Culture Night at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Friday 16th September 2016, 4pm - 11pm
Culture Night 2016

Culture Night comprises hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From the nation's capital to county town, arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late, with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Once again the DBC will be participating in Dublin Culture Night and will be running an exciting programme of events for the occasion.

Wherever in the world Buddhism has been practised, over its 2,500 year history, there has been a dialogue between the essential spiritual aspects of the tradition and elements of the local culture.

We are in a fascinating phase of Buddhist history where, for the first time, there is a meeting of this tradition with modern western culture.

On Dublin Culture Night we will be exploring aspects of this cultural interchange as well as providing an opportunity to learn meditation and yoga.

For more information on events in our area, see the Culture Night Website. You can also download the smartphone / tablet app for Android or Apple.

Note that no booking is required for any of these events, but the spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Programme

4pm Drop-in Introduction to Yoga class

Learn yoga. No experience necessary, just turn up.

5pm Drop-in Intro to Meditation: 'Mindfulness of Breathing'

Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

6pm Drop-in Intro to Meditation: 'Development of Loving Kindness'

Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

7pm Drop-in Intro to Meditation: 'Mindfulness of Breathing'

Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

8pm The Search for Truth: Buddhism and Quantum Physics

A talk by Vajrashura.

What is the true nature of things? An exploration from the perspective of modern quantum physics and ancient Buddhist wisdom.

Vajrashura has an M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College, Dublin, and was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2007.

9pm The Search for Truth: Buddhism and the Path of the Arts

A talk by Jnanadhara.

The quest for truth is often seen as the exclusive preserve of philosophy and religion. But can engagement with the arts offer an alternative gateway its realisation?

Jnanadhara is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and is chairman of the Dublin Buddhist Centre, where he teaches Buddhism and meditation. He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2003.

10pm Mantra Chanting Experience

Drop in and listen to the Triratna Buddhist Community chanting mantras from the Buddhist tradition. You are welcome to join in if you wish!


 

Events

 

Culture Night at the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Friday 16th September 2016
4pm - 11pm

Culture Night comprises hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From the nation's capital to county town, arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late, with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Once again the DBC will be participating in Dublin Culture Night and will be running an exciting programme of events for the occasion.

Wherever in the world Buddhism has been practised, over its 2,500 year history, there has been a dialogue between the essential spiritual aspects of the tradition and elements of the local culture.

We are in a fascinating phase of Buddhist history where, for the first time, there is a meeting of this tradition with modern western culture.

On Dublin Culture Night we will be exploring aspects of this cultural interchange as well as providing an opportunity to learn meditation and yoga.

For more information on events in our area, see the Culture Night Website. You can also download the smartphone / tablet app for Android or Apple.

Note that no booking is required for any of these events, but the spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Programme

4pm Drop-in Introduction to Yoga class
Learn yoga. No experience necessary, just turn up.

5pm Drop-in Intro to Meditation: 'Mindfulness of Breathing'
Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

6pm Drop-in Intro to Meditation: 'Development of Loving Kindness'
Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

7pm Drop-in Intro to Meditation: 'Mindfulness of Breathing'
Learn Buddhist Meditation. No experience necessary, just turn up.

8pm The Search for Truth: Buddhism and Quantum Physics

A talk by Vajrashura.

What is the true nature of things? An exploration from the perspective of modern quantum physics and ancient Buddhist wisdom.

Vajrashura has an M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College, Dublin, and was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2007.

9pm The Search for Truth: Buddhism and the Path of the Arts

A talk by Jnanadhara.

The quest for truth is often seen as the exclusive preserve of philosophy and religion. But can engagement with the arts offer an alternative gateway its realisation?

Jnanadhara is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and is chairman of the Dublin Buddhist Centre, where he teaches Buddhism and meditation. He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2003.

10pm Mantra Chanting Experience

Drop in and listen to the Triratna Buddhist Community chanting mantras from the Buddhist tradition. You are welcome to join in if you wish!