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Mind, Reactice and Creative – Buddhism Course

A six-week course to break free from limiting habits and embark on a path to freedom

Starts Thursday 27th June 2024, 6.30pm – 8.45pm

Led by Prasannadeva

One of the Buddha’s key insights is that our state of mind conditions our thoughts, which in turn condition our actions, and thereby our world.

This course explores the idea that the mind operates in two very different ways, and that the spiritual life is essentially a movement from one to the other. We have the choice of being either reactive or creative, not just once, but at every moment. We investigate just what that means in our own lives, looking at ways in which we can become less reactive and more creative, with a combination of teaching, discussion, meditation and practical exercises.

The path to Enlightenment, then, is one of ever-increasing creativity, and we look at one of the Buddha’s teachings in which he describes a sequence of ever-increasing creative states of mind, all the way to Enlightenment.

Participants will receive the ebook Mind, Reactive and Creative as part of the course.

The course will include short talks, discussion, reflection, meditation, and home practice that should be completed between each week of the course. Each week there will be a particular theme explored as follows:

Week 1 – Three Big Ideas

We will be introducing the course and looking at three big ideas around the nature of Mind.

Week 2 & 3 – Mind Creates World – The Six Realms

Explores how the quality of mind creates the worlds we live in and how these worlds are represented on the Tibetan Wheel of Life as the six realms.

Week 4 – Watching the Gap

Explores the precious opportunity we have to move from the reactive to creative mind and find become free of cycle of rebirth.

Week 5 – Happiness and Beyond – The Spiral Path

Explores how the creative mind expresses itself as a path of ever increasing positive mental states and spiritual qualities we call the spiral path.

Week 6 – The Enlightened Mind

Explores how the creative mind reaches full fruition and maturity in a state of inexhaustible energy, wisdom and compassion that we call Enlightenment.

Note: While meditation will be part of this course, you will not be learning how to meditate. Please see our other events for an introduction to meditation course.

  • Knowledge of the Buddha’s teaching.
  • Practical tools to work creatively with your mind.
  • Greater understanding of the Buddhist view of how we creative the worlds we live in.
  • Connection with deeper creative energies of the mind.
  • An insightful perspective on how to go beyond limiting habits of the mind.
  • A community of others on the path.

This course is for anyone who wants to engage with a deeper understanding and practice of Buddhist teachings.

You don’t have to be a Buddhist to gain from this course; you don’t have to be particularly ‘spiritual’. All you need is curiosity, a desire to learn, and a willingness to put what you learn into practice.

This course will be led by Prasannadeva, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and who works at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.


Six-weeks starting Thursday 27th June 2024 from 6.30pm – 8.45pm.


Dublin Buddhist Centre

Unit 5, Liberty Corner
James Joyce Street
Dublin, D01 N5H6


We do tiered pricing, depending on the circumstances.

€150 waged
€120 low waged
€90 unwaged
€75 for under-25s

Location: Dublin Buddhist Centre


Unit 5, Liberty Corner
James Joyce Street, Dublin D01 N5H6 Ireland

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Unit 5 | Liberty Corner | James Joyce Street | Dublin D01 N5H6 | Ireland | tel. (01) 817 8933
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