Sub-35’s Group – Freedom From Intoxication

Thursday 28th February 2019
7:30pm - 10:00pm

Led by Sadayasihi, Kevin and Kasey

An In-Person Event

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.

Freedom from Intoxication

Covetousness destroys one’s wishes, Harmful intent yields fright, Wrong views lead to bad views, And drink to confusion of the mind.
    – Nagarjuna

In these verses Nagarjuna doesn’t pull any punches in spelling out the consequences of not observing the mind precepts. These precepts encourage us to abstain from clouding the mind with intoxicants, and to cultivate a clear and radiant mindfulness. Traditionally intoxicants include drink, drugs and gambling, but there are likely many more in our modern world today.

In this Sub35 evening we will have discussion around the mind precepts and how they can help us to live a richer life, free from craving, hatred and delusion. We will also hear a short personal talk from a member of our Sub35 Sangha.

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 each month on a Thursday night:

  • Thursday 17th January 2019
  • Thursday 28th February 2019
  • Thursday 14th March 2019
  • Thursday 11th April 2019

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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