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DBC Weekly Schedule

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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.


Awakening the Senses – Culture Night at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Culture Night 2021 Poster
Friday 17th September 2021
5:00pm – 6:15pm

‘The senses, no less than the soul, have their spiritual mysteries to reveal.’ – Oscar Wilde –

Whatever culture we expose ourselves to, whether it be painting, music, theatre, film or dance, it reaches our heart and mind through our senses. This online workshop will explore how we can awaken our senses through meditation in order that we have a more vivid and meaningful experience of whatever culture we encounter later in the evening.

All welcome. No meditation experience necessary.

Event link: Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 861 1456 3744
Password if needed is senses


Walking Shikoku Island – an Australian Pilgrim in Japan

Aryapala in Japan
Friday 24th September 2021
7pm – 9pm

Aryapala in conversation with Jnanadhara

In 2017 Aryapala donned the traditional white tunic, staff, conical hat and kesa and undertook the arduous 1200km ancient pilgrimage trail around Shikoku island in Japan. In so doing he was following in the footsteps of Kukai, the 8th century founder of the esoteric Shingon school of Japanese Buddhism.

Circling the island he passed unmarked graves of former pilgrims, shrines to Buddhist saints with miraculous powers and visited the 88 temples founded by Kukai himself. All this was undertaken under the compassionate protection of Fudo – the sword wielding, flame enhaloed, awe-inspiring Wisdom King.

The evening will include slides as well as an interview and will conclude with meditation.

All welcome

More information and link to the event


Padmasambhava Day Celebration

Padmasambhava Face Datail
Sunday 26th September 2021
11am – 12pm

As we come towards the end of September we will be celebrating Padmasambhava Day. We will mark it with a special online Puja dedicated to the lotus born Guru, Padmasambhava. Everyone is welcome to attend, including children and pets! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Join via Zoom (password if required is sundaypuja)


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

Forest and Smoke

Photo by Joanne Francis on Unsplash

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.


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.



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.



What’s Next for the DBC?

Friday 10th September 2021
7pm – 9pm

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

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


Awakening the Senses – Culture Night at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Friday 17th September 2021
5 – 6.15pm

‘The senses, no less than the soul, have their spiritual mysteries to reveal.’ – Oscar Wilde –

All welcome. No meditation experience necessary.

More information and link to the event

Culture Night 2021 Poster


Walking Shikoku Island – an Australian Pilgrim in Japan

Friday 24th September 2021
7pm – 9pm

Aryapala in conversation with Jnanadhara

All welcome.

More information and link to the event

Aryapala in Japan


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 Nightsvia Zoom (password if required is medandpuja)

Join Sunday Morningsvia 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

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.