Winter Programme 2017-2018 Announced

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JAMPA LING TIBETAN BUDDHIST CENTRE

WINTER PROGRAMME

Ven. Panchen Otrul Rinpoche’s WINTER TEACHINGS 2017-2018

This winter, we are honoured that Ven. Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche will teach from the text called ‘The Easy Path.’ It was first taught by the first Panchen Lama to an assembly of monks at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet, during a summer retreat. It is a path which can take practising students to the state of enlightenment. It is achieved by listening to these teachings, given by a realised Master with a clear lineage to the Buddha, then studying and meditating on His teachings and the text. It is presented here by Ven. Rinpoche in a concise form during these Winter teachings. This teaching is even more relevant today in a world which is confused, angry and stressed; during the continuing search for security and understanding. We can learn however to realise, that as human beings, we are extraordinary in our ability. We are able and can learn to be still during meditation. We can find the deep, ethical commitment and determination necessary to purify the mind, so we can develop love and compassion for all sentient beings. We can reach that inner energy of the mind, which will bring freedom from suffering, realising peace and happiness, for this is our own potential. This path only then becomes ‘easy’ when it is internalised and integrated into one’s daily life.

OCTOBER

TEACHING WEEKEND 1

Sat 7th & Sun 8th OCTOBER

Foundation for developing love and compassion.

Including the Four Immeasurables and Equalising Self and Others.

Please book early with a deposit €50 (non-refundable). People are encouraged to arrive on the Friday evening in order to settle in.

First teaching session starts 10am on Saturday morning.

Cost: Residential: €215. Non Residential: €160. One day: €80

 

YOGA & MEDITATION WEEKEND

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd OCTOBER

Immerse yourself in the tranquil harmony that yoga and meditation provides here at Jampa Ling. Yoga asanas (exercises) are suitable for all ages and levels of abilities. The introduction to and practice of meditation techniques will ease a stressful life and a busy mind. Pranayama (breathing exercises) and breath awareness will deepen your understanding of body and mind. This gentle and nurturing yoga practice is ideal for everyone.

Yoga styles: Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, movements for body awareness.

Note: starts on Friday evening at 8.30 pm. Booking essential.

Cost: Residential: €180. Non residential: €120. One day: €60

 

NOVEMBER

TEACHING WEEKEND 2

Sat 4th & Sun 5th NOVEMBER

Liberating suffering and its causes

Including the Four Noble Truths

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 Saturday morning.

Cost: Residential: €215 Non Residential: €160. One day only: €80

 

THE EIGHT MAHAYANA PRECEPTS CEREMONY

Sat 18th NOVEMBER

The Eight Mahayana Precepts are taken for twenty-four hours. It is especially good to take them on full and new moon days and on other Buddhist festival days. Observing precepts for even such a short time has tremendous benefits; one accumulates a great amount of positive potential (merit) in a short time.

If you would like to be here on the Sunday for the yoga workshop, kindly contact us for bookings.

 

ONE-DAY YOGA WORKSHOP/GENTLE STRESS RELIEF

Sun 19th NOVEMBER

10.30am – 4.30am

We live in a busy and stressful world, and to slow down can be difficult at times. Gentle yoga and breathing exercises can help you to unwind, settle down and relax in your daily life.

Suitable for all abilities.

Booking essential. Cost: €60 including lunch.

 

DECEMBER

TEACHING WEEKEND 3

Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd DECEMBER

Samsara (The Wheel of Life), the world in which we live.

Including Dependent Arising and Karma.

Please book early with a deposit of €50 (non-refundable) People are encouraged to arrive on the Friday evening to settle in. First teaching starts at 10 am Saturday morning.

Cost: Residential: €215. Non Residential: €160. One day: €80

 

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ANNIVERSARY

Sun 10th DECEMBER 3pm

Awarded to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1989 in recognition of His untiring work for peace in the world. Everyone welcome. Please join us for prayers for peace.

 

ONE-DAY YOGA WORKSHOP/GENTLE STRESS RELIEF

Sat 16th DECEMBER

10.30 am-4.30pm

We live in a busy and stressful world, and to slow down can be difficult at times. Gentle yoga and breathing exercises can help you to unwind, settle down and relax in your daily life.

Suitable for all abilities.

Booking essential. Cost: €60 including lunch.

 

TSONG KHAPA ANNIVERSARY

Sun 17th DECEMBER

3pm

As the founder and Lineage holder of the Gelugpa tradition we celebrate his life. Everyone welcome.

 

JANUARY 2018

TEACHING WEEKEND 4

Sat 13th & Sun 14th JANUARY

Generosity, Ethics and Patience including the Four Immeasurables.

Please book early with a deposit of €50 (non-refundable). People are encouraged to arrive on the Friday evening to settle in. First teaching starts 10 am Saturday morning.

Cost: Residential: €215 Non Residential: €160. One day: €80

 

ONE-DAY YOGA WORKSHOP/GENTLE STRESS RELIEF

Sat 27th JANUARY

10.30am-4.30pm

We live in a busy and stressful world, and to slow down can be difficult at times. Gentle yoga and breathing exercises can help you to unwind, settle down and relax in your daily life.

Suitable for all abilities.

Booking essential. Cost: €60 including lunch.

 

FEBRUARY

ONE-DAY YOGA WORKSHOP/GENTLE STRESS RELIEF

Sat 10th FEBRUARY

10.30am-4.30pm

We live in a busy and stressful world, and to slow down can be difficult at times. Gentle yoga and breathing exercises can help you to unwind, settle down and relax in your daily life.

Suitable for all abilities.

Booking essential. Cost: €60 including lunch.

 

LOSAR: THE TIBETAN NEW YEAR

Sun 11th FEBRUARY

11am

Come and celebrate the Tibetan New Year at Jampa Ling. There will be a Smoke Puja. Please bring food to share, your musical instruments and friends.

Everyone welcome.

 

TEACHING WEEKEND 5

Sat 17th & Sun 18th FEBRUARY

Enthusiasm, Meditation and Wisdom

Including instructions on deep meditation.

Please book early with a deposit of €50 (non-refundable) People are encouraged to arrive on the the Friday evening to settle in. First teaching starts10 am Saturday morning.

Cost: Residential: €215. Non Residential: €160. One day: €80

 

MARCH

WORK WEEKEND IN THE GARDEN

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th MARCH

These weekends are a great opportunity to help at Jampa Ling and to meet new friends in an informal setting. The centre needs continual maintenance and tasks completed are a tremendous help. This is a good opportunity for new people to visit, and accommodation and meals are offered in return. People are welcome to arrive Friday evening.

Everyone welcome, whether with or without skills.

YOGA & MEDITATION WEEKEND

Sat 10th & Sun 11th MARCH

Immerse yourself in the tranquil harmony that yoga and meditation provides here at Jampa Ling. Yoga asanas (exercises) are suitable for all ages, levels and abilities. The introduction to and practice of meditation techniques will ease a stressful life and a busy mind. Pranayama (breathing exercises) and breath awareness will deepen your understanding of body and mind. This gentle yoga practice is ideal for everyone, and the beautiful surroundings of the centre will help you to unwind and settle down.

Yoga Styles: Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, movements for body awareness.

Retreat starts at Friday evening at 8.30 pm. Booking essential.

Cost: Residential: €180. Non Residential: €120. One day: €60

 

EASTER RETREAT 2018

Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April

Please plan to arrive on Thursday, 29th March, if possible. This is a silent retreat. It is a led retreat using meditations on the teachings given by Ven. Rinpoche during the winter. It is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings and integrate them into our daily lives. As there is usually a waiting list, please inform us in good time if you have to cancel, so that your place can be offered to another person.

Please book early, and send a €50 deposit (non refundable) when booking.

Cost: (All residential) €275

 

APRIL

SILENT MEDITATION WEEKEND

Sat 14th & Sun 15th APRIL

Come and join us for a meditation retreat weekend spent in silence. One can do either one or both of the days. The weekend can be a time of spiritual renewal. 10.30 am 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. Suitable for everyone. You are welcome to arrive on the Friday evening if you wish.

Booking essential. Starts at 10.30 am on Saturday.

Cost: Residential: €180. Non Residential: €120. One day: €60

 

ONE-DAY YOGA WORKSHOP/GENTLE STRESS RELIEF

Sat 28th APRIL

10.30 am – 4.30pm

We live in a busy and stressful world, and to slow down can be difficult at times. Gentle yoga and breathing exercises can help you to unwind, settle down and relax in your daily life.

Suitable for all abilities. Booking essential. Cost: €60, including lunch.

 

If you would like to be here on the Sunday for the Meditation for Beginners day, kindly contact us

 

MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS.

Sun 29th APRIL

10.30 am – 4 pm

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.

Cost: €60, including lunch.

 

MAY

A PEACEFUL MIND – A PEACEFUL LIFE

Sat 19th & Sun 20th MAY

This is a weekend of guided meditations to help us develop awareness of what brings us peace of mind and harmony in our lives. We all wish for a calmer and more fulfilling life and these meditations help us look at what may bring us this. There will be sitting meditations and a period of walking meditation. It will be possible to have a discussion or question and answer period on the Saturday night if participants would like that.

You are welcome to arrive on the Friday evening.

The weekend starts at 10 am Saturday.

Cost: Residential €180. Non Residential. €120. One Day €60.

 

VESAK SAGA DAWA

Sun 27th MAY

11am

Celebrating the Buddha’s life 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. We celebrate with a Smoke Puja (traditional Tibetan purification ceremony) in the garden 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.

Cost: Free. Everyone is welcome