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.
Sunday Meditation Retreat with Ven Sr. Jinho: 'Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings (part 1)'
Sunday, July 9th 2017
Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings (part 1)
The retreat day teaching will be reflecting on the Discourse of the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings.
Wholeheartedly, day and night, disciples of the Awakened One should recite and meditate on the Eight Realizations discovered by the Great Beings.
The First Realization is the awareness that the world is impermanent.
The Second Realization is the awareness that more desire brings more suffering.
The Third Realization is the awareness that the human mind is always searching outside itself and never feels fulfilled.
The Fourth Realization is the awareness that indolence is an obstacle to practice.
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.
In this one-day retreat, we will practice observing noble silence and the five precepts with sitting and walking meditations.
This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here.
Date: Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17:30
Fee: Donation basis (suggested donation: €20). The teaching itself is offered on 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.
Lunch: We will share a vegetarian lunch at about 12 noon. Please bring some food to offer as dana if you wish to join in.
Places are limited, early registration is essential.
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