Festive Period in KSD Dublin 21st December - 8th January 2020 (Time: All Day)

As we move into the Festive season, there are a few changes to the regular programme in the Centre, details below:
Saturday 21st December – Green Tara as usual, no meditation class or session
Monday 23rd December – Meditation at 6.30
Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve, Centre closed***
Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day Chenrezi at 6.30pm
Monday 30th December – Meditation at 6.30
Tuesday 31st December – New Years Eve, Centre closed***
Wednesday 1st January 2020 – New Years Day Chenrezi aat 6.30pm
Tuesday 7th January 2020 – Introduction to Buddhism 7.30pm
Wednesday 8th January 2020 – Introduction to Meditation 7.30pm
The Office is taking a break from Friday 20th December and will be back on Monday 6th January 2020. All messages and emails will be replied to then.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the festive end of year. Use the time to do acts of kindness and charity, spend time with family and friends, and also take a moment or two to be kind to yourself.

Introduction to Buddhism 7th January (Time: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm)

Buddhism is a spiritual practice based on the teachings of the Buddha (the Awakened One) who taught methods wBuddhahich enable us to transform ‘who we are’ into ‘who we REALLY are’ (pure and perfect) through the power of Loving Kindness and Compassion, for the benefit of all sentient beings.

The teachings of the Buddha, though ancient, are even more relevant today and are accessible to all, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist.

This evening is open to anyone who wants to learn more about Buddhism and how it can benefit them and others.

By donation – no need to book, just drop in.

Introduction to Meditation 8th January (Time: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm)

Meditation is a unique way to bring your mind to the present moment and to allow us to experience true peace (easier said than done!) and an insight and realization of what the mind really is.

In Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin, we practice the traditional Buddhist method of meditation brought to us through our lineage and offer instruction to whoever would like to learn how to meditate. This type of meditation is known as Shinay, or Shamatha/Calm Abiding, and was taught by the Lord Buddha over 2,500 years ago.

Beginners meditation instruction is offered on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. These classes are ‘Drop-in’ – no need to book. There is also a class on Saturday mornings class followed by a short session of meditation from 12pm – 12.30pm – suitable for those who are beginning their meditation journey. By Donation.

In these sessions you will be taught the correct posture – this is vital to ensure you don’t develop bad habits from the beginning and get the most benefit from the session. Also how to work with distraction – a constant problem in these busy times.

It is also very important to receive instruction from an experienced and authorised instructor, in order to meditate in a way that is genuinely beneficial.

Transformation in difficult times - with Gelong Thubten 18th January (Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Saturday 18th January 2pm – 4.30

An afternoon of talks and meditation instruction aimed at transforming our response to challenges and difficuties. In particular, the modern pace of life can leave us feeling pressurised and stressed. Thubten will explain stress from the Buddhist understanding as well as from the point of ivew of neuroscience, and he will offer methods for creating greater resilience.

As life becomes increasingly busy, people can find it hard to maintain a daily practice, and they perhaps feel their minds are ‘too busy’ for meditation. Thubten will offer tips for creating sustainable diligence in a stressful world.

There will be a discourse on the effects of technology, social media and the explosion of fast-moving news and advertising, and how these elements have increased our levels of anxiety and insecurity. We will then look at how daily meditation can provide protection, helping keep our minds more independent and less busy.

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.