Please join us for the wonderful teachings and events happening both at the house and in our virtual shrine room.  Details are listed below, please contact the Secretary at for the links to join the sessions via Zoom (when available) or for further details.

JULY 2024

“Why we meditate”
with Jan Crawford
Saturday 6th July

Morning session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon session: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
In person.  By optional donation.
Lunch – £6.00 (please book in advance)

Talk, discussion and meditation practice with time for questions and answers. This is a wonderful opportunity to address meditation at whatever level of practice.

We are delighted that our secretary Jan Crawford has agreed to do this.

Meditation Sunday
with Jan Crawford
Sunday 7th July

Morning session: 10:30 am
Afternoon session: 2:30 pm
In person. Free of charge.
Lunch – £6.00 (please book in advance)

Shamatha (or ‘Shi-Neh’) is the foundation for all further meditation practice. It is designed to create the calm, stable, supple mind necessary to work with other meditation techniques as well as being a practice in its own right. Suitable for meditators of all levels.

From Jan Crawford

“I have been a Buddhist since I was in my early 20s when I met Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Aotearoa/New Zealand.  I met Lama Chime Rinpoche in Australia and was delighted to have the opportunity to spend a year at Marpa House in 1984.  Since I returned to Aotearoa/New Zealand, I have been a student of H.E Situ Rinpoche and Lama Samten, and have completed courses and retreats at Karma Choeling Buddhist Centre.

I have been in education my whole life, as an English teacher in secondary school, and more recently as a manager.”  

Green Tara, Chenrezig and Calling the Lama puja schedule

We’re delighted to invite you to more online pujas so we can continue to practice together in virtual space!  The Pujas and dates are listed below.  Please contact the Secretary at for the links to join the sessions via Zoom.  The puja text will be available on-screen during the session.

Green Tara
Sunday 7th July | 7:00 am
Sunday 14th July | 7:00 am
Sunday 21st July | 7:00 am
Sunday 28th July | 7:00 am

Wednesday 3rd July | 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10th July | 8:00 pm
Wednesday 17th July | 8:00 pm
Wednesday 24th July | 8:00 pm
Wednesday 31st July | 8:00 pm

Calling the Lama from Afar 
Friday 19th July | 8:00 pm