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

There is no requirement to be or to become a Buddhist in order to attend IST events and activities. The profound benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices are open to everyone who wishes to avail of them to enhance their quality of life.

IST Daily Online Events (Zoom)

Each Monday to Friday and each Sunday

Updates (until June 30th) - New times for practice

(New!) “I THINK, therefore I am NOT“ ---Dharma Talks by Venerable Simplicity:

  • On Thursdays, June 17th & 25th, July 1st & 8th, 8:30-9:30 pm

(New!) Course on 'Yogacara- The Mind Only' Buddhist Teachings

  • Morning Group, on Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 , at 8:30-9:30 am
  • Evening Group, on Tuesdays, June 1, 8, 15 and 29th at 8-9 pm

(New!) Gateway to the Mind: A Buddhist Perspective on Western Poetry' by Harry Miller:

  • 4th June: Notion of other selves. 
  • 11th June: Notion of lifespan/soul


  • Morning Meditation: Monday to Friday 7:00 am - 9:30 am  
  • Evening meditation: Monday to Friday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Online Dhamma events in Ireland

Links to other Dhamma online events in Ireland.

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Friday Sits talks

Links to the Dhamma talks played during our last Friday sits.

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Weekly Meditation Sit

Every Friday, 19:30 - 21:30

Sadly, we have taken the decision to cancel all IST events until further notice. This includes the regular Friday sit and the upcoming retreat on 21-22 March with Suvaco. Do keep up your meditation and Dharma practice as these are invaluable aids for staying calm and dealing with all of life's challenges. May all beings be well. With much metta, from the IST team

Please note: sometimes due to a weekend retreat or other event there is no sit on Friday. If you did not come last Friday and you did not sign up for IST mailing list - please check out this announcement few days before Friday to make sure there is no cancellation for upcoming Friday posted in red letters below. Also we send notification about cancellation to the mailing list.

Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here. At the door press bell marked "Appletree Top". Please do not come too early as usually there is no one there to open the door until 19:20.

The schedule consists of meditation (first 15 minutes guided, then 25 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 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

New - Last Friday of the Month Tea & Chat:

On the last Friday of each month, the schedule is a bit different. After the meditation and a short Damma talk there will be time for the group to share a cup of tea and biscuits and have an informal friendly chat. Let us know if you like this new format!















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