Classes

Suitable for everyone, our weekly drop-in meditation classes in Galway are a perfect opportunity to take a break from busy daily life, increase your inner peace, happiness and well-being, and experience the benefits of meditation for yourself.

Learn how to use Buddhist meditation & mindfulness training to solve daily problems, be more present, genuinely happy and improve relationships. Includes talks, guided meditations and Q&A, with plenty of time to chat and relax. Drop in to any class, any week.

Let go of anxiety, enjoy life

Talks and guided meditations
Wednesdays, Sep 5th to Oct 3rd | 19:00 to 20:30 | with Kadam Adam | in Galway, venue coming soon

Discover the power of meditation and living mindfully to confidently let go of anxiety and enjoy life fully, from the inside-out.

The busyness of daily life, constant demands on our time, and the difficulties we meet, can often leave us all feeling tired, stressed and stuck in a state of worrying. If we don’t have constructive ways to deal with this, it can easily lead to increasing anxiety, fear, unhappiness, and feeling stuck in these unhealthy states of mind.

In this series, we will learn highly practical meditations and trainings in improving our mindfulness in daily life, that empower us to recognise, reduce and let go of anxiety and fear, with confidence. In its place we will learn how to develop and maintain positive, peaceful states of mind, that enable us to fully enjoy our life, free of anxiety and fear, whatever is happening in our day.

Sep 5 – Why we worry, how to let it go, and find freedom from anxiety
Sep 12 – How to let go of worrying about change
Sep 19 – How to let go of worrying about others, and how it helps us & them
Sep 26 – Why we develop fear, how to let it go, and live without fear
Oct 3 – The keys to mastering the art of enjoying life fully

The classes are suitable for beginners and those with more experience of meditation & mindfulness training. The classes include a talk, two guided meditations and time for Q&A. Each class is self-contained. So, you can attend the whole series, or just drop in to any class, any week.

Drop-in fee (per class): €10 | free for supporting members
Class Card: (4 x classes): €30 – 4 x classes for the price of 3


Events

Suitable for everyone, our, retreats and events are an ideal way to relax at the weekend, and explore the benefits of Buddhist meditation and mindfulness training in more depth than is available at our drop-in meditation classes. Includes talks, guided meditations and Q&A, with plenty of time to chat and relax.

Learn how to use Buddhist meditation & mindfulness training to solve daily problems, be more present, genuinely happy and improve relationships. Includes talks, guided meditations and Q&A, with plenty of time to chat and relax.

New events will be added in the coming months. The best way to stay informed is by liking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MeditateInGalway/

Countryside meditation retreat –
The healing power of love

Talks & guided meditations
Sep, Fri 7th to Sun 9th | with Kadam Adam | The Stables, Newcastle Demense, Ballymahon, Co. Longford

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Take a relaxing weekend break from it all, and discover the healing power of meditation on love to help us solve our problems, improve our relationships and find deep and lasting inner peace and genuine happiness.

Love is not just something we find, it’s a natural quality of our own minds. On this meditation retreat we will discover – through our own experience – how we can all learn to connect with this natural quality of love, cultivate it and strengthen it. Through this experience we will realise how it naturally improves our inner peace, happiness, well being and relationships with others.

We will learn meditations and practises for daily life from the Buddhist meditation tradition that have proven effective for centuries in enabling everyone (Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike) to discover the healing power of love. We will also explore a special meditation practise for improving our love and compassion, as well as healing body and mind, known as taking and giving upon the breath meditation.

The retreat program

Set in the beautiful countryside setting of The Stables, Newcastle Demense, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, the meditation retreat starts with an introduction session at 7.30pm on Friday, 7th Sept. The retreat finishes at 1pm on Sunday, 9th Sep.

In each retreat session Kadam Adam will explain clearly how to engage in the particular meditation and its benefits for our daily life. Then he will guide each meditation, enabling us to gain deep experience of each meditation and its benefits. There will also be time for Q&A.

During the breaks you can take a peaceful walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Also, you can simply relax or chat with the other people on the retreat, in what is always a warm, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere.

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Prices

  • Superior room for 2 ppl sharing @ €290/pp (4 rooms available) (deposit pp €150)
  • Double room for 2 ppl sharing @ €270/pp (2 rooms available) (deposit pp €140)
  • Twin room for 2 ppl sharing @ €240/pp (1 room available) (deposit pp €130)
  • Dorm room Female (single beds) @ €180/pp (1 room for 5 ppl) (deposit pp €90)
  • Dorm room Male (single beds) @ €180/pp (1 room for 2 ppl) (deposit pp €90)
  • Camping @ €132/pp (5 places available) (deposit pp €70)
  • Retreat fee only @ €120/pp (9 places available) Must organise own accommodation*. (deposit pp €70)

 

All prices are the total price for the retreat. The price includes cosy rooms, delicious vegetarian food, and the retreat fee.

* Click here for a list of local B&B’s within 4km for you to book directly if you are staying off-site.

 


Healing the past, creating the future

Talks & guided meditations
Sep, Sat 15th | 10:00 to 13:30 | with Kadam Adam | venue TBD

Discover how to heal the past and create the future you want through understanding the law of karma. We all want to feel in control of the destiny of our own life. Everyone simply wants to be free from problems & suffering and feel confident that we are creating the happy, fulfilling life we wish for. Many of our fears and anxieties come from not feeling we have this control over the destiny of our lives.

In this meditation workshop, Kadam Adam will explain how understanding and living in accordance with the natural law of karma empowers anyone to change this. We will discover how we can develop and maintain the confidence and peace of mind that comes from feeling in control of the destiny of our life. We will explore how if we can imagine the life we want, we can create it. If we create the inner causes or karma, for the happy & fulfilling life we wish for, that is exactly what we will experience, in time.

In particular we will learn proven meditations & practises known as ‘purification practise’. This practice enables anyone to purify – or heal – the karma that currently gives rise to our problems & suffering. This karma, which is the legacy of our past negativity, is not fixed and we can all become free from it. We will discover as we purify our karma, we heal our life. In this way we can all become the creators of our own reality. We can create a life filled with inner peace, happiness & freedom, from the inside-out. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience, the morning includes talks and guided meditations, with time for Q&A.

Workshop fee: €30
Includes tea, coffee and pastries


Irish Dharma Celebration 2018 –
Healing the heart, awakening our potential
& Buddha Vajrasattva Empowerment

November, Fri 2nd – Sun 4th | with Kadam Bridget Heyes | Dublin (Venue coming soon)

Everyone is warmly welcome to join the Irish Dharma Celebration 2018, which sees people gather from all over Ireland every year. It offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a deeply relaxing and inspiring weekend of practical teachings of modern Buddhism (as well as guided meditations) with internationally renowned Kadampa Buddhist teacher, Kadam Bridget Heyes.

Kadam Bridget will explain how we can all take control of the direction of our lives by understanding and living in accordance with the law of Karma. She will grant the blessing empowerment (on Saturday) and introduce us to the special meditation practise of Buddha Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification. This empowers us to deeply purify, or heal, the karma that gives rise to our present suffering and problems and find deep and lasting inner peace and happiness.

Also, she will explain how we can all learn to connect to and fully awaken our spiritual potential for good qualities – such as love, compassion & wisdom. In this way, we can develop the confidence that we and all others can become free of suffering, problems and fears, and move towards the happy and fulfilling life we all long for. Everyone is welcome, whether beginners or those with more experience of meditation & Buddhism.

Special Public Talk –
Change your mind, transform your life

Talk & guided meditation
November, Fri 2nd | 19:00 to 20:15 | with Kadam Bridget | Dublin (Venue coming soon)

The weekend will start with a special public talk with Kadam Bridget on Friday night. Discover the power of meditation & living mindfully to help everyone become free of inner problems such as negativity, fear and anxiety.  We will also learn how we can develop and maintain a positive, peaceful outlook on life, no matter what’s happening. In this way, we discover through our own experience, as we transform our mind, we transform our life, into the happy and fulfilling life we all long for. The evening is suitable for everyone, including complete beginners – and includes a talk and deeply relaxing guided meditation.

Public talk Event fee: Details coming soon

About the Empowerment

The empowerment is a deeply peaceful guided meditation through which we make a heartfelt connection with Buddha Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification. In this way we can begin and make progress, on the journey of purifying or healing the karma that gives rise to our suffering and problems, and fully actualise our spiritual potential for deep and lasting peace and happiness.

About Kadam Bridget Heyes

Kadam Bridget Heyes is the NKT National Spiritual Director for the UK and Ireland. Her teachings demonstrate a wealth of understanding and experience of Buddhist meditation and practice, which she shares with humour and practical emphasis, making Buddhism accessible for all.

Schedule

Friday:
19:00 – 20:15 – Special Public Talk: Change your mind, transform your life

Saturday:
09:00 – 10:00 – Guided meditation
11:00 – 13:00 –  Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva
15:30 – 17:00 – Teaching
18:30 – 19:30 – Puja / Chanted meditation

Sunday:
09:00 – 10:00 – Guided meditation
11:00 – 12:30 – Teaching

Booking opens soon

Event Fees:
– Friday only (Special Public Talk) – Details coming soon
– Saturday only – Details coming soon
– Whole weekend – Details coming soon


Clear mind, peaceful heart

Talks & guided meditations
Nov, Sat 24th | 10:00 to 13:30 | with Kadam Adam | venue TBD

Discover how to connect to the natural peace, clarity and potential of our minds through the practise of a special and highly practical meditation known as ‘The clarity of the mind’ meditation.

We will explore how this experience enables us to easily let go of unhealthy states of mind such as anxiety and fear, as well as perceived faults and limiting beliefs that we may hold about ourself. We will also see how this experience enables us to develop confidence in our ability to cultivate our inner potential for good qualities, inner peace and happiness.

Also, we will explore how this experience opens the door to gaining insight into the true nature of things, including ourself. We will realise that we are not as fixed, stuck or limited as we can often feel we are. In truth, we all exist in a state of profound freedom and limitless potential for positive change. Connecting with this sense of freedom and potential, we become confident that we can change and live the truly peaceful, happy and fulfilling life we would want. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience, the morning includes talks and guided meditations, with time for Q&A.

Workshop fee: €30 | free for supporting members
Includes tea, coffee and pastries


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