Mindfulness

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 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: March 12th, June 11th and December 10th.

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