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Daily Life Course with Noirin Sheahan

  • November 25 · 7:30 PM
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More info and registration here: http://www.irishsanghatrust.ie/announcement.php?an=77916

Noirin has been offering courses in Daily Life Dhamma at Satipanya Buddhist Center (Wales) for a number of years and now we are glad to have such courses taught in Dublin.

Noirin will lead a course in Daily Life Dhamma in November (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) focusing on the first three of the Four Noble Truths. Then in Spring 2017, there will a follow-up course focusing on the Fourth Noble Truth. Noirin will prepare notes and suggested exercises to help us recognize these truths as they manifest in our experience both on and off the cushion. The meetings will include silent meditation practice as usual and also time for discussion.

People are asked to commit to coming for all the sessions and to make time for daily meditation practice – even if this is only for ten minutes. Also people need to devote some time to reflect on the notes and see can they recognise and work with the Noble Truths in ordinary life. Making notes or keeping a diary can be very helpful here. Plan to devote a few minutes a day for Dhamma reflection during the course.

Those who took part in the September Brahma Vihara course found it helped vitalize their practice. Sharing experience with others is an important aspect of this – speaking about experience usually helps clarify it for ourselves. Also people learn from each other’s successes and pitfalls. This helps deepen our sense of Sangha – the human face of the Dhamma.

Think about whether you could commit to a course during the November. If you have to miss a meeting, please email us in advance to let us know. We can email you the notes, but keep in mind that it can be quite demoralising for a group if people are coming and going. Participating and sharing is an important part of the course. So do make every effort to come to all three sessions.

Places are limited, early registration is essential.

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