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.
Bhante Sujato in Dublin
Saturday, November 16th - Sunday, November 17th, 2019
We are delighted to welcome Bhante Sujato in Dublin this November.
Bhante will be visiting various places in Europe in November and December. His visit will be focused on the topic of “Ancient words, present choices, future visions”.
The programme of Bhante's visit will be announced later on the website and in our Newsletter.
Bhikkhu Sujato is an Australian Buddhist teacher and monk, who studies Buddhism in the forest monks tradition of Thailand. His main influences are the forest tradition, with its strict practice of the monk's discipline of Vinaya, the study of the early Buddhist sutras, and the practice of loving kindness which he learnt from Ajahn Maha Chatchai. In his studies of the early sutras he was struck by the parallel texts preserved in the Sansrkit, Chinese, and Tibetan texts, which he has presented as evidence that much of the original teachings of the Buddha were accurately preserved in these sutras. He also has a special interest in the ordination of women and the revival of the Bhikkhuni ordination in the Therevadhan traditions. He has founded Santi Forest Monastery in 2003 and served as its abbot. He resigned as abbot, ceasing his duties in 2012, to work on translation of the sutras into English, as one of the three founders of Sutta Central.
(biography courtesy of Encyclopedia of Buddhism)