JULY

 

Volunteer Gardening Weekend

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July 10.00am and 2.00pm

Free meals and accommodation in exchange for some hard work!

Day volunteers are also very welcome.

We welcome enthusiastic volunteers to help in the garden. No special knowledge or skills required, and tools are provided. Please come and help us look after the garden this summer!

 

Chod Practice Day with Vicki Tofts

Saturday 15th July 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 Chod Practice together. Chod or ‘Cutting through’ is a skilful and profound practice, a union of emptiness and compassion.

Vicki has been a student of Rinpoche’s for over ten years and we are delighted that she will be leading us through this beautiful practice here at Marpa House.

 

Tibetan Language Day

Sunday 16th July 10.30am and 2pm

Fee for the day: £10 including lunch

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

 

AUGUST

 

Annual Summer School in Baeranthal

Saturday 29th July –Sunday 6th August

Please contact the Secretary for information and booking forms.

 

Silent Retreat with Lama Klaus

Saturday 12th August 2pm to Saturday 19th August 2pm

£200 per person plus an initial £50 deposit to secure your place at time of booking.

This is a closed retreat, the House will not be open to day visitors and guests during this time. Places are limited to one guest per room so please book early!

Lama Klaus will guide us through a silent retreat, and be available for advice and instruction on meditation. If you haven’t experienced the depth and richness of a silent retreat before, or are looking to deepen your own practice then please try it! Lama Klaus himself has completed the traditional three year retreat at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra. His insight, experience and gentle approach are truly inspiring and we are delighted to welcome him to the House again!

 

Annual Summer Tea Party

Saturday 26th August 2.30pm

By donation, lunch is only available to House guests.

A sociable and fun occasion for all. There will be live music and fun games to play.  Please bring (vegetarian) food to share and come to support our Tibetan Summer Festival in the lovely gardens of Marpa House!

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Chod Practice & Instruction Weekend (for students new to the practice)

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 10.30am and 2.30pm

Suggested donation £10, all welcome. Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

A weekend of Chod instruction and practice for beginners, led by Vicki Tofts.

 

Meditation Practice Day

Sunday 10th September 10.30am and 2.30pm

By donation, all welcome. Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

A day of calm abiding meditation practice led by a student of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche’s.

 

Cooking Day, led by Iris Treibl

Saturday 23rd September  Food preparation 10.00am and 2.30pm, Guru Rinpoche Tsok 5.00pm

Suggested donation £10 per person (includes Tsok and lunch)  It is necessary to book in advance

Nowadays there are many reasons to change our eating habits.  Allergies, worries about poor quality processed food, or animal welfare are some of the reasons for diets that are vegetarian, vegan, what-free or sugar-free. As Buddhists, we also pray for all sentient beings.  Nevertheless, many of us struggle to change our old habits.

Come to explore how tasty and varied vegetarian, vegan and sugar-free food can be, with joy, pleasure and better health for everybody: environment, animals and humans.

Iris Treibl is a new student of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche.  Iris has cooked for smaller courses and staff in Todtmoos, Germany, and has been the Marpa House cook since the end of September 2016.  Vegetarian since 2013, Iris’ natural curiosity along with many requests for vegan and gluten-free food have led to her development of a new range of delicious food that she wants to share.

 

Tibetan Language Day

Sunday 24th September

Fee for the day: £10 including lunch

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

 

Family Weekend led by Jigme Deere

Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October

Places must be booked in advance. Please contact the Secretary for further details, including pricing.

For families with children this is a rare opportunity to all stay in the House and practice together – a chance for children to enjoy the Dharma and for parents to learn and practice together in the House.

 

OCTOBER

 

Meditation Practice Day

Sunday 8th October 10.30am and 2.30pm

By donation, all welcome. Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

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

 

Kyabje Chime Rinpoche’s Birthday Celebration & Tsok

Saturday 14th October 2.30pm

By donation, lunch is available for House guests only.

Please join us in prayers, practice, offering of Khataks and a Tsok offering for Rinpoche’s birthday!

 

An afternoon of Lojong Meditation – training in Bodhicitta  led by Daniel Bradley

Saturday 28th Oct 2.00pm

By donation, all welcome. Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

This will be an afternoon of guided meditation accessible to both beginners and experienced meditators.

‘Using the slogans taken from the Atisha’s teachings on Lojong, compiled by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje as a contemplative basis we will spend the afternoon getting to know our own nature through meditative examination’

Daniel Bradley has been a student of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche for over 13 years and received teachings on Lojong: ‘The seven points of mind training’ at an eight day retreat with Khenpo Thrangu Rinpoche in Oxford in 2007.

 

Tibetan Language Day

Sunday 29th October 10.30am and 2.00pm

Fee for the day: £10 including lunch

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

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

Medicine Buddha and Meditation Practice Weekend with Karrim Rabi-Laleh

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November, 10.30am and 2.30pm

Suggested donation £10. Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

A weekend of Sangye Menla and meditation practice.

‘If one meditates on the Medicine Buddha one will eventually attain enlightenment, but in the meantime one will experience an increase in healing powers both for oneself and others and a decrease in physical and mental illness and suffering’ – Ven Thrangu Rinpoche.

Karrim has been a student of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche’s since 2005 and his light-hearted yet deep approach are a joy for everyone who attends.

 

The Six Paramitas with Ato Rinpoche

Sunday 12 November  10.30am and 2.30pm

Course fee: £15 per session

We are absolutely delighted that Ato Rinpoche will be teaching at Marpa House this year.  Put this date in your diaries!

Ato Rinpoche was born and raised in Tibet.  He was recognised by the Eleventh Tai Situ as the eighth incarnation of the Tenzin Tulkus.  He is a master of both Mahamudra and Dzongchen.  Rinpoche’s vast wisdom and experience comes through in a wonderfully warm and accessible teaching style, which envelopes his audience.  Ato Rinpoche last taught at Marpa House in spring 2015.

 

Tibetan Language Day

Sunday 19th November 10.30am and 2pm

Fee for the day: £10 including lunch

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

 

Intermediate Chod led by Vicki Tofts

Friday 24th November 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 25th & 26th November 10.30am and 2.30pm

Suggested donation £10. Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

A weekend of Chod practice for those with some prior experience.

 

DECEMBER

 

Mahakala Practice day led by students of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche

Saturday 2nd December 10.30am and 2.30pm

By donation. Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

For anyone with permission wishing to go through this special protector practice together.

 

Meditation Practice Day

Sunday 3rd December 10.30am and 2.30pm

By donation, all welcome. Lunch is available for £5 but needs to be booked in advance.

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

 

New Year Silent Retreat with John Howard

7.30pm Wednesday December 27th 2017 – 2.00pm Tuesday 2nd January 2018

£200 per person plus an initial £50 deposit to secure your place at time of booking.

This is a closed retreat, the House will not be open to day visitors and guests during this time. Places are limited to one guest per room so please book early!

We are absolutely delighted that John Howard will be leading us into the New Year with a silent retreat.

 

Meditation Practice Day, led by a student of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche

Sunday 9th January 2018 10.30am and 2.30pm

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

Please join us to celebrate the New Year with the aspiration that all beings everywhere have a peaceful, inspired, happy and healthy 2018!