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



May 2020


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 available on-screen during the session.


Green Tara 

Sunday 10th May 2020 7.00 AM Tara

Sunday 17th May 2020 7:00 AM Tara

Sunday 24th May 2020 7:00 AM Tara



Thursday 14th May 2020 8:00 PM Chenrezig

Thursday 21st May 2020 8:00 PM Chenrezig

Thursday 28th May 2020 8:00 PM Chenrezig


Calling The Lama From Afar

Friday 15th May 2020 8:00 PM


Medicine Buddha

Saturday 30th May 2020 8:00 PM



Teachings on Bardo, Sleep & Dream with Paul Wootton  

Saturday May 30 at 10.30 am
Part 1 – BARDO, SLEEP & DREAM – an introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist view of the Bardo Intermediate states and the importance of Sleep and Dream practice.

Sunday May 31 at 10.30 am
Part 2 – LEARNING to LUCID DREAM – A concise beginner’s guide to becoming aware in the Dream state.

Saturday June 6 at 10.30 am
Part 3 – WORKING WITH SLEEP & LUCID DREAM FOR DHARMA PRACTICE – A beginner’s guide on how to go to Sleep Consciously and practice transformation in the Dream State.

Each one of these can be taken as a standalone course but, ideally, people should attend all.