The Irish Sangha Trust (IST) was established in 2011 to support and foster teaching and meditation practice in the Theravada Buddhist tradition in Ireland. The Irish Sangha Trust is non-profit Buddhist organization, entirely dependent on the generosity of the public for voluntary donations.

Our annual schedule includes regular workshops, retreats and meditation sittings. Events are open to everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners. We welcome you to join our spiritual friends network and experience the profound benefits of meditation practice.

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Zen Meditation Retreat on "Contemplating Mind" by Master Han Shang Te Ch'ing (1546-1623) with Venerable Sister Jinho from Taiwan

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 and Saturday, January 17th, 2015, 9:30 - 17:30

Ven. Jinho took ordination in the Chinese Chan (Zen) tradition with Master Sheng Yen in 2000, training intensively in the Dharma Drum Mountain Monastery in Taiwan for six years. Meanwhile, she studied at the Dharma Drum Buddhist University for four years, majoring in Buddhist doctrines, Vinaya (Buddhist precepts) and Chan practice. She arrived in England in 2007 and and wrote a dissertation on Buddhist monasticism in Britain with the University of Bristol. She teaches Zen meditation, spiritual healing group and Dharma reading groups at the Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre of Bristol University.

This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Venue: Appletree Health and Wellness, No 126 Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Please press bell marked 'Appletree TOP'. See map and directions here.

Fee: donation basis

More info and registration: please click here

Weekly Meditation Sit

Every Saturday, 18:00 - 20:00

Please note: sometimes due to a weekend retreat or other event there is no sit on Saturday. If you didn't come last Saturday and you did not sign up for IST mailing list - please check out this announcement few days before Saturday to make sure there is no cancellation for upcoming Saturday posted in red letters below. Also we send notification about cancellation to the mailing list.

There will be no sit on December 13th, 2014 and January 17th, 2015 - there will be a full day retreat on those days. More info here

Sits will happen on November 29th, December 6th, 20th, 27th, 2014. January 3rd, 10th, 24th, 2015 and so on.

Venue: Appletree Health and Wellness, No 126 Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Please press bell marked 'Appletree TOP'. See map and directions here.

The schedule consists of traditional Theravada chanting (5 minutes), meditation (30-40 minutes, non-guided), recorded Dhamma talk (30 minutes) and a discussion based on the Dhamma talk.

This session is for the sake of cultivating spiritual friendship amongst serious practitioners and supporting each other on the Path.

There is no registration - this event operates on a drop-in basis.

There is no charge, donations are welcome to cover the place.

Please bring a bottle of water along as there will be no tea/snack breaks to allow more time for practice. You may wish to bring a blanket if it is cold. Meditation cushions/chairs will be provided. Please let us know if you have any queries by email

Sunday School for Kids

The Irish Sangha Trust has been invited to initiate a Buddhist Sunday School for children. The first class took place on Sun 14th Oct 2012, and will continue approx. every 2 weeks.

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