Welcome to the July 2013 Marpa Monthly Update, letting you know about events, volunteering opportunities and more at Marpa House.
EVENTS – JULY 2013
Sponsored Walk Sunday 6 July
To celebrate and support Marpa House, Ben Henriques (a Marpa House Committee member) has organised a sponsored walk in the beautiful local countryside. We will walk from Newport Station to Marpa House, a fairly easy route of about 10 miles. We can stop for lunch at a nice pub if people would like to do that. If you want to sign up for the walk, or would like to sponsor somebody to walk, please contact the Marpa House Secretary, or donate directly via this PayPal link.
Meditation Practice Day Sunday 7 July – 10.30am and 2.30pm
Sessions are free of charge. Lunch £5
Members Weekend Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July
Tibetan Language Day Sunday 21 July – 10.30am and 2.00pm This day is for students who attended the Tibetan Language Course with the Venerable Khenpo Gyurme. If you can read and write Tibetan and can use a Tibetan dictionary you are welcome to join in. We will meet once a month to continue our study of Tibetan. Fee: £5 to cover photocopy costs and other related expenses
Summer School with The Venerable Lama Chime Rinpoche in Baerenthal, France
Friday 26 July to Sunday 4 August
For further details please contact the Secretary at Marpa House or log onto the Kagyu Benchen Ling website www.kagyu-benchen-ling.de/sommerschule.html.
Marpa House is currently looking for two more semi-permanent staff members, a cleaner and a gardener, who can help keep the House open to visitors, retreatants and those attending the various large and small courses that take place during the year. We are always looking for people to come onto staff, so if you can’t make the time now but you are interested in cooking, cleaning, or gardening in the future, we would also very much like to hear from you. As a volunteer you would live at the house and receive a small honorarium to cover basic costs of living. All meals and accommodation are provided free of charge and you can participate free of charge in all Marpa House events while you are here. To find out more please contact the Marpa House Administrator or speak to a member of the Committee.
40th Anniversary of the Official Opening of Marpa House Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November
SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER – Black Tie dinner and dance in Ashdon Village Hall. Half the tickets have already been sold! They cost £20 each and are available via Paypal or from the Secretary. The event will feature live music, food, dancing and much more.
SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER – On this day, 40 years ago, HRH Crown Prince Tenzing Namgyal of Sikkim officially opened Marpa House. Further details on how we will be marking this special event will be circulated nearer the time. To book accommodation in Marpa House for the weekend (there are only a few places left) please contact the Secretary.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST – PLEASE DONATE
Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in Marpa House!
with best wishes,
Marpa House Committee