The Six Paramitas – Ancient Advice for Modern Living, with Clive Holmes

The Six Paramitas – Ancient Advice for Modern Living, with Clive Holmes

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Date(s) - 18/06/2022 - 19/06/2022
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin


We are delighted to welcome back Clive Holmes for the inaugural visit since the pandemic shut the world down. And so much has happened in those two+ years, with the ripples still having an effect, so perhaps the timing is just right for a little bit of compassion and mindfulness.

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. We do not need to “reinvent the wheel.” These teachings have benefited millions of people over hundreds of years although they may be unfamiliar to a western audience. The first five paramitas are under the broad heading of compassion:

  1. Generosity/ gratitude,
  2. Moral ethics (discipline or coolness),
  3. Acceptance,  Forbearance and patience,
  4. Diligence and
  5. Mental stability.

Whilst the sixth is transcendental wisdom.

If we approach these ancient teachings with humility and an open mind they can bring great benefit. They are especially useful to those practising mindfulness and compassion.

The course will offer an opportunity to reconnect with each other, the teachings that liberate us, our own spirituality and enjoy the freedom to finally meet up again! Lord Buddha’s teachings have a special relevance in times of suffering!

Saturday 18th June 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday 19th Junce 11am – 4.30pm

Suggested donation €35 per day (includes a simple vegetarian lunch)

To book your place email or call 01 4537427

Clive 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 “”

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