February 2020

MAHAKALA PRACTICE
Led by Lama Alasdair

Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February
Daily at 2.3opm 

By donation, all welcome. Lunch is available at £5.50 but needs to be booked in advance.

Traditionally, an extensive form of the Dharma Protector Mahakala practice is done before the New Year to avert obstacles for the year ahead.
Lama Alasdair has completed the traditional three year retreat and was the resident Lama for many years at Kyabje Chime Rinpoche’s centre in the Black Forest in Germany. We are absolutely delighted that he is leading us through these powerful practices and very auspicious Losar celebrations.

LOSAR CELEBRATIONS FOR THE TIBETAN NEW YEAR of the MALE IRON RAT

Monday 24th February 2.3opm
AND
Saturday 29th February 2.30pm 

By donation, all welcome. Lunch is available at £5.50 but needs to be booked in advance.

Traditionally, Losar is a holiday and time of celebration; join us for our Lhasang bonfires!
On both days we will have a recitation of ‘Calling the Lama from Afar’ followed by a bonfire. On the Saturday we will also have an offering of Khataks and a tea party.
Please bring (vegetarian) food to share, also feel free to bring any unwanted Dharma texts or papers to burn.

 


March 2020

MEDITATION PRACTICE DAY
Led by Lama Alasdair

Sunday 1st March 10.30am and 2.30pm

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

A day of calm abiding meditation. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

INTRODUCTION TO TIBETAN BUDDHIST TEACHINGS & PRACTICE
Part One – The Life of The Buddha & The Four Noble Truths
Led by Gail Oliver

Saturday 7th March 10.30am and 2.30pm

£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 1 – The Four Noble Truths, Saturday 7 March Gail Oliver
Part 2 – Refuge & Bodhicitta, Saturday 11 April Ross McCleary
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

TIBETAN LANGUAGE DAY

Sunday 22nd March 10.30am and 2.oopm 

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

For anyone wanting to improve their Tibetan. We will be reading and translating Dharma texts. Please join us, all welcome!

 

April 2020

MEDITATION PRACTICE DAY

Sunday 5th April 10.30am and 2.30pm

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

A day of calm abiding meditation. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

INTRODUCTION TO TIBETAN BUDDHIST TEACHINGS & PRACTICE
Part Two – Refuge and Bodhicitta
Led by Ross McCleary

Saturday 18th April 10.00am to 5.00pm

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

TIBETAN LANGUAGE DAY

Sunday 19th April 10.30am and 2.oopm 

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

For anyone wanting to improve their Tibetan. We will be reading and translating Dharma texts. Please join us, all welcome!

 

May 2020

MAY TEACHINGS WITH PASANG RINPOCHE

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May
Teachings and Empowerment

We are delighted that Rinpoche will be staying with us through to 18 May!

A full programme will be published nearer the time. Please save the date to join us for these wonderful teachings!

June 2020

INTRODUCTION TO TIBETAN BUDDHIST TEACHINGS & PRACTICE
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)

MEDITATION PRACTICE DAY

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.