The following events will be taking place during the month of April both at Jampa Ling and outside
2nd of April at 11am, Ven. Rinpoche will be opening a shop in Ennistymon, Co Clare. The shop will be called ‘ Upstairs Downstairs’ and all the proceeds will go to 3 charities, one being to Ven. Rinpoche Asral Centre in Mongolia. Hopefully see you there. Everyone is welcome.
Also on the same day in St. Mogue’s College, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan the West Cavan Spring Fair will be held. There will be various workshops held through out the day and it’s aim is to raise awareness about mental health. Jampa Ling has been asked to cook and serve the food for the day and there will be two mediation workshops given by Ven. Rinpoche’s students. We will be one of the many stand holders on the day. We will be handing out information both for Jampa Ling Cavan and N. Ireland, for Mongolia and so forth. Also we will be selling from the Jampa Ling shop. It will be held from 12-6pm.
10th of April: Wandering through the Weeds, led by Judith Hoad. This is a one-day workshop in two secitons: in the morning Judith Hoad leads the group around any available – and relatively unkempt – garden, lane, field, or park. As they are found, she discusses the culinary, domestic and medicinal uses to which each plant, (predominantly wild ones), is put. Worksheets are provided for notes. In the afternoon, Judith does the ‘cookery demonstration’, during which she shows the methods for making infusions, decoctions, compresses, poultices, tinctures, macerated oils and ointments. She gives clear information on terminology and recipes, (or formulas). There is a further sheet of notes that complements the afternoon’s work. Judith keeps the day informal and encourages relevant questions and comments about our herbal heritage. Participants are asked to bring weathproof clothing, including boots and note-books and pens, especially for the afternoon. Please bring vegetarian food to share. Costs €30, from 10am- 4pm.
9th/10th April: Teachings in Kilkenny by Ven. Rinpoche. Ven. Rinpoche will teach on ‘how to develop a happy mind’.
22nd-25th April: Easter Retreat. This is a silent retreat. It is a led retreat using the meditations given by Ven. Panchen Otrul Rinpoche during the teachings. It is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings and to integrate them into our daily lives. Cost € 275.
Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Owendoon House, Bawnboy, County Cavan. tel: 049 9523448 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patron: H.H. the Dalai Lama
Spiritual Director: The Ven Lama Panchen Otrul Rinpoche.
23rd May SAGA DAWA- Celebration of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana and20 years in Ireland of our precious teacher Ven. Panchen Otrul Rinpoche and Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy, County Cavan.We invite you to share in the celebration of this very special day – Please bring food to share. Starts at 11 a.m.
12th – 13th June FINDING PEACE – A weekend of relaxation,
with instructions on how to develop a peaceful mind and a relaxed body.
Come and enjoy the peace of Jampa Ling Centre.
Lead by Frank Conway and Desmond Gough.
21st June SUMMER SOLSTICE- The celebration includes a purification ceremony for the environment – starts at 2.30 p.m. everyone welcome.
UNIVERSAL DAY OF PRAYER 26th June -This day was initiated by H.H. the Dalai Lama. Prayers will continue the whole day in the shrine room. Everyone welcome to join in during the day. Starts 8.30 a.m.
3rd-4th July WHITE TARA INITIATION AND RETREAT-given by Ven. Panchen Otrul Rinpoche. For students wishing to take this initiation and also for those already having the initation. The initiation can be taken a second time.
6th July CELEBRATION WITH PRAYERS- For the birthday and Long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. starts at 2.30 P.M.
6th – 8th August YAMANTAKA RETREAT-For students who have taken the Yamantaka Initiation. Please arrive in the afternoon to help arranging the shrine and room etc.
21st-22nd August MEDITATION RETREAT– For students and any one needing ‘time out’. This is a silent weekend, an opportunity to meditate with a group, with time for some instruction and discussion. We offer a very relaxed, no-pressure retreat weekend for every one . Lead by Joy O’Reilly
13th May, MAHAYANA PRECEPTS 11th July -This is a purification practise at the time of the New 10th August moon. It lasts for 24 hours and includes partial fasting. Those wishing to participate should arrive the eveningbefore, the practise starts before sunrise.