Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A week long retreat with Donal Creedon July 2015. A few places still available

 Donal's Annual retreat at An Tobar, Navan, Ireland. Runs 4 -11th July 

Theme:   On Being Hurt
"It is probably reasonable to say that all human beings get hurt in the process of growing up. Often the hurt remains as a background and springboard for action and relationship. This matrix of hurt distorts relationships, blights the capacity to joy and leads to bitterness and depression. It is played out on the world stage in violent conflicts between factions who carry and indeed cling to the memories of past grievances.
From the Buddhist viewpoint, carrying this load from the past is as pointless as Sisyphus pushing his boulder up the mythic mountain.
In our retreat we will explore this and other questions in the light of the Mahamudra tradition of discovering total freedom from the past, and living in the open space of natural choiceless awareness".
Details: The week costs €475.00. A deposit of €75 secures your place. This covers a single room and all meals (vegetarian). Balance to be paid by 30th May.  If interested please email  bodhicharya.ireland@gmail.com for more information. 

Donal’s Conditions for Participants

Donal requests that participants attend the whole retreat from beginning to end. Partial or casual attendance is discouraged, as is coming and going during the retreat. Participants should be fully committed to the retreat.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje USA Teachings 2015


His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje USA Teachings 2015

Berlin 2014                     photo Francois Henrard. 
His Holiness Karmapa is now in the US and embarking on a two month tour of centres, colleges, and Buddhist institutions across the country. On 27th April he will be hosted by the Tergar Community in Madison, to speak on  “The Heart, the Brain, and Society: Buddhist and Scientific Perspectives on the Cultivation of Well-being”  The conference will include a dialogue with renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson and Sona Dimidjian whose research focuses on  women's mental health, in particular during pregnancy. It will be hosted by Daniel Golman, author of the groundbreaking book, 'Emotional Intelligence'. Seats at the 800 seat auditorium are fully booked, but there are plans to broadcast the teachings live, so do keep an eye on the above link for updates.
The Karmapa will also be visiting 6 institutions of higher education to give talks and have meetings with students, as well as attend lectures himself.