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) –
Know your mind, transform your life
Talks & guided meditations
Wednesdays, Jun 5th to 26th | 19:00 to 20:30 | with Kadam Adam | at Studio 1, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, NUIG, University Rd, Galway.
We all know our mind very much determines our experience of our day, our life. If our mind is in a good space, we have a good day, and if it’s not we invariably don’t. However, what exactly is our mind? and can we transform it into an ally?
In this brand new series, we will explore what exactly is our mind, it’s nature and potential. How it has the power and potential to positively transform our experience of life. Discover how to connect to the innate peace, joy, clarity, and limitless potential of our mind for the development of good qualities through the practise of a simple, profound, and highly practical meditation from the Buddhist meditation tradition, known as ‘The clarity of the mind’ meditation.
We will explore how the experience of this practise gives us the freedom to identify and let go of unhealthy states of mind such as distraction, anxiety and negative thinking as they arise, as well as perceived faults and limiting beliefs that we may hold about ourself, others or life.
We will also see, how this familiarity with the calm, clear essential nature of our mind, enables us to improve our concentration and mindfulness, as well as develop confidence in our ability to cultivate our inner potential for good qualities, such as self-esteem love, compassion and wisdom. In this way, we will learn how to transform our mind into our greatest ally, and find increasing inner peace, genuine happiness and emotional well-being in our lives.
Jun 5 – Getting to know our mind, how to meditate on ‘The clarity of the mind’
Jun 12 – How to let go of what’s bothering our mind, or holding us back in life
Jun 19 – Discovering the limitless, positive potential of our mind
Jun 26 – Exploring our innate freedom to create the life we want
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/
Countryside meditation retreat –
Loving kindness retreat
Talks & guided meditations
Jun, Fri 21st to Sun 23rd | 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. On this meditation retreat with Kadam Adam, discover the inspiring and healing power of meditations and practises of loving kindness, to enable us to find deep inner peace, genuine happiness and emotional well-being in our lives, and all our relationships.
Discover how we all have an innate potential for great loving kindness, peace, happiness and other good qualities in our hearts. On this relaxing weekend getaway, Kadam Adam will explain a step-by-step approach, and guide us in deeply peaceful and inspiring meditations, that show us how to connect to, cultivate and actualise this inner potential.
We will learn meditations and practices for daily life, from the Buddhist meditation tradition, that have proven effective for centuries in enabling everyone (Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike) to learn how to live with a consistent and authentic sense of self-esteem, loving kindness, inner peace and joy, whatever is happening in our day, and lives. The retreat is suitable for beginners and those with more experience of meditation.
The weekend starts with an introduction session at 7.30pm on Friday and finishes with lunch at 1pm on Sunday. 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.
- Double room for 2 ppl sharing @ €285/pp (deposit pp €150)
- Twin room for 2 ppl sharing @ €275/pp (deposit pp €130)
- Single room @ €295/pp (deposit pp €100)
- Single room (Mezzanine area) @ €280/pp (deposit pp €100)
- Retreat fee only @ €120/pp Must organise own accommodation*. (deposit pp €70)
All prices are the total price for the retreat. The price covers everything for the weekend. This includes cosy rooms, delicious vegetarian food, and the retreat fee.
Prices for off site attendees i.e. ‘Retreat fee only’, includes all food and retreat fee.
* Click here for a list of local hotels, B&B’s, self-catering, hostels & camping for you to book directly if you are staying off-site.
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 2019, UK –
Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva and explanation of Tantric purification practice
May 24 to 29 | with Gen La Khyenrab | Manjushri KMC, Conishead Priory, Ulverston, UK
Everyone is warmly welcome at the 2019 NKT-IKBU International Spring 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. At this years’ Festival, Gen-la Khyenrab will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva and give teachings on profound Tantric purification practice. Discover how we can purify our mind, transforming it from an impure to a pure state using Tantric technology.
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
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.