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.

Meditation classes (Galway) –
Inner strength

Talks & guided meditations
Wednesdays, Aug 28th to Sept 25th | 19:00 to 20:30 | with Kadam Adam | at Studio 1, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, NUIG, University Rd, Galway.

This series of classes starts with a Public Talk on Aug 28th. You can book here from Aug 1st (Discounted price of €5).

Details to follow.

These weekly 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. No need to bring anything, except a notebook and pen if you wish to take some notes. Dress code is whatever you’re comfortable in. Chairs provided for everyone.

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 half-day meditation courses, 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/

Public Talk (Galway) –
Inner strength

Talk & guided meditation
Wednesday, Aug 28th | 19:00 to 20:30 | with Kadam Adam | at Studio 1, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, NUIG, University Rd, Galway.

Details to follow.

This public talk is suitable for beginners and those with more experience of meditation & mindfulness training. It will include a talk, a guided meditation and time for Q&A. No need to bring anything, except a notebook and pen if you wish to take some notes. Dress code is whatever you’re comfortable in. Chairs provided for everyone.

Fee: €5

Booking opens Aug 1st.
Please book to secure your place.


The healing power of meditation

Talks & guided meditations
Sept, Sat 14th | 10:00 – 13:30 | with Kadam Adam | at The O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, NUIG, University Road, Galway H91 T8WR

Details coming soon.

Suitable for beginners and those with more experience, the morning includes talks and guided meditations, with time for Q&A. No need to bring anything, except a notebook and pen if you wish to take some notes. Dress code is whatever you’re comfortable in. Chairs provided for everyone.

Course fee: €30 | €20 for Tara KMC supporting members & study programme students
Includes tea, coffee and pastries


Irish Dharma Celebration 2019 –
Inner freedom of letting go
and Green Tara empowerment

November, Fri 1st – Sun 3rd | with Kadam Bridget Heyes | Lorne Estate, 30 Station Rd, Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 0BP

Our daily lives are often busy, frantic and with constant focus on the next thing. We rarely experience stillness and peace and often harbour feelings of anxiety and fear that we may lose our health, our possessions and those important to us. The guided meditations and talks on this peaceful weekend getaway will offer ways to help you let go of these feelings and to begin to live a life of fearlessness, contentment and wisdom. You’ll be introduced to practical and enjoyable buddhist meditation practices, powerful techniques to bring about deep inner transformation and healing.

Saturday will also include the Empowerment of Green Tara who embodies fearlessness and wisdom. This Empowerment is a powerful and peaceful guided meditation to connects us with our own potential for living fearlessly. There will also be an explanation on using the Green Tara sadhana and mantra practice.

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.

Lorne Estate boasts 4 star ensuite accommodation with beautiful extensive grounds and woodlands, just minutes from the beach. Accommodation prices include session fees and vegetarian or vegan meals.

Booking opens soon.


A life beyond self-criticism & guilt

Talks & guided meditations
Dec, Sat 14th | 10:00 – 13:00 | with Kadam Adam | at The O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, NUIG, University Road, Galway H91 T8WR

Details coming soon.

Suitable for beginners and those with more experience, the morning includes talks and guided meditations, with time for Q&A. No need to bring anything, except a notebook and pen if you wish to take some notes. Dress code is whatever you’re comfortable in. Chairs provided for everyone.

Course fee: €30 | €20 for Tara KMC supporting members & study programme students
Includes tea, coffee and pastries


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 Summer Festival 2019, UK –
The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

Jul 26 to Aug 10 | with Gen La Dekyong and Gen La Jampa | Manjushri KMC, Conishead Priory, Ulverston, UK

Everyone is warmly welcome at the 2019 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 a core practice of modern Kadampa Buddhism – The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra. Also receive the blessing empowerments of Je Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden.


NKT-IKBU Fall Festival 2019, USA
Finding the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment

Sep 27 to Oct 3 | with Gen La Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab | International Kadampa Retreat Center (IKRC) Grand Canyon Arizona, USA

The Festival will be held in the new Temple for World Peace at International Kadampa Retreat Center (IKRC) Grand Canyon Arizona, USA. It will be preceded by the official opening and blessing of the new Temple currently under construction on the site.

Presented by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, the theme of the Festival will be ‘Finding the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment.’ During the week of teachings and meditations, Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab will pass on the precious transmission blessings and commentary of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s latest book, The Mirror of Dharma. There will also be a blessing empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion.


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