Events

Mindfulness of Dream Sleep with Charlie Morley 14th November (Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

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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:

  1. Normalisation of Trauma Affected Sleep
  2. Hypnagogic Mindfulness (Yoga Nidra)
  3. De-stigmatising Nightmares
  4. Coherent Breathing (the Breath-Body-Mind approach)
  5. 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 info@buddhism.ie or call 01 4537427. Full payment by 1st November

Lucid Dreaming One Day Workshop with Charlie Morley 15th November (Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

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We are delighted to welcome the ever popular Charlie Morley back to Dublin for two workshops.

Sunday 15th November 10am – 5pm

This workshop will teach you how to become conscious within your dreams and make use of the third of your life that you spend sleeping to be “more awake, more aware and more kind!”

By using the best of both Tibetan Buddhist and Western dream-work techniques Charlie’s workshops offer a uniquely holistic approach to lucid dreaming with the core aims of psychological growth and nocturnal spiritual practice.

The workshop includes an overview of the history, science and practice of lucid dreaming from both the Western psychological and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, exploration of how sleep works and of course plenty of techniques for becoming lucid within your dreams.

Lucid dreaming is an important precursory skill to the Tibetan tradition of Dream Yoga and these teachings offer a practical way to learn this incredibly beneficial skill.

What will we learn at the workshop?

  • How to lucid dream from scratch and/or develop your practice.
  • The benefits of lucid dreaming.
  • How to use lucid dreaming to integrate nightmares.
  • How to heal our inner world while we sleep.
  • Using sleep for spiritual practice.

The aim of this workshop is not just to learn how to lucid dream but also how to tap into the wellspring of wisdom that resides in the dreaming mind.

Lucid dreaming can help us to wake up to life and to live lucidly with joy and confidence, so come and learn how! All ages and abilities are welcome.

Cost of one day workshop €60 (includes simple vegetarian lunch) – if you wish to attend both workshops €100 for both days (including lunch)

Spaces are limited – please book your place in advance email info@buddhism.ie or call 01 4537427. Payment in full by 1st November

Working Creatively with Negative Emotions with Karma Choden 21st November - 22nd November 2020 (Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Working Creatively with Negative Emotions

negative emotions (2)Many people relentlessly battle with their emotions and end up leading conflicted and
unhappy lives. But this does not have to be the case. In Buddhism the negative emotions are
described as ‘mind poisons’, but the poison contains hidden gold.

This weekend will focus on working creatively with the negative emotions that afflict us. It
will be drawn from the Tibetan Buddhist approach of learning to recognise and express the
wisdom nature of our emotions. The perspective here is that our emotions are a source of
vitality that can enliven and enrich our lives. The key is how we relate to them: either they
can fuel an inner storm of conflict and suffering or they can fuel a path of inner abundance
and waking up.

In Tibetan Buddhism the afflictive emotions are described as anger, desire, jealousy, pride
and ignorance. These are like the primary colours of our emotional life which, when
combined, result in the rich variety of emotions we feel. Over the weekend Choden will
focus on anger and desire/craving since these are the most prevalent of the emotions that
afflict us.

The path of practice will be to recognise when these emotions are triggered and how they
feel within us. This is a mindfulness skill. Next, we turn to look at the mind that is afflicted by
anger or desire, for example, and see its empty and insubstantial nature. This is a key insight
skill. We then apply the antidote of compassion drawn from the 4 Immeasurable Qualities
(loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity). Finally we learn to rest ‘in
the midst of our experience’ and allow the wisdom energy to integrate within our being.
The weekend will involve teachings and guided practices as well as sharing and inquiry.

Saturday 21st November 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday 22nd November 11am – 4.30pm

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

* About donations – the Centre relies on donations to allow us to bring teachers such as Choden to Dublin and go towards to the running costs of the Centre, if finances are a genuine obstacle please feel free to give whatever you can afford

ChodenDirector and co-founder of the Mindfulness Association, Choden was born in South Africa and educated as a lawyer before practising as a Buddhist monk for 7 years, during which time he completed a traditional 3 year, 3 month retreat within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. For the last 5 years he has focused on secular mindfulness training and played a key role in setting up the first post graduate programme in the UK integrating mindfulness and compassion. This MSc programme is run through Aberdeen University and is now in its second year. He is also working with Prof Paul Gilbert in developing a training programme integrating mindfulness and elements of Mahayana Buddhist practice with Paul’s compassionate mind training programme that draws on evolutionary psychology and neuroscience. His first book (co-authored with Paul) Mindful Compassion was released in early 2013.

Details for the weekend will be announced shortly – the theme will be Mindfulness-based!

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