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Essential Teaching weekend 10-12 March 2017
Dominican Priory Retreat House, Dublin
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We are happy to announce a gentle, spiritually nourishing weekend of Meditation and Body-Mind Relaxation in Southill Church, Limerick City
Date:2nd to the 4th December 2016, Time: Friday 2nd: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Saturday 3rd: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. (Break for lunch 12.00 to 2.30 pm.)
Sunday 4th: 10.00 am - finishing with Mass at 12.00.
Voluntary contribution accepted
THE ART OF ALLOWING – The Breath in Meditation and in Life
Experience relaxed natural breathing as a way of becoming open to the Holy Spirit. Participants will be helped to become more deeply aware of the ways in which the breath moves within them – and to experience where all of this leads us spiritually.
The weekend will be led by Louis Hughes, a Dominican priest. Louis was a lecturer lectured in theology at Nagpur Seminary in India for several years. Since returning to Ireland he has taught body-mind spirituality, incorporating body and breath awareness, relaxation and centring into Christian meditation and spirituality. His books include Body-Mind Meditation – a Gateway to Spirituality and The Art of Allowing - The Breath in Meditation and in Life.
His website is: www.bodymindmeditation.ie
Tea and coffee will be provided (but bring your own lunch)
Preparation for Christmas can be difficult and stressful, perhaps this time is for you? if so, you will find a big welcome here.
Sat, 3 December 2016: Day of Talks and Meditation in Cork with Fr. Donagh O'Shea: from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Missionaries' Hall, Western Rd., Cork. Cost €15. Bring a packed lunch. Booking not essential - just turn up on the day. For further information contact Rita Tel.: 021 4292404 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 5th November 11.45am
Introductory Talk on Christian Meditation
At this meeting a member of Christian Meditation Ireland will lead us in an introduction to and a short practice of Meditation.
All are welcome
Sr Margaret McQuaid, 0863642183
Brother Richard Hendrick OFM will lead a day of meditation and reflection exploring the Christian tradition of meditation and its value in our lives. Brother Richard, who is a priest-friar of the Irish Capuchin Province, has worked extensively with second and third level teaching meditation and giving retreats based on the Christian contemplative tradition.
Venue: The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (Parking is available at the hotel for those attending)
Time: 10 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Booking is essential as the hotel requires exact numbers 7 days in advance.
Cost: €50 including a light lunch - Cheques/Postal Orders made payable please to:-Christian Meditation Ireland.
Please send to:- Eithne White
12 South Hill Park, Booterstown, Co. Dublin. A94 YP02
Phone: Landline: 01-2882659/Mobile: 086-8176655
Public Transport: Dart from Connolly Station to Dun Laoighre Station OR the 46 Bus from O'Connell Street to Dun Laoighre Station plus 5 minute walk to hotel.
Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, Larne, N Ireland,
Please contact Maura McKinney on : +447740718540 email: email@example.com
While open to all interested in learning to meditate or deepen their practice, this Meditation Retreat has a special focus for those in the medical and caring professions. Please contact Theresa Hobbs on 0861621803 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The third year of this Festival - music & dance workshops, morning and evening music & meditation, talks and discussions, guided walks, evening dances and concerts, local fresh food and drink. Please contact Theresa Hobbs on 0861621803 or email@example.com
The 2016 John Main Seminar will be held at the international home of L’Arche in France. Jean Vanier will speak on the theme of woundedness and enlightenment and will co-lead the pre-seminar retreat with Laurence Freeman OSB. You can participate at this event online.
If you register now you will have access to:
THE FIRST NATIONAL FORUM & AGM of CMI LTD.
Date: Saturday 7th May 2016
Venue: The Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise Town
(beside the Railway Station)
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
All who practice Christian Meditation are invited to attend this forum which will hear reports from those on the Board of CMI on their activities over the past two years.
When a survey was undertaken by Stella Gannon and Maria Gavin with the CMI groups around Ireland over the past 18 months, one of the areas identified that many of the groups felt isolated and would like more information and a sense of belonging to the wider group of CMI.
This Forum will be an opportunity to participate more fully and have these questions answered and you are warmly invited to attend.
It will be followed by a short AGM, which is necessary annually to fulfil the obligations of the CMI Board.
There is no fee for this event, but a charge of €10 will apply for a light lunch which will be provided by the hotel.
While payment will be collected on the day, it is important that you book in advance (contact number below) as the hotel requires to be notified of the number attending to accommodate room size and catering.
The Agenda will include 2 meditation sessions, one in the morning and one after lunch.
The Agenda will also include:-
• Input as to the background of the formation of Christian Meditation Ireland Ltd
• Input from the new Company Secretary & Hon. Treasurer on responsibilities of Directors and Members, including a request for persons willing to become members.
• Reports on Meditation & Health Initiative and Meditation & Children initiative.
We would welcome full participation from the attendees on the day with their
For booking please contact:
Eithne White mobile: 086-8176655/ landline; 01-2882659
MEDITATION GROUP (John Main Tradition)
Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24
LENTEN TALKS 8 p.m. each Wednesday
THEME: Your Mercy is Gentle as Silence Be Still and Know that I am God
Wednesday, 17th February 2016
Michael Lane, Practitioner of Meditation, Lawyer, Polymath
Wednesday, 24th February 2016
Noreen Mackey, Practitioner of
Meditation, Retired Lawyer, Spiritual Director and Retreat Facilitator
Wednesday, 2nd March 2016
Mary Garry, Practitioner of
Meditation, Trained and Worked with Fr. Pat Murray
Wednesday, 9th March 2016
Donagh O’Shea OP/Director
The talks will end with a Meditative Mass celebrated by Donagh O’Shea OP
(A donation of 5 euros, if possible, would be appreciated)
Contact Niall Charleton 085 7609500
Bere Island Easter Meditation Retreat - 20-27 March 2016
An interior pilgrimage of the Easter mysteries as they unfold in Holy Week. The Retreat programme includes regular meditation periods, talks by the Benedictine Monk Laurence Freeman, the Easter liturgies with the island people and time for reading, walks and solitude.
Please contact Theresa Hobbs on 0861621803 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 30th January, 2016
Regional Coordinators meeting
Gresham Hotel Dublin
Contact .text/phone- Elizabeth Dinn 086 8351740
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Waiting in Silence
10am - 4pm (Registration from 9.30am)
Pastoral Centre, Church of Our Lady and St. Brendan, Upper Rock Street, Tralee.
Speaker: Dr Stefan Reynolds
Stefan, a retreat leader, is working as Assistant Guest Master at Mount Melleray Abbey. Stefan’s book "Living with the Mind of Christ: Mindfulness in Christian Spirituality" is due for publication in May 2016.
For further information and booking:
Please contact: Sylvia Thompson 085 863 2623 email@example.com
Ann Fagan 064 6632381 Prior Booking Essential
Cost: €20, or €15 (Concession Rate) incl. tea/coffee
Lunch not included (Bring a packed lunch or eat locally)
Organised by the Kerry Christian Meditation Groups
(John Main Tradition)
Wednesday 16th December - “All things were still”
An Advent talk by Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: The Church of the Assumption, Booterstown Avenue, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Fr. Laurence will explore the inner meaning of Christmas and will include an introduction to the practice of Christian Meditation.
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ALL ARE VERY WELCOME
Monday 9th November 7.30pm to 9.30pm
He will also be giving a talk in Dublin in the Gonzaga College Sandford road Ranelagh cost €20.
Francis was a Cistercian monk for 30 years, he is author of I Am That I Am and is presently completing his second book Fully Human Fully Divine (which is theme of Dublin talk)
His website is www.findinggraceatthecenter.com
Contact: Kate Feehily firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 2411114
8th November 2015, 10am to 5pm: Francis Bennett will be giving a day retreat in Star of the Sea Centre Mullaghmore Co Sligo cost €65 including lunch and refreshments.
Rooms are also available in the centre to rent for €35 or €40 (en suite).
Contact: Kate Feehily email@example.com or 086 2411114
while open to all interested in learning to meditate or deepen their practice, this six day Meditation Retreat has a special focus for those in the medical and caring professions.
The second year of this Festival - music & dance workshops, morning and evening music & meditation, talks and discussions, guided walks, evening dances and concerts, local fresh food and drink.
Sunday 24 May 2015: CMI National Retreat Day
Venue: The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Cost:€50 which includes a light lunch
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Saturday 18th April: Invitation to all Regional Co-ordinators to attend a meeting for Meditation and Conversation with the National Co-ordinator and Committee.
Venue: Gresham Hotel, Dublin.
Registration: 11 30am
Start: 12pm - 2.30pm
Light lunch: 1.45pm.
Contact: Elizabeth Dinn: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01 2303117
The 2015 John Main Seminar was held in Hamilton, New Zealand and hosted by the New Zealand Community for Christian Meditation.
It took place from 12th to 18th January 2015 at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
For more information, read about it here