Iyengar Yoga Thursdays 26th April - 24th May 2018 (Time: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm)
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, for early 2018 the dates are as follows:
March Cycle: Starts Thursday 8th
April Cycle: Starts Thursday 26th
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!
Kagyu Monlam for World Peace in Kagyu Samye Ling, Scotland 22nd May - 29th May 2018 (Time: 12:00 am)
The Monlam will begin on the auspicious date of the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Birth on 22nd May and will finish on 29th May 2018, the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Enlightenment and Parinirvana.
Drupon Rinpoche has kindly agreed to come specially to preside over the Monlam and to give teachings.
Many arrangements are yet to be made and the Monlam is currently in the planning stage but we hope it will be a magnificent event and that as many people as possible will take part.
Click here for more information and booking (this will bring you to the Samye Ling website)
Tibetan Medicine Clinic 26th May (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.
Visit of Khenpo Damcho Dawa Rinpoche - Teachings from Gampopa 15th June - 19th June 2018 (Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
The visit in 2017 was a huge success, with many people making the connection with Rinpoche, and through him, renewing a connection with Akong Rinpoche, to whom he was very close. Many remarked on the beauty of his teachings as well as the excellent translation by Katia Holmes. So we are honoured that Rinpoche, and Katia, will come back to Dublin.
Good News!!! Rinpoche has been granted his visa so it is all systems go!!! We will update teaching times shortly, as soon as we have them finalised with Rinpoche
In 2017,Khenpo Damcho Dawa Rinpoche based his teaching on Gampopa’s book The Collection of Teachings taught at the request of Lekdze (referred to in short as “Lekdzema). This great text covers the fundamental topics of the Mahayana and Vajrayana path presented from the deepest point of view – Mahamudra.
As it was greatly appreciated by all, for this year Rinpoche has proposed a rich theme which actually embraces the whole spiritual path at all levels.
‘APPLYING THE ESSENCE OF SUTRAS AND TANTRAS THROUGH A GENUINE PRACTICE’
“Ground, Path and Result” are the very essence of the sutras and tantras, as taught through the deep Instructions. How to take this to heart and apply it in practice?
Gampopa offers a brilliant explanation, remarkably clear yet easy for all to understand.”
A luminous teaching which can awaken understanding.
Many fundamental topics are evoked: karma and suffering, what is needed for an authentic practice, dealing with delusion, how to relate to others, appearences and realities, what to do with thoughts and afflictions, etc.
A rich discovery for newcomers, at the same time an illuminating eye-opener for more experienced in practice.
Gampopa, disciple of Milarepa and guru of the 1st Karmapa, was at the origin of our Kagyu lineages. His brilliant teachings make clear the Buddha’s intention.
Khenpo Damchö Dawa Rinpoché will base his teachings on a rich Collection of Instructions given by Gampopa to his disciples on key practice topics.
Gampopa’s advice is luminous and directly relevant to practice. Whether the topics are familiar to you or quite new, you may feel that a light has just been switched on in your mind, opening new dimensions to your understanding.
***Please note that teachings will be in Tibetan with direct translation into English***
We are delighted to announce the teaching schedule for the visit, as follows:
Thursday 14th June – Rinpoche arrives in KSDD (time to be announced shortly)
Friday 15th June: Teaching Session 1 7.30pm – 9pm
Saturday 16th June: Teaching Session 2 10.30am – 12.30pm
Lunch 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Teaching Session 3 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Sunday 17th June: Teaching Session 4 10.30am – 12.30pm
Lunch 12.30 – 2.30pm
Teaching Session 5 2.30pm -4.30pm
Monday 18th June: Teaching Session 6 7.30pm – 9pm
Tuesday 19th June: Teaching Session 7 7.30pm – 9pm
Wednesday 20th June: Rinpoche departs KSDD (time to be announced shortly)
*It is possible to attend all or any of the sessions*
***The costs of bringing Rinpoche and his translator, Katia Holmes, to Dublin are considerable (visas, flights, hosting, etc). No price can be put on the beauty and clarity of the Buddha’s teachings, but can be put on an airfare! The suggested donation is €15 per week night and €50 per weekend day. However, please feel free to give whatever you can afford, and do not let finances be an obstacle.***
To book your place please email email@example.com or call 01 4537427. Space is limited in the Shrine Room so be sure to book early.
If you are available to assist during the visit – hosting, meal preparation, preparing the Centre, Shrine Room and Lama’s Room, recordings etc, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 4537427 to volunteer. We always need plenty of help during Lama visits so any time/expertise you have before or during the visit is greatly appreciated.
Khenpo Damcho Dawa Rinpoche is a highly respected lama, teacher and publisher. He has served to preserve ancient wisdom, to bring various traditions together and to directly assist those in greatest need.
Khenpo Rinpoche was born to a herdsman family in Juela village of Nangchen County, Eastern Tibetan Area of China. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1980 when he was 13. He then received a traditional Tibetan Buddhist education, studied extensively, and received practice instruction from some of the greatest Buddhist masters.
He spent five years studying at a Shedra and attained the title of Khenpo, equivalent to a professor of Buddhist studies. In 1995, with the strong support of the President of ROKPA International, Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche, and at the request of Dzongtshod Rinpoche, he established a new Shedra in the town of Yushu, close to the area where he grew up.
Since the establishment of this Shedra, he has been the leading Khenpo in charge of all teaching, practice supervision and administration. This particular Shedra is unique in two respects: Firstly, it is predominantly reserved for Tulkus (those recognised as reincarnate lamas). They are highly respected in the Tibetan tradition, and ensuring their full education is of great importance. Secondly, this Shedra has monks from all four of the major sects of Tibetan Buddhism living and studying together. Such revolutionary practice is very rare and has brought Rinpoche a great deal of respect.
Khenpo Rinpoche has also made a lot of effort to preserve endangered Buddhist traditions. He continues to teach throughout China on both philosophical and practical aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. Through compiling and collecting scriptures that were almost entirely destroyed, he has managed to publish some long lost texts which are of key importance to Buddhist scholars. Some valuable texts have also been translated into Chinese in order to help a growing number of Chinese students.
Rinpoche’s work is not limited to Buddhist practice and study. He is renowned for providing humanitarian assistance in his local area. In 1999 he founded Chola Xiang Orphanage School for orphans and poor children in his home town where access to basic education is very limited. The school now has almost one hundred and eighty students. Several high-achievers have been subsidised to continue their studies in the city. Furthermore, the recent devastating earthquake which hit Yushu has severely damaged much of the surrounding area and led to great loss of life. Rinpoche has been very active in raising funds for the survivors, providing basic supplies, and performing prayer rituals for the deceased.
In the recent years, Khenpo Rinpoche has been invited by ROKPA International to give regular teachings on Buddhist Philosophy, texts and practice in the UK and Europe. His visits have brought mutual learning, understanding and great benefit to all.
Visit of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche 10th September - 13th September 2018 (Time: 12:00 am)
Rinpoche is a regular visitor to Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin, and we always look forward to receiving him. He is renowned for the simplicity of his delivery of even the most complex of topics, making Buddhism accessible to everyone.
Details of the teaching subject and times will be posted shortly.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche. He took his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India and has served as Professor of Tibetology in Sikkim for 17 years. His doctoral thesis was on the Ecumenical Movement in Tibet.
Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and meditation at more than 50 Universities, Institutes and Buddhist Centres in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. He also participates in various interfaith dialogues. He authored several books on Buddhism as well as some children’s books both in Tibetan and European languages.
Visit of Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche 27th October - 29th October 2018 (Time: 12:00 am)
Renowned Meditation Master, Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche has spent many years in strict retreat, as well running Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland and Holy Isle Interfaith Centre. He is much in demand as a speaker and teacher, known for his warmth and humour, and brings a smile whereever he goes.
At the moment details of the visit are still being finalised, but we can confirm that Rinpoche will give Refuge during the weekend. There will also be a limited number of interviews with Rinpoche, as well as teachings from Ani Lhamo, secretary to Lama Yeshe Rinpoche.
Details will be posted soon.