November

 

 

TIBETAN LANGUAGE DAY

Sunday 18th 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!

 

THE UNITY OF CREATION & COMPLETION STAGES WITH VENERABLE LAMA SAMTEN

Saturday 24th  & Sunday 25th November 10.30am and 2.30pm £30 each day.

Lunch is available for £5 and must be booked in advance.

In Buddhist practice there are 2 kinds of methods to train the mind. One is called Che Rim which means creation stages and the other Dzog Rim which means completion stages.

These 2 methods are suitable for different kinds of people. Some can practice creation stages from the beginning and then gradually practice the completion stages.  Others, due to their nature and way of life, may need to practice the other way around.  The aim of taming the mind is the same.

Lama Karma Samten will explain in simple and practical terms how both can be practiced in unity.

 

December

 

HALF PRICE RETREAT WEEK 

Saturday 1st – Friday 7th December

Only £108 for a week’s retreat, in your own single room and three nourishing vegetarian meals a day.

Enjoy the deep peace and special atmosphere here in Marpa House. Very popular so please book early! ‘Practice alone in forest or mountain retreats. Rest, not practicing anything’ – Tilopa.

 

MEDITATION PRACTICE DAY

Sunday 2nd 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 Karrim Rabi-laleh.

 

THE ESSENCE OF CHOD, LED BY VICKI TOFTS (cancelled)

Saturday 8th December 10.30am and 2.30pm

We are sorry to have to cancel this practice day of Chod.  We hope to reschedule for next year.

 

KHENPO GANGSHAR RETREAT

From Thursday 27th December 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019  

Residential retreat option: single room and meals included: £200  
Day visitors: £15 per day plus any meals  

Guru Rinpoche Tsok– join us for a candlelit Tsok for New Year’s Eve Monday 31st December from 9pm – all welcome, suggested donation £5 

All retreat places (residential and day visitors) need to be booked in advance.
Residential retreat places are limited and must also be paid for in full, in advance. Sorry no refunds.

Craig Boulton was born in 1961 in Leicestershire; since 1989 he has been living in Germany near Kyabje Chime Rinpoche’s centre in Todtmoos (Kagyu Cho Khor Ling). He is married and works as an English teacher in a school in south west Germany.
 
Craig first met Chime Rinpoche when he was 15 years old and has spent many years in Kyabje Chime Rinpoche’s centres both in England and Germany and has received countless teachings from Rinpoche for over 40 years. At the annual summer school in 2017, Rinpoche gave him the first white sangha robe as permission to teach and spread the teachings of Rinpoche as well as the teachings of Khenpo Gangshar. Craig sees his task as spreading the teachings to both Buddhists and people who are looking for a connection to spirituality in a non-dogmatic way, in the style suggested to him by Kyabje Chime Rinpoche.