Events

Tibetan Medicine Clinic 23rd March - 23rd November 2019 (Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Traditional Tibetan Medicine uses a holistic approach to health and well-being. It does not offer a quick fix to relieve symptoms, rather it aims to address imbalance in the body and mind. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with Western medicine. Tibetan medicine recognises the influence of dietary, psychological, environmental and lifestyle factors on the balance or imbalance of the body and mind. It aims to achieve health through balance.

Traditional Tibetan Medicine is safe and is appropriate for anyone. It can be used on its own or in conjuction with Western medicine.

The Clinic takes place every second month, beginning January. See below for dates.

Iyengar Yoga Thursdays 23rd May - 20th June 2019 (Time: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm)

dawn yoga

Yoga works on each individual for their growth and betterment – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Through the practice of physical postures (called asanas) one develops strength, mobility and stability, and makes the body  a firm foundation for the practice of meditation.

Thursdays 7:30pm – 8:45pm : An Iyengar yoga class for all levels.

Classes run in five week cycles:                                               

Next cycle May 23rd                                                                                                                                  

Fee for five week cycle:
€60 waged / €50 unwaged or student
€15 waged / €12 unwaged or student* – ‘Drop-in’ rate

*for those with some experience of yoga practice – if you can’t make every week but still want to stay flexi!

Pre-booking is required. Contact info@buddhism.ie, call 089 475 3315 or book online here.
Class size limited to 8 people.

Birthday Celebrations of His Holiness 17th Karmapa 22nd June (Time: All Day)

Dear Friends,

To mark the 34th birthday of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, on the 26th June, we will do an animal release on Saturday 22nd June.

The practice of Tsetar, or life release, is a powerful practice, highly auspicous as the act of saving a life is the most powerful act one can perform, and helps to purify karma, so we hope that as many of you will join us as possible and release as many lives as we can afford. If you can’t make it on the day, donations are always welcome – contact the Office on 01 4537427 or email info@buddhism.ie to find out how.

We meet out in Howth on the Pier to buy as many crabs and lobsters as we can for release, then go to the Bull Wall for the release. Meeting Point and Time – Wrights, Howth Pier West at 2pm. Call us on 01 4537427 to check on the day where we are – a lot depends on the availability of crabs etc to buy – we would hope to be at the Bull Wall around 3pm.

Visit of Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche 13th September - 15th September 2019 (Time: All Day)

We are delighted to welcome Lama Yeshe Rinpoche back to Dublin, along with his assistant, Gelongma Lhamo. Details for the weekend will be finalised closer to the time but there will be an opportunity to take Refuge (formally become a Buddhist) as well as benefit from the infectious joy which radiates from Rinpoche.

LYR and Ani Lhamo

The Path of Joy and Wisdom – with the help of meditation. Lama Yeshe Rinpoche will offer teachings in his straightforward and heartfelt style on how to create the inner conditions for gratitude and joy. He will draw from his huge wealth of personal experience, and how he has managed to bring joy and meaning into his own life through the practice of meditation.

Lama Rinpoche will give instructions on how to meditate in a simple and effective way. He will stress the importance of motivation and cultivating appreciation for everything and everyone in our lives.

Watch this space for more information soon.

Awakening Gratitude, with Clive Holmes 27th September - 29th September 2019 (Time: 12:00 am)

One of the most simple and effective ways of changing our lives for the better is to develop not just an attitude but also a practise of gratitude. Attitude is more important than events, than circumstances, than what other people think or say or do. There are numerous health benefits to having a grateful attitude. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. But few of us exercise the muscle of this choice and consequently are blown about like feathers in the wind. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is take charge of our Attitudes. Every moment is an opportunity to wake up from our negativities, assumptions, prejudices and habits.

Gratitude can be fun too. Not some “heavy duty” thing to add to our to-do list. The heart of the course weekend will consist of practical and simple exercises we can do to develop gratitude in daily life. There will also be instructions in meditations on awakening joy and inner peace of mind.

Friday 27th September 7.30pm – 9pm Introductory Session

Saturday 28th September 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday 29th September 11am – 4pm

€10 evening session, €35 per day (includes simple vegetarian lunch)

Clive HolmesClive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty years all over the UK, as well as in Samye Dzong centres overseas. He has completed over a year in intensive retreat and has studied in Europe and India with teachers from Burma, South East Asia, Japan and Tibet.

He is co-editor of the books “Taming the Tiger” and “Restoring the Balance” by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. He has a degree in western philosophy, an honorary appointment as Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Aberdeen University and is involved in teaching MSc Mindfulness.

You can find out more about Clive and his activites on his website “http://www.cliveholmes.net”

Eight Verses for Training the Mind - with Lama Zangmo 30th November - 1st December 2019 (Time: All Day)

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to welcome Lama Zangmo back to Dublin. She has very kindly offered to teach the Eight Verses for Training the Mind.

Composed by the Buddhist Master Langri Tangpa (1054-1123), Eight Verses for Training the Mind is a text which offers essential training for cultivating the mind of compassion, wisdom, and loving kindness, and reveal the true essence of the Mahayana path.

The fundamental theme of mind training practice is the reorientation of our basic attitude, both toward ourself and toward our fellow human beings, as well as toward the events around us. The goal of mind training practice is the transformation of our thoughts, attitudes, and habits.