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.
Beginners Zen Retreat with Venerable Sister Jinho
Saturday, February 27th - Sunday, February 28th 2016
This retreat, led by Venerable Sister Jinho, will involve:
1. Introduction to meditation.
2. Methods of mediation practice.
3. Guidance on how spiritual practice at work.
This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
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.
Noble Silence: Noble Silence will be practiced. This means not engaging in any talk with others to support inner contemplation.
Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here.
Date: Saturday, February 27th - Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Time: 10 - 16:30
Fee: Donation basis
Lunch: Please bring vegetarian lunch as Dana for monastic and to share with all participants.
Places are limited, early registration is essential.
Registration: please click here (or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
On the day:
On event day there will be opportunity to donate for the teaching and/or to IST. Donation baskets will be located on the table with Dhamma books (which are available for free).
The teaching itself is offered on a free basis, all organizers and teachers are volunteers and do not financially benefit from IST events. Fees are used solely to cover the cost of running events.