Culture Night at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Friday 20th September 2019
4:00pm - 11:00pm

Led by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Culture Night comprises hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From the nation’s capital to county town, arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late, with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Once again the DBC will be participating in Dublin Culture Night and will be running an exciting programme of events for the occasion.

Wherever in the world Buddhism has been practised, over its 2,500 year history, there has been a dialogue between the essential spiritual aspects of the tradition and elements of the local culture.

We are in a fascinating phase of Buddhist history where, for the first time, there is a meeting of this tradition with modern western culture.

On Dublin Culture Night we will be exploring aspects of this cultural interchange as well as providing an opportunity to learn meditation and yoga.

For more information on events in our area, see the Culture Night Website. You can also download the smartphone / tablet app for Android or Apple.

Note that no booking is required for any of these events, but the spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis.


(please note this is slightly different from the printed Culture Night booklet)

4pm Drop-in Introduction to Yoga class

Learn yoga. No experience necessary, just turn up.

5pm Drop-in Intro to Meditation: ‘Mindfulness of Breathing’

Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

6pm Drop-in Intro to Meditation: ‘Development of Loving Kindness’

Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

7pm The Buddha & his Begging Bowl – A Talk by Prajnagita

The image of the meditating Buddha reminds us that there is another way to live, an alternative to the busy, disconnected, hustle-bustle of our lives. The begging bowl that often accompanies this image reminds us, in particular, of a simpler way of life.In this talk, Prajnagita will draw on the significance of the begging bowl in Buddhism, the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi which is steeped in the Zen tradition, and the modern practice of Minimalism to describe how we can live with less and yet have more joy.

8pm Drop-in Intro to Meditation: ‘Mindfulness of Breathing’

Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

9pm Leonard Cohen: Troubadour, Psychonaut, Buddhist Monk – A Talk by Jyotika

Leonard Cohen’s musical genius was intimately connected with his spiritual life, which was deeply influenced by Buddhism. This talk looks at how Buddhism and the philosophies of the East helped shape some of the finest songs ever written in the English language.

10pm Mantra Chanting Experience

Drop in and listen to the Triratna Buddhist Community chanting mantras from the Buddhist tradition. You are welcome to join in if you wish!
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