Date(s) - 27/10/2018 - 29/10/2018
Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin
Renowned Meditation Master, Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche has spent many years in strict retreat, as well running Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland and Holy Isle Interfaith Centre. He is much in demand as a speaker and teacher, known for his warmth and humour, and brings a smile whereever he goes.
We are exceptinally lucky this year as Rinpoche will be accompanied by Lama Katen, Deputy Abbot of Samye Ling Monastery, on his first visit to Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet Lama Katen and for him to discover our Centre and community, and we look forward to future visits from him.
Please find below provisional details of the programme for the weekend (may be subject to change!)
Saturday 27th October
10am – ‘Taking Refuge’ a talk by Gelongma Lhamo, an explanation of the meaning of Refuge and the format of the ceremony, for those formally wishing to become Buddhist. Open to all
11am – Refuge Ceremony with Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. Anyone who wishes to take Refuge should contact the Office in advance of the visit – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 4537427
3.00pm – Public Talk with Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche If we are without wisdom and compassion, Buddhism becomes less meaningful in our daily life. Words of wisdom from a true meditation master, and an opportunity benefit from his many years of experience both in retreat and out in the real world, someone who has seen both sides! For more information about Lama Yeshe Rinpoche see the following link
This talk will be followed later by a presentation of Samye Ling:The story so far, a slideshow showing the amazing work that has been carried out at Samye Ling over the last few years, creating a fully functioning Shedra and Monastery. All Welcome to attend.
Sunday 28th October
***Please note that due to the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday morning, access to the Centre by car will be restricted between 9.30am and approx 11.45am, please use public transport where possible***
12pm – The Place of women in the Kagyu Lineage a talk by Gelongma Lhamo. Ani Gelongma Lhamo completed the Four Year enclosed retreat and has also taken vows for life. She is an experienced teacher of Dharma and meditation and is also assistant to Lama Yeshe Rinpoche. She has learned how to integrate meditation into her busy, working life.
3.00pm – What it means to be Buddhist? a talk by Lama Katen, Deputy Abbot Samye Ling. Lama Katen (the name given to him by His Holiness Karmapa, means ‘Upholder of the Kagyu Doctrine) – for more information about Lama Katen see the following link
The weekend is open to everyone, Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike, come and spend time with our community and meet our Lama’s, experience the joy of Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, the gentleness of Ani Lhamo, and meet Lama Katen for the first time.
Lama Rinpoche will also do a small number of interviews while he is in the Centre – if you would like to arrange an interview please contact the Office – 01 4537427 or email email@example.com
Donations towards the costs of bringing Lama Rinpoche and his assistants to Dublin are very welcome, and will help us to make an offering to Rinpoche as well. The Centre is wholly run by volunteers, all donations go towards the cost of running the Centre and help us to bring such esteemed teachers to Dublin, helping as many people as possible to benefit.
Help will also be very welcome before the visit to prepare the Centre, as well as during the weekend (cooking for Rinpoche, hosting, cleaning etc) – if you are able to volunteer before or during the visit please let us know.