Events

Losar Celebrations in KSD Dublin 22nd February (Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Dear Friends of Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin,

We wish you a very Happy Losar and a multitude of blessings for the year of the Male Metal Rodent

To help welcome in the New Year we will will raise new prayer flags at 2pm (sponsors welcome!) followed by a Shower of Blessings tsok practice to create the auspicious conditions for the coming year in KSDD, for all our future projects and the benefit of the community. All are welcome to attend, as well as offerings of flowers, incense, food and drink (vegetarian and non-alcoholic!)

Flag raising at 2pm, all welcome!

Annual Nyungney Retreat in Samye Ling 26th February - 13th March 2020 (Time: 12:00 am)

Each New Year in Samye Ling begins with auspicious purification practice of the 1,000 Armed Chenrezig sadhana.

The retreat will consist of eight sets of Nyungneys, with each set lasting two days. Silence and fasting are observed on the second day of each set.

Everyone is welcome to participate in as many sets as possible for their own personal benefit as well as for all living beings. However, this practice may only be done by those who have taken Refuge and received the appropriate permissions and instructions. 

If you wish to take part but are unable to do the practice, it is also very beneficial to help serve meals and drinks on the eating days.

The retreat will end with a Milarepa Tsok Puja after the final session on the morning of 13th of March.

If you would like to participate in this retreat please visit the Samye Ling website for more information and booking Click here

Tibetan Medicine Clinic 29th February - 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.

Changing the habits of a lifetime - with Clive Holmes 25th April - 26th April 2020 (Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm)

changing habitsEvery time we give in to a harmful habit from our past, we reinforce our limitations.  Would you rather be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future? Once we truly see, and accept, our habits, we can then embrace the ones that are helpful and let go of the ones that are harmful. Of course, this is not so easy. So together we will encourage one another to improve our life experience. Every moment gives us the opportunity to experience ourselves in a different way.

Again and again the central message will be to simplify our ways of experience and reduce unnecessary stress. We cannot change the world to fit in with all of our expectations; yet we can learn to be flexible and adaptable, accepting things as they are.

Saturday 25th April 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday 26th April 11am – 4.30pm

Booking recommended  – email info@buddhism.ie 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.

We are delighted to have Clive Holmes back in the Centre. Clive 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.

Visit of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche 1st June - 3rd June 2020 (Time: 12:00 am)

Dear Friends of Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin,

RTR

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 info@buddhism.ie 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 info@buddhism.ie 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