Welcome to our SUMMER PROGRAMME for 2015! Here are the events scheduled for the months of June & July!



  • 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                    
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 moving 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 encouraged to arrive on the Friday evening if you can. Your evening meal and accommodation are included. People arriving on Saturday or Sunday morning should be here by 9am please.
The Retreat will be in Silence. Cost: Residential €160. Non Residential: €90. One day only €45
Why Buddhism? Who was the Buddha? What were His teachings?  Why meditate?  Ani Tenzin Choeden is a Western Tibetan Buddhist Nun at Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre. She was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1998. Raised as a Christian, she started practising Buddhism in 1978 and has received teachings from many Tibetan Lamas. In 1990 the Ven Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche accepted her as his student. She has lived at  Jampa Ling since then, traveling with Ven Rinpoche to India and Mongolia. This day is an opportunity to spend time sitting with Ani-La and receive instruction in the practice of Buddhist philosophy. Also to get a taste of what meditation is about. Starts at 10.30am. Cost: €50 (incl. Lunch)  ** On this weekend we are holding two events. Some people may enjoy the opportunity to stay on Saturday night and attend the Summer Solstice ceremony the next day.


  • 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



  • 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
For those students with this initiation
Starts with registration at 7pm on Friday 10th July
  • The weekend of Sat 18th July & Sun 19th July    SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT
Come join us for a residential retreat weekend spent in silence. One can do either or both of the days. The weekend can be a time of 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. You are encouraged to arrive on the Friday evening if you can. Your evening meal and accommodation are included. People arriving on Saturday or Sunday morning, please arrive by 9:00am.
Cost: Residential €160. Non Residential €90. One day only €45
  • 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.