Tibetan Medicine Clinic 25th April - 31st October 2020 (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 February. See below for dates.

Ongoing Schedule during Covid Closure period 11th May - 20th July 2020 (Time: 12:00 am)

Dear Friends,

The Centre remains closed for the foreseable future, in line with current advice. As things evolve, we will monitor the situation to evaluate when it will be safe to open the Centre again – this may happen sooner than we think, but for now, for the safety of the community and our residents, the Centre remains closed to visitors until at least July 20th. If we can open sooner we will let you know, and under what conditions.

In the meantime, and following the ‘Lockdown Retreat’, we are continuing with our online schedule via our Facebook page as follows:

Mondays        6.30pm Meditation  7.15pm Amitabha Puja

Tuesdays        6.30pm Chenrezi Puja

Wednesdays  6.30pm Chenrezi Puja

Thursdays      6.30pm ChenreziPuja  7.30pm Medicine Buddha Puja

Fridays           6.30pm Chenrezi Puja

Saturdays       8am White Tara Puja 9am Green Tara Puja

And hopefully we will be seeing you in the Centre again before too long! Stay Safe and Stay Well!


Visit of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche - ***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19*** 1st June - 3rd June 2020 (Time: 12:00 am)

Dear Friends of Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin,

RTR***Just Announced…..It is with regret to inform you that Rinpoche has cancelled his Spring Teaching Programme up to and including his visit to Ireland in June due to the Coronavirus and out consideration for the health of all****

We are delighted to announce that the visit of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin this year will take place from 1st to 3rd June 2020. Rinpoche will teach in the Centre on all three evenings and we look forward to another wonderful visit. There will also be opportunities for interviews with Rinpoche during his time in the Centre (these will take place during the day, and will be limited, times will be confirmed closer to the visit).

Rinpoche has taught many and varied topics over the years in KSDD, from broad Buddhist subjects to detailed commentaries on Buddhist texts. This year we would like to invite the community to suggest topics for this years’ teaching – we cannot guarantee that your suggestion will make it on to this list, but we will consider all and try to come up with a varied programme for the three evenings. Please email your suggestions with the subject line RTR 2020.

Teachings will start at 7.30pm each evening – as the teachings are always well attended and we have limited space in the Shrine Room, we suggest booking your place soon by emailing or calling 01 4537427, and to be in the Centre early each evening! Late comers will be accomodated in the overflow space (with sound and vision!). Suggested donation for each evening €15 – donations help cover the considerable costs of bringing teachers such as Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to Dublin, along with their assistants. If finances are a genuine obstacle please feel free to give whatever you can afford.

The Four Immeasurables - with Clive Holmes 12th September - 13th September 2020 (Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm)

How to be kind, wise, compassionate and joyful

the four immeasurablesThe Buddha is said to have stated that it is better to live in the four immeasurables than to live in a luxurious palace. The four immeasurables are kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. They form the very essence of an awakened and enlightened attitude and Clive will explain how they work together to achieve this. Going back to the roots of the meaning of each of these meditations, we will see how useful it is to at least aspire to bring them into our everyday experience. Some exercises from the book, “Restoring the Balance” will be given in this context.

Saturday 12th September 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday 13th September 11am – 4.30pm

Booking recommended  – email or call 01 4537427

Suggested donation €35 per day (includes simple vegetarian lunch) Donations help with the running costs of the Centre and allow us to invite teachers such as Clive to the Centre. If finances are a genuine obstacle, please feel free to give whatever you can afford.

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

Mindfulness of Dream Sleep with Charlie Morley 14th November (Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)


We are delighted to welcome the hugely popular Charlie Morley back to Dublin for two workshops.

Saturday 14th November 2020 10am – 5pm

Mindfulness of Dream Sleep: For Stress or Trauma Affected Sleep Patterns

Originally developed for British military veterans, Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep is a holistic approach to healing for people with stress or trauma affected sleep patterns.

In this practical workshop we’ll learn how to transform the harmful effects that stress and trauma can have on the third of our life that we spend asleep.

Using scientifically verified mindfulness-based techniques alongside breath and body-work practices the MODS Method helps to reduce stress before bed and optimise sleep quality.

Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep is based on an unconditionally compassionate approach to sleep & dreams and is made up of five core practices:

  1. Normalisation of Trauma Affected Sleep
  2. Hypnagogic Mindfulness (Yoga Nidra)
  3. De-stigmatising Nightmares
  4. Coherent Breathing (the Breath-Body-Mind approach)
  5. Lucid Dreaming

From common work-related stress to the more serious effects of trauma, this workshop teaches effective techniques to help you sleep better and wake up healthier.

The workshop will also explore:

  • The Science of Sleep Cycles
  • Reframing our Nightmares
  • The Neuroscience of Trauma
  • Optimising our Sleep Health
  • Dream-work for Trauma Integration

​Whether you currently have stress of trauma affected sleep or not, learning these practices is still really beneficial and so everybody is welcome to come and learn!

Cost of one day workshop €60 (includes simple vegetarian lunch) – if you wish to attend both workshops €100 for both days (including lunch)

Places are limited – please book your place in advance email or call 01 4537427. Full payment by 1st November

Lucid Dreaming One Day Workshop with Charlie Morley 15th November (Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

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We are delighted to welcome the ever popular Charlie Morley back to Dublin for two workshops.

Sunday 15th November 10am – 5pm

This workshop will teach you how to become conscious within your dreams and make use of the third of your life that you spend sleeping to be “more awake, more aware and more kind!”

By using the best of both Tibetan Buddhist and Western dream-work techniques Charlie’s workshops offer a uniquely holistic approach to lucid dreaming with the core aims of psychological growth and nocturnal spiritual practice.

The workshop includes an overview of the history, science and practice of lucid dreaming from both the Western psychological and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, exploration of how sleep works and of course plenty of techniques for becoming lucid within your dreams.

Lucid dreaming is an important precursory skill to the Tibetan tradition of Dream Yoga and these teachings offer a practical way to learn this incredibly beneficial skill.

What will we learn at the workshop?

  • How to lucid dream from scratch and/or develop your practice.
  • The benefits of lucid dreaming.
  • How to use lucid dreaming to integrate nightmares.
  • How to heal our inner world while we sleep.
  • Using sleep for spiritual practice.

The aim of this workshop is not just to learn how to lucid dream but also how to tap into the wellspring of wisdom that resides in the dreaming mind.

Lucid dreaming can help us to wake up to life and to live lucidly with joy and confidence, so come and learn how! All ages and abilities are welcome.

Cost of one day workshop €60 (includes simple vegetarian lunch) – if you wish to attend both workshops €100 for both days (including lunch)

Spaces are limited – please book your place in advance email or call 01 4537427. Payment in full by 1st November

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