Suitable for everyone, our half-day meditation workshops and retreats in Dublin 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.

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/MeditateInIreland/

Letting go of the past

Talks & guided meditations
Sep, Sat 29th | 10:00 to 13:30 | with Kadam Adam | at Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Discover the power of meditation and living mindfully to enable us to let go of the past and move confidently towards the future we want.

We can all have trouble letting go of the memory of painful events in our past and this can affect the way we respond to our present life & relationships. Whether its simply an argument with a friend or family member, or some other painful life event, we can find it hard to fully let go. We blame situations, ourselves or others and can remain stuck in a state of frustration, anger and hurt, which can prevent us moving forward and fully enjoying our life.

In this meditation workshop, Kadam Adam will explain how training in meditation and living mindfully enables us to discover the real source of pain and difficulty within our minds. We will learn how to finally release it completely, leaving us with a deep feeling of inner peace, mental freedom and genuine happiness. In this way we can learn to let go of the past and move forward to the peaceful, happy and fulfilling future 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

Note: If this event is SOLD OUT you can email us here to request to be placed on the waiting list should we have a cancellation.


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 17th | 10:00 to 13:30 | with Kadam Adam | Ailesbury Room, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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.

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


The art of gratitude

Talks & guided meditations
Dec, Sat 8th | 10:00 to 13:30 | with Kadam Adam | Ailesbury Room, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Discover the power of the art of gratitude to experience a deep inner peace, happiness and contentment in our lives.

We can often be so focused on what we don’t have, we forget to appreciate and feel grateful for what we already have. Learn how the practice of meditating on, and being mindful of, gratitude enables everyone to fully appreciate life, others and our potential to live a life of genuine happiness and fulfilment. The emphasis will be on how to integrate this new found sense of gratitude and appreciation we learn on the course into every aspect of our life: work, family, friends, down-time etc. 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


A peaceful, positive start to 2019 –
New years eve celebration and meditation

Dec, Mon 31st | 21:00 to 12:30 | with Kadam Adam | at Tara KMC

Start the new year with a peaceful and positive mindset, with a special evening of meditation and celebration at Tara KMC.

The event will be held in the tranquil candle lit setting of Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre. We start the evening with relaxed socialising and enjoying a delicious vegetarian light buffet and non-alcoholic drinks.

Kadam Adam will then give a brief talk entitled ‘Living with love and compassion’. After this, we will engage in the deeply peaceful and inspiring chanted meditation practise of the Buddha of compassion, Buddha Avaloketeshvara.

This will be followed by a guided meditation, where we can also develop our own positive inner resolutions, to take us into the new year. Then the evening will conclude with a non-alcoholic New Year’s toast. Everyone is welcome to this unique event.

Event fee: €35
Includes buffet and non-alcoholic drinks.

Booking Opens Soon.


The confidence to change

Talks & guided meditations
Jan, Sat 5th | 10:00 to 13:30 | with Kadam Adam | at Tara KMC

Discover the power of meditation and living mindfully to develop the confidence to change in 2019. The new year is a time for reflection and the opportunity to make positive changes in our life. However, more often than not we can all find it difficult to make these changes stick.

In this meditation workshop, Kadam Adam will explore how we can all develop the confidence to make the lasting positive changes we long for and move our lives in the direction we want. We will explore profound and highly practical tools and insights of personal development within the Buddhist meditation tradition, that enable everyone to connect with the power and potential that exists within our minds for deep and lasting positive change.

These proven meditation tools and insights into the psychology of change, give us all the ability to become the person we would wish to be: more peaceful, kinder, more confident, happier, more loving, less fearful, less anxious and so forth. In this way we can start the new year the way we mean to go on, confident in our ability to make the lasting positive changes we want, and find the happy and fulfilling life we all long for. 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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