Welcome to our SUMMER PROGRAMME for 2015! Here are the events scheduled for the months of June & July!
SUMMER PROGRAMME EVENTS IN JUNE
- Sat 30th & Sun 31st May (June Bank Holiday w/end) SANGHA AND FRIENDS WEEKEND
A weekend for students and friends of Jampa Ling to come and relax at the centre, renew friendships and enjoy the daily practices. One or two activities can be arranged when people arrive.
Cost: €80 includes 2 nights’ accommodation and full board.
- Sat 13th & Sun 14th June PEACEFUL MIND – PEACEFUL LIFE
- Saturday 20th June A DAY OF SITTING WITH ANI TENZIN CHOEDEN
- Sunday 21st June SUMMER SOLSTICE
Midsummer’s Day has been a traditional time for friends to gather together and mark this significant occasion in the yearly round. Summer Solstice ceremonies have been carried out for many centuries in Tibet and other areas of the world. In Tibet, Buddhist ceremonies are done to purify the environment of any negative energies. The ceremonies start in the shrine room at Jampa Ling and continue in the gardens.
Starts at 2.30pm. Everyone welcome. Cost: free
- Sunday 28th June LONG LIFE PRAYERS for Ven Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche
As Rinpoche’s students we are greatly indebted to him for our progress in the Dharma. His presence, his knowledge and his skill as a teacher are essential to us all as we try to make progress. It is with this thought that we gather to pray for his continuing good health and long life. The prayers and practices are to help to bring us closer to Rinpoche and to help him transmit the teachings to us.
Starts at 9.30am. Cost: free
SUMMER PROGRAMME EVENTS IN JULY
- Thursday 2nd July UNIVERSAL DAY OF PRAYER
A day of prayer for world peace, initiated by H.H. The Dalai Lama. Prayers will be said over the course of the day. There will be several showings of a DVD on Compassion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and people will be available to answer questions. Everybody is welcome to join the prayers at some time during the day.
Starts at 9.30 am., but come at any time that suits, and join in.
- Saturday 4th July MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS
Feeling anxious or stressed? Learn techniques on how to develop a calm and peaceful mind through meditation. The value of meditation in different areas of our lives is gaining recognition; in health, education and for general happiness and well-being. This introduction to meditation will give you a personal experience of a calmer and more peaceful mind. 10.30am – 4pm. Cost €45. including lunch ** On this weekend we are holding two events. Some people may enjoy the opportunity to stay on Saturday night and attend the H.H The Dalai Lama’s Birthday ceremony the next day.
- Sunday 5th July H.H THE DALAI LAMA’S BIRTHDAY
Every year at Jampa Ling we celebrate the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and this year on his 80th birthday we again celebrate with prayers for his long life and good health. This is always a lovely occasion and everybody is welcome.
Starts at 10.30am, please bring lunch to share.
- Saturday 11th July & Sunday 12th July AMITAYU RETREAT
- The weekend of Sat 18th July & Sun 19th July SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT
- Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July WORK WEEKEND
These weekends are a great opportunity to come and help at Jampa Ling and meet new friends in an informal setting. The centre needs continual maintenance and the tasks completed on these weekends are a tremendous help to the centre. Everyone is welcome, whether skilled or unskilled. This is a very good opportunity for new people to come and visit the centre. Accommodation and meals are offered in return for work.