What we're about

SOUL SEMINARS is a new lecture and event series set up to help create community and explore interesting ideas together, replacing Spirit in the City that has been running for almost 3 years now. The ongoing groups will be held once monthly at Dunderry Park and once monthly at a Dublin City Centre location exploring issues surrounding the ‘soul’. Prominent psychotherapists, artists and holistic practitioners will facilitate the seminars. There will also be one off events such as The Spirit of Folk Festival, larger weekend and one day lecture series and group outings.

The goal of the seminars will be to inspire people to make positive choices that will lead to a fuller life, a more compassionate mind and a larger heart! Among others, topics will include ‘creating a spiritual life’, ‘the importance of creativity’, ‘minding your mind’, ‘cultivating compassion for yourself and others’ as well as practical nights exploring shamanism, meditation, hemi sync guided imagery and active imagination. As well as talks and lectures we will also host music, film and poetry nights aimed to bring people together in the appreciation of life and experienced art.

We look forward to welcoming you to the events and meetups and if you have any questions get in touch!

What people have said about our meetups;

“ The City is really in need of this kind of Spirit. I am feel better for having been a part of the group last night. ”
— CAZ on Aug 26, 2011.

“ A sincere, varied ,interesting and vibrant group of individuals who remember who we truly are .Folks that choose collectively and individually to be a positive influence at this ,the most important point in humanity’s entire history. I think it's essential. ”
— Gerry Maguire on Aug 12, 2011.

“ Seriously, groovey! ”
— Ciaran ... on Jul 13, 2011.

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The Shaman's Journey - Introductory Course

Dunderry Park

The Shaman's Journey - Introductory Workshop Friday 22nd February to Sunday the 24th of February Dunderry Park, Navan, Co. Meath €295 including meals, accommodation and tuition INFO - For more information email [masked] or call[masked] On this introductory course we will be using traditional shamanic techniques from around the world to explore the exciting and ecstatic realms beyond ordinary reality i.e. Journey with the Drum Celtic fire ceremony Healing circle Spirit boat Creating a circle of protection Stalking awareness Trance dancing The course consists of a weekend residential workshop in a beautiful rural setting in County Meath close to the sacred sites of Newgrange, Tara and Loughcrew. We will be working together in the circle, creating a safe and sacred space to enable us to form a healing community. Shamanism is humanity's most ancient tradition for healing, solving problems and for keeping in harmony with nature, society and other people. Traditionally a shaman is a person who can change their state of consciousness at will in order to journey to other realities to obtain power and knowledge for themselves and others. This basic workshop will introduce participants to some of the core methods and ideas used by shamanic peoples all over the earth for thousands of years. We will be using traditional methods such as drumming, rattling and dancing to enter a shamanic state of consciousness, and connect with our power animals and spirit helpers. We will also be exploring how we can apply this shamanic way of working in a practical way for healing ourselves and others and connecting deeper into nature in our everyday lives. Facilitated by Martin Duffy Shamanic Teacher and Counselor Martin is the director of the OakTree Charitable Trust, a nonprofit organization that runs the Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies and The Transpersonal Institute at Dunderry Park. The Centre is dedicated to promoting and preserving shamanic traditions from around the world, particularly those of the pre-Celtic and Celtic era. Contemporary Transpersonal approaches are also taught at the centre. Martin has worked as a mental health care professional since 1977. He is an accredited transpersonal /Jungian psychotherapist. He has trained in various forms of consciousness raising methods including Holotropic Breathwork ™, Dreamwork, Trance dancing and Firewalking. His grandfather and mother are traditional folk healers and he is following in their footsteps. His work is influenced by the Druid traditions of ancient Ireland. He has done fieldwork with indigenous Shamans from Mongolia, Mexico, the Amazon, Andes, and Africa and also has trained in core Shamanism with the Foundation of Shamanic Studies (U.S.A.) and the Scandinavian Centre for Shamanic Studies. Martin brings warmth and compassion to his shamanic practice. He has strong values with regards integrity, honesty and openness, in particular he believes in empowering the individual to find healing, knowledge and wisdom within themselves. He is available for one to one sessions for Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Shamanic Counseling, soul retrieval, extraction work, shamanic healing and ceremonies. Cost : €295 including tuition, accommodation and meals. Dunderry Park, Trim, Co. Meath For more information email [masked] or call[masked]

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Winter Solstice - Shamanic States/ Sacred Sites

Dunderry Park

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