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How to Meditate

Try sitting upright in a comfortable and relaxed position. Leave your eyes open and allow your gaze to be relaxed and natural. Then, simply relax your mind…

Allow your mind to be, just as it is: open, spacious, calm and yet completely aware. Simply let your thoughts and emotions, whatever arises, come and go,  without clinging to them. Just let go. Relax and remain in the pure awareness of the present moment.

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When we allow our mind to settle in its own natural peace, we discover a deep stillness that has always been with us, and whether we are aware of it or not, always will be. We begin to discover the true purpose of meditation, which is to introduce us to the unchanging pure awareness that underlies the whole of our experience. The practice of meditation is to become more and more familiar with this awareness in every aspect of our life.

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10 Reasons to Meditate
Become happier just practising compassion or meditation for as little as half an hour a day over a period of two months has been shown to have a measurable affect on the parts of brain connected with happiness and well-being.
Better able to concentrate improving brain’s capacity to concentrate for an extended period of time
Mindfulness and Awareness learning to be present
Less Fear reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety
Better immune system boosting the body’s immune system
Better health reducing high blood pressure and improving heart function
Less Stress lowering levels of stress hormones
Better able to deal with things improving the capacity to deal with stressful situations and even uncomfortable physical conditions.
Peace of mind finding peace and stability in a complex world
Discover yourself coming to know your own mind and discovering who you really are

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Compassion: A Modern Day Survival Kit
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Sky Suite, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
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Dublin 8
26th - 27th September 2015

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Rigpa Limerick
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Limerick
7th - 8th November 2015

Loving Kindness & Compassion

Although kindness and compassion are basic human qualities, it is not always easy to embody them in our lives, especially in today’s hectic, fast-paced world.

Fortunately there are several techniques that the Buddhist “training of the mind” in compassion has developed to help us evoke our own innate love and compassion. We can actively cultivate compassion.
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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

A manual for life and death and a source of inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying. Over three million copies have been printed in thirty-four languages, and the book is available in eighty countries.

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