TIBETAN LANGUAGE DAY
Sunday, 20 May, 10.30am & 2.00pm
Fee for the day: £10, includes lunch
For anyone who can read Tibetan and use a dictionary. We will be reading and translating Dharma texts. Please join us.
TEACHINGS ON KHENPO GANGSHAR WITH CRAIG BOULTON
Saturday, 2 June, 10.30am & 2.30pm
Fee for the day: £10. Lunch is available for £5, but must be booked in advance.
Craig will be teaching on a text from Khenpo Gangshar called ‘A Song to Introduce the Unmistaken View of the Great Perfection’. Craig took refuge with Rinpoche in 1977, and had been giving courses in the tradition Rinpoche advised, especially since last summer when Rinpoche gave him the transmission and White Sangha robe as a symbol of permission to teach.
MEDITATION PRACTICE DAY – SHI NEH LED BY CRAIG BOULTON
Sunday, 3 June, 10.30am & 2.30pm
Free of charge. Lunch is available for £5, but must be booked in advance.
Suitable for beginners, as well as experienced practitioners. A day of calm abiding meditation practice.
LUCID DREAMING AND TIBETAN DREAM YOGA RETREAT, WITH PAUL WOOTTON
Friday, 8 June, 9.00pm– Sunday, 10 June, 4.30pm
£85 for the retreat, includes 2 nights’ single room accommodation and meals.
A weekend retreat exploring western lucid dreaming techniques and the basics of Tibetan dream yoga. We will explore both daytime mindfulness techniques as well as those of the night. Please bring a torch, journal to record your dreams, a pen, and an alarm clock. No previous experience is necessary. Dream yogas begin with lucid dreaming and help us to develop meditative clarity while dreaming and while deeply asleep. If we learn to wake up out of delusional and unconscious awareness while dreaming and asleep, we are more likely to see through our waking delusions.
ANNUAL MEETING FOR MEMBERS
Saturday, 16 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.
GREEN TARA PRACTICE WEEKEND, WITH LAMA ALASDAIR
Saturday, 23 June – Sunday, 24 June*, 10.30am & 2.30pm
Please note this weekend has been moved from the previously advertised dates of 30 June – 1 July, and the whole weekend will focus on the Green Tara practice.
£10 each day. Lunch is available for £5, but needs to be booked in advance.
Suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. We will be guided through this beautiful and powerful practice by Lama Alasdair, who has completed the traditional three-year retreat in France. We will learn the visualisation and mudras for the Green Tara practice as performed daily in Marpa House.
TIBETAN ALPHABET, WORD CONSTRUCTION AND CALLIGRAPHY
Learning to read and write the Uchen alphabet is fun, and is very helpful to one’s practice. Brian Richardson would be happy to do one-day workshops on each skill, at Marpa House. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possible dates.