October 2019

VOLUNTEER GARDENING AND APPLE PICKING WEEKEND

 Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 10am to 4.30pm each day

Free overnight accommodation and meals in return for some hard work! We need your help to get the garden ready for winter, including picking all the apples in our lovely orchard ready for cooking and juicing.

Please contact the Secretary for bookings and details.


November 2019

AN INTRODUCTION TO TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION; A DAY COURSE FOR BEGINNERS with David Crawford

Saturday 2nd November 10.30am to 5.00pm

£15. Lunch is available for £5.50 extra but needs to be booked in advance.

An introductory day of meditation practice and guidance for anyone new to Buddhism.

Suitable for beginners.

 

MEDITATION PRACTICE DAY

Sunday 3rd November 10.30am and 2.30pm

Free of charge, all welcome. Lunch is available for £5.50 but needs to be booked in advance.

A day of ‘Shi-Neh’ or ‘Shamatha’ in Sanskrit; calm abiding meditation.

Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

 

TIBETAN LANGUAGE DAY

Sunday 10th November 10.30am and 2.00pm

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

A day of reading and translating, suitable for anyone who can read basic Tibetan characters and use a dictionary, or who has attended a beginner’s course.

 

December 2019 

MEDITATION PRACTICE DAY

Sunday 1st December 10.30am and 2.30pm

Free of charge, all welcome. Lunch is available for £5.50 but needs to be booked in advance.

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

Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

 

VAJRAKILAYA TEACHINGS AND PRACTICE with Karrim Rabi-Laleh

Saturday 7th December 10.00am to 5.00pm

Price for the day £15. Lunch is available for £5.50 extra but needs to be booked in advance.

Karrim has been a student of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche’s since 2005. His light-hearted yet deep approach are a joy for everyone who attends. Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba), is the wrathful heruka deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas. Vajrakilaya is also the personal meditational deity of Guru Padmasambhava. He practiced meditation on Vajrakilaya when many obstacles manifested before his display of attaining enlightenment.

For all those who have received the Vajrakilya empowerment please come along and join in for a day of practice. We will concentrate on the short version of the Sakya tradition.

10.30 am – Session 1 Introduction to the Vajrakilya practice with a recitation of Sakya Puja
14.30 pm – Session 2 Mantra Recitation and Mandala with a recitation of the Sakya Puja

Restricted to those who have received the empowerment

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHOD with Vicki Tofts

Saturday 14th December and Sunday 15th December 10.30am and 2.30pm each day

£15 for the day. Lunch is available for £5.50 but needs to be booked in advance.

A weekend of Chod instruction for anyone new to this practice. Please bring instruments if you have them.

Chod, or Cutting Through is a practice of compassion based on an understanding of emptiness. ‘When there is no more self, then there are no more demons’- Machig Labdron.

Vicki has been a student of Rinpoche’s for over ten years, and we are delighted she will be teaching in Marpa House again. This course is suitable for beginners and will enable students to join our regular Chod practice group.

Suitable for beginners and intermediate students.

NEW YEAR KHENPO GANGSHAR RETREAT with Craig Boulton

Sunday 29th December 10.30am to Wednesday 1st January 2020 5.00pm 

Price £200, includes 5 nights’ accommodation (in single rooms) and all meals. Day visitors also welcome, £15 per day plus meals.

A silent retreat based on the meditation instructions and teachings of Kyabje Chime Rinpoche and his root teacher Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo. Craig Boulton has been a student of Rinpoche’s for 40 years and his spontaneous, warm and authentic approach are an inspiration!

Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

 

January 2020

MEDITATION PRACTICE DAY

Sunday 5th January 10.30am & 2.30pm

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

A day of calm abiding meditation. Join us as we practice together, set our aspirations for the year ahead and send our
love and prayers for the wellbeing of sentient beings everywhere.

Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.