Regular Weekly Programme 3rd October - 2nd October 2017 (Time: 12:00 am)

The Centre has a regular practice programme in place throughout the week, mixing silent and chanting practices as well as introductions to Buddhism and Meditation. These sessions are open to everyone to attend and everyone is welcome – no need to be Buddhist! For more details please click here



Iyengar Yoga Classes for Everyone! 10th January - 23rd May 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, commencing on:
Cycle 1: January 10th (This cycle is now full)
Cycle 2: February 14th (This cycle is now full)
Cycle 3: March 21st (This cycle is now full)                                                                                                          Cycle 4: April 25th (now taking bookings)

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.

Wear suitable clothing 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:




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


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

Science of Mind with Gelong Thubten 6th May - 7th May 2017 (Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

What is meditation? How does it work? What does it do? Practised for thousands of years, modern science is only now beginning to understand the effect meditation has on the brain.

Gelong Thubten 3During this weekend, Gelong Thubten will combine theory and guided practice, delving into the neuroscience of meditation, looking at the effect the practice has on the brain, and how it creates a healthier body chemistry. He will teach techniques on how to introduce mindfulness into our daily lives, increase compassion and develop our sense of connection to others.


Saturday 6th May 11am – 4pm

Sunday 7th May 11am – 4pm

Suggested donation €35 per day (includes simple vegetarian lunch)

Booking essential. Email or  call 01 4537427 –

Open and suitable for all – no need to be Buddhist to attend!


'Second Sunday Sits' with the Mindfulness Association 14th May (Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

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 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 tutor. Please bring lunch to share. A donation of 25/30 euro is suggested. 2017 Dates as follows: June 11th and December 10th.

Visit of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa to the UK 20th May - 21st May 2017 (Time: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm)

Dear Friends,

As you may now know, His Holiness Karmapa is due to visit the UK in May, and will give a series of teachings and Empowerments. Due to the incredible demand for tickets and the great disappointment of many who were unable to get tickets at the moment of sale, the organisers have just announced the event is moving to a new, bigger venue, and there will be extra tickets on sale Tuesday 2nd May at 8pm. Please see the following information from the organisers. ***Tickets already purchased for the original venue are valid for the new venue.***

Please see also the following message from Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche:

“To all those connected with Kagyu Samye Ling and our centres:

It is my great pleasure to inform you that everybody who wishes to receive Karmapa’s teachings will now be able to do so. The events in London on 20th and 21st May have been moved to a larger venue, as many people did not manage to get tickets. Now there is the opportunity for everyone to participate. 

This is the golden opportunity of your life. HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa is the incarnation of Pakchok Chenrezig himself, and he is going to bestow teachings and the Chenrezig empowerment. I request you all to make every effort to attend. 

In particular, the empowerment will be of great benefit for those of you who practice Chenrezig, or do the Nyungney practice, or wish to do so in future.

Samye Ling may not be able to arrange empowerments for some time due to the scarcity of qualified and well respected teachers who can give the transmissions, so I would strongly recommend everyone to go to see HH Karmapa.

These events will be a great blessing for all who wish to make a connection with a Living Buddha.

See  for more information.

Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche”

***For those of you who are not able to travel to London for the visit, we will be showing the webcast in the KSD Dublin Shrine Room on the Saturday and Sunday, times can be found below, and all are welcome to attend and participate in this momentous event, from a distance!***


From the Organisers of the Karmapa Visit UK


Hello – my name is Chloe and I am heading up the organisational team of His Holiness Karmapa’s historic first visit to the UK. Due to the extremely high demand for tickets, in the past 48 hours we have managed to secure Battersea Evolution, a significantly larger venue in London, for the teachings on 20th and 21st May 2017.The venue remains in central London and those tickets bought for the teachings at the Hilton Hotel remain valid for the new venue. So, in spite of the change of venue, which may create an extra tube/bus/car journey for those who have already booked accommodation, we hope that this is a cause for great celebration and that we can all rejoice that so many more of our Dharma brothers and sisters will now be able to attend! (full details of the venue change, ticket/refund information and FAQ’s can be found at the bottom of this email).I also would like to take this opportunity to give a little background to this historic first visit of His Holiness to the UK which might help shed light on the decision-making process to date…

Even though discussions have been ongoing for many years, the actual dates for a UK visit were agreed just a few short months ago and although we are now feeling confident, to date we have been operating under uncertain conditions. At the time the dates were finally agreed, the Hilton was one of a very few London venues/conference facilities of a sizeable and affordable capacity available. With no official clearances, our kind sponsor agreed to risk the large non-refundable deposits for the venue, hotels and many other elements of the visit, plus commit contractually to further payments to try to make this visit possible. We know it has not been a smooth journey for you all, we are also not enjoying feeling the disappointment of so many people but just want you all to know that capacity was a consideration that we gave a lot of thought and hard work to, and have simply been trying our best given the availability and circumstances to date.

We sincerely hope that there is not too much upset because of the venue change but rather rejoicing, and that with all our continued efforts the visit will be a great success!

With best wishes,

Chloe Roberts & the organisational team x


** Please note the later start time **

�Saturday 20th May �
11:00 – 12:30 Public Teachings�
15:00 – 16:30 Public Teachings

Sunday 21st May
11:00 – 12:30 Public Teachings
15:00 – 17:00 Chenrezig Empowerment



When will the tickets go on sale?
Tickets will go on sale TUESDAY 2nd MAY at 8PM / 20:00 British Summer Time via Eventbrite and we will send out and post the link in due course.

If I have already purchased a ticket for the Hilton Hotel, will this be valid?
Yes, tickets already purchased will still be valid for the new venue. We will re-issue your ticket with the revised times and location. Please look out for the EVENTBRITE email with your revised ticket in the coming days.

If I have registered for a Sangha seat, is my registration still valid?
Yes, please bring the print out you have been sent, along with a form of photo ID

If I have already purchased a ticket for the Hilton Hotel, will the seating plan be the same for the Battersea Evolution?
Yes, your seat will still be in the same area as per the seating plan.

If I have already purchased a ticket for the Hilton Hotel, can I exchange my ticket type as there are now cheaper seats available?
We cannot exchange the ticket you have already purchased, however you can purchase a new ticket/s and cancel your previous purchase by requesting a refund via the Eventbrite website. ��

Do I still need to bring a print out of the old ticket?
No, you will only need to bring the new ticket that will be issued. You will still need to bring a form of photo ID.

Can I purchase additional tickets?
Yes, you will be able to purchase additional tickets.

Can I still get a refund if the visit is cancelled or for any other reason?
Yes, refunds will be given less any Eventbrite and or Paypal charges where applicable.

Will there be accessible seating at the Battersea Evolution location?
Yes, Disabled visitors are welcomed with a valid ticket. �The event is accessible for wheelchairs.

I have purchased an accessible seat for £50 a day but notice there is also a lower accessible ticket type of £30 a day, can I exchange my ticket type?
We cannot exchange the ticket you have already purchased and your seat will be closer to the stage than the £30 type, however you can purchase a new ticket/s and cancel your previous purchase by requesting a refund via the Eventbrite website. �

Is the ’8 Verses of Training the Mind’ text taught over 3 sessions or is each teaching session the same?
Whilst we cannot predict what His Holiness will speak about during each session, the intention is for the text to be taught over the course of the 3 sessions.
All the same terms and conditions apply

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