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 28th March - 25th April 2019 (Time: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm)

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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 March 28th                                                                                                                                  

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, call 089 475 3315 or book online here.
Class size limited to 8 people.

Emotional Intelligence, with Clive Holmes 26th April - 28th April 2019 (Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm)

This weekend is especially how to relate to, understand and deal with the stresses of 21st century living!

Emotions play a far greater role in our health, well being and success that we realise. We can be quite clever but still be immature and unhappy, a stranger to our own bodies and emotions.

Through the five simple core principles of emotional intelligence we can begin to improve the quality and richness of our lives. The five core principles are: self-awareness, self-mastery, healthy motivation, compassion and social/relationship skills. These will enable us to be more mature and less stressed in our lives.

This course is about the “Journey from our head to the heart” (in this context, we will reference Ringu Tulku’s book of this same name). This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who already have a meditation practice.

Friday 26th April 7.30pm – 9pm Introductory Session

Saturday 27th April 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday 28th April 11am – 4.30pm

Suggested donation €35 per day (includes a 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 “”

Superheroes Kids Group Meetup 5th May (Time: 9:45 am - 12:30 pm)

The Superheroes Kids group will be meeting up in Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin on Sunday 5th May – meet at KSDD at 9.45 for 10am start.

The group meets every few weeks, for a little bit of child-friendly meditation, crafts and activities, and picnic time! It’s a fun way for children to come into contact with Buddhism on a level they relate to, with fun and games built in.

New members are welcome to join, children from early age (4-5) up to early teens, accompanied by their parents.

If you would like more information on the Superheroes, please contact Lara on 086 3916063

Visit of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche 13th May - 16th May 2019 (Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Dear Friends,


We are delighted to announce the details of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s visit to Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin this year from 13th – 16th May 2019. Teachings will take place in the Centre on three evenings – Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th – starting at 7.30pm each evening.

Precious Garland GampopaThis year, Rinpoche will teach from the text ‘The Instructions of Gampopa: A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path’ a commentary by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Precious Garland is considered one of Gampopa’s masterworks, giving instruction on the correct view, meditation and conduct, offering answers to some of the common questions regarding obstacles to Dharma practice, with guidance for practitioners of various levels on how to perfect their spiritual practice. As in previous years, the text will be taken in sections, with the full text being covered over a number of years.

In the words of Gampopa: “To all future individuals devoted to me who think they cannot meet me: Please read the treatises composed by me, such as Precious Garland and The Ornament of Precious Liberation. It will be no different from meeting me personally.”

This will be an opportunity to receive teachings from one of the great teachers of modern times, with the wisdom of times past, presented in an accessible and easy way – as only Ringu Tulku can!

Space is the Shrine Room is limited, but we will have an overflow space with audio and visual. We would encourage early booking to guarantee a place in the Shrine Room – booking is now open on 01 4537427 or email ***Teachings begin at 7.30 sharp! Please be early to ensure seating in the Shrine Room, there will be no admittance to Shrine Room once Rinpoche has entered, but we will accomodate latecomers in the overflow space.

Suggested donation €15 per evening – donations help cover the costs of bringing Rinpoche and his attendant to Dublin and also allow us to make a donation to Rinpoche and his charitable projects. Please fee free to give whatever you can afford.

2nd Kagyu Monlam in Samye Ling 10th June - 17th June 2019 (Time: All Day)

This year we are holding the second UK Kagyu Monlam in Samye Ling (click here to take you to the relevant page and booking).

The Monlam will begin on the auspicious date of the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Birth on 10th of June and will finish on 17th of June 2019, the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Enlightenment and Parinirvana.

Drupon Rinpoche has kindly agreed to make an extra visit to the UK specially to preside over the Monlam.  He will give two daily sessions of teachings as well as presiding over all the prayer sessions.

We hope this second UK Monlam will be a magnificent event and that as many people as possible will take part.

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