Tag: Dublin Buddhist Centre

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

New e-zine for the women’s sangha in Ireland

By Centre Team on Wed, 18 May, 2022 - 17:32

New e-zine for the women’s sangha in Ireland

By Centre Team on Wed, 18 May, 2022 - 17:32

Last year, in the context of the Covid pandemic and the temporary closure of the Dublin Buddhist Centre, six of us got together with the idea to develop an e-zine for women in the Triratna community in Ireland. In doing this we were much inspired by the example set by Alokavira and friends in developing their print zine ‘Born of Fire and the Void...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Pride 2018 in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 17:14

Pride 2018 in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 17:14

To celebrate Dublin Pride 2018, and Buddhist Action Month (BAM), the Dublin Buddhist Centre hosted a special Pride celebration on the 25th June. Kasey Tobin, a GFR Mitra involved in the event gives us a flavour of the event.

“This event was facilitated by a number of us in the Dublin Sangha with LGBT+ experiences.  As LGBT+ people we have seen a lot of progress in securing our human rights in the last few...

Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Maitreyabandhu at Poetry Day Ireland 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 18:06

Maitreyabandhu discusses his childhood, forbidden love, his path to writing poetry and what Buddhism can learn from poetry (and what poetry can learn from Buddhism) in this wide-ranging interview with Jnanadhara, the chair of the Dublin Buddhist Centre. 

He also reads a selection of his poetry - including from a forthcoming book on the painter Paul Cézanne - as part of this special evening held as part of the programme of events during the 2018 Poetry Day Ireland festival.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Voices from Ireland

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Jun, 2018 - 17:48

Here is a short podcast with members of the Irish Sangha discussing what has motivated them, and what continues to inspire them, to practice the Dharma. From ‘finding my friends’ and a sense of meaning to life, to building a Buddha-land and being able to practice within one’s own culture, Jnanadhara, Vajrashura, and Pavara together with Mitras Julie, Sean and Kristina share their thoughts.

Recorded in the Dublin Buddhist Centre during Triratna Day in April 2018.

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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Talk by Vessantara: Padmasambhava Practice – a Personal Unfolding

By Vajrashura on Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 - 19:33

In this wonderful personal talk about Padmasambhava, Vessantara talks about his connection with the strange figure of Padmasambhava.

On the way, he gives an insight into what it’s like to relate to these Buddha and Bodhisattva figures deeply, and how we can do this.

And he explores the effects doing this can have on our mind, our heart and our Dharma lives.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

Triratna News
Triratna News

New Inter-Buddhist Union formed in Ireland

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 16:37

New Inter-Buddhist Union formed in Ireland

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 16:37

Maitrikaya from the Dublin Buddhist Centre writes: “On March 24th 2018 at the historic Rotunda building in Dublin a meeting took place to establish the Irish Buddhist Union (IBU) to represent Buddhism in Ireland. The IBU is a new umbrella association of Buddhist Sanghas and Organisations in Ireland. It is envisioned as a fellowship of Irish Buddhists, intending to bring Buddhist ideas and principles to the attention of wider Irish society.

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM in the Dublin Buddhist Centre - a short report

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 19:10

BAM in the Dublin Buddhist Centre - a short report

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 19:10

It was a busy month in Dublin!

In addition to our BAM programme we asked our Sangha to sign up to one of three challenges: going vegan for the month, exploring how to divest from fossil fuels or taking the plastic challenge.  Quite a few people took up one (or even two!) of these challenges, with the plastic challenge being by far the most popular.  I look forward to hearing how people got on with their pledges for the month.

Here is a...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM 2017 in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 May, 2017 - 21:11

BAM 2017 in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 May, 2017 - 21:11

The Dublin Buddhist Centre is participating in the 2017 Buddhist Action Month.  Among the events planned this year are an outdoor writing workshop, a mandala workshop using recycled materials, a practice morning in a local park, the screening of ‘Demain’ (Tomorrow), ’A Better World is Possible’ workshop on climate change and what we can do, an all-night meditation and puja hosted by the Young Buddhist Group and more besides!    See our full programme here.

Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Happy 50th Birthday Triratna!

By Vajrashura on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 13:12

Happy 50th Birthday Triratna!

By Vajrashura on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 13:12

This week is the 50th anniversary of the founding of our community, the Triratna Buddhist Community!

On the evening of April 6th, 1967, around 24 people gathered in a room in London where they recited a ceremony specially written by Sangharakshita to inaugurate this new Buddhist movement.

Now, all these years later, the Triratna Buddhist Community has grown into a worldwide community of men and women inspired by the Buddha-Dharma, including our own Sangha here in Dublin.

On Sunday 9th April, 10am - 5pm, we’ll be...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

BAM at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Vajrashura on Wed, 18 May, 2016 - 17:20

BAM at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Vajrashura on Wed, 18 May, 2016 - 17:20

Here is the programme of BAM events at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

  • Residential Retreat - 21st Century Bodhisattva. Friday 3rd - Monday 6th June. Exploring how the Bodhisattva Ideal is relevant in the 21st Century, and how we can manifest it.
     
  • Film Night – This Changes Everything by Avi Lewis. Friday 10th June, from 7pm. A movie about climate change and the opportunities within it to transform our society for the better.
     
  • Sangha Hike in the Wicklow Mountains. Saturday
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