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.

One-day practice retreat on 'The Complete Enlightenment Level I - Beginner's Session' with Sr Jinho

September 10th @ 10:30am-5:30m

One-Day Meditation Retreat 'The Complete Enlightnment Level I - Beginner's Session' with Sr Jinho
September 10th @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Minh Tam Pagoda - The Vietnamese Temple

Sr Jinho will lead a one-day retreat in Dublin 17.

Continue on the theme of "Silent Illumination - The Method of No Method", this day retreat will introduce an important Sutra which is one of the major doctrine resources of the Silent Illumination tradition.

A day of silent reflection on “The original-arising [purity] of the causal ground of all Tathagatas relies on the complete illumination of [intrinsic] enlightenment, which is pure [in essence] and permanently free from ignorance.” The term "perfect enlightenment," as it is taught in this text, refers to an enlightenment that is not limited in scope. It is also not an enlightenment that is attained exclusively from any partial aspect of the Buddhist doctrine... It is an enlightenment that can accept and explain all the various aspects of the Buddhist doctrine
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A day practice with silent sitting, mindful walking practice, Dharma sharing/reflection on 'The Method of No Method: Silent Illumination'.


  • Minh Tam Pagoda - The Vietnamese Temple
  • Unit 6, Malahide Road Industrial Park , Coolock, Dublin 17
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  • 10:00 arrival
  • 10:30 Short introduction/Morning practice
  • 12:00 Mindful Lunch/Dana
  • 17:30 Closing/sharing Session

Fee: No fees - Anonymous donations only. Donation baskets will be located in the room.

Donation to IST: Any donation made to the IST will be used to cover the cost of retreats and events that IST organizes throughout the year. The IST organizers are all volunteers and do not financially benefit from the IST funds.

Donations to the teacher. Any donation that we get for the teacher will be transferred to Sister Jinho or whatever organizations she wants to.

On the day:

  • Please be seated in the meditation hall at least 5 minutes before the session. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Dressing in layers is also a good idea.
  • Please bring some food for a shared vegetarian lunch, if you wish to join us for the midday meal. Note: please bring only food that does NOT require cooking or heating as it won't be possible to do so on site.
  • Refreshments, CDs and Dhamma books are available for free distribution.
  1. The purpose of this retreat is ‘no purpose’. This means an opportunity for you to discover what is right for you. You will, slowly and with the support of the group, practice finding your way both for the retreat and for your personal healing and growth.
  2. Practicing silence and the spiritual principles of the ‘five mindfulness trainings’ and 'Love, acceptance, honesty, patience, humility, willingness, self-discipline, and service' will be observed for the whole retreat.
  3. Cultivating loving kindness, generosity and consideration...
  4. Openness… allowing your body and mind to relax and your heart to open.
  5. Noble silence might be practiced during the retreat and we will learn to leave old ways and thinking behind.


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. She works with young adults for their spiritual requests and serve as a Buddhist Chaplain at the Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre of the University of Bristol. She teaches in England, Ireland, Germany, Russia, China and Taiwan.














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