A transformative course based on the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Join us as we take you an experiential journey through The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Discover a deep and universal wisdom explored in the major themes of the book, and learn about their practical implications for living well. Suitable for people of any religion or of none, this course encourages you to reflect on the Buddhist teachings, to see what makes sense to you and to experiment with applying these teachings in your daily life.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of Tibetan Buddhism. A manual for life and death and a source of sacred 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, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path. The teachings, meditation and contemplations from this authentic tradition reveal how each of us can live a more meaningful, connected and fulfilling life.
You will learn:
- How to meditate
- How an acceptance of impermanence can help us understand death and change our attitude towards life
- How meditation can transform our perception, increase our confidence and fully connect us to the world around us
- That mind is much more than just thoughts and emotions
- How understanding the interdependency of all things and the principle of karma (that every action has an effect) gives us a logical basis for ethics and personal responsibility
Led by Western meditation instructors with many years of experience, each session consists of:
- Video teachings from Tibetan and Western Buddhist masters including Sogyal Rinpoche, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Pema Chödrön and Sharon Salzberg.
- Meditation practice
- Time for contemplation
- Group discussions and Q&A, offering you the opportunity to explore the teachings and practices in an open supportive environment.
This course is suitable for everyone
5 Week course
Start date: 8 April
End date: 13 May, (no class on Bank holiday Monday 6th May)
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Irish Time, including a tea break ☕
- Standard: 100
- Concession: 50
- Students/under 25/Rigpa Members: 30
- Benefactor: 150
Tony has been following the Buddhist path for nearly 10 years during which he has attended and supported courses in Dublin and online. He has also attended retreats in Dzogchen Beara. He has been a member of the Rigpa Dublin management group and is currently a member of the Rigpa Ireland Board. He has also participated in a number of Rigpa International strategy workshops.
Geraldine has been studying Buddhadharma for over twenty years. Her meeting with the teachings was of major significance in her personal journey. She is a Rigpa instructor who has facilitated and presented on many programmes and courses. Her other voluntary activities at present include the role of National Coordinator for Rigpa Ireland and currently serves on its Board of Directors.
Geraldine has a professional qualification in accountancy, and worked in leadership roles in the corporate and voluntary sectors. But she also has a keen interest in training and personal development and holds an Accredited Diploma in Life and Business Coaching and a Certificate in Training and Continuing Education from NUI in Maynooth.