- This event has passed.
Meditation As A Spiritual Practice With Dominic Colgan
February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm€120
Wednesday, 5, 12, 19, 26 February & 4, 11 March 2020
7.30 – 9.30pm | Cost: €120 for six sessions |Minimum 8 | Booking essential
Book online at Eventbrite: Click here
Payment by card or cash at reception desk at Margaret Aylward Centre
These days Mindfulness has become extremely popular as a way of reducing stress. It is usually taught as a secular practice without much reference to its origins as a form of spiritual practice. This six-week course offers participants the opportunity to experience mindfulness among other forms of meditation as a spiritual practice. It will be largely experiential rather than academic. It will draw from the well not only of Buddhism, but also from a range of Wisdom traditions including mystical Christianity and Hinduism in addition to the Judaic and Sufi traditions. Participants will learn from the writings of such spiritual teachers as Thich Nhat Hahn, Tara Brach, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Rumi and Adyashanti among others and explore what they have to say about the human experience from a spiritual perspective. Previous familiarity with these names is not necessary.
Each session will be a mix of gentle guided meditation practice, short inputs from the teacher and some group activities. No previous experience of meditation is necessary but a commitment to regular practice during the course is highly recommended. There will be time also to chat with like-minded people over a cup of tea or coffee. The course welcomes people of all faiths and none who are curious about the many sources of spiritual wisdom found across the traditions.
Dominic originally started practising meditation over fifteen years ago to help with stress reduction. Since then his practice has gradually evolved into a more explicitly spiritual one, which draws inspiration from a variety of Wisdom traditions including Christianity and Buddhism. Dominic is a fully qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. He also holds postgraduate qualifications in both Inter-Spiritual Mindfulness Facilitation and Soul Empowerment Coaching. He currently teaches on the Inter-Spiritual Mindfulness Facilitation Diploma course with the Beehive School.