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.