Irish Dharma Celebration. The Healing Power of Wisdom. Manjushri Empowerment and teachings on Emptiness with Kadam Bridget Heyes.

The Irish Dharma Celebration enables everyone North, South, East, and West of the Island of Ireland to meet up, listen to Buddha’s teachings and meditate together.

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 May 2022 | Ards Friary, Donegal

Attend in person, stay for the weekend, just come for sessions or tune in online from home.


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Kadam Bridget Heyes will grant the special Empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and give teachings on the Healing nature of Buddha’s most profound Wisdom teachings on Emptiness.

When wisdom is in our hearts, our mind is very clear, confident, and free from disturbing thoughts. Since all negative minds are based on the opposite of wisdom – confusion – everyone needs to develop wisdom.

There is one type of wisdom that through its realisation will permanently heal us from mental pain, the source of all our unhappiness. This wisdom, called ‘Emptiness’, is the profound realisation that everyone in our world exists as a mere appearance to our mind, like a dream.

This event is open to everyone. It will begin with the Blessing Empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. This is a special Buddhist meditation practice whereby, through guided meditation and visualisation we can connect to our own potential for inner peace, as well as receiving positive energy, inspiration, and authentic joy onto our hearts.

Then Kadam Bridget will explain the practice of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and how to connect to him.

During retreat a number of books will be referenced. These include Modern Buddhism, How to Transform Your Life and Mirror of Dharma (with additions). All publications will be available to buy on retreat, with the first two available as free ebook downloads.


Kadam Bridget Heyes
NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of the UK and Ireland

Kadam Bridget is known for her clear teachings, compassionate heart, and deep understanding of Buddhist wisdom. A Buddhist teacher and senior student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 25 years, she is the National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism for the UK and Ireland.


Fri 13 May
17:00 – 18:00 Check in
18:00 Supper
19:30 – 21:00 Teaching with Gen Chitta

Sat 14 May

08:00 – 08:45 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 Guided Meditation with Kadam Adam
11:00 – 13:00 Empowerment with Kadam Bridget
13:00 – Lunch
16:30 – 18:00 Teaching with Kadam Bridget
18:00 – Supper
20:00 – 21:00 Puja/Chanted Prayers

Sun 15 May

08:00 – 08:45 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 Guided Meditation with Kadam Adam
11:00 – 12:30 Teaching with Kadam Bridget
13:00 – Lunch


  • All Inclusive
    Single Room £200
    Small Double (for two people) £360

  • Sessions only £50
  • Sessions and meals only £110

  • Online only. Zoom and Video Catch-up £50
  • (Empowerment livestream is live only with no catch up)


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