Yearly Christmas Hamper Raffle

Yearly Christmas Hamper Raffle An important fund-raiser for the Centre. We are raising funds to help make some much needed retreat rooms. Please support our Christmas raffle by buying tickets or selling to friends and family. Tickets on sale at the centre or contact Ani Chodron to secure your tickets and pay later 0863027512 Ticket sellers needed please. FABULOUS PRIZE OF A LUXURY HOME-MADE HAMPER WORTH E150 ( generously donated as always by Val and Maureen) E5 per strip/ E10 for 3 strips

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New Year’s Day Retreat January 1st 2020 Booking open

New Year’s Day Retreat January 1st 2020 Booking open Time 10am – 5.30pm Facilitators Ani Chodron and Ani Paldron Retreat fee E25 As usual the New Year’s day Retreat will very much be a workshop-retreat. Using a combination of meditation and written reflective practices, we deepen our appreciation for all that has been good in our past while acknowledging and letting go of what has not been beneficial for ourselves or others. Even though every moment we die and are reborn , the New Year can be a particularly poignant time for setting the intention for change in motion, change …

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Christmas Day at Palpung Centre Banteer

Christmas Day at Palpung Centre Banteer December 25th This is our 4th Christmas in Palpung Banteer. The past 3 Christmas Days have been very memorable days filled with love, friendship, meditation and prayer , good food, fun and games! Do join us for all or part of the day. 10.00am – 11.00am Brunch (drop in for festive cheer and Vegetarian food anytime) 11.30am – 12.30pm Meditation Session (drop in for a session ) 12.30pm – 1.30pm Meditation Session (drop in or stay on ) 3pm Christmas Dinner – Vegetarian Fare – all welcome followed by an evening of song ,games …

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The 4 contemplations – The corner stone of meditation practice and living a meaningful life

The 4 contemplations – The corner stone of meditation practice and living a meaningful life 2pm – 5.30pm Sunday October 13th  Palpung Banteer E10        If you are reading this email  then you probably don’t meditate  for a quick fix of” feel good” or as a way to circumvent life’s problems . You probably are a truth seeker practicing  meditation as a path to awakening your innate nature, becoming wiser, kinder and of benefit.   A house, if it’s to remain standing, has to have solid foundations. These 4 contemplations do just that for our formal meditation as well …

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 A talk on birds, how to recognise them and their role in our Environment

 A talk on birds, how to recognise them and their role in our Environment. by Usna Keating   Sunday September 8th 11.30am – 1pm  Venue : Palpung Buddhist Centre Banteer no charge  Everyone is welcome – adults and young people. no booking required, just come along. refreshments will be served afterward. Usna Keating is a wildlife biologist. He has worked both in Ireland and overseas. He has undertaken work on numerous projects aimed at conserving wild species, including birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. He is particularly passionate about birds and hopes to share his knowledge with others. Usna will demonstrate  how …

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The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

“The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra” (The Heart Sutra)   Live two way VC teaching by Guru Vajra Dhara Tai Situ Pa Rinpoche    Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 8.30am – 3pm (Yes early start for us!)         As a result of numerous requests from students and centres around the globe,  Guru Vajra Dhara,  Tai Situ  Pa Rinpoche will teach ” THe Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra”, commonly known as The Heart Sutra. ( A Sutra is the words spoken by the Buddha)    As a Video Conference transmission it will be …

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Getting to know my mind – Summer Retreat

Summer Retreat at Palpung Banteer- Saturday and Sunday August 24th and 25th Saturday 10am – 6pm Sunday    10am – 4pm with Ani Chodron (anita treacy) and Ani Paldron(pat murphy)   “Getting to know my mind”         When we remove outward distractions, we meet and become intimate with  our mind. How does our mind operate? Learning the dance of not slavishly following our thoughts and emotions while at the same time not suppressing them out of  fear is a skill that we continually practice .  Only then can we truly  see that all the energy of our mind …

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Sunday Meditation and Mantra Recitation

Sunday Meditation and Mantra Recitation This Sunday 14th July 11am – 1pm Mantra chanting and recitation ( Guru Rinpoche , Green Tara, and Chenrezig  mantra)  for HH Dalai Lama, HH Karmapa and Tai Situ Pa Rinpoche The birthdays of HH Dalai Lama and Karmapa occurred recently . It is such a blessing for the world and especially for all of us connected to these great beings that they remain as long as possible on this planet and that there are no obstacles to their teachings and  dharma transmissions. Next week our Guru, Tai Situ Pa Rinpoche was scheduled to hold a retreat …

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Quiz Night

Saturday August 10th 6pm -9.30pm  Palpung  Buddhist Centre, Banteer, Co. Cork  Hosted by the wonderfully talented and funny  Nuala Mc Donnell  Fab prizes, , light refreshments and a fun evening guaranteed!!!    €10 per person 4 people per table , €40 per table  All Welcome! Booking for tables or individuals please email Valerie on palpungirelandinfo@gmail.com  Raffle Great  1st prize of  a round of golf for 3 at Mahon Golf Course  Wow!!   All proceeds go directly to the current landscaping project at our centre.

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Mid-year Retreat – Review, Renew and Re-establish New Year’s commitments.

Sunday 30th June Mid-year Retreat  An  opportunity to  Review, Renew and  Re-establish New Year’s commitments.     Venue: Palpung Banteer Time: 10am to 5pm Cost :  E20   The mid point of the year, around the solstice, is a good time to take out the reflections we did and goals we established during the New Year. The day will be of particular benefit to those who participated in the New Years retreat , but its open to everyone. It’s never too late to establish goals that bring us closer to what we really want from life. The day will be a mixture of meditation and  …

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