Welcome to the homepage of the Dublin Buddhist Centre, Ireland.
The Dublin Buddhist Centre is part of a world-wide movement of Buddhist centres called the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, FWBO).
We are a not-for-profit religious charity, and have been teaching Buddhism, meditation and yoga in Dublin since 1990.
Buddhism is a path of practise and spiritual development leading to a liberating insight into the true nature of life. It enables people to fulfill their deepest potential, and to develop the qualities of Wisdom and Compassion. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a path - a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood.
The basic tenets of Buddhist teaching are straightforward and practical: nothing is fixed or permanent; actions have consequences; change is possible. Thus Buddhism addresses itself to all people irrespective of race, nationality, or gender.
Our Meditation Courses look at ways of developing both mindfulness and loving-kindness. These meditation techniques we teach consist of two simple but effective practices drawn from the Buddhist tradition. The pair complement each other and can be learned by anyone.
The first is called the 'Mindfulness of Breathing', and is designed to help you calm you mind and integrate your energies. The second is called the 'Development of Loving Kindness' (traditionally known as the 'Metta Bhavana') and helps to develop a strong positive concern for your own welfare, and the welfare of others.
The main thing we learn in meditation is that we have a choice about what we think and feel. Meditation empowers us to choose. And if you are searching for the answers to deeper questions in your life, meditation can help along the way.
We also offer Yoga Courses. Yoga is a form of physical exercise that will have positive effects on your mind as well as your body. It is a highly effective tool to help calm the mind and alleviate stress, leaving you more relaxed and content.
Yoga stretches help build muscle strength and tone, as well as improving overall posture and flexibility. Practiced over time, yoga can improve your general health and well-being.
These classes are suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced, and you don't have to be a Buddhist to benefit from them.
We also run meditation and Buddhist retreats and a variety of workshops throughout the year.
Please see the events page for details of our current calendar of events for 2013.