Welcome to 2021……! It is a New Year with signs of hope all around (although it may still feel like we are in our own personal Groundhog Day-movie) and hopefully as the year progresses we will begin to see the fruits of all the hard work and sacrifices we have all made over the last year, staying at home and staying safe, keeping everyone safe. As we enter into Losar and welcome the new year of the Female Iron Ox we share this encouraging message from our joyful Lama Yeshe Rinpoche:
IMPORTANT NEWS RE CORONAVIRUS COVID 19!!!!
Although we hoped that we would be able to reopen at this stage, unfortunately the Centre remains closed. We continue to monitor the guidance from the HSE and government to know when we can safely reopen. In the meantime our schedule continues online via our Facebook Live @buddhismdublin with our regular practice schedule in place
Mondays: 6.30pm Silent Meditation 7.30pm Amitabha Puja Tuesdays: 6.30pm Chenrezi Puja Wednesdays: 6.30pm Chenrezi Puja Thursdays 6.30pm Silent Meditation 7.30 Chenrezi Puja Saturdays 8am White Tara Puja, 9am Green Tara Puja, 11am Medicine Buddha Puja, 12pm Meditation
We look forward to being able to open in the not-too distant future and will keep you posted.
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 – 12pm (with a short meditation session from 12pm – 12.30pm, this is followed by a further ‘accepting where we are’ session from 12.30pm-1.30pm) 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.
Iyengar 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. Classes take place on Tuesdays at 6pm-7.15 and Thursdays 7.30pm-8.45pm. See our events page for more info http://buddhism.ie/events/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!!