Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Dublin Teaching 16-17 July 2011

Dublin Shambhala Centre presents

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche teaching on

How to Progress on the Spiritual Path in Modern Times

16/07/2011 From 10:00 until 18:00
17/07/2011 From 10:00 until 18:00

Dublin Shambhala Centre are delighted to welcome back Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche who will be giving two full days teaching at the Merrion Hotel on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of July 2011.

How to Progress on the Spiritual Path in Modern Times

Progress on the Buddhist path comes from deepening our understanding of our own mind. We need to see more clearly how our perceptions of the world are mistaken and replace them with a more accurate view. This can be done in any situation, in any place, and in any era. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche gives simple, potent instructions on how we can awaken on the spot by going beyond illusion and connecting to our primordially enlightened nature.

"If we are to find a spiritual path and make progress, we have to find it in the situation we’re in. A divorce from this is a fantasy."
–Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Venue: "The Wellington Room" The Merrion Hotel, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2.

You can Register here

Contact: Peter O'Leary

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to visit Dublin in April 2011

News from Bodhicharya Ireland

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will visit Ireland to give public talks in Dublin from 6th - 10th April. (see links below)

Ringu Tulku is an internationally renowned Tibetan Buddhist Lama who is based in Northern India where he recently organised a conference on Science, Spirituality and Education in Sikkim. The guest speaker was His Holiness the Dalai Lama and over 30 eminent international professionals in the field addressed the problems of depression and suicide amongst young people.

The weekend teaching is based on a famous text called "Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment" by Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima (1865 – 1926). It is described as an instruction on 'Lojong', mind-training or mind transformation. The Lojong teachings, introduced to Tibet by Atisha, focus on the development of 'bodhichitta', the compassionate wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.  

As this is the 900th anniversary of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Buddhism, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will also teach from the writing of an 11th Century Tibetan Saint known as the ‘First Karmapa’, Düsom Khyenpa. This event will take place over three evenings at Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 56 Inchicore Road, also in Kilmainham.

Bookings for both events can be made by calling this number : 00353 (0) 1 453 7427 or see links below.

Rinpoche’s uniquely warm and accessible style of teaching Buddhism embraces all of the spiritual traditions and inspires the cultivation of compassion and wisdom through relating to the individual’s own day to day experience.

More information can be obtained from the following Bodhicharya Ireland or Kagyu Samye Dzong and Bodhicharya International
This will be Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s 21st teaching visit to Ireland since 1990.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Yangse Dilgo Khyentse Live Streaming of Talks from Lerab Ling

Dilgo Khyentse Yangse Rinpoche will be teaching at Lerab Ling in France on Sunday 18th July at 3pm continental Time.
The teachings are available on the internet LIVE and can be accessed by clicking on this link website

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg 28th - 30th May, 2010

Sunyata Retreat Centre
Co Clare, Ireland
Just Minutes from Shannon International Airport

Sunyata Retreat Centre is nestled into a hill on a beautiful 10-acre property amidst the rolling scenery of East Clare in Western Ireland. The Centre offers meditation retreats and courses and welcomes those of all faiths.
Please visit our website from more information.


Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg
28th - 30th May, 2010

One of America's leading spiritual teachers and authors, Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to practice with Sharon Salzberg on her first Retreat in Ireland. Due to the overwhelming response, this Retreat will be held at St. Flannan's College in Ennis. Spaces are filling fast so book now!

Marion and Bart Gruzalski
Sunyata Retreat Centre

Autumn Sesshin with Ryushin Paul Haller Roshi

Abbot of San Francisco Zen Centre
& Tassajara Mountain Monastery http://www.sfzc.org/
to be held at Benburb Priory http://www.servites-benburb.com/

Wednesday 1st - Sunday 5th September 2010

Check their weblink for a map and directions, as well as images of the secluded location and beautiful grounds.

Haller Roshi is one of the foremost living Zen masters and is also the only senior Buddhist teacher to be born and raised in Northern Ireland, kind in manner and speaking with the wisdom and compassion that come from decades of zazen and study.

Practice at this Sesshin will be in the Soto Zen tradition. This residential retreat will be silent for the most part but there will be periods of teaching, and one to one dokusan interviews with Roshi will be available.

This will be a popular sesshin so please let us know if you want to book a place as soon as possible.


An Evening with Brad Warner in Belfast

Monday, May 24, 2010

His Holiness 17th Karmapa to give a teaching over the internet

Living the Dharma :
A teaching from His Holiness
the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.

On 27 May, the Saga Dawa Düchen
of the Iron Tiger Year (2010),
His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa
will give a special teaching from
Gyuto Monastery in Dharmasala, India.
The teaching will take place starting from
11:30PM India Time
(6:00pm GMT , 7:00pm BST, 8:00pm CEDT,
and 9:00 PM EEDT).
His Holiness will be teaching in Tibetan
and live English translation will be provided by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

please see http://www.livingthedharma.eu/

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