Latest COVID-19 Update & Events

Marpa House reopening – update May 2022

Dearest friends,

Our Coronavirus policy has recently been reviewed due to the changing situation and government guidance. We can now announce that there is no longer a requirement to be vaccinated to stay overnight at Marpa House. We are still requiring all visitors (day or residential) to do a Lateral Flow Test before their visit.

We thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding over the last couple of years. We know it has been difficult, but our strict policy has kept staff and visitors covid-free. We will remain cautious as we begin to open more fully to ensure that Marpa House is as safe as possible for both the staff and guests.

And some special requests: 

•   If we don’t have the staff, we cannot take the guests.  Please volunteer to be on staff.

•   Our Sangha spans every possible view. Be patient with one another, do not judge.  Support our secretary. Support our staff.

•   Be safe.  Do not come to the House if you have any of the standard Covid symptoms (new cough, fever, loss, or change of sense of smell) or even if you feel significantly unwell (symptoms can be far less obvious – headaches, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat).

•   Wash your hands regularly, and cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

With best wishes

The Trustees


We continue to thank you for your incredible support and involvement.  Please do join us for the wonderful teachings and events happening in our virtual shrine room.  Details are listed below, please contact the Secretary at mail@marpahouse.org.uk for the links to join the sessions via Zoom.

Staff at Marpa House are continuing the daily meditation practice sessions and we hope you will be able to join us ‘virtually’ for our online pujas and teachings.  In addition to our own programs, our sister centre at Todtmoos in Germany is hosting online pujas and teachings, many in English. Please contact them at info@kcl-todtmoos.de if you wish to be enrolled on their email list (also in English).

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.


 

Teachings and courses in person and via Zoom at Marpa House

Please note that for in-person events the number of participants is strictly limited, and booking is essential including for day visitors. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Guidance re. Covid restrictions and requirements will be emailed to you when you book (and can also be found on our website). Please be sure to read and follow this guidance carefully.


SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2022 – At Marpa House
Khenpo Gyurme Tsultrim teaching on Mipham’s ‘Wheel of Analytical Meditation’

We are absolutely delighted that Khenpo Gyurme Tsultrim of Shechen Monastery will be teaching on Mipham’s ‘Wheel of Analytical Meditation’ at Marpa House. Further details, including how to book, will follow shortly!

Khenpo Gyurme Tsultrim was born in western Nepal in 1969 where he studied reading and writing with his uncle. When he was thirteen, he met Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and became one of the first monks at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal. In 1985, as the Shechen Philosophical College was not yet built, Khyentse Rinpoche sent him to the Dzongsar Monastic College in India for higher studies. He studied there for six years and then completed the last three years of his study at the Palyul Nyingmapa College in Mysore, India.

He became the first monk of Shechen Monastery, Nepal, to attain the rank of Khenpo, the equivalent of a Ph.D. in 1996. Presently Khenpo Gyurme Tsultrim is the vice-abbot of the monastery and teaches at its College. He has traveled to Europe a number of times to give teachings and he oversees many of the activities of the monastery. We are overjoyed to welcome Khenpo back to Marpa House!

Mipham was one of the leading philosophers and teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, particularly the Nyingma lineage and Rime movement. His root gurus were Patrul Rinpoche and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, from whom he received transmission of the orally transmitted and Terma lineages, and many other teachings. His philosophical works on non-dualism and emptiness are a rich and extremely important legacy and we are honoured to receive some of these profound teachings from such a highly qualified teacher as Khenpo Gyurme Tsultrim.


Thursday 12th May via Zoom.
‘An Introduction to Reading Classical Tibetan’ with Barbara Wolter

This course is for anyone wanting to practice reading a variety of classical texts together, with glimpses of the grammar underpinning them. The Tibetan text and translation will be given to the participants before the start of the session.

If you are interested, please register in advance with the Secretary.

Please email for further details: mail@marpahouse.org.uk


Tuesdays at 7:00 pm from 10th May 10th until 31st May via Zoom.
‘Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet’
A four-week course on Khenpo Gangshar’s meditation instructions with Ven. Sean.

Ven. Sean became a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in 1994 and has since studied at various monastic institutions in India and Nepal; he has resided at Shechen Monastery, Nepal, since 1999.

He has translated for many great masters including Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche and Kyabje Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche. He has worked at the Tsadra Foundation as the Director of Tibetan Publications since 2009.

These teachings are offered by donation. Please click here to donate: https://www.marpahouse.org.uk/support-us/ To receive the zoom link for these events, please email: teachings@marpahouse.org.uk


Green Tara, Chenresig, Calling the Lama and Medicine Buddha 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 mail@marpahouse.org.uk for the links to join the sessions via Zoom.  The puja text will be available on-screen during the session.

Green Tara 

Sunday 8th May 2022 7:00 am

Sunday 15th May 2022 7:00 am

Sunday 22th May 2022 7:00 am

Sunday 29th May 2022 7:00 am

Chenresig 

Wednesday 11th May 2022 8:00 pm

Wednesday 18th May 2022 8:00 pm

Wednesday 25th May 2022 8:00 pm

Calling The Lama From Afar

Friday 13th May 2022 8:00 pm