Dzong Cine Club 31st March - 24th November 2017 (Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Every last Friday of the month we will have a Buddhist-related film to present in our Cine Club.

Doors open 7.30pm, film at 8pm.

All Welcome!

Club membership €3

Iyengar Yoga for Everyone 7th November - 5th December 2017 (Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm)

Tuesdays 6pm – 7.15pm : An Iyengar yoga class for all levels.

IMG_4006(1)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.

Classes run in five week cycles, over the summer the dates are as follows:

November Cycle: Starts Tuesday November 7th

Fee for five week cycle:
€60 waged
€45 unwaged or student

Pre-booking is required. Contact or call 01 4537427 to book your place.

Class size limited to 8 people. No ‘Drop-ins’ please.
All class fees are donated to the Centre.

Recommendations before attending:
Wear suitable clothing that will not impede your movement.
Do not eat a large amount of food directly before the class.
Arrive in good time so that you won’t be hurried or disturb the beginning of the class.
If possible, please bring a yoga mat.

FullSizeRender(2)Classes taught by Caitriona and Matthew – certified Iyengar yoga teachers.


For more information about Iyengar yoga, see:

iyengar-logoThe Certification Mark is a registered trade mark awarded to teachers trained and qualified to teach the Iyengar method of yoga.


Traditional Tibetan Medicine Clinic 18th November (Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Traditional Tibetan Medicine offers a truly holistic approach to your health and wellbeing. The Tibetan medical system focuses on treating the root cause of the problem as opposed to alleviating the discomfort caused by the symptoms.
It can be used alone or in conjunction with Western medicine.
It recognises how dietary, psychological, lifestyle and environmental factors cause imbalance in the body and mind.

Our medicines are sourced from rare plants and herbs grown on the Tibetan Plateau.
The medicines are made according to an age-old tradition, which follows strict methods, and uses sophisticated processing techniques.

lobsang_arranThe practitioner, Lobsang Dhonden Soktsang, will see you in strictest confidence. Although his English is still improving, if you speak slowly and clearly, he will be able to understand what is necessary for your consultation. If you have any doubts about this, in each of his clinics there is an assistant for the clinic of the day.

We have a sliding scale of rates for consultation, depending on the financial circumstances of the patient, with concessionary and medical card rates.

To make an appointment to see the Dr, or for more information call 01 4537427 or email

Clinic dates for 2017:

Saturday 21st January

Saturday 25th March

Saturday 27th May (cancelled)

Saturday 22nd July

Saturday 23rd September

Saturday 18th November

Clinic times: 9am – 5pm

Therapy vs Meditation - public talk by Alistair Appleton 24th November (Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Therapy vs Meditation: Exploring the boundaries, Flagging the dangers

Drawing on his many years of experience as a clinical psychotherapist and his practice as a Buddhist meditator, Alistair explores the ways in which these two ‘lineages’ of the mind can support one another and can sometimes clash.

Understanding the principles that underpin them can alert us to how they might be one dissonant, for example in the way that meditators might use meditation to “dissociate” their emotions or when therapy clients might use their sessions to strengthen storylines that are already way too strong.

It’s an interesting talk for those are practising meditation and/or are practising or undergoing therapy, and everyone else in between who might be intrigued.

All proceeds (suggested donation €10) go to the Dublin Centre.

A Gentler Heart - workshop with Alistair Appleton 25th November - 26th November 2017 (Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

We are delighted to welcome Alistair back to Dublin where he will host another of his experiential and transformative workshops.

The Dalai Lama says that “all our suffering comes from caring about ourselves and all our happiness comes from caring for others”. And yet we live in a world that puts “self” first and the ‘me-me-me’ culture we live in pre-programs self-interest.

Buddhism famously questions the nature of that ‘self’ and does so not from an intellectual place but one of meditative experience. The deeper we sit with the raw experience of the heart the more impossible it becomes to wall ourselves off from the experiences of others.
We become more empathic but then a surprise happens: we start to realise that opening up to the “otherousness” of the World actually makes life brighter, more adventurous, wider and wiser.

This weekend course is looking to explore the meditative path towards that experience of the gentle heart. Drawing on his experience as a therapist as well as long-term meditator, Alistair uses meditative practices, bodywork and group exercises to explore the world of emotions, togetherness and heart-felt connection know in Buddhism as ‘bodhicitta’ and to sound out the blocks and anxieties that stop us getting there.

It’s suitable for beginners or those who want to re-visit the bodhicitta practices from a somatic place.

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Bookings for this course must be made directly on the Mindsprings website, please use the following link
Course Cost €100. Numbers on this course will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

'Second Sunday Mindfulness Day' 10th December (Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Monthly Practice ‘Sits’: These are held on the Second Sunday of every month from 10.00-11.30 and offer an opportunity to practice within a group that is facilitated by a Mindfulness Association-trained tutor. A donation of 10/15 euro is suggested. (The ‘sit’ time will be 6.00-7.30 pm when there is a course or visiting teacher- check the Events page for updates). 2017 Dates as follows:  Feb 12th, Mar 12th, Apr 9th, May 14th, June 11th (no sit July/Aug), Sept 10th, Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec 10th

Silent Practice Days: These silent practice days, 10.00-3.30, are held on a regular basis, also on a Second Sunday, continuing on from the ‘monthly sit’ time of 10.00-11.30. (It is possible to attend until 11.30 only). They offer an opportunity to deepen and consolidate your practice within a group setting which is hosted by a Mindfulness Association-trained tutor. Please bring lunch to share. A donation of 25/30 euro is suggested. 2017 Dates as follows: June 11th and December 10th.