibetan is to meditate on it.

Brian Richardson is a student of Lama Chime Rinpoche.  He studied the Tibetan alphabet with Khenpo Gyurme Tsultrim of Shechen Monastery at Marpa House in 2013.  Brian has also attended a calligraphy course with Tashi Mannox, which was very inspiring.

 

Introduction to Buddhism, led by David Crawford

Saturday 18th March, beginning at 10.30am

By donation.  Lunch is available for £5, and must be booked in advance.

This day is suitable for anyone wishing to find out more about Buddhism, and have an opportunity to ask questions.  We will review the basics, what to do and why, and look at what the next steps are. David Crawford took refuge with Kyabje Chime Rinpoche in 1986 and is available to guide and instruct beginners who would like to learn more.

 

Volunteer weekend

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March

Free meals and accommodation in exchange for some hard work! 

Day volunteers are also very welcome. We welcome enthusiastic volunteers to help either in the House or Garden.  No special knowledge or skills required, and tools are provided.  Please come and help us get the House ready for summer!

 

Tibetan Language Day

Sunday 26th March, 10.30am and 2pm

Fee for the day: £10, including lunch.  Lunch must be booked in advance.

For anyone who can read Tibetan and use a dictionary, we will be reading and translating Dharma texts.  Please join us- all welcome!

 

APRIL

 

Ngondro Practice Day, led by John Howard

Saturday 1st April, 9.30am

Free of charge, voluntary donations welcome.  Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

A practice day focusing on the third of the four special preliminary practices, ‘Mandala Offering’.

 

Meditation Practice Day, led by John Howard

Sunday 2nd April, 10.30am and 2.30pm

Free of charge, all welcome.  Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

A meditation practice day of Calm Abiding & Penetrating Insight Meditation, led by John Howard. There will be opportunities for questions and answers.

 

Kyabjé Chime Rinpoche – ‘Khenpo Gangshar, Dzogchen and Mahamudra Teachings’

Saturday 15th April & Sunday 16th April at 10.30am & 2.30pm, and Monday 17th April 10.30am

£30 each day on Saturday and Sunday, £15 for Monday, morning only

We are absolutely delighted that Rinpoche has confirmed he will be teaching at Marpa House over the Easter bank holiday weekend, health permitting.

To Book Accommodation at Marpa House  Please note that we will not be taking any bookings for accommodation in the House until 7.00pm on Monday 6th March.  Please do not try and book accommodation until then. After this, we will take bookings on a first come, first served basis by phone or by email.

Day Visitors  If you would like to come as a day visitor, for all or any of the sessions please book in advance. We regret that due to numbers we are unable to provide catering. You are welcome to bring your own (vegetarian) lunch to eat in the House or garden.

For bookings or more information please contact the Secretary +44 (0)1799 584415 or by email on: mail@marpahouse.org.uk

 

 

MAY

 

Meditation Practice Day

Sunday 7th May, 10.30am and 2.30pm

Free of charge, all welcome.  Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

A day of meditation practice, led by a student of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche.

 

Young Sangha weekend, led by Lama Alasdair & Ben McCarthy

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May

Reduced fees apply, please ask the Secretary for details.

A weekend of Dharma activities, discussion and meditation practice for younger sangha members (i.e. in your twenties or thirties!).  Our events are designed for everyone and no prior knowledge or experience is necessary.  Please contact Ben McCarthy via the Secretary to book.

The House will be closed to other guests at this time.

 

Tibetan Language Day

Sunday 21st May, 10.30am and 2pm

Fee for the day: £10 including lunch, but lunch needs to be booked in advance.

For anyone who can read Tibetan and use a dictionary, we will be reading and translating Dharma texts.  Please join us-all welcome!

 

JUNE

 

H.E. Ratna Vajra Rinpoche – Vajrakilaya Empowerment

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June

We are honoured and delighted to host H.E Ratna Vajra Rinpoche for this auspicious two-day empowerment.

Full details will be sent nearer the time, meanwhile, please keep the date free!

 

Annual Meeting for Members

Saturday 24th June 2.30pm

This meeting is for Foundation and Subscribing Members of Marpa House only.

Full details will be sent to members nearer the time.

 

Tibetan Language Day

Sunday 25th June, 10.30am and 2pm

Fee for the day: £10, including lunch, but lunch must be booked in advance

For anyone who can read Tibetan and use a dictionary, we will be reading and translating Dharma texts.  Please join us – all are welcome!