Welcome to 2017!
We hope that you all had a peaceful and joyful Christmas, and that you had an opportunity to spend time with loved ones.
May all beings know happiness and the causes of happiness, and be free from suffering.
2017 is a very special year in KSDD as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our beautiful Centre, founded in 1977, from its humble beginnings meeting in a practitioners sitting room, to our current home in Kilmainham, the oldest established Buddhist Centre in Ireland. We have a programme of celebrations planned for the year, with visits from many esteemed teachers from the Kagyu Buddhist lineage, enforcing the strong tradition of Dharma for which we are renowned. We hope that many of you will visit us during our celebratory year and benefit from the beauty and the wisdom of the teachings of the Lord Buddha.
Upcoming Events in 2017
Introduction to Buddhism Evenings - The first Tuesday of every month. This introductory evening covers aspects of Buddhism such as the life story of the Lord Buddha, the teachings of the Buddha and the spread of Buddhism througout Asia and now throughout the Western World, and explaining the differences (or similarities!) between the different aspects of Buddhism – Tibetan, Zen etc. Talks are facilitated by the practitioners of Kagyu Samye Dzong and all are welcome to attend.
Meditation Instruction for Beginners - to ensure that you get off to the best possible start in your practice of Meditation, we offer instruction in the traditional Buddhist practice of Meditation on a Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm – 8.45pm and Saturday mornings from 10.30am – 11.30am (this is followed by a short meditation session from 12pm – 12:30). Learning the correct posture and techniques are vital to ensure that you get the most benefit from your practice, and it is also important to receive these instructions from a qualified and authorised teacher. In KSD Dublin these instructions are given by Emile, umzi (practice leader in Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin), an experienced meditator and practitioner who has been authorised by Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche to do so.
New for KSDD – Yoga classes for all levels! New Year New You! Yoga works on each individual for their growth and betterment – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Through the practice of physical postures (called asanas) one develops strength, mobility and stability, and makes the body a firm foundation for the practice of meditation. See our events page for more info.
The Six Paramitas with Clive Holmes in April 2017. Clive will share teachings about the six paramitas, how to bring mindfulness into a social and ethical framework. These instructions are about the way of life for a meditator. This is Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living, open and suitable for all.
And in the pipeline….visits from our Abbot Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Khenpo Labu Drupon Rinpoche and more……watch this space!!!
Check our Events page regularly, as events are confirmed we will get them on the web!
Following the instruction of our Abbott and Director, Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, we are expanding Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin to help us bring the Dharma to an even greater number of people and eventually build the first Tibetan Temple in Dublin.
We are at a crucial stage in our preparations for expansion – we will enlighten you all soon! – and hope that you will all join with us on this journey. The growth of the Centre was the dream of our Founder, Akong Tulku Rinpoche, and on his last visit to Dublin in April 2013, he told us that this was what we have to make happen. This will require effort and support, both financial and physical, from the whole community of Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin, to realise his dream of a bigger Centre for Dublin.
To enable us to achieve this goal we are looking for people to become ‘Supporters of Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin’ – we are looking for 108 participants – who will agree to commit to contributing just €5 per month (or more if you can manage it). This will provide us with a regular income stream to allow us to meet repayments. If you are in the lucky position to be able to make a more significant financial commitment to the Centre – either in the form of a once-off donation or an interest-free loan, please let us know. Contact us by phone 01 4537427 or by email email@example.com to find out how you can donate. You can also download a Membership form and Membership leaflet, print it off, fill in and send it to your bank, or use the details to set up a standing order online
Looking forward to seeing you in the Centre soon!!!