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.

Silent Day of Practice in Coolock

November 4th, 2023 - 9:30 am - 4 pm

A silent day of practice, to provide a space to support our individual practice, as well as to nurture the sense of sangha.

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Twice-Monthly Meditation Sits

Every second Friday, 19:30 - 21:15

Next dates:

  • Oct 27th
  • Nov 10th
  • Nov 24th
  • Dec 8th
  • Dec 22nd

Time: 19:30-21:15

Venue: Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. See map and directions here.

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 at

Looking forward to seeing you!

The IST Team

Friday Sits talks

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

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