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.
Welcome to Irish Sangha Trust
'Friends on the Path' Meditation Sit: Saturday, October 4th 2014, 10.30am - 1pm
We at the Irish Sangha Trust host regular meditation sits for "Friends on the Path", where you can get to know like-minded people and make spiritual friends on the path. These events provide an opportunity for both beginners and regular meditators to meet and share ideas and experience with each other. A sit involving a Dharma talk, discussion and guided meditation lasts about 2 hours, followed by a shared vegetarian lunch. Group meditation sits are very supportive and helpful in establishing and maintaining a regular meditation practice. Please sign up for our mailing list to be notified of upcoming meditation sits and other IST events.
Weekly Meditation Sit
Every Saturday, 18:00 - 20:00
(except October 4th, 2014, when there is 'Friends on the Path' Meditation Sit which starts at 10:30 AM)
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 infoirishsanghatrust.ie.
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.