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DBC Weekly Schedule

This is a financially challenging time for the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Donate now to help support us.

Or consider purchasing a Gift Voucher for yourself or someone you know for one of our future events.


Upcoming Online Events

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


A Creative Response to Uncertain Times

An Online Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Starts Wednesday 14th October
7 – 9pm
Led by Jyotika

Online Buddhism and Meditation Course

We live in troubled times. Many of the routines and certainties of our lives have been lost to the coronavirus outbreak and we are directly confronted with reality of illness and death.

Because his teaching is addressed to the fundamentals of human life, it is as relevant now, – in a 21st century pandemic – as it ever was. At this time we are offering this free online introduction to Buddhism course to share these teachings and perspectives.

All that is required for the course is an openness to life’s experiences and a willingness to explore that experience in the light of Buddhist teachings and practices.

There will be meditation taught as part of the course and we will be encouraging you to practice at home.

Suitable for: Anyone with an interest in Meditation or Buddhism.

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom on a donation basis.

More information about the course


Doing Something that Works

A Five Week Online Introduction to Meditation Course

Starts Thursday 15th October
10:30am – 12:30pm
Led by Sadayasihi & Osedha

Online Buddhism and Meditation Course

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. It helps us change the way we relate to ourselves and the world around us.

On this course we teach two meditation techniques, which consist of simple but effective practices drawn from the Buddhist tradition and originally taught by the Buddha himself.

Buddhist meditation techniques offer a way of encouraging and developing positive states of mind, such as calmness, clarity, emotional positivity and a deeper seeing of the true nature of things.

Central to meditation is the practice of mindfulness. When we are mindful, we are aware; we notice what is going on around us and inside us.

Central also to Buddhist meditation practice is the cultivation of ‘metta’, ‘friendliness’ or ‘loving-kindness’. It involves having an openness and emotional positivity for ourselves and other people.

Suitable for: Anyone with an interest in Mindfulness or Buddhism.

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom for five weeks on a donation basis.

More information about the course


The Journey and the Guide

An Eight-Week Online Practical Course in Enlightenment

Starts Saturday 17th
Led By Maitrikaya

Journey and the Guide

How do we make the most of life? Buddhism is a non-theistic, practical path of human growth and fulfilment and seeks to address this very question.

This eight-week online course leads participants step by step along the Buddhist path from mindfulness and emotional strength to receptivity, insight and spiritual rebirth. It is about putting the spiritual life into practice here and now.

For this course we will use Maitreyabandhu’s book The Journey and the Guide – A Practical Course in Enlightenment. Maitreyabandhu is a prize-winning poet who has been sharing his experience of practising Buddhism for over 20 years.

Suitable for: Anyone who has learnt the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness.

The course is being run on a donation basis but you will need to have a copy of the book, which you can purchase in eBook format from Windhorse Publications..

More information about the course


October Weekend Sangha Retreat:

The Three Myths of the Dharma Life

Friday 23rd October – Monday 26th October
Led By Irish Order Members

October Weekend Retreat

As Sangha regulars will know, the DBC has a long tradition of going to Sandville House in Cavan for retreats, including every year on the October Bank Holiday weekend.

However, we can’t go on retreat to Sandville House together right now. We can’t experience the beauty of the Cavan countryside. We can’t enjoy the birdsong as we meditate there in the morning, or the stillness of sitting in the dark together after the evening puja.

But we can still practice the Dharma together, and we can still have an effective retreat of a different kind, where we experience the joy of being on these Cavan retreats together here in our lives in lock-down.

This October Bank Holiday weekend, you are invited to help us continue our long tradition of these Sangha Retreats by joining us for an intensive Dharma weekend retreat held online, led by members of the Irish Order.

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 make a weekend retreat of it with us!

You are warmly invited to join us for this retreat, which will run on Zoom on a donation basis.

More information about the retreat

Contact us or use the link in the Sangha Email to book on.


Mindfulness for Parents

A Five Week Online Course

Starts Saturday 31st October
10:30am – 12:30pm
Mindfulness for Parents

We, as parents and guardians want the best for our children. We also want the best for ourselves, or at the very least, to be happy.How can we effectively respond to the needs of our children and ourselves while living by Buddhist principles?

Asking these questions can move us out of parenting in autopilot mode and moving towards conscious parenting, we are bringing awareness to our experience as parents and guardians.

In short, we are becoming more mindful.

Join Atulyamitra on this five-week course exploring Mindful Parenting and how it can benefit us and our children.

Suitable for: Anyone in the role of parenting who is interested in mindfulness and open to Buddhism.

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom on a donation basis.

More information about the course


Yoga and Meditation Workshop

Sunday 15th November
10:30am – 2pm

yoga

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

Suitable for: All levels of yoga, as well as for those interested in meditation.

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom on a donation basis.

More information about the event


Weekday Meditations

Morning Meditation 7:30am – 8:25am
More details. Join via Zoom (password if required is dropinmed)

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


Every Tuesday Night

We’ll be running our drop-in Tuesday nights online now. They will comprise a short amount of input, a long meditation, a short tea-break and then a puja.
7.30pm – 9pm
Join via Zoom (password if required is medandpuja)


Every Sunday Morning

Puja – Buddhist devotional practice with chanting with Pavara.
11am – 12 noon
Join via Zoom (password if required is sundaypuja)


Thought for the Week Videos

Thought for the Week with a Member of the Triratna Buddhist Order
These are released every Monday.

Monday 28th September 2020 – The Fires of Transformation – Jnanadhara

Videos from Week 27

Monday 21st September 2020 – OM AH HUM – Pavara

See the full list of videos on YouTube.


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 Sailing the Worldly Winds.


Responding to the Pandemic – Free eBooks each week

As part of Triratna’s response to the pandemic, Windhorse Publications want to do what they can to make the Buddha’s teachings and practices available whatever your situation. For as long as it’s needed, they will give away a free eBook each week.

Each week will have a new free eBook. In previous weeks, we’ve had Solitude and Loneliness: A Buddhist View by Sarvananda, Sailing the Worldly Winds by Vajragupta, Tales of Freedom by Vessantara and Living with Kindness by Sangharakshita.

Click here to get your free Dharma eBooks.

And now that the centre bookshop is closed you can get books on the Dharma, meditation and working with your heart-mind directly from Windhorse Publications.

Sign up to the Windhorse Publications newsletter to get a link to a free eBook every week, and details about monthly sales on print books.

Create a free sign-up account to get an additional 10% off all their books. Over the next few months they’re offering free shipping on all orders. There’s never been a better time to read!

“We read to know that we are not alone.” – William Nicholson, Shadowlands


DBC Weekly Schedule

This is a financially challenging time for the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Donate now to help support us.

Or consider purchasing a Gift Voucher for yourself or someone you know for one of our future events.

 


Upcoming Online Events

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

A Creative Response to Uncertain Times

An Online Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Starts Wednesday 14th October
7 – 9pm
Led by Jyotika

Meditation and Buddhism Course Image

We live in troubled times. Many of the routines and certainties of our lives have been lost to the coronavirus outbreak and we are directly confronted with reality of illness and death.

Because his teaching is addressed to the fundamentals of human life, it is as relevant now, – in a 21st century pandemic – as it ever was. At this time we are offering this free online introduction to Buddhism course to share these teachings and perspectives.

All that is required for the course is an openness to life’s experiences and a willingness to explore that experience in the light of Buddhist teachings and practices.

There will be meditation taught as part of the course and we will be encouraging you to practice at home.

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom on a donation basis.

More information about the course


Doing Something that Works

A Five Week Online Introduction to Meditation Course
Starts Thursday 15th October
10:30am – 12:30pm
Led by Sadayasihi & Osedha

Online Buddhism and Meditation Course

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. It helps us change the way we relate to ourselves and the world around us.

On this course we teach two meditation techniques, which consist of simple but effective practices drawn from the Buddhist tradition and originally taught by the Buddha himself.

Buddhist meditation techniques offer a way of encouraging and developing positive states of mind, such as calmness, clarity, emotional positivity and a deeper seeing of the true nature of things.

Central to meditation is the practice of mindfulness. When we are mindful, we are aware; we notice what is going on around us and inside us.

Central also to Buddhist meditation practice is the cultivation of ‘metta’, ‘friendliness’ or ‘loving-kindness’. It involves having an openness and emotional positivity for ourselves and other people.

Suitable for: Anyone with an interest in Mindfulness or Buddhism.

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom for five weeks on a donation basis.


The Journey and The Guide Buddhism Course

An Eight-Week Online Practical Course in Enlightenment

Saturday 17th October, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Led By Maitrikaya

Journey and the Guide

How do we make the most of life? Buddhism is a non-theistic, practical path of human growth and fulfilment and seeks to address this very question.

This eight-week online course leads participants step by step along the Buddhist path from mindfulness and emotional strength to receptivity, insight and spiritual rebirth. It is about putting the spiritual life into practice here and now.

For this course we will use Maitreyabandhu’s book The Journey and the Guide – A Practical Course in Enlightenment. Maitreyabandhu is a prize-winning poet who has been sharing his experience of practising Buddhism for over 20 years.

Suitable for: Anyone who has learnt the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness.

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom on a donation basis.

More information about the course


October Weekend Sangha Retreat: The Three Myths of the Dharma Life

Friday 23rd October – Monday 26th October
Led By Irish Order Members

October Weekend Retreat

As Sangha regulars will know, the DBC has a long tradition of going to Sandville House in Cavan for retreats, including every year on the October Bank Holiday weekend.

However, we can’t go on retreat to Sandville House together right now. We can’t experience the beauty of the Cavan countryside. We can’t enjoy the birdsong as we meditate there in the morning, or the stillness of sitting in the dark together after the evening puja.

But we can still practice the Dharma together, and we can still have an effective retreat of a different kind, where we experience the joy of being on these Cavan retreats together here in our lives in lock-down.

This October Bank Holiday weekend, you are invited to help us continue our long tradition of these Sangha Retreats by joining us for an intensive Dharma weekend retreat held online, led by members of the Irish Order.

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 make a weekend retreat of it with us!

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom on a donation basis.

More information about the retreat

Contact us or use the link in the Sangha Email to book on.


Mindfulness for Parents

A Five Week Online Course

Starts Saturday 31st October
10:30am – 12:30pm
Mindfulness for Parents

We, as parents and guardians want the best for our children. We also want the best for ourselves, or at the very least, to be happy.How can we effectively respond to the needs of our children and ourselves while living by Buddhist principles?

Asking these questions can move us out of parenting in autopilot mode and moving towards conscious parenting, we are bringing awareness to our experience as parents and guardians.

In short, we are becoming more mindful.

Join Atulyamitra on this five-week course exploring Mindful Parenting and how it can benefit us and our children.

Suitable for: Anyone in the role of parenting who is interested in mindfulness and open to Buddhism.

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom on a donation basis.

More information about the course


Yoga and Meditation Workshop

Sunday 15th November
10:30am – 2pm

yoga

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

Suitable for: All levels of yoga, as well as for those interested in meditation.

You are warmly invited to join us for this course, which will run on Zoom on a donation basis.

More information about the event


Weekday Meditations

Morning Meditation 7:30am – 8:25am
More details
Join via Zoom (password if required is dropinmed)

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


Every Tuesday Night

We’ll be running our drop-in Tuesday nights online now. They will comprise a short amount of input, a long meditation, a short tea-break and then a puja
7.30pm – 9pm
Join via Zoom (password if required is medandpuja)


Every Wednesday Night


Every Sunday Morning

Puja – Buddhist devotional practice with chanting with Pavara – 11am
Join via Zoom (password if required is sundaypuja)


 

Thought for the Day Videos

Thought for the Week with a Member of the Triratna Buddhist Order
Comes out each Monday.

Monday 28th September – The Fires of Transformation – Jnanadhara.

Videos from Week 27

Monday 21st September – OM AH HUM – Pavara.

See the full list of videos on YouTube.

 


 

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

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 Sailing the Worldly Winds.

 


 

Responding to the Pandemic – Free eBooks each week

As part of Triratna’s response to the pandemic, Windhorse Publications want to do what they can to make the Buddha’s teachings and practices available whatever your situation. For as long as it’s needed, they will give away a free eBook each week.

Each week will have a new free eBook. In previous weeks, we’ve had Solitude and Loneliness: A Buddhist View by Sarvananda, Sailing the Worldly Winds by Vajragupta, Tales of Freedom by Vessantara and Living with Kindness by Sangharakshita.

Click here to get your free Dharma eBooks.

And now that the centre bookshop is closed you can get books on the Dharma, meditation and working with your heart-mind directly from Windhorse Publications.

Sign up to the Windhorse Publications newsletter to get a link to a free eBook every week, and details about monthly sales on print books.

Create a free sign-up account to get an additional 10% off all their books. Over the next few months they’re offering free shipping on all orders. There’s never been a better time to read!

“We read to know that we are not alone.” – William Nicholson, Shadowlands