The Title for his public talk is:


Meditation, Freedom and the Natural Mind




An introduction to the method, meaning and purpose of meditation


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Lama Jigmé Namgyal was born into a nomad family in the eastern part of Tibet, where he studied Buddhism from a young age.

He has had as his teachers many great and authentic Lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition

After consulting his teachers, Lama Jigmé decided to leave for Europe making the difficult journey from Tibet across the Himalayan mountain range.

He has lived in Luxembourg for over ten years where he is based. This is his fifth visit to Ireland.

Apart from being a teacher of meditation, Lama Jigmé has had much experience in spiritually accompanying the dying.

He also has a great love of music and has been known to sing the odd song.

Contribution €10 at the door to charitable projects



Ennistymon Guitar School is now taking enrollments for Summer term 2015 (April to July).


Lessons are one to one, and can be 30mins or 45mins.
Price is available on request and the first lesson is FREE.


To book your place or for more info please contact Chris on 086 3626002 or email ennistymonguitarschool@gmail.com


Once received, the gift of music never leaves.

 

To mark United Nations Happiness Day

The Happy Movie

Will be shown in The Courthouse Gallery

On Monday, 30th March @ 7:30 pm

Followed by a discussion of its themes and plans for the local Happiness Week in May


Admission free

 



The final lecture in the North Clare Historical Society’s   current lecture series will take place on Monday 23rd March at 8 pm. William J. Smyth will deliver a talk entitled


The role of the Workhouses during the Great Famine


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 Professor Smyth will begin by exploring the ideological origins of the Poor Law system in England. Following the dismissal of the findings of the 3-year based recommendations of the Irish Poor Law Commission, the consequences of the imposition of the English Poor Law model on a very different Irish society will be explored. The internal structures and functioning of the workhouse system will be examined both before and after the summer of 1847, when the Poor Law unions and workhouses were expected to carry the full burden of the Famine catastrophe. The main focus will be on the living conditions of the inmates in North Tipperary and Clare unions – from his home-town Roscrea workhouse to our own Ennistymon.


 William Smyth was born in Co. Tipperary, a graduate of the NUI(UCD), lectured in Syracuse University(upstate New York) and San Fernando State College, Los Angeles before returning to UCD(1971-73),to Maynooth College (1973-77)as Senior lecturer and head Geography Department and then to UCC(1977-2009) as Professor and Chair of Geography  Department. He has  researched widely on the cultural and historical geography of Ireland, Atlantic Europe and Colonial America, co-edited Common Ground: Essays on the Historical Geography of Ireland(1988) with Kevin Whelan, edited a new edition of Pender’s Census of Ireland c.1659, (2002),  he was author of the prize-winning Map-making, Landscapes and Memory: A Geography of Colonial and Early Modern Ireland 1530—1750 (2006) and joint-editor of the acclaimed Atlas of the Great Irish Famine(2012), Currently writing two chapters for Cork University Press’  Atlas of the Revolution due out spring 2016.


Admission €5

NEW EVENT
Life Drawing Sessions
From 11th April, Saturday afternoon sessions from 12 to 2 pm. Adm: €10

The sessions are non tutorial and is a great opportunity to meet other artists, discuss your work and support your creative process.
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Body Tuning


For health and relaxation


with Simon Thomas


The next class will be starting on Tuesday, 3rd of March 2015 at 7.30 pm



Body tuning is an essential component of sitting and moving meditation. The practice of body tuning helps to promote relaxation and better health.

Body tuning is a combination of gentle moving exercises and sitting meditations taken from the Chinese Medical Qigong and Chinese Buddhist Schools.

In this course participants will learn:

  • How to harmonise the breath for relaxation.

  • How to use the breath to relax the body.

  • How to use the body to relax the mind.

  • How to use the mind to visualise and experience relaxation


This 4 week course is open to all people of all faiths or believes the cost for the course is €40


to book a place please contact Simon on 083 1102686.




Read more: http://www.theninezones.com/workshops/body-tuning/
Create your own website for free: http://www.webnode.com


 

The North Clare Historical Society will host its February lecture entitled:
'Construction materials and techniques in the traditional buildings of North Clare'
 by Dr. Fidelma Mullane


Monday, February 23rd,  8 pm,  at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.


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Dr. Fidelma Mullane is a graduate of NUI Galway where she completed a Master’s Degree in Geography on the topic of vernacular architecture. She trained as a Planner at the University of Paris, where she was also awarded a doctorate for her research on Irish traditional building practices. With over twenty years experience in the heritage sector, both as an expert adviser and vernacular architecture specialist, she currently works on heritage research and conservation projects, as well as publishing and lecturing widely on the topic. She is currently a member of the Board of the Heritage Council of Ireland. Fidelma Mullane specializes in the study and conservation of vernacular buildings.


In the 1980's, Fidelma did a study of the traditional building practices in North and West Clare. Her talk will concentrate on this study, and she will also consider the state of local buildings and their importance in North Clare today.



                            Time: 8pm    Admission:  €5    All are welcome


      "Les Amants du Pont-Neuf"


(The Lovers on the Bridge)

Tuesday, February 17th  @ 8 pm





Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge.




‘Speak a little French, drink a little wine and enjoy a good film’


Admission €3



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