A review of the Experience Silence Retreat – August 2016

Review Silence Retreat 24-28/8/16      Gyreum Eco-lodge, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo “Looking at my diary for autumn 2016 I freaked, shocked by the busyness of it. I felt I was repeating old patterns well-known to any ‘freelancers’ out there by saying yes to things in case I would in some way disappear and become irrelevant to the world I need to make my living in. Anyway… I craved quiet time to empty and switch off my head, hence signing up for the Silence Retreat. A friend and I had been attending Tuesday evening meditation classes with Chitta in Derry-Londonderry and I have…

Festival Volunteering, an Insight

International Festivals – a glimpse of world peace NKT-IKBU International Festivals offer a unique opportunity to spend time with thousands of people from all over the world and to see first hand the universality of Buddha’s teachings and the power of modern Buddhism to transform the lives of people of all nationalities and cultures. Spring Festival  – http://kadampafestivals.org/spring Summer Festival  – http://kadampafestivals.org/summer Fall Festival  – http://kadampafestivals.org/fall

School & Group Visits

A wonderful way to greatly enhance the learning process is to come and visit the Buddhist Centre. This brings to life children’s understanding of Buddhism and the activities both lay Buddhists and ordained monks and nuns engage in. The visits are designed to engage the children of all age, with many practical activities such as meditation, prostrations, listening to a prayer, learning about offerings, drawing Buddhas pictures and much more. Time is also made for all their many questions. The sessions can be tailored to the levels, attainment targets and specific subjects you wish to cover. If you are unable…