Online Events

All the DBC events which are online due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Upcoming Online Events

Here are some of the events upcoming in the DBC. More will be added over time, so check back regularly.



What’s Next for the DBC?


In case you missed this event, you can watch a recording of it here:

Friday 10th September 2021
7pm – 9pm

The last 18 months have been strange and challenging ones for all. In that time the DBC has morphed into an entirely online Dharma centre. With the easing of covid restrictions, we are now entering into a new phase where re-opening our doors will again be possible.

In this talk Jnanadhara will be highlighting some of the key events that have taken place since the beginning of the pandemic, the state of play now and what the likely challenges and opportunities will be for our spiritual community as we emerge from the covid restrictions.

 


Taking Whatever Arises on the Path – October Bank Holiday Retreat

Friday 22nd Oct 2021 – Monday 25th Oct 2021

Led by members of the Irish Order

Padmasambhava

On this year’s DBC October Bank Holiday Retreat we will be exploring some of the teachings of the great Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava – the Vajra Guru!

This retreat will be run online and can be done from your own home.

Suitable for: Anyone who already has an established meditation practice with the DBC or other Triratna Sangha.

If this is you, then we hope you can come along and enjoy a weekend of meditation, reflection, listening to Dharma talks, and discussion on the Dharma with us!

This retreat will run on Zoom on a donation basis.


The Burning House: a Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

Factory Emissions

An Eight-Week Online Course

Starts Monday 18th Oct 2021

Led by Maitrikaya and Sadayasihi

Climate change and the ecological emergency were not issues that pressed upon people in the time of the Buddha. Living in the world today is so different to living in the Buddha’s time yet these problems share the same underlying causes as problems in the Buddha’s time and are addressed by his teaching.

On this course we will explore the unique perspective the Buddha’s teaching brings to climate change and the ecological emergency, while also providing us with the tools to face these issues with loving kindness, a deepening connection with the Earth, and sufficient emotional freedom to act now!

This 8-week course is based on the book The Burning House by Shantigarbha and you will need a copy of this book to do the course. It can be purchased online from Windhorse Publications in either hardcopy or as an ebook.

This course will be run on Zoom. All our online events are offered for free but you might consider making a donation to help us to continue to provide classes in this way. The suggested donation for this course is €160.

Suitable for: anyone who would like to learn more about a Buddhist approach to the climate and ecological emergency.


Yoga and Meditation Workshop

Pavara in Yoga Pose

Reconnect with your meditation or yoga practice, or try out these practices if you haven’t before.

10.30am – 2.00pm
Sunday 17th Oct 2021

Led by Pavara

These online workshops are suitable for all levels of yoga, as well as for those interested in meditation.

They are an opportunity to reconnect with your meditation or yoga practice if it has slipped, and serve as a great way to try out these practices if you haven’t done them before.

This workshop will be run on Zoom. All our online events are offered for free but you might consider making a donation to help us to continue to provide classes in this way. The suggested donation for this workshop is €30.

Suitable for: newcomers as well as those with some experience of yoga and meditation.


Change Your Mind: Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Change Your Mind Change Your Life

A five-week online course exploring the path of Buddhism and Meditation.

Starts Tuesday 19th October, 2021

Led by Jnanadhara and Prasannadeva

As covid restrictions ease we may notice that we do not respond to the changing circumstances in a straightforward way. Perhaps we are resistant to the opening of society and fear what these changes will bring? Or maybe we dive headfirst into what the new freedoms permit only to find we don’t get the satisfaction we were expecting?

The Buddhist approach is to recognise that to free ourselves, we need to recognise that happiness and fulfilment ultimately come from within our mind, not from external conditions. And that to free ourselves we need to change our mind so we can respond to the flux and chaos of our surroundings with creativity, calm and resilience.

On this five-week online course we will explore how Buddhist teachings and practices enable us to make this change. Central to the course will be a thorough introduction to the practice of meditation.

The course is based on the book Change Your Mind by Paramananda and you will need a copy of this book to do the course. It can be purchased online from Windhorse Publications in either paperback or in ebook format.

Windhorse Publications have kindly offered a 10% discount on the book for anyone signing up to this course. Just use the discount code CYM_G3N8C2MX when purchasing the book from their website. You can get a further 10% off if you register an account with them.

Suitable for: anyone who would like to learn about Buddhism and meditation

This course will be run on Zoom. All our online events are offered for free but please consider making a donation of €100 for the 5 weeks to help us to continue to provide classes in this way.


Drop-in Meditations

Lunchtime meditation image showing detail of Buddha Amitayus
Morning Meditation 7:30am – 8:25am, Monday to Saturday
More details. Join via Zoom (password if required is dropinmed)

Lunchtime Meditation 1:15pm – 1:45pm, every weekday
More details. Join via Zoom (password if required is dropinmed)


Tuesday Night Meditation & Puja

&

Sunday Morning Puja

Tuesday Nights 7.30pm – 9pm
Sunday Mornings 11am – 12 Noon

Padmasambhava
For the month of September we’ll be dedicating our Tuesday Night and Sunday Morning Pujas to PADMASAMBHAVA, the Lotus Born Guru!

Padmasambhava by Urgyen Sangharakshita

Riding a tiger
The Guru came,
Smile fierce and friendly,
Eyes aflame.
Riding a tiger
From coast to coast,
With his vajra he scattered
The demon host.
Guru, great Guru,
Dispel my sin;
Hurl back the demon
Hordes within;
Transform them to powers
That protect the Right –
Thou, the Thousand-armed,
Thou, the Infinite Light.

Join Tuesday Nights via Zoom (password if required is medandpuja)

Join Sunday Mornings via Zoom (password if required is sundaypuja)


Online Guided Meditations

Did you know that we have online guided meditations of various lengths for you to use at home?

Check out our Guided Meditations Page.

You’ll also find all the notes for our meditation courses there if you need to brush up on your technique!


A Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times – The Buddhist Centre Online

You can also check out an excellent resource on The Buddhist Centre Online –
A Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times.

Here you’ll find resources, podcasts, inspiring talks and led meditations to help you in these uncertain times!

The are also running online home retreats regularly, including one on In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own.