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 | Studio 1, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, NUIG, University Rd, Galway.

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

No need to book, just drop-in.


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/

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

November, Fri 2nd – Sun 4th | with Kadam Bridget Heyes | Thomas Prior Hall, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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 | 19:30 to 20:15 | with Kadam Bridget | Thomas Prior Hall, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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:
19:30 – 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

Event Fees:
– Whole weekend – €95
– Friday only (Special Public Talk) – €10
– Saturday only – €50
– Friday & Saturday €60
– Saturday & Sunday – €80
– Sunday only – €30


Clear mind, peaceful heart

Talks & guided meditations
Nov, Sat 24th | 10:00 to 13:30 | with Kadam Adam | Studio 1, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, NUIG, University Rd, Galway.

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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