Sub-35’s Group – The White Path of Shan-Tao

Thursday 5th December 2019
7:30pm - 10:00pm

Led by Sadayasihi, Kevin and Kasey

The Sub-35s group in Dublin has been established in recognition of the need for a space where people aged 35 and under can meet, share their experiences, practice together, and develop meaningful connections and friendships based on the Dharma (the Buddha’s teachings).

The Dublin Buddhist Centre is part of a worldwide Buddhist movement called the Triratna Buddhist Community which has primarily been described as a network of friendships in the Dharma.

Similarly, the Sub-35s vision is that it will be a welcoming place for people interested in exploring meditation and Buddhism with the support and friendship of their peers.

It will also link in with the wider Young Triratna movement via the annual retreat for Young Buddhists  each October in the UK.

Desire, Hatred and Delusion – The White Path of Shan-Tao

What would it be like to practice the Buddha’s teachings in ideal conditions? Where you had all that you need – great teaching, inspiring teachers, excellent conditions for meditation, beautiful surroundings, and wonderful friends to support you…

Living as a wandering holy man, Siddhartha Gotama, the Buddha-to-be, realised time and time again that every path he traversed led not to complete freedom from suffering. Instead he discovered a new path, the path of the middle way between extremes of nihilism and eternalism. Centuries later and this aspect of the Buddha’s teaching has developed into the great parable of The White Path as taught by Shan-Tao, the 7th Cen. Chinese Buddhist priest and writer.

Crashing waves, roaring flames and beasts wild and evil surround you, but over the great river of fire and water there is a white path to the western shore.

Discover the symbolism of this great parable with our very special guest speaker Dharmapriya.

Living in Berlin, Dharmapriya is a well-known teacher of both Buddhism and Iyengar Yoga, and spend a lot of his time visiting Buddhist centres all over world including the United States, Mexico and of course Ireland. Drawing from this Pure Land Buddhist text, Dharmapriya is sure to fascinate us on this our final Sub35 event.

Who It’s For

The Sub 35 group is open to anyone who is 35 years or younger and is suitable for all levels of experience. It meets monthly, and begins with meditation, followed by a discussion of Buddhist principles relevant to young people.

In particular, it will explore how practicing as a Buddhist can help transform the world we live in.

When It’s On

We will meet on the first Thursday of each month (though there will be some months when it will be a different Thursday night). See all upcoming events for Young People.

Each night will run 7.30pm – 10pm. The groups will be facilitated by Sadayasihi, Kevin and Kasey.

Find Out More

If you are 35 years or younger and would like to get involved please email us or chat to the Centre team.

You can also check out our upcoming events on the Sub-35s page on our Facebook page.

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