Coming to the end of an 8 week course, many people express the view that practicing meditation in a group is a lot easier than practicing alone.
Meditating regularly with a “sangha” – a community of meditators – supports us in our own daily practice.
Mornings of Mindfulness
with mindfulness.ie. See courses with mindfulness.ie. for details of any upcoming Mornings of Mindfulness. These mornings are suitable for those who would like to be introduced to mindfulness as well as for those who wish to nourish or re-ignite their practice.
8-Week Course Days of Mindfulness
All graduates of 8 week courses are welcome to attend the Days of Mindfulness run by Josephine and Helen as part of their on-going courses. Dates, times and venues are posted here: courses with mindfulness.ie.
Monthly Half Days of Mindfulness
are held on the last Saturday of the month from September to November and from January to June in The Sanctuary. The times are from 10am -1.30pm. These half days are facilitated by Josephine and Helen, but are run by The Sanctuary, so you need to book directly with them. Please bring some lunch to share. See www.sanctuary.ie.
There are a number of weekly meditation groups in operation in Dublin and further afield.
Some of these are listed below. Most of these meditation groups operate on a drop-in basis and payment is usually by anonymous donation (the practice of “dana” – generosity). Contact details are provided.
Plum Village Sanghas throughout Ireland
Check the Sangha Directory on www.mindfulness-ireland.org
Zen Christian Meditation Group
Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24
Tel. (01) 404 8189 / 404 8123; Fax (01) 459 60 80
South Dublin Sangha (Plum Village Tradition)
Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge,Dublin 4.
Contact: Josephine Lynch
Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
The Sanctuary Meditation Group
Stanhope Street, Dublin 7.
See www.sanctuary.ie for details & directions.
Shambala Meditation Centre
19 Herbert Street, Dublin 2.
Monday and Wednesday evenings.
See http://dublin.shambhala.info for details
Rigpa Meditation Centre
12 Wicklow Street (3rd Floor), Dublin 2
Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre
Kilmainham Well House, 56 Inchicore Rd., Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
http://buddhism.ie for details.
The Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre
47 Terenure Road East, Rathgar and various other locations around Dublin and in Galway, Limerick and Cork. See http://meditateinireland.com/
Skibbereen Meditation Group
Skibbereen Community & Family Resource Centre.
Practices MBSR guided sitting and Metta (Loving-Kindness) meditation.
Monday nights, 7.30-8.45pm
Phone: Paola on 087-2453292.
If you know of any other meditation groups please contact Helen and I will include them in this page.