Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Meditation: What’s the Point?

Saturday 6th July at 2-5pm

Hilton Kilmainham Hotel, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8

Booking not necessary. Donations at the door will go to support Ringu Tulku’s various charity projects.

As part of Ringu Tulku’s annual teaching visit to Ireland this year, Bodhicharya Ireland are hosting a public talk on Saturday 6th July on the topic of 'Meditation: What’s the point?'.

Ringu Tulku’s words take us directly and in a lighthearted way to the point of Buddhist meditation -  
“It helps to develop the two positive life enhancing qualities that lie naturally within us: clarity of mind and kindness for self and others

And, he says, it is through meditation we can come to understand how the interconnectedness of all things is crucial for human well-being and for the future of the planet.

No fuss or frills, it is as simple as that. The methods for practice are relaxed and straightforward, the logic is clear, and the result is peace of mind.

But, Is it relevant to the busy, modern global citizen of the 21st century or is it simply something from a mythical Asian past? What use is it to us, now, here, in Dublin, with our busy lives, protracted recession, disappointing politics and our disgruntled and emigrating youth?

Intended to be a frank and practical discussion on the benefits of meditation and how it can help us directly, this short informal talk in the comfortable surrounds of the Hilton in Kilmainham, is open to everyone and hopes to offer a wonderful introduction to the subject.

There will be a 30 min tea break in the middle and towards the end of the talk there will be the opportunity for the members of the audience to ask Ringu Tulku questions.

The following day we will continue with a Buddhist teaching from Ringu Tulku on the topic of Science and the Mind. Anyone who enjoyed the public talk is very welcome to join us for this too.

No need to book.

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