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.

About Us

The Irish Sangha Trust is a registered charity (CHY No. 20123), established in 2011 to support and foster teaching and meditation in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition in Ireland. The Irish Sangha Trust is non-profit Buddhist organization, entirely dependent on the generosity of the public for voluntary donations.

We host regular meditation workshops and retreats led by renowned Buddhist teachers from different parts of the world. We also hold regular meditation sittings, where you can practice with like-minded spiritual friends and share your meditation and Dhamma practice experience within our community.

Support can be vital in establishing an effective and consistent practice, especially in the early stages. Meditating on a regular basis can help you to lead a more productive, meaningful and satisfying life. The wisdom and peace of mind that develops through practice can bring happiness that eclipses all others.

For more information, please contact us at info@irishsanghatrust.ie

Our Teachers (in alphabetical order)

Amaranatho

Amaranatho was born in England and brought up in the Jewish faith, but in his late teens had severe doubts about the faith and left all religion behind to work within the computer industry. After time spent travelling the world and learning about meditation he took the decision to become a monk in 2000 and resided and trained at Amaravati Monastery near Hemel Hempstead for eleven years. He know lives as a lay person.

Amaranatho has also trained in Source Process Breathwork, where the breath is used for healing life-limiting decisions made since we took our first inhalation (http://binnieadansby.com/and http://www.fatherstobe.org/). He is also deeply influenced by Ken Wilber's integral approach and shadow work.His teachings are based on accepting and welcoming the way life is and allowing our natural wisdom to arise.

Whether you meet Amaranatho in a workshop, retreat or personally, his approach is to respond to the situation as it unfolds. He facilitates a safe space enabling you to recognize your own wisdom, through co-exploration, playfulness, and love. He is interested in finding ways of being authentic whilst recognizing that everything is already okay. By exploring the dynamics of the way we relate to each other, we can start to recognize the limitations we impose on ourselves and access more energy, abundance, peace and wisdom.

You can find more information about his practice and influence at http://amaranatho.com/.

Ven. Ajahn Ariyasilo