SAGA DAWA THIS WEEKEND & OTHER MAY EVENTS

by Martin Meyler

VESAK / SAGA DAWA

THIS SUNDAY MAY 3rd. START TIME: 11:00am

Celebrating the Buddha sagadawa copy

Saga Dawa is the celebration of the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and entering Nirvana. It is also known as Vesak in Sanskrit. We invite you to share this special day at Jampa Ling. Everyone is welcome. We celebrate with a Smoke Puja (traditional Tibetan purification ceremony) in the gardens and prayers in the Shrine Room with the gracious presence of Ven. Lama Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche.

Please bring vegetarian food to share – and your musical instruments if you would like to play! This is a FREE event.

 

OTHER MAY EVENTS:

SILENT MEDITATION WEEKEND

May 9, 2015 – May 10, 2015 Start time: 9:30am

Come join us for a residential retreat weekend spent in silence.

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The weekend is an opportunity to make time for spiritual renewal. People are free to do meditation from the Buddhist tradition or from their own traditions. There will be time for relaxing and absorbing the peace and quiet of the centre and an option for a discussion on the Saturday evening (if people would like this). Suitable for everyone, and you are welcome to come for one or both days. You are also welcome to arrive on the Friday evening if it will make your travel to the centre easier.

Cost: Residential €160. Non Residential €90.

One day only: €45

MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS

May 23, 2015 10:30am – 4:00pm

meditation_beginFeeling 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

SANGHA AND FRIENDS WEEKEND

May 30, 2015 – May 31, 2015

 

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Join us on the June Bank Holiday weekend as students and friends of Jampa Ling come and relax at the centre, renew friendships, and enjoy the daily practices. Activities will be arranged when people arrive.

Cost: €80 includes 2 nights accommodation and full board.