**Please note Jampa Ling will be closed for the Christmas and new year holiday period from Thursday 21st December and will reopen on Friday 5th January 2018. On behalf of the Venerable Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a peaceful and happy new year***
Ven. Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche’s Winter Teachings 2017/2018
This winter we are honoured that Ven. Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche will teach from the text called ‘Easy Path.’
On 2nd and 3rd December Ven. Rinpoche taught on Samsara (The Wheel of Life), the world in which we live. We express our sincerest thanks to Rinpoche for giving us these very important teachings.
Upcoming Teaching Weekend – 13th and 14th January 2018
Generosity, Ethics and Patience.
(Including the Four Immeasurables again).
Ven Rinpoche will present the deeper meanings beyond the words. These teachings are the vital roots to any pursuit of well-being or quest forEnlightenment, because of the beneficial effect they can have on our mind-stream and body.
A great way to start off an inspiring New Year.
Please book early with a deposit of €50 (non-refundable)
People are encouraged to arrive on the Friday evening in order to settle in.
First teaching starts at 10 am on Saturday.
Cost: Residential: €215 Non-Residential: €160. One day only: €80
Our winter programme is online. Please check out our website and sign up to our mailing list to keep updated.
Pictures from Events this November-December
Eight Mahayana Precepts
On 18th November students, friends and visitors to Jampa Ling took part in the Eight Mahayana Precepts ceremony. Eight precepts were taken for 24 hours. The ceremony began in the Shrine Room in the morning where the precepts were taken. One of the precepts was no eating after 12 noon. Lunch was served early for those taking part in the precepts. It was a quiet day of reflection, contemplation and meditation, with different practices taking part in the Shrine Room. The precepts ended at dawn the next day.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’a Nobel Peace Prize Anniversary
On Sunday 10th December we celebrated the Nobel Peace Prize anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It was awarded to him in 1989 in recognition of his untiring work for peace in the world. His anniversary was celebrated with prayers and speeches in the Shrine Room, with the graceful presence of our teacher, Ven. Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche. Many students and friends brought offerings of fruit, biscuits and snacks for the event. A statement for the Tibetan Government in exile was read out. Tea and light refreshments were served after the event.
Tsong Khapa Day
On Sunday 17th December we celebrated Tsong Khapa day. Lama Tsong Khapa is the founder and lineage holder of the Gelugpa tradition. The ceremony began with prayers and speeches in the Shrine Room with Ven. Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche. Ven. Rinpoche lead a procession with those whom attended around the grounds of Jampa Ling. The procession held candles and continuously chanted the Migstema (Short Request to Je Tsong Khapa). The candles were placed in various areas of the grounds of Jampa Ling.
Transition Year Mindfulness Course at Jampa Ling
As part of their curriculum, Transition Year students from St Mogue’s College in Bawnboy are taking part in a Mindfulness Course in Jampa Ling. Students of Rinpoche were in contact with the school and organised the course. The course is taking place over a few months. Mindfulness has become very popular in recent years with many people practising and studying it. The course is designed and partly led by a student of Rinpoche’s who is a qualified mindfulness teacher.
Yoga with Isabella
One of our volunteers, Isabella, offers weekly yoga classes in Jampa Ling, as well as some evening workshops. Please contact us for further information. Donations are in aid of the House Fund.
We had two one-day yoga workshops led by Isabella; one in November and one in December. The cost of the workshops goes towards the Housefund.
Come and join us every Wednesday for our community gardening day from 10am.Our main gardener, Aisling, will be there and she and the other volunteers would really love you to give them a hand.
Meditations at Jampa Ling
We have three meditation practices every day at Jampa Ling. We also have two additional meditation practices – Meditation for Beginners every Monday night from 7pm to 8pm and a Mindfulness/Awareness Mediation every Wednesday night from 7pm to 8pm – both are in Tara House. There is no need to book to come to these, just simply show up. They are donation-based.
WWOOFers & Volunteers
This November we had two WWOOFers, Sebastiaan from the Netherlands and Katharina from Germany. In December we had one WWOOFer; Yve from Germany. All were of great help to us. We wish them safe travelling and all the best in the future.