Culture Night at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Friday 21st September 2018, 4pm - 11pm

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.

Culture Night 2018

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.

Programme

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 Drop-in Intro to Meditation: 'Mindfulness of Breathing'

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

8pm Evolution of a Pacifist - Sean O'Casey and Buddhism

A talk by Maitrikaya.

From the glorification of violent struggle in The Shadow of a Gunman through the rest of his Irish trilogy, Dublin playwright Sean O'Casey demonstrated the futility of violence to achieve political aims. Eventually in The Silver Tassie, set partially in the trenches of WW1, he espoused a pacifist message of the utter futility of war.

This talk will explore how O'Casey believed in the solidarity of the entire human race over narrow national interests and how, though not a Buddhist himself, he lived by the Buddhist principle of non-violence.

Maitrikaya is a one of the main teachers in the Dublin Buddhist Centre and has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since 2011.

9pm The Pure Wordless Essence

A talk by Jnanadhara.

There are elements within Buddhism and Western artistic practice that seek to communicate meaning in a way that reaches beyond the realm of conceptual thought. This talk will explore this important aspect of both traditions and ask how we can ‘use words to get free from words until we reach the pure wordless essence.’

Jnanadhara is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and is chairman of the Dublin Buddhist Centre, where he teaches Buddhism and meditation. He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2003.

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!


 

Events

 

Culture Night at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Friday 21st September 2018
4pm - 11pm

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.

Programme

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 Drop-in Intro to Meditation: 'Mindfulness of Breathing'
Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

8pm Evolution of a Pacifist - Sean O'Casey and Buddhism

A talk by Maitrikaya.

From the glorification of violent struggle in The Shadow of a Gunman through the rest of his Irish trilogy, Dublin playwright Sean O'Casey demonstrated the futility of violence to achieve political aims. Eventually in The Silver Tassie, set partially in the trenches of WW1, he espoused a pacifist message of the utter futility of war.

This talk will explore how O'Casey believed in the solidarity of the entire human race over narrow national interests and how, though not a Buddhist himself, he lived by the Buddhist principle of non-violence.

Maitrikaya is a one of the main teachers in the Dublin Buddhist Centre and has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since 2011.

9pm The Pure Wordless Essence

A talk by Jnanadhara.

There are elements within Buddhism and Western artistic practice that seek to communicate meaning in a way that reaches beyond the realm of conceptual thought. This talk will explore this important aspect of both traditions and ask how we can ‘use words to get free from words until we reach the pure wordless essence.’

Jnanadhara is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and is chairman of the Dublin Buddhist Centre, where he teaches Buddhism and meditation. He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2003.

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!