No. We have people from all religions who visit us and people with no religion.
No. Most Buddhists in the west are lay people and come from all walks of life. We are fortunate to have a highly trained Tibetan Lama (teacher) and two other monastics living at the centre.
Yes, but we ask people to arrange this ahead of their visit, if possible.
Many of our visitors come to Jampa Ling just to have somewhere quiet to stay. We have beautiful grounds for walking, a meditation room, a library and lots of other facilities to help your stay be as relaxed as possible. A retreat mobile is available for those who would like to be completely solitary. Booking ahead is essential.
Ven. Rinpoche will talk about a particular aspect of Buddhist teaching or meditation. Buddhism is sometimes described as a science of the mind, and invariably the topics discussed are very practical and useful in everyday life. If possible, you can arrive on the Friday evening, if you wish. There will be a meeting on the Friday evening which will go through the timetable for the weekend. These weekends are in silence from the Saturday morning until lunch time on the Sunday, but there will be an optional discussion session on the Saturday evening where you can talk to other attendees and ask questions.
We have single and double rooms and also male and female dormitories as accommodation options. Rates vary depending on the room.
Yes, there are buses from Dublin and Enniskillen that pass through Bawnboy. Please contact our office for more information.
Yes, we often have groups hire our accommodation mid-week and at weekends. Tara House includes a fully fitted kitchen, a great community/workshop space, and accommodation for up to 19 people.
Sorry, visitors are not allowed to bring dogs to the Centre.