Dear Friends,

Welcome to 2021……! It is a New Year with signs of hope all around (although it may still feel like we are in our own personal Groundhog Day-movie) and hopefully as the year progresses we will begin to see the fruits of all the hard work and sacrifices we have all made over the last year, staying at home and staying safe, keeping everyone safe. As we enter into Losar and welcome the new year of the Female Iron Ox we share this encouraging message from our joyful Lama Yeshe Rinpoche:

February 12 2021, according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar, is Losar, Tibetan New Year, heralding the beginning of the Year of the Ox. This is a special year for our Supreme Lineage Guru His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. It is his birth year which is comes around once every 12 years. During this year it is particularly important to pray and accumulate virtue dedicated to His Holiness’ long life, good health and ever-increasing dharma activities.
His Holiness is my own root guru and as Abbot, I am asking all centres to say prayers dedicated to His Holiness. You can recite Green Tara praises or mantras, White Tara mantras, Guru Rinpoche mantras or 100 syllable mantras, whichever is easier. And dedicate them all to His Holiness.
Because of all the restrictions due to Covid 19, many of us have extra time on our hands, so please use that time meaningfully and dedicate as many prayers and mantras as you can. I will also be joining you from my retreat, reciting Green Tara praises and Long Life prayers every day.
We wish to see His Holiness live to be at least 100 years old, or even more, to fulfil all his activities to benefit beings.
I wish all of you very, very well. We are nearing the end of this long, dark tunnel, and light is appearing. We can look forward to a very auspicious and joyful reunion. At that time the whole world will rejoice at having overcome the difficulty and suffering this pandemic has brought.
We must never ever go back to the path of selfishness. Always remember to be a caring, kind and compassionate human being.
Emaho! Sarwa Mangalam!:
Lama Yeshe


stay home and mediate

Although we hoped that we would be able to reopen at this stage, unfortunately the Centre remains closed. We continue to monitor the guidance from the HSE and government to know when we can safely reopen. In the meantime our schedule continues online via our Facebook Live @buddhismdublin with our regular practice schedule in place

Mondays: 6.30pm Silent Meditation 7.30pm Amitabha Puja                                                                                                                              Tuesdays: 6.30pm Chenrezi Puja                                                                                           Wednesdays: 6.30pm Chenrezi Puja                                                                                        Thursdays 6.30pm Silent Meditation 7.30 Chenrezi Puja                                                       Saturdays 8am White Tara Puja, 9am Green Tara Puja, 11am Medicine Buddha Puja, 12pm Meditation

We look forward to being able to open in the not-too distant future and will keep you posted.

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Introduction to Buddhism Evenings – The first Tuesday of every month. This introductory evening covers aspects of Buddhism such as the life story of the Lord Buddha, the teachings of the Buddha and the spread of Buddhism througout Asia and now throughout the Western World, and explaining the differences (or similarities!) between the different aspects of Buddhism – Tibetan, Zen etc. Talks are facilitated by the practitioners of Kagyu Samye Dzong and all are welcome to attend.

BuddhaMeditation Instruction for Beginners – to ensure that you get off to the best possible start in your practice of Meditation, we offer instruction in the traditional Buddhist practice of Meditation on a Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm – 8.45pm and Saturday mornings from 10.30am – 12pm (with a short meditation session from 12pm – 12.30pm, this is followed by a further ‘accepting where we are’ session from 12.30pm-1.30pm) Learning the correct posture and techniques are vital to ensure that you get the most benefit from your practice, and it is also important to receive these instructions from a qualified and authorised teacher. In KSD Dublin these instructions are given by Emile, umzi (practice leader in Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin), an experienced meditator and practitioner who has been authorised by Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche to do so.

iyengar-logoIyengar Yoga classes for all levels! New Year New You! Yoga works on each individual for their growth and betterment – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Through the practice of physical postures (called asanas) one develops strength, mobility and stability, and makes the body  a firm foundation for the practice of meditation. Classes take place on Tuesdays at 6pm-7.15 and Thursdays 7.30pm-8.45pm. See our events page for more info

Check our Events page regularly, as events are confirmed we will get them on the web!

Following the instruction of our Abbott and Director, Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, we are expanding Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin to help us bring the Dharma to an even greater number of people and build the first Tibetan Temple in Dublin.

We hope that you will all join with us on this journey. The growth of the Centre was the dream of our Founder, Akong Tulku Rinpoche, and on his last visit to Dublin in April 2013, he told us that this was what we have to make happen. This will require effort and support, both financial and physical, from the whole community of Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin, to realise his dream of a bigger Centre for Dublin.

To enable us to achieve this goal we are looking for people to become ‘Supporters of Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin’ – we are looking for 108 participants – who will agree to commit to contributing just €5 per month (or more if you can manage it). This will provide us with a regular income stream to allow us to meet repayments. If you are in the lucky position to be able to make a more significant financial commitment to the Centre – either in the form of a once-off donation or an interest-free loan, please let us know.  Contact us by phone 01 4537427 or by email to find out how you can donate. You can also download a  Membership form and Membership leaflet, print it off, fill in and send it to your bank, or use the details to set up a standing order online

Looking forward to seeing you in the Centre soon!!!