Suitable for everyone, our half-day meditation courses 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

The Courage to Love

Talks & guided meditations
Dec, Sat 7th | 10:30 – 13:45 | with Kadam Adam | at Republic of Work, 12 South Mall, Cork T12 RD43

Love is a great healer, a harmonizer that can bring genuine joy to our relationships and great peace, meaning and happiness to our lives. However, is it possible to remain open-hearted, loving and emotionally resilient when faced with difficult people, betrayal or hurt? Thankfully the answer is, Yes!

In this special pre Christmas meditation half-day course with Kadam Adam, we will explore the innate potential for deep and authentic love, inner peace and happiness that exists within each and every one of us. We will discover how meditation and improving our mindfulness, can enable us to develop confidence in, and fully actualise, this inner potential for love, peace and joy.

We will explore how learning to maintain genuine love in our heart at all times, in all situations, will encourage us, and give us the freedom and inner strength to overcome any tendencies we may have for living defensively. We will learn how we can let go of unhelpful feelings of hurt, anger or resentment. Indeed, as we will see, our past wounds and difficulties in relationships, can serve as the springboard for our own personal growth and development.

In this way, we will learn how to transform and heal, all our relationships (in time), including the one we have with ourself! and discover how this brings us true peace of mind, genuine happiness and inner strength..

Course fee: €30 | €20 for Tara KMC supporting members & study programme students
Includes refreshments.

Countryside meditation retreat –

Talks & guided meditations
Fri 6th Mar to Sun 8th Mar 2020 | with Kadam Adam | at Loughcrew Estate, Oldcastle, Co. Meath

Enjoy a deeply relaxing and revitalising weekend break from it all, in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Loughcrew Estate, Co. Meath. This weekend meditation retreat with Kadam Adam (Resident teacher at Tara KMC) includes inspiring talks and guided meditations, that are suitable for everyone, from beginners to those with more experience of meditation.

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

More details coming soon.

Irish Dharma Celebration 2020 –
Finding Inner Peace through healing the mind
& Medicine Buddha empowerment

April, Fri 24th – Sun 26th | with Kadam Bridget Heyes | Dublin City – Venue to be announced

Details coming soon.

Kadam Bridget Heyes is known for her clear teachings, compassionate heart and deep understanding of Buddhist wisdom. A Buddhist teacher and senior student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 25 years and the National Spiritual Director within Kadampa Buddhism for the UK and Ireland.

Booking opens early 2020.

International Events

In this section, you will find a list of international Kadampa festivals and Dharma Celebrations with teachings and meditations of modern Buddhism and blessing empowerments, everyone is welcome to attend.

NKT-IKBU Spring Festival 2020, UK – The Power of Compassion – Buddha Vajrapani Empowerment & teachings on Compassion

MAY 22 – 27 | with Gen La Khyenrab | Manjushri KMC, Conishead Priory, Ulverston, UK

Everyone is welcome. Our compassion is our Buddha seed or Buddha nature, our potential to become a Buddha. Through meditation we can extend and deepen our compassion until it transforms into the mind of universal compassion – the sincere wish to liberate all living beings from suffering permanently.

Through improving this mind of universal compassion it will eventually transform into the compassion of a Buddha, which has the power to liberate all living beings.

More details & booking coming soon.

NKT-IKBU Summer Festival 2020, UK –
The Joy of a Kadampa Life

JUL 24 – AUG 8 | with Gen La Dekyong and Gen La Jampa | Manjushri KMC, Conishead Priory, Ulverston, UK

Everyone is warmly welcome at the 2020 NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival in the inspiring and peaceful setting of the Kadampa temple for world peace, in the english lake district. It is a festival of modern Buddhist teachings, meditations and blessing empowerments. This year, enjoy teachings and meditations on:

WEEK 1 Buddha Amitayus Empowerment
and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

WEEK 2 Buddha Green Tara Empowerment
and teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

More details & booking coming soon.

NKT-IKBU Fall Festival 2020, Brisbane, Australia
The Gateway to Highest Yoga Tantra

Oct 2 – 8 | with Gen La Dekyong | Brisbane, Australia

Everyone is welcome. As Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains in Modern Buddhism, the gateway through which we enter Tantra is receiving a Tantric empowerment. This bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.

In this Festival Gen-la Dekyong will grant the empowerments of the principal Deities of Highest Yoga Tantra – Heruka and Vajrayogini – and introduce their essential practices.

This is a unique and precious opportunity to learn from a qualified contemporary Teacher how to practice Buddha’s Tantric teachings according to the lineage of modern Kadampa Buddhism.

More details & booking coming soon.

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