Buddhist Action Month

Buddhist Action Month (BAM) 2017 Events

Here are the full list of events for Buddhist Action Month in the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

All events are on a donation or dana basis, though there is a non-refundable €50 booking deposit for the Cavan retreat.


Cavan Retreat

Retreat in Cavan - Connecting with Others; Connecting for Change

Friday 2nd - Monday 5th June 2017 in Cavan.
Led by Jnanadhara & Maitrikaya.

The Dharma life is not simply about helping oneself, but rather connecting with and helping all beings everywhere.

On this retreat we’ll be exploring fostering and deepening our connections with others, and see how this connecting can bring about lasting change, both in ourselves and in the world around us.

This retreat will take place in Sandville House, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.

Note that there is a non-refundable €50 booking deposit for the Cavan retreat. After that, the retreat is on a donation basis.

 

Nature Walk and Write

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 2pm – 4pm. Led by Liz Evers.

This is an outdoor writing workshop, exploring our experience of, and connection with, the natural world.

Please bring a blanket or cushion to sit on, pen and paper. We will meet at Chapelizod Gate entrance at 1.50pm.

 

Mandala Art Workshop

Mandala Workshop

Saturday 10th June 2017, 12.30pm – 5pm. Led Aileen Power.

This will be a crafty creative day of mandala making. We’ll incorporate recycled materials, origami, and metta for ourselves and others.

 

Meditation Cushions

Meditation Practice Morning

Sunday 11th June 2017, 10am – 1pm. Led by Maitrikaya.

This practice morning will be outdoors in nature! Come along and join us for a morning of meditation in a Dublin Park. (Venue to be announced shortly.)

 

Film Night – Demain / Tomorrow by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent

Friday 16th June 2017, from 7pm. Hosted by Vajrashura and Sadayasihi.

The climate is changing, and we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.

Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, Demain / Tomorrow focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions, and shows us we can change the way we live for the sake of our planet.

No need to book, just turn up on the night.


 
 

Earth Evening

A Better World is Possible Climate Change Workshop

Saturday 17th June 2017, 10am – 1pm. Led by Vajrashura and Gareth Conlon.

On this morning we’ll be exploring climate change from the Buddhist perspective, and how the Buddhist perspective can help make a difference in the challenges ahead.

We'll also have a shared vegan lunch after, so please bring food to share!

 

Community Cycle

Community Cycle and Picnic

Sunday 18th June 2017, from 12pm. Led by Declan Brennan.

Cycling is one of the most efficient and ecological forms of transport known to us. It has qualities of being sustainable and social, and rolling along our our wheels can also bring us closer to physical awareness and beauty.

Starting in Phoenix Park, we’ll take a scenic cycle around Dublin. And afterwards we'll have a picnic in Phoenix Park, weather permitting!

 

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Ritual

Tuesday 20th June 2017, 7.30pm - 9.45pm, as part of Sangha Night. Led by Pavara & team.

We will be connecting more with the passing of the seasons by celebrating the Summer Solstice, an important time of year in the seasonal calendar. As part of Sangha Night.

 

All-Night Meditation

All-Night Meditation

Friday 23rd June 2017, 7pm – 7am.
Hosted by the Young Buddhist Group.

An intense but exciting night of practice where we will practice walking and sitting meditation all night long, with periods of chanting, a tea ceremony and a special puja to Padmasambhava in the early hours!

All are welcome to join us, and you can come (or leave) on each hour throughout the night.

 

Sangha Hike

Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains

Sunday 25th June 2017, from 9.30am. Led by Vajrashura and Keith Hogan.

Vajrashura and Keith Hogan will be leading a walk in the Wicklow mountains as a way of reconnecting with nature and reminding us of why cherishing environmental sustainability is so important, as well as how nature can have such a positive effect on our Dharma practice.

If you'd like to attend the hike, please email Vajrashura or phone (01 819 6853) the centre to book a place, letting us know your mobile phone number so we can call to arrange. A reasonable level of fitness as well as decent hiking gear is required - if you're not sure then contact Vajrashura.


 

Events

 

Buddhist Action Month (BAM) 2017 Events

Buddhist Action Month

Here are the full list of events for Buddhist Action Month in the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

All events are on a donation or dana basis, though there is a non-refundable €50 booking deposit for the Cavan retreat.


Retreat in Cavan - Connecting with Others; Connecting for Change

Friday 2nd - Monday 5th June 2017 in Cavan. Led by Jnanadhara & Maitrikaya.
Cavan Retreat

The Dharma life is not simply about helping oneself, but rather connecting with and helping all beings everywhere.

On this retreat we’ll be exploring fostering and deepening our connections with others, and see how this connecting can bring about lasting change, both in ourselves and in the world around us.

This retreat will take place in Sandville House, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.

Note that there is a non-refundable €50 booking deposit for the Cavan retreat. After that, the retreat is on a donation basis.

 

Nature Walk and Write

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 2pm – 4pm. Led by Liz Evers.

This is an outdoor writing workshop, exploring our experience of, and connection with, the natural world.

Please bring a blanket or cushion to sit on, pen and paper. We will meet at Chapelizod Gate entrance at 1.50pm.

 

Mandala Workshop

Saturday 10th June 2017, 12.30pm – 5pm. Led Aileen Power.
Mandala Art Workshop

This will be a crafty creative day of mandala making. We’ll incorporate recycled materials, origami, and metta for ourselves and others.

 

Meditation Practice Morning

Sunday 11th June 2017, 10am – 1pm. Led by Maitrikaya.

This practice morning will be outdoors in nature! Come along and join us for a morning of meditation in a Dublin Park. (Venue to be announced shortly.)

Meditation Cushions
 

Film Night – Demain / Tomorrow by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent

Friday 16th June 2017, from 7pm. Hosted by Vajrashura and Sadayasihi.

The climate is changing, and we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.

Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, Demain / Tomorrow focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions, and shows us we can change the way we live for the sake of our planet.

No need to book, just turn up on the night.


 
 

A Better World is Possible Climate Change Workshop

Saturday 17th June 2017, 10am – 1pm. Led by Vajrashura and Gareth Conlon.

On this morning we’ll be exploring climate change from the Buddhist perspective, and how the Buddhist perspective can help make a difference in the challenges ahead.

Earth Evening

We'll also have a shared vegan lunch after, so please bring food to share!

 

Community Cycle and Picnic

Sunday 18th June 2017, from 12pm. Led by Declan Brennan.

Cycling is one of the most efficient and ecological forms of transport known to us. It has qualities of being sustainable and social, and rolling along our our wheels can also bring us closer to physical awareness and beauty.

Community Cycle

Starting in Phoenix Park, we’ll take a scenic cycle around Dublin. And afterwards we'll have a picnic in Phoenix Park, weather permitting!

 

Summer Solstice Ritual

Tuesday 20th June 2017, 7.30pm - 9.45pm, as part of Sangha Night. Led by Pavara & team.

We will be connecting more with the passing of the seasons by celebrating the Summer Solstice, an important time of year in the seasonal calendar. As part of Sangha Night.

Summer Solstice
 

All-Night Meditation

Friday 23rd June 2017, 7pm – 7am.
Hosted by the Young Buddhist Group.

An intense but exciting night of practice where we will practice walking and sitting meditation all night long, with periods of chanting, a tea ceremony and a special puja to Padmasambhava in the early hours!

All-Night Meditation

All are welcome to join us, and you can come (or leave) on each hour throughout the night.

 

Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains

Sunday 25th June 2017, from 9.30am. Led by Vajrashura and Keith Hogan.

Vajrashura and Keith Hogan will be leading a walk in the Wicklow mountains as a way of reconnecting with nature and reminding us of why cherishing environmental sustainability is so important, as well as how nature can have such a positive effect on our Dharma practice.

Sangha Hike

If you'd like to attend the hike, please email Vajrashura or phone (01 819 6853) the centre to book a place, letting us know your mobile phone number so we can call to arrange. A reasonable level of fitness as well as decent hiking gear is required - if you're not sure then contact Vajrashura.