Annual outing Saturday 18th August Innisfallen Island

Annual outing Saturday 18th August Innisfallen Island, Ross castle, Killarney          After a wonderful outing last year this year’s pilgrimage and day out  is again to Innisfallen Island Killarney.  On the Island are  the ruins of St Finian’s monastery which dates back to 640. There  monastic communities lived, prayed and worked. They are famous for writing the Annals of Inisfallon , a manuscript similar to the book of kells..    We will leave Killarney town at 10am enjoying an early morning walk to Ross Castle (40 minutes).  Or you can choose to skip that bit  to meet …

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The Art Of Meditation and Mindful living

The Art Of Meditation and Mindful living 7 week course    Suitable for  beginners and refreshers  venue Palpung Buddhist Centre Banteer Facilitator Ani Chodron (Anita)  6 consecutive Wednesday evenings   From  Wednesday 23rd January – Wednesday 27th February 7pm – 9.30pm Full day of practice Saturday 2nd March 10am -5pm    course fee E100   We don’t  meditate to have a temporary nice experience, rather we meditate so we can deal more effectively with any of life’s experiences.  This short 7 week course will provide you with the skills you need to live your life in the here and now. It …

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​Easter Full Moon Day of Retreat​

Easter Saturday March 31st  Full Moon Day of Retreat Led by Ani Chodron Lhamo 10am – 5pm  E20   “Non distraction – the essence of Meditation”   “Rest within naked awareness ” Tilopa from the Ganges Mahamudra “Non -distraction is the body of the meditation” Kagyu lineage prayer “Do not dwell in the past Do no wander into the future Remain in the present with awareness and clarity” Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche   Our day of retreat will be held on the full moon , a very powerful day for practice. The day will be  primarily practice based  with some teaching clips …

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Meditation & Loving Kindness Practice

Practice Together this Sunday    Sunday 21st  Jan 2pm – 5.30pm   ​   suggested contribution E10 (or according to means)                                 Join us for an extended practice                                               all welcome .       But not suitable for new -comers as the sessions are long .         No Need To Book, just come along!   2pm – 3pm    …

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Meditation and Mindful Living Course – 25th January

7 week course starts  Thursday 25th Jan 7pm -9.30pm ” Meditation and Mindful living”   This course will be handled by our resident nun – Ani Chodron.   5 Thursday evenings and a day of practice St Lukes Education Centre Mahon (near Blackrock Castle) E120 Contact Claire to book or for the brochure 0214536551 claire.coakley@stlukeshome.ie For more information, please click HERE.  

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2nd New Years Retreat – “Making Life Meaningful”

New Years Retreat       Sunday January 7th    “Making Life Meaningful” 10am – 5.30pm  contribution E20  (Patrons of Palpung go free and friends of Palpung get a 50% discount)​    ​On Sunday we are offering a second New Year’s Retreat​. Our day on the 1st was very successful and everyone benefited from the day.   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 …

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Mingyur Rinpoche to teach in the UK April 2018

A world renowned teacher of Meditation and author, Mingyur Rinpoche will teach at a few places in the UK,  for the first time in 10 years during April 2018 . After completing the traditional 3 yr retreat at a very young age Rinpoche was put in charge of teaching the retreatants in Sherabling, India by Tai Situ Pa Rinpoche. After some years Rinpoche left monastery life embarking on a wandering yogi retreat for 4 years, living in jungles and caves , begging for his food.  For anyone who is serious about meditation as a tool for transformation, this is an …

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Monthly Meditation – St Luke’s Home, Cork City

NB As this Sunday is St Patrick’s Day we have deferred our Sunday meditation in St Lukes until the following Sunday march 24th 3rd Sunday of Month, Cork City “Afternoon of Meditation and Loving Kindness Practice” followed by Chenrezig practice. Venue : St Lukes Home,  Blackrock Cork Time 2pm – 5.30pm  (Chenrezig  5.40) Contribution : €10 No need to book, just come along   Chenrezig Sadhana Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion and through this practice we aim to awaken the same qualities of loving-kindness and compassion in ourselves. It is easily accessible and, as such, is a great introduction to Tibetan Buddhist practice …

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Weekly Meditation Courses – Wednesday Night

New 6 week course  Banteer “  Transforming Thoughts  Emotions and changing Habits through Meditation”    Wednesday’s – 7pm -9.30pm  –  November 7th , 14th , 21, 28, December 5th, 12th and concluding with a  full day  of practice on Saturday  15th 10am- 5pm Just because you think it or feel it doesn’t make it true! “Thinking is the natural activity of the mind. Meditation is not about stopping your thoughts/emotions Meditation is simply a process of resting the mind in its natural state, which is open to and naturally aware of thoughts, emotions and sensations as they occur” Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche In meditation …

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