Bawnboy Festival 2011
As always the Festival day brings large crowds to the village of Bawnboy, the vintage cars, tractors, motorbikes and more were of great interest and young and old enjoyed seeing how things worked in “the good old days”. The helicopter rides were popular with all age groups and was kept busy long into the evening. Andrew Murray the Boxer from Cavan was the referee for the Sumo Wrestling competition. More pictures can be found on Lake Avenue Face Book Page
Bawnboy Community Festival 2011-July 27th to 1st August always a great family day out.
This year sees the publication of a book about St. Mogue’s Island inTempleport Lake, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan, and the opening of the new boathouse provided by Cavan County Council and Templeport Development Association. The new boathouse will be a secure home for the modern boat used by boatman Packie Joe Brady to transport coffins and mourners to St. Mouge’s Island.The publication of the book “St. Mogue’s Island” will coincide with the Annual Visitation Day on Monday 1st August to St. Mogue’s Island
Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre
SUMMER PROGRAMME 2011
3rd– 5th June WHITE TARA RETREAT For those students with this initiation. Starts at 7 p.m.
12th June SAGA DAWA A celebration of the Buddha’s life, enlightenment and parinirvana We invite you to share in this special day- everyone welcome Starts at 11.30 a.m. – please bring food to share.
18th -19th June RELAX and REVIVEwith Joy O’Reilly and Romy Gray Enjoy a weekend of peace with Meditation and Tai-Ji. Come and learn how to let the tension and pressure go – if only for weekend.
21st June SUMMER SOLSTICE The celebration includes a purification ceremony for the environmen Starts at 2.30 p.m. – everyone welcome.
3rd July BIRTHDAY of H.H. THE DALAI LAMA We will celebrate with prayers for His long life and good health. Starts at 2.30 p.m
15th July UNIVERSAL DAY OF PRAYER. A day of prayer for world peace, initiated by H.H. the Dalai Lama. Prayers will continue the whole day. Starts at 8.30 a.m.
24th July LONG-LIFE PRAYERS for Ven. Panchen Otrul Rinpoche We invite all students to come and celebrate the continuing Good Health and Long Life of our precious teacher. Starts at 9.30a.m.
6th-7th August A WEEKEND for REVIVING the SPIRIT, bring your walking boots!We invite you to come and enjoy the beauty of West Cavan, part of Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and where the Shannon rises. With its many ancient remains, on Saturday we will explore the Burren with a guide, and in the evening enjoy a talk on the spiritual nature of this area. On Sunday a gentle walk will take us up the Cladagh Glen to the Marble Arch Caves.
26th -29th August YAMANTAKA RETREAT For those having the initiation. Help will be appreciated on the afternoon of the 26th in order to make the preparation.Starts at 7 00 p.m.
17th-18th September A SILENT MEDITATION WEEKEND A weekend spent in silence can be a time of renewal for our spiritual self. There will be guided meditations and contemplations, time also for relaxing and absorbing the surrounding peace of the centre. Suitable for everyone, newcomers to meditation are welcome. Come for a day or the weekend. Led by Desmond Gough
17th May MAHAYANA PRECEPTS.
12TH September A purification practise at the time of the New Moon, it lasts for twenty four hours and include partial fasting. Those wishing to participate should arrive the evening before, the practise starts before sunrise
OTHER EVENTS AT THE CENTRE.
28th – 29th May WORK WEEKEND The centre needs continual maintenance and these weekends give everyone the opportunity to come and help.Accommodation and meals are offered in return.A very good opportunity for new people to come and visit the centre.
2nd July NATURAL VOICE and SINGING WORKSHOP.This highly popular workshop gives us the opportunity to express ourselves in song. No previous singing ability is necessary – just to learn to enjoy the sound of your own voice and have fun singing. Led by Anna Felton and Eileen Stephens. 10.30 – 4.30 Please bring lunch to share
10th July VINYASA FLOW YOGA with Lauren Hensey suitable for all levels and inspired by recent Anusara yoga studies. Come, enjoy the day and relax, wear comfy clothes, mats and other props will be provided 10.30 – 4.30 please bring lunch to share.
16th July GROWING YOUR OWN ORGANIC VEG, with Aisling Blackburn A qualified horticulturist, Aisling, runs community gardens and training days with great skill – guiding people step by step through the basics of growing herbs for teas, herbs for cooking and the table,, salads, vegetables and frui It’s easy when you know how!Come and enjoy our walled garden and grounds.10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. please bring lunch to share.
1st August OPEN DAY Linked with Bawnboy’s Festival Week. Everyone is invited to spend an informal day at the centre, and to enjoy the garden and grounds with your friends and relatives. Stay for a cup of tea and visit our craft shop. There will also be a Cake and Book Saleto raise funds for our Mongolian project .Offers to help on the day are greatly appreciated – please contact the centre. 2.30 p.m – 5 -p.m.
20th-21st August VEGETARIAN COOKING WEEKEND with Jo Conway. Jo loves cooking, she is inventive and yet also traditional and we are delighted that we can enjoy her skills during the teaching weekends at the centre.During this weekend she will cover the cooking of soups and main courses and preparing salads and different dressings.Places will be limited so book early
3rd – 4th September WORK WEEKEND Preparing the centre for Panchen Otrul Rinpoche’s return from Mongolia.Everyone welcome to come and help. Meals and accommodations are offered in return for help.
Accommodation is available if anyone wishes to stay before or after a workshop
Ven. Panchen Otrul Rinpoche will leave for his annual trip to Mongolia on the 25th July returning to Ireland on the 8th September