‘Jampa’ and ‘Ling’ are Tibetan words meaning ‘place of loving kindness’. The volunteers at Jampa Ling and Rinpoche’s students try to live up to this name by providing a place of tranquility, calm and understanding. One’s life may not always fit together well, and peace and tranquility and a warm welcome can sometimes help.
EVENTS TAKE PLACE ALL OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS……please visit Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre for the full listing of events
Wandering through the Weeds…Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy, Co Cavan.
Saturday 21st April 10am -4.30pm. This one day workshop is in two sections
In the morning Judith will lead the group around any available – and relatively unkempt – garden, lane, field, or park. As plants 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 lunch to share …Workshop costs …€45 and must be booked in advance
email…email@example.com Tel… 049 9523448 visit….www.jampaling.org
RELAX AND REVIVE- MARCH 24th-25th
Enjoy a weekend of relaxation and peace with Meditation combined with Tai-Ji (Chi). Learn some helpful techniques to use in your everyday life, to let pressure and tension dissolve, in the peaceful and tranquil setting of Jampa Ling’s beautiful environs. Meditation led by Joy O’ Reilly and Tai Ji by Romy Gray.
Please contact the Centre for details: 049 9523448 or visit www.jampaling.org/events.html
Cost: Residential €150(single) €125(dorm) Non residential €90
10am – 5pm
Losar (Tibetan New year) 2012 – Year of the Male Water Dragon
On the 19th of February Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan will hold their Losar day. They will not be celebrating as such but will hold prayers in remembrance for all the Tibetan’s who have taken their own lives in the last year and for all the Tibetan people living inside Tibet. The day will start with a smoke puja at 11am, followed by prayers in the Shrine Room. They will have their bring and share vegetarian lunch at 1pm but there will be no singing or people playing musical instruments in the afternoon. However after lunch Ven. Rinpoche will be consecrating the ground where the Stupa will be built.
Please come along. Everybody is welcome.
Other events happening at Jampa Ling in February
FEBUARY 10th – 11th
Ven. Rinpoche will be teaching: The practice, using the third stage of the Path.
Practice of Bodhicitta. Without having had teachings, without having contemplated and meditated on the precious nature of human existence, on death, on the karmic law of cause and effect, on the nature of samsaric suffering, on refuge and on the Four Noble Truths, it is very difficult to have a realistic attitude towards Bodhicitta. Read More
Join us for this day of fun for all ages, led by Lauren Hensey. Lauren will use Yoga techniques, games and breathing exercise to help you relax and feel good. Mats and props will be provided. Please dress to be warm and comfortable.
11am-4pm. Cost: Single adult €25 One adult + one child €35, two children (max) €40. Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.
Please book in advance and we kindly ask for a €15 deposit.
Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan
Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre Winter Programme 2011/12
Jampa Ling are honoured and grateful that Ven. Lama Panchen Otrul Rinpoche will give a course of teachings this winter. This is a rare opportunity to hear these profound teachings from a high Tibetan Lama, who embodies what he teaches and is himself a great practitioner and scholar.
OCTOBER 22nd – 23rd
The greatness of the teachings using the three Paths.
1. The qualities of a teacher. The qualities required of a student.
2. How to rely on a spiritual teacher.
3. Preciousness of having a human life.
4. The impermanence of existence.
NOVEMBER 19th – 20th
The practice, using the first stage of the Path.
1. Mindfulness of death and the lower realms.
2. The practice of taking refuge.
3. Karma and the Law of Cause and Effect.
DECEMBER 10th – 11th
The practice, using the second stage of the Path.
1. Cyclic existence and the suffering of samsara.
2. The Four Noble Truths.
FEBRUARY 10th – 11th
The practice, using the third stage of the Path.
Practice of Bodhicitta.
Without having had teachings, without having contemplated and meditated on the precious nature of human existence, on death, on the karmic law of cause and effect, on the nature of samsaric suffering, on refuge and on the Four Noble Truths, it is very difficult to have a realistic attitude towards Bodhicitta.
MARCH 10th – 11th
The practice, using the third stage of the Path.
Training in the Six Perfections.
The six perfections are: Generosity, Morality, Patience, Diligence, Meditation and Wisdom.
APRIL 6th – 9th
This is a silent retreat. It is a led retreat using meditations on the teachings given by Ven. Panchen Otrul Rinpoche over the winter teachings. It is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings and integrate them into our daily lives.
Other Events taking place at Jampa Ling through the Winter
DECEMBER 18th – TSONG KHAPA ANNIVERSARY
JANUARY 22nd – YOGA FAMILY DAY
FEBRUARY 19th – LOSAR THE TIBETAN NEW YEAR
FEBRUARY 25th – NATURAL VOICE and SINGING WORKSHOP
MARCH 3rd – 4th – WORK WEEKEND
MARCH 24th-25th – RELAX AND REVIVE
APRIL 21st – WANDERING THROUGH WEEDS
APRIL 28th – MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS
For more EVENTS and information please go to Jampa Ling Buddhist Centre, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan
2011 Annual Boat Trip To St. Mogue’s Island
A lovely day was had at the St. Mogue’s annual boat trip. All the usual day trippers were there as well as plenty of new faces. The trip in previous years had proved to be very popular however this year its popularity was brought to a new level. Queues reached right back to the fences, and each boat that set sail was full to the brim. It’s not usually this busy, believe me, I have been going for several years now. However this year was different, the new boat house that had just after been finished was opening and the official launch of a new book on St. Mogue and the Island was being launched. Several speeches were made and prayers were said by candidates of Catholic, Buddhist and the Church of Ireland communities. All this was followed by the official opening, where Johnny Mc Keirnan, special Olympic gold medalist cut the ribbon.
The boats then began ferrying people out to the Island where prayers were said at the graves of loved ones and St. Mogues clay, thought to have special protecting powers, was scraped out of the ruins of the church that St. Mogue had built all those years ago. As we crossed back over to the boat house we saw just how many people had turned out for the day. The queues had gotten even larger and cars were still coming down the lane.
All in All a good day was had by everyone
~to see more pictures of the day please follow the link to Lake Avenue House facebook page
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
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.