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) –
Talks & guided meditations
Wednesdays, Sept 4th to Sept 25th | 19:00 to 20:30 | with Kadam Adam | at Studio 1, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, NUIG, University Rd, Galway.
No matter how mentally strong or emotionally resilient we feel today, we all know we can meet difficulties in our lives, that can undermine our peace of mind and happiness. In this brand new series, we will explore how meditation and learning to develop and maintain a calm, positive and flexible mindset in the face of adversity, empowers us to radically transform our experience of these situations.
The difficulties we encounter in daily life don’t have to leave us feeling stressed, angry or anxious. In fact, we will explore how we all have an innate potential to become much more open, accepting, flexible and fearless in the face of adversity.
Each week, we will learn meditations and practices for daily life – that have proven effective for centuries – to help everyone to connect to, and fully actualise this potential. In this way, we learn how to develop and maintain the confidence that we can grow our inner strength, peace of mind and happiness day-by-day, no matter what’s happening in our lives.
Sep 4 – The art of acceptance and our potential for inner strength & happiness
Sep 11 – How to grow stronger and happier, through transforming adversity
Sep 18 – Dealing with difficult people, with acceptance, peace and inner strength
Sep 25 – Living with wisdom, an inner refuge from the storms of life
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.
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/
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.