Thursday, October 22, 2009

Relics of the Buddha and many masters in Dublin!

Next weekend, the Maitreya project heart shrine relics tour is visting Dublin . Details below
A unique and precious collection of more than 1,000 sacred Buddhist relics will be permanently displayed in the Heart Shrine of the completed Maitreya Buddha statue in Kushinagar. Meanwhile, it is the wish of the Spiritual Director of the Maitreya Project, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, that the collection should travel throughout the world to bring the blessings of the relics and the message of loving-kindness to people everywhere.

Most of the relics — those found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters — resemble beautiful pearl-like crystals. Buddhists believe these relics are produced as a result of the master's spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom. Since we can all develop these qualities, the relics are a reminder of our own essential nature of purity and our inner potential to manifest that.

The collection includes relics of the historical Buddha and the Buddha’s closest disciples as well as many other well-known Buddhist masters from different Buddhist traditions.

Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics. While some are inspired to pray for world peace and to develop their inner wisdom, others are overcome by emotion as the powerful effects of the relics open their hearts to compassion and loving-kindness.

30, 31 October & 1 November 2009
Dublin, Ireland
Friday: 5pm Opening Ceremony
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 7pm
" Number 11"
11 North Great Georges Street
Dublin 1
Entrance is free of charge

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mindfulness Walking Meditation in St Stephen's Green, Dublin!

TUESDAY OCTOBER 13TH at 1230 is the time set for an extraordinary moment in the spiritual life of Ireland.

Mindfulness Ireland invites everyone, Buddhist or not, to share the moment.

Sr Jina is the Abbess at Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village Buddhist Community in France and this is a precious opportunity to spend some time with her and with eachother, walking mindfully together.
The walking meditation will begin from the BAND STAND in the centre of St Stephen's Green at 1230 and ALL are welcome to join in, so please spread the word far and wide.

The Green itself is a beautiful, natural space in the heart of the busy city and [regardless of the weather] is an extremely peaceful and inspiring place to walk.

The Band Stand is easy to find. It is a covered, pagoda-like shelter made for brass bands to play on a sunny afternoon. You will find it near the large central fountain in the middle of the Green.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

PS Sr Jina will also lead an evening of mindfulness at OSCAILT [ ]8,Pembroke Road at 730pm [suggested donation is 10euro].