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DBC Weekly Schedule

This is a financially challenging time for the Dublin Buddhist Centre. Donate now to help support us.


Upcoming Online Events

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


Living in the Secret Valley – An Interview with Vajrashura


Friday 21st January, 2022
7-9pm

Here is the recording of the event in case you were not able to make it on the night.

In autumn, Vajrashura led a three month retreat on which 16 men were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. They spent most of this time living a simple and communal life in the mountain forest valley in Guhyaloka, ‘The Secret Valley’, in Spain.

On this night, Jnanadhara will interview Vajrashura about what life was like in the valley, far from electronic devices, Covid, and all the other concerns of the world. We’ll hear about the beauty and challenge of these long retreats, and what can be learned from and appreciated in them.


The Taste of Freedom – Buddhism Course


Starts Wednesday 2nd February, 2022
7-9pm

The Taste of Freedom Buddhism Course Poster

Photo by Beazy on Unsplash

A six-week practical online course in freeing ourselves from what binds us
Led by Prajnamayi and Rijumuni

The point of being a Buddhist is to free ourselves from whatever keeps us trapped in a mundane and repetitive cycle. But how do we do that, and what does real freedom mean?

In this course we explore a pivotal point in the Buddhist path where we have our first taste of real freedom. Traditionally this is called ‘stream entry’ – we enter the stream that leads to the ocean of Enlightenment.

At this point we break three fetters that prevent us from entering the stream, or we could say, from reaching our full potential. We take a good look at these and see how they play out in our lives, both individually and collectively, and we explore ways in which we can loosen, and eventually break them.

Participants will receive the ebook The Taste of Freedom as part of the course.

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.

Suitable for: Anyone who wants to be free from what holds us back, and who wants to learn more about Buddhism.


Yoga and Meditation Workshop


Sunday 13th February, 2022
10.30am – 2pm

Yoga and Meditation Workshop

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, or 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.


Amitabha – Buddha of Infinite Light


Online Weekend Retreat
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th February, 2022

Amitabha Buddha of Infinite Light Retreat Poster

Led by members of the Irish Order

February is often considered the beginning of Spring with new life and growth emerging all around after the darkness of Winter. It’s also considered as the month of love. The Buddhist view of love is not the romantic mushiness of valentine verses but something to be cultivated by those who have the courage to do so.

Do you have the courage to join us on this retreat as we enter the realm of Amitabha, the Buddha of infinite love and compassion? Why not join us as we explore the qualities of the Buddha Amitabha on this reflective and contemplative retreat.

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

This retreat will run on Zoom on a donation basis. A suggested donation for the weekend is €125.

Booking

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


Mind, Reactive and Creative – Buddhism Course


Starts Tuesday 22nd February, 2022
7-9pm

Mind, Reactive and Creative Buddhism Course Poster

A six-week practical online course in creativity
Led by Prasannadeva and Vajrashura

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.

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. We suggest you consider a donation of €120 for the six weeks of the course.

Suitable for: Anyone interested in Buddhism and meditation, and who wants to open up to full creative potential of the mind.


Frontline Workers Support Package

Here you will find resources that the Dublin Buddhist Centre are offering to support our frontline workers in these challenging Covid times.


Frontline Workers Image

More information about the resource


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
and
Sunday Morning Puja

Tuesday Nights, 7pm – 9pm
Sunday Mornings, 11am – 12 Noon

Buddha Shakyamuni

Update: Unfortunately due to the changing situation with regard to Covid-19, our pujas are now online only.

The evening usually consists of a little input, a long meditation sit and a Puja after a short tea-break, and Sunday morning with a short sit and a Puja.

This New Year we will be dedicating the Tuesday and Sunday Pujas to Buddha Shakyamuni.

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!


DBC Weekly Schedule

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

Donate now to help support us.


Upcoming Online Events

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


Living in the Secret Valley – An Interview with Vajrashura

Friday 21st January, 2022
7-9pm
Led by Jnanadhara

Here is a recording of the event in case you were not able to make it on the night.

In autumn, Vajrashura led a three month retreat on which 16 men were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. They spent most of this time living a simple and communal life in the mountain forest valley in Guhyaloka, ‘The Secret Valley’, in Spain.

On this night, Jnanadhara will interview Vajrashura about what life was like in the valley, far from electronic devices, Covid, and all the other concerns of the world. We’ll hear about the beauty and challenge of these long retreats, and what can be learned from and appreciated in them.


The Taste of Freedom

Six-Week Online Course
Starts Wednesday 2nd February, 2022
7-9pm
Led by Prajnamayi and Rijumuni

Photo by Beazy on Unsplash

A six-week practical online course in freeing ourselves from what binds us.

In this course we explore a pivotal point in the Buddhist path where we have our first taste of real freedom. Traditionally this is called ‘stream entry’ – we enter the stream that leads to the ocean of Enlightenment.

At this point we break three fetters that prevent us from entering the stream, or we could say, from reaching our full potential. We take a good look at these and see how they play out in our lives, both individually and collectively, and we explore ways in which we can loosen, and eventually break them.

Participants will receive the ebook The Taste of Freedom as part of the course.

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.

Suitable for: Anyone who wants to be free from what holds us back, and who wants to learn more about Buddhism.


Yoga and Meditation Workshop

Sunday 13th February, 2022
10.30am – 2pm
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, or 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.


Amitabha: Buddha of Infinite Light

Online Weekend Retreat
Friday 18th – Monday 20th February, 2022
Led by members of the Irish Order

February is often considered the beginning of Spring with new life and growth emerging all around after the darkness of Winter. It’s also considered as the month of love. The Buddhist view of love is not the romantic mushiness of valentine verses but something to be cultivated by those who have the courage to do so.

Do you have the courage to join us on this retreat as we enter the realm of Amitabha, the Buddha of infinite love and compassion? Why not join us as we explore the qualities of the Buddha Amitabha on this reflective and contemplative retreat.

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

This retreat will run on Zoom on a donation basis. A suggested donation for the weekend is €125.

Booking

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


Mind, Reactive and Creative

Six-Week Online Course
Starts Tuesday 22nd February, 2022
7-9pm
Led by Prasannadeva and Vajrashura

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.

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. We suggest you consider a donation of €120 for the six weeks of the course.

Suitable for: Anyone interested in Buddhism and meditation, and who wants to open up to full creative potential of the mind.


Tuesday Night Meditation & Puja
and
Sunday Morning Puja

Tuesday Nights 7.00pm – 9pm

Sunday Mornings 11am – 12 Noon

Buddha Shakyamuni

Update: Unfortunately due to the changing situation with regard to Covid-19, our pujas are now online only.

The evening usually consists of a little input, a long meditation sit and a Puja after a short tea-break, and Sunday morning with a short sit and a Puja.

This New Year we will be dedicating the Tuesday and Sunday Pujas to Buddha Shakyamuni.

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

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


Frontline Workers Support Package

Here you will find resources that the Dublin Buddhist Centre are offering to support our frontline workers in these challenging Covid times.


Frontline Workers Image

More information about the resource


Drop-In Meditations

Lunchtime meditation image showing detail of Buddha Amitayus

Xmas Period Update: Morning and Lunchtime Meditations will finish on Thursday 23rd of December, 2021 and start again on Tuesday 4th of January, 2022 at the usual times.

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)


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!

 
 


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