Welcome to this Dublin Mindfulness on Line Project offering you simple Buddhist ideas for achieving happiness in the 21st century.
Our Next Meetup for Mindfulness Practice:
Tuesday 20 December 2016 – 7.15 for 7.30pm @ Lantern Centre, Synge Street, Dublin 8
This month led by Tony on the theme “New Beginnings”
We meet in the Lantern Centre on the eve of the winter solstice to reflect on how we might resolve to live the Good Life in 2017. We hope you will be able to join us for this, the next of our monthly mindfulness sessions,
Please click the link Meetup for Mindfulness to reserve your place in this “by donation” event
(suggested donation to Lantern Centre €5 on the night – if you can afford it)
Mindfulness is growing in popularity by the day. If you search for the word “mindfulness” in Google, you will receive 5,300,000 results in the blink of an eyelid. But mindfulness is only one aspect of the Buddhist path, just as the commandment “Thou shall not steal” is but one aspect of the Christian life, a form of Christianity Lite.
Certainly, the world would be a better place if we all obeyed the Christian injunction not to steal but it would still fall short of the Christian ideal which also refers to other commandments such as “thou shalt not kill”. Christianity urges us to love others as we love ourselves and there also is the Golden Rule that we do unto others as we would have others do unto us.
In the same way, society would be improved if we all practised Buddhism Lite in the form of mindfulness but how much better would society be if the inspiring ideals of Buddhism were to be applied. These are:
- Right vision, or understanding: understanding that life always involves change and suffering; realising that following the Noble Eightfold Path is the way to overcome suffering and find happiness.
- Right emotion: committing oneself to wholeheartedly following the path.
- Right speech: speaking in a positive and helpful way; speaking the truth.
- Right action: living an ethical life according to the precepts.
- Right livelihood: doing work that doesn’t harm others and is helpful to them.
- Right effort: thinking in a kind and positive way.
- Right mindfulness: being acutely aware of oneself, other people, and the world around you.
- Right meditation, or concentration: training the mind to be calm and positive so as to develop Wisdom
My hope is that these pages will help people find easy access to Buddhist principles which encourage the living of a Life of Mindfulness and true happiness.
May all beings be safe. May all beings be healthy.
May all beings be happy. May all beings live with ease.
With Metta – Tony Brady – Dublin – Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Available from 27th June 2016 on AMAZON
The Gratitude Response offers you an invitation to open wide the door to happiness and admit more contentment into your life. It encourages you to pause and reflect on the countless reasons for gratefulness that arise from all the supportive people and events of your life.
The Gratitude Response is your opportunity to express thanks for all the numberless gifts of your life. An attitude of gratitude is an antidote to the mistaken belief that we are entitled as of right to everything we might desire. This false sense of entitlement leads to an endless cycle of discontent.
The Gratitude Response gives you an opportunity to break that cycle of restlessness and enjoy the happiness that is the result of gratitude.
May your every day be filled with reasons for gratitude and joy.