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The essence of meditation - deepening the practice

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Rigpa Dublin

12 Wicklow Street

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What Meditation Really Is

The course will include periods of meditation, inspirational videos of teachings by Sogyal Rinpoche, in-depth meditation instruction and clarification through questions/answers with experienced instructors. Suitable for those with some background in meditation. Complete beginners and those new to meditation in Rigpa are welcome to join the course after attending the introductory one-day course “The essence of meditation” on Saturday January 13th, 2018.

In this course we will briefly revisit and build on practices that use the breath or the senses as a support for meditation (shamatha with support). Students will learn what is shamatha without support and have the opportunity to understand how shamatha with support leads into it. In the course we will further be bringing three key methods of meditation into one practice - meditating on form, on sound and on the breath. Practicing them together in what is called ‘The Unifying Practice’ shows their connectedness and how one supports the other. Last and most importantly, the course will look at how to integrate our meditation practice into action so that practice and everyday life are not separate.

The course is an opportunity to refine our practice, enhance our understanding and get a taste of the peace of mind and deep sense of well-being that meditation brings.

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Times: Mondays, 7pm to 9pm (with tea break)

Number of classes: 15

First class: January 15

Last class: May 28

No class: March 19 (Bank holiday), March 26, April 2 (Easter), May 7 (Bank holiday), May 21

Location: Rigpa Centre, 3rd Floor, 12 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

(entrance: glass door to the left of ‘Joules’ shop)

Registration on evening of first class (Monday, January 15) from 6.30pm.

Rigpa

The Buddhist teachings first came to Tibet in the 8th century and were brought to their highest expression over the intervening 1300-year period through an unbroken lineage of authentic masters. To bring the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to the West, Rigpa was founded in the 1970s by Sogyal Rinpoche, a Tibetan Lama, globally renowned meditation teacher and author of ‘The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying’. It is now established in twenty-seven countries (on four continents) across the world and was established in Ireland in 1986. There are several Rigpa Centres in Ireland, one of which - Dzogchen Beara on the Beara Pennisula in West Cork – is an international retreat Centre.

Background

The teachings and practice of meditation have the capacity to unlock our natural confidence, compassion, inner strength and creativity, and to bring peace of mind. Students can gain a genuine experience of meditation and all the tools needed to take the benefits into every aspect of their lives. Through meditation we come to know and feel connected with our true nature, with who we really are.

While this course has been developed from the ancient tradition of Buddhist teachings and practice, there is no need or expectation that students undertaking the course would decide to follow the Buddhist path. The techniques, skills and knowledge learnt can be used simply to enhance your own beliefs and perspectives - spiritual, religious or secular.

Further information:

Tel: 01-6703358

Email: dublin@rigpa.ie

Web: www.rigpa.ie/rigpa-dublin

Videos, articles, blog: www.whatmeditationreallyis.com

Online book: http://aromansse.com/gateway/PDF/The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying.pdf

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