Mindfulness is an awareness that comes with being in the present moment, neither locked in the past nor anxious about the future, simply happy with where we are at this present moment – as the Buddha taught.mindfulness-image1

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-trained 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). 2018 Dates as follows:  Jan 14th, Feb 11th, Mar 11th, Apr 8th, May 13th, June 10th (no sit July/Aug), Sept 9th, Oct 14th, Nov 11th, Dec 9th.

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-trained tutor. Please bring lunch to share. A donation of 25/30 euro is suggested. 2018 Dates as follows: March 11th, Dec 9th.

The Mindfulness Association is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teacher Training Organisations. All the tutors in KSD Dublin adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers.

*The Mindfulness Association (MA) (www.mindfulnessassociation.net) is a non-profit making organisation based in the UK whose objective is to offer high quality secular courses in Mindfulness, Compassion and Insight. The MA works with the University of Aberdeen in the delivery of the Masters Programme in Mindfulness Studies, the first of its kind to include and foreground the teaching of compassion in its curriculum.

The MA is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teacher Training Organisations (http://mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk/).  All MA tutors adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers of Mindfulness Based courses.

**Kagyu Samye Dzong centre contact details: For queries and information: phone: 00 353 1453 7427; email: info@buddhism.ie; website www.buddhism.ie

***Nairn, R (2002) Diamond Mind: Psychology of Meditation. Shambala Publications