Centre Reopening - Re-Opening Monday 29th June 29th June - 31st August 2020 (Time: All Day)
We are delighted to announce that we will reopen Monday 29th June, in a limited capacity, in line with the current recommendations. We have made some adjustments to our schedule and access to the Centre and ask that you are patient with us as we navigate the new way of doing things.
- The Centre will reopen Monday 29th June for Meditation at 6.30pm, and will be open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings – see our Regular Programme page for exact details of schedule – **** From 5th August – Meditation Mondays 6.30pm and Saturdays 12pm, and Chenrezi on Wednesdays 6.30pm only due to Summer closure****
- The Centre will only be open for practice – our Shop and Library will remain closed for now (if you need something from the shop, incense etc please let us know and we will organise it for you – if we have it!) and we are unable to facilitate ‘tea and chat’ for now, so please arrive in time for the practice (late-comers will not be admitted once the practice has started) and leave promptly afterwards. This is to protect our volunteers and community.
- We can accomodate 8 people max in the Shrine at any one time – if you intend attending please contact the Centre by phone 01 4537427 in advance so we know how many people will be there – this will avoid us having to turn you away if we are at capacity.
- Please use the hand sanitiser we have provided on arrival, and avoid bringing large bags to the Centre
- We request that you wear a face covering in the Shrine Room – chanting/singing are considered ‘at risk’ activities! This is to protect our volunteers and community
- The Shrine Room will have clearly-designated, socially-distanced places for seating – please sit only in these locations
- Please cooperate with our facilitators and provide your name and contact details on the days you attend – this is to facilitate contact tracing should it be necessary – details will only be used for this purpose.
- If you are in any way unwell – temperature, cough or other symptoms - please stay away until you have recovered. And while you are in the Centre please be kind and observe good health etiquette for the safety of others.
If you are not ready to come back to the Centre just yet you can still continue to participate online with our virtual Sangha – all sessions are broadcast via our Facebook page @buddhismdublin.
Looking forward to seeing you all very soon…in a socially distanced fashion!
Online MBLC Course 8th July - 26th August 2020 (Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
We are delighted to announce a new venture in KSD Dublin as we adapt to the current situation. Until we know when we can hold courses in the Centre, for the time being we make the move online where we can. So we are offering a new 8 week Mindfulness-Based Living Course developed by the Mindfulness Association.
The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) is a weekly mindfulness course developed by the Mindfulness Association. The aims of the course are to help you to develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and to build the foundations of a sustained personal practice, with a view to applying this in your life. This is an 8-week course with a follow-up session a month after the end of the course. The course will be delivered by qualified mindfulness facilitator Alvina Byrne Mulloy. Alvina has recently completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Mindfulness-based approaches with the University of Aberdeen.
Due to Covid-19 this course is being offered online for a reduced rate of €150. Places are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment. To book your place and arrange payment please email email@example.com or call 01-4537427.
How will the course be delivered?
The course will be delivered online via Zoom. Each session consists of explanation, guided practice, group reflection and inquiry. Following each session, you will be provided with supplementary notes to help your practice. During the course you will be invited to practise daily if possible, for about 30 min.
The course is ideal for beginners as well as for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and who want to develop their practice. The course is experiential, not therapeutic.
Summer Programme in KSD Dublin 5th August - 31st August 2020 (Time: 12:00 am)
Following a bit of a hectic ‘pandemic’ schedule both online and more recently in the Centre, during August we will be taking a little break….
The Office is closed from 29th July and will reopen on Monday 31st August. You can still call and send emails, and we will get back to you on our return.
The practice schedule during August will be on Wednesdays only, with Chenrezi puja at 6.30pm from Wednesday 5th August until we reopen again on 31st August. Please continue to book in for Wednesdays on 01 4537427 as we are still limited in the numbers we can allow in!
Wishing you an enjoyable rest of the ‘summer’ and looking forward to seeing what September brings!
Tibetan Medicine Clinic 29th August - 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Normalisation of Trauma Affected Sleep
- Hypnagogic Mindfulness (Yoga Nidra)
- De-stigmatising Nightmares
- Coherent Breathing (the Breath-Body-Mind
- 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 email@example.com or call 01 4537427. Full payment by 1st November