Do you need to be Buddhist to visit Jampa Ling?
No we have people who visit us of all religions and none.
Are Buddhists all monks and nuns?
No, most Buddhists in the west are typically lay people and come from all walks of life. We are fortunate to have a highly trained Tibetan Lama (teacher) and two other ordained people who live at the centre.
Could I have a private interview with Rinpoche?
Yes, but we ask people to arrange this ahead of their visit if possible.
What if I don't want to attend an event but would prefer just relax for a few days?
Many of our visitors come to Jampa Ling just to have somewhere quiet to stay. We have beautiful grounds for walking, a meditation room, a library and lots of other facilities to help your stay be a relaxed as possible. A retreat mobile is available for those who would like to be completely solitary. Booking ahead is essential.
What happens a teaching weekend?
Rinpoche will talk about a particular aspect of Buddhist teaching or meditation. Buddhism is sometimes described as a science of the mind and invariably the topics discussed are very practical and useful in everyday life. On the first evening of your arrival you will be given a programme for the weekend. These weekends are not silent so there will be the opportunity to talk to other attendees and ask questions.
Are single rooms available?
We have single and double rooms and also hostel style accommodation. Rates vary depending on the room.
Is there a public transport option for getting to the centre?
Yes there are regular buses from Dublin and Enniskillen that pass through Bawnboy. We can collect you at the bus stop if you ring ahead to arrange this or you can get a taxi out.
I am part of a group that have weekends away. Would it be possible to hire Tara House for a weekend?
Yes we often have groups hire our accommodation. Tara House includes a fully fitted kitchen, a great community/workshop space, and accommodation for up to 20 people.