News & Upcoming Events
AUTUMN EVENTS IN KSD DUBLIN
We are delighted to be back after a busy few months and a summer break, and a most wonderful visit to Samye Ling where a group from the Centre took Refuge with Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Lama Katen and Lama Zangmo. After such a long time it was privilege to bring new community members to meet the Sangha of Samye Ling and witness the hard work the community has undertaken during the long Covid closure. What they have achieved over the last two and a half years is evident in the teamwork and dedication, and we look forward to being able to visit Samye Ling again now that they are back open.
Our Autumn season begins with a wonderful course led by Donal Creedon over the next eight weeks. Beginning Tuesday 5th September at 7.30pm, weekly until 25th Ocober, he will give an overview of the Buddha’s teachings and practice, from the foundation teachings on suffering to the sublime teachings on Emptiness, the nature of consciousness and Buddha nature. The course is suitable for all levels, from beginners as well as experienced people. There si no charge for this course, however donations towards the running costs of the Centre will be much appreciated to help us keep the lights and heat on.
Later in the month of September Clive Holmes will be back to host a weekend meditation retreat Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September.
Just Announced!!! We are delighted to tell you that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will be visiting us once again, after a long and seeming indefinite postponement due to the pandemic. From Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th October Rinpoche will teach in KSD Dublin over three evenings at 7.30pm each day. It is a privilege to have such an esteemed teacher in our Centre again and there will be a huge demand to see him – with this in mind we ask that you book your place as soon as possible by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01 4537427/WhatsApp 085 8338221. Further information is available on our Events page.
More events will be added in the coming weeks so keep an eye on the Events page!
A MESSAGE FROM HIS HOLINESS KARMAPA ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE 24/02/2022
“When I was in India, people from the Ukraine would come to visit me regularly. I was particularly impressed by their love for peace. They were eagerly seeking how to calm their minds and live compassionately and peacefully without harming others. I consider all these people to be my friends.
I was very saddened and shocked to hear the news today of the conflict in Ukraine. The difficulties and suffering that the people of Ukraine are now facing is unimaginable. My thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.
I ask everyone to join with me in praying for all those involved in this conflict, that this terrible situation may be resolved swiftly, and that peace and harmony may be restored.”
PRAYERS FOR PEACE
EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6.30PM WE WILL DEDICATE THE PRACTICE OF CHENREZI TO ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY CONFLICT, GENERATING COMPASSION FOR THOSE SUFFERING EVERYWHERE. ALL WELCOME TO JOIN US! NO NEED TO BE BUDDHIST TO ATTEND.
Losar Tashi Delek! Welcome to the New Year of the Water Tiger, may this new year bring you and all beings peace and equanimity. In accordance with the wualities of the water tiger, may you embrace the spontaneous and enthusiastic dynamism of the tiger, while cooling the heat of its quick temper with the patient calm of water. This new year, may you reach the wealth of your hidden potential with spiritedness and delight, as if finding a rare jewel resting beneat the surface of a limpid lake #kagyumonlam #tashidelek #karmapa
IN-PERSON SESSIONS – See our Regular Programme page for up-to-date information about our daily/weekly schedule
- MONDAYS: MEDITATION 6.30PM – 7.30PM AMITABHA PUJA 7.30PM – 8.30PM
- TUESDAYS: CHENREZI PUJA 6.30PM – 7.30PM INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM 7.30PM – 845PM
- WEDNESDAYS: CHENREZI PUJA 6.30PM – 7.30PM INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION 7.30PM – 8.45PM
- SATURDAYS: GREEN TARA PUJA 9AM – 10.30AM ‘KNOW YOUR POISONS, KNOW YOUR ANTIDOTE’ (see Events page for more info) 10.30AM – 11.45AM MEDITATION 12PM – 12.30PM
And if you are not yet ready to come back to the Centre, you can still participate in the regular schedule via our Facebook Live @buddhismdublin
Introduction to Buddhism Evenings – Tuesdays at 7.30pm. 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 – Wednesdays at 7.30pm. To help you get off to the best possible start in your practice of Meditation, we offer instruction in the traditional Buddhist practice of Meditation. 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.
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 build the first Tibetan Temple in Dublin.
We 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!!!