The goal of totally understanding one's mind lies at the very core of any Buddhist practice. Once we acknowledge that we are mostly powerless to control events in the outside world, we realise that our best method for achieving stability is understanding our own mind.
Buddhism, therefore, could be seen as a process of training one's mind in order to control reactions to external events. The aim is to understand our mind at a profound level and begin the process of final liberation from all negative thoughts.
However, before we can totally eradicate negative thoughts and emotions, we can get to a level of practice where we understand our mind clearly enough to not be controlled by it. Training ourselves to peacefully co-exist, and eventually transform these thoughts is a main aim of studying Vajrayana Buddhism.
The Tibetan Dharma and Meditation Group offers an introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism. Our weekly sessions consist of meditation, Dharma study and also Chinese Qi-Gong exercises. The classes are held at the Lantern Centre in Dublin 8 - not far from Camden St and Rathmines. There is no charge, but donations to cover the overheads are welcome.