Awakening Gratitude, with Clive Holmes

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Date(s) - 27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
12:00 am

Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin


One of the most simple and effective ways of changing our lives for the better is to develop not just an attitude but also a practise of gratitude. Attitude is more important than events, than circumstances, than what other people think or say or do. There are numerous health benefits to having a grateful attitude. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. But few of us exercise the muscle of this choice and consequently are blown about like feathers in the wind. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is take charge of our Attitudes. Every moment is an opportunity to wake up from our negativities, assumptions, prejudices and habits.

Gratitude can be fun too. Not some “heavy duty” thing to add to our to-do list. The heart of the course weekend will consist of practical and simple exercises we can do to develop gratitude in daily life. There will also be instructions in meditations on awakening joy and inner peace of mind.

Friday 27th September 7.30pm – 9pm Introductory Session

Saturday 28th September 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday 29th September 11am – 4pm

€10 evening session, €35 per day (includes simple vegetarian lunch)

Clive HolmesClive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty 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 is co-editor of the books “Taming the Tiger” and “Restoring the Balance” by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. He has a degree in western philosophy, an honorary appointment as Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Aberdeen University and is involved in teaching MSc Mindfulness.

You can find out more about Clive and his activites on his website “”