Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – MBSR
Tralee, Dingle and Milltown
Eva Bruha, from Switzerland, is the manager and resident teacher at the Kalyana Centre for Mindfulness, a small residential meditation centre located in the heart of Dingle. She has spent over 20 years practicing mindfulness meditation and spent all together 3 years in intensive silent retreats in Meditation Centres in Burma, Thailand, Europe and the U.S.
“Mindfulness meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) enable us to cope with life’s challenges, no matter how hard they are, and to relax through a deeper understanding in the midst of life’s difficulties,” says Eva. “The aim is to be contented and at ease.”
Anybody, regardless of age, gender and religious affiliation is welcome to practice mindfulness meditation with Eva and they will greatly benefit from it. Most classes, workshops and retreats are suitable for people with or without meditation experience.
You can join Eva’s ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ course twice a year and she offers weekly guided meditation in Dingle, followed by a talk relevant to the practice of meditation. You’ll find details on her website, along with the dates for monthly meditation classes held in Tralee.
The Kalyana Centre consists of a beautiful kitchen/living room area, a Meditation room, single and shared accommodation for 10 people and a beautiful garden. The Centre offers a range of retreats and courses:
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Mindfulness based Stress Reduction courses
- ‘Awakening Joy’ course, based on James Baraz book ‘Awakening Joy’.
- Gentle exercises based on Kum Nye Yoga (Tibetan Healing Yoga) are integrated in many of the retreats.
- The cultivation of Loving Kindness (Metta) and Compassion (Karuna) and Altruistic Joy (Mudita)
- Sound Focussing