Saturday 10th May
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 Saga Dawa celebrations the next day.
Sunday 11th May
SAGA DAWA Celebrating the Buddha – starts 11am
Saga Dawa is the celebration of the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and entering Nirvana. It is also known as Visak 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 Otrul Rinpoche.
If you would like to be here on the Saturday for the Introduction to Meditation course, kindly contact us for bookings.
Please bring vegetarian food to share – and your musical instruments if you would like to play!
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th May
A PEACEFUL MIND – A PEACEFUL LIFE with Joy O’Reilly
Joy has been a student of Rinpoche for many years. She is also an experienced psychologist and she runs group meditation sessions in Sligo under the guidance of Rinpoche. 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 if you wish. The retreat will be in Silence.
[Please note: this series of meditations will replace the Silent Meditation originally scheduled for this weekend.]
Cost: Residential €160. Non Residential: €90. One day only €45
Saturday 31st May – Sunday 1st June (June Bank holiday weekend)
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.