Events

Visit Of Drupon Rinpoche, Khenpo Lhabu 16th September - 17th September 2017 (Time: 12:00 am)

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We are delighted to announce that Drupon Rinpoche, Khenpo Lhabu, retreat Master of Thrangu Monastery, will once again visit Kagye Samye Dzong Dublin, his first visit since 2014. Details of the visit are still being finalised and will be announced shortly – please note the new dates! This visit is one of the many organised to celebrate 40 years of Dharma Teachings in Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin.

In 1983 at the age of fourteen, Karma Lhabu – who is now known by his title of ‘Drupon Rinpoche’ (Retreat Master) or as Khenpo Lhabu – took Getsul ordination and studied Buddhist texts, rites and ceremonies under Khenpo Palga. Four years later, aged eighteen, he decided to do a retreat and received all the necessary initiations and teachings from Karma Legden and Retreat Master, Karma Sherab.

After one year Karma Lhabu entered the traditional three year, three month retreat under the direction of the retreat teacher Karma Senge. Karma Senge was impressed by his aptitude and diligence and consequently took a special interest in the young monk. Recognising his special qualities Karma Senge transmitted all his teachings and chose Karma Lhabu to become the future Retreat teacher, or Drupon.

In 1992 Drupon Rinpoche entered another retreat under the direction of Yeshe Jungne Drupon Rinpoche, who also recognised Karma Lhabu Drupon Rinpoche as a great Mahamudra teacher and consequently gave him special instructions. On completion of his retreat, Drupon Rinpoche travelled first to the Nyingma Monastery of Seta, then to other monasteries where he studied the various different schools of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as receiving teachings from Drubgen Rinpoche at Tsab Tsa Monastery. He was subsequently awarded the title of Khenpo.

In 1999 Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche invited Drupon Rinpoche to his monastery in Nepal where he gave teachings during the summer then during the winter he became resident Khenpo at Thrangu Monastery in Varanasi. He also travelled to Sherab Ling Monastery in northern India where he received teachings from Khentin Tai Situpa and later from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. During this time Drupon Rinpoche participated in the Karma Gunchi gathering of Kagyu Monasteries where each monastery competes for excellence in Buddhist disciplines such as scriptural debate.

Lama Phuntsok from Nepal then requested Thrangu Rinpoche to allow Drupon Rinpoche to teach at the Shedra of Karma Lekshey Ling Monastery. Accordingly he took up this position in 2001. He was also invited by Khenchen Sherab Zangpo to give teachings and initiations at Karma Choying Kunchab Centre in Singapore and he then travelled to Malaysia and Taiwan, where he established the Chochi Drinpung Ling Centre.

In 2004 Thrangu Rinpoche asked Drupon Rinpoche to return to Nepal and become Retreat Master of the traditional three year, three months’ retreat at the site of Milarepa’s cave, known as Nyi Shang Ka Te Puk. During that time Drupon Rinpoche was also Khenpo of Thrangu Nunnery and continued to make annual visits to numerous Centres of various traditions in Taiwan and Malaysia.

On completion of the long retreat at Thrangu Rinpoche’s Centre, Drupon Rinpoche was invited to Kagyu Samye Ling, as Khenpo and Retreat Master, where he will help to establish a Tibetan Buddhist Shedra, (college) and visit the long term Men’s and Women’s Retreat Centres on the Isle of Arran and Holy Isle. Drupon Rinpoche has been requested to come to Samye Ling on an annual basis, and in subsequent years is also expected to visit other Samye Dzong and Rokpa Centres.

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Clinic 23rd September (Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Traditional Tibetan Medicine offers a truly holistic approach to your health and wellbeing. The Tibetan medical system focuses on treating the root cause of the problem as opposed to alleviating the discomfort caused by the symptoms.
It can be used alone or in conjunction with Western medicine.
It recognises how dietary, psychological, lifestyle and environmental factors cause imbalance in the body and mind.

Our medicines are sourced from rare plants and herbs grown on the Tibetan Plateau.
The medicines are made according to an age-old tradition, which follows strict methods, and uses sophisticated processing techniques.

lobsang_arranThe practitioner, Lobsang Dhonden Soktsang, will see you in strictest confidence. Although his English is still improving, if you speak slowly and clearly, he will be able to understand what is necessary for your consultation. If you have any doubts about this, in each of his clinics there is an assistant for the clinic of the day.

We have a sliding scale of rates for consultation, depending on the financial circumstances of the patient, with concessionary and medical card rates.

To make an appointment to see the Dr, or for more information call 01 4537427 or email info@buddhism.ie

Clinic dates for 2017:

Saturday 21st January

Saturday 25th March

Saturday 27th May (cancelled)

Saturday 22nd July

Saturday 23rd September

Saturday 18th November

Clinic times: 9am – 5pm

'Second Sunday Sits' with the Mindfulness Association 8th October (Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Monthly Practice ‘Sits’: These are held on the Second Sunday of every month from 10.00-11.30 and offer an opportunity to practice within a group that is facilitated by a Mindfulness Association tutor. A donation of 10/15 euro is suggested. (The ‘sit’ time will be 6.00-7.30 pm when there is a course or visiting teacher- check the Events page for updates). 2017 Dates as follows:  Feb 12th, Mar 12th, Apr 9th, May 14th, June 11th (no sit July/Aug), Sept 10th, Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec 10th

Silent Practice Days: These silent practice days, 10.00-3.30, are held on a regular basis, also on a Second Sunday, continuing on from the ‘monthly sit’ time of 10.00-11.30. (It is possible to attend until 11.30 only). They offer an opportunity to deepen and consolidate your practice within a group setting which is hosted by a Mindfulness Association tutor. Please bring lunch to share. A donation of 25/30 euro is suggested. 2017 Dates as follows: June 11th and December 10th.

'Second Sunday Sits' with the Mindfulness Association 12th November (Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Monthly Practice ‘Sits’: These are held on the Second Sunday of every month from 10.00-11.30 and offer an opportunity to practice within a group that is facilitated by a Mindfulness Association tutor. A donation of 10/15 euro is suggested. (The ‘sit’ time will be 6.00-7.30 pm when there is a course or visiting teacher- check the Events page for updates). 2017 Dates as follows:  Feb 12th, Mar 12th, Apr 9th, May 14th, June 11th (no sit July/Aug), Sept 10th, Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec 10th

Silent Practice Days: These silent practice days, 10.00-3.30, are held on a regular basis, also on a Second Sunday, continuing on from the ‘monthly sit’ time of 10.00-11.30. (It is possible to attend until 11.30 only). They offer an opportunity to deepen and consolidate your practice within a group setting which is hosted by a Mindfulness Association tutor. Please bring lunch to share. A donation of 25/30 euro is suggested. 2017 Dates as follows: June 11th and December 10th.

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Clinic 18th November (Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Traditional Tibetan Medicine offers a truly holistic approach to your health and wellbeing. The Tibetan medical system focuses on treating the root cause of the problem as opposed to alleviating the discomfort caused by the symptoms.
It can be used alone or in conjunction with Western medicine.
It recognises how dietary, psychological, lifestyle and environmental factors cause imbalance in the body and mind.

Our medicines are sourced from rare plants and herbs grown on the Tibetan Plateau.
The medicines are made according to an age-old tradition, which follows strict methods, and uses sophisticated processing techniques.

lobsang_arranThe practitioner, Lobsang Dhonden Soktsang, will see you in strictest confidence. Although his English is still improving, if you speak slowly and clearly, he will be able to understand what is necessary for your consultation. If you have any doubts about this, in each of his clinics there is an assistant for the clinic of the day.

We have a sliding scale of rates for consultation, depending on the financial circumstances of the patient, with concessionary and medical card rates.

To make an appointment to see the Dr, or for more information call 01 4537427 or email info@buddhism.ie

Clinic dates for 2017:

Saturday 21st January

Saturday 25th March

Saturday 27th May (cancelled)

Saturday 22nd July

Saturday 23rd September

Saturday 18th November

Clinic times: 9am – 5pm

'Second Sunday Sits' with the Mindfulness Association 10th December (Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Monthly Practice ‘Sits’: These are held on the Second Sunday of every month from 10.00-11.30 and offer an opportunity to practice within a group that is facilitated by a Mindfulness Association tutor. A donation of 10/15 euro is suggested. (The ‘sit’ time will be 6.00-7.30 pm when there is a course or visiting teacher- check the Events page for updates). 2017 Dates as follows:  Feb 12th, Mar 12th, Apr 9th, May 14th, June 11th (no sit July/Aug), Sept 10th, Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec 10th

Silent Practice Days: These silent practice days, 10.00-3.30, are held on a regular basis, also on a Second Sunday, continuing on from the ‘monthly sit’ time of 10.00-11.30. (It is possible to attend until 11.30 only). They offer an opportunity to deepen and consolidate your practice within a group setting which is hosted by a Mindfulness Association tutor. Please bring lunch to share. A donation of 25/30 euro is suggested. 2017 Dates as follows: June 11th and December 10th.

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