COVID-19 Update

Marpa House temporary closure

Dear friends,

We hope you’re keeping peaceful and healthy in these challenging times. In light of the fast changing situation with COVID-19 we have unfortunately had to make some changes to our programme at Marpa House. We’re doing this to protect the wellbeing of our community.

Until further notice Marpa House is closed to visitors, guests and retreatants. All of our courses and group retreats are postponed until the end of May. This includes the May Teachings with Pasang Rinpoche, our Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism course in April with Ross McCleary, our Tibetan language days and our talk by Wolfgang Nowacki.

Therefore please do not come to the House for the time being. We will update you immediately when the situation changes.

Please be assured that the staff at Marpa House are continuing the daily meditation practice sessions and we will be in touch again very soon with some ways you’ll be able to join us ‘virtually’!

Meanwhile we also continue to dedicate our prayers for the benefit of all beings everywhere, and in particular those affected by the virus at this time.

If you have other questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Marpa House Secretary.

Thank you for your understanding, and may you, your loved ones and beings everywhere all be happy, healthy and safe.

With love,

The Trustees
17 March 2020


April 2020


Friday 10th April 10.30am UK time (BST), 5.30pm Hong Kong time

We are absolutely delighted to share with you that Pasang Rinpoche has kindly offered to give a teaching on Guru Yoga, via Zoom.

Pasang Rinpoche was recognised by HH 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, and HE 12th Kenting Tai Situpa. He is the heart son of Dulmo Choeje and currently runs Damkar Bodhi centre and monastery.

Please click on the link below to join at the scheduled time. We very much hope you can join us!

Meeting ID: 756 611 8765

Password: 713071



June 2020

Part Three – Deity Practice
Led by Irmela Stone

Saturday 6th June 10.30am to 4.30pm

£15 per day, plus any accommodation or meals (usual prices apply)

A brand new course for beginners, or anyone wanting a refresher in the basics of Tibetan Buddhism. A modular course which can be taken as standalone topics or as a whole. We will cover essential teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path as taught by Kyabje Chime Rinpoche, and have been introduced to different meditation techniques and ways of working with our mind. Each segment of the course will be taught by a different course leader, all of whom are experienced practitioners and have been given a robe by Rinpoche as a symbol of permission to teach. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to explore Buddhism further or simply practice and learn with others in a small friendly group. Many of the teaching days are followed by a gentle meditation practice day, which is always offered free of charge. You are welcomed and encouraged to deepen your meditation experience and allow space for reflection by joining us for these meditation days as well.
Year One (each day is from 10.30am until about 4pm)
Part 3 – Deity Practice, Saturday 6 June Irmela Stone
Part 4 – The Four Immeasurables, Saturday 3 October Imogen Hayman
Part 5 – Living Compassion, Saturday 31 October Sophie Muir
Part 6 – The Four Reminders, Saturday 5 December Mike Stone


Sunday 7th June 10.30am and 2.3opm 

Free of charge. Lunch is available at £5.50 but needs to be booked in advance.

A day of meditation practice.



Sunday 14th June 2.3opm 

Join us for a summer afternoon in the beautiful gardens of Marpa House. Please bring (vegetarian) food to share for the tea party, and enjoy jam and scones in the orchard with friends old and new.