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.

'Beginner's Mind': A Day Retreat with Chang Chun Fashi (Sr Jinho)

June 29th, 10 am to 5 pm

'Beginner's Mind': A Day Retreat
with Chang Chun Fashi (Sr Jinho)

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Dear friends,

A "Beginner’s mind” is a mind open to experiencing life in the present moment, free from preconceived notions and expectations — a mind open to genuine understanding and self-realization. If you are new to meditation practice, or have never participated in a retreat, this is an ideal way to begin your spiritual journey.

In addition to sessions of seated meditation, this retreat features interactive workshops such as:

  • The Art of Sitting
  • The Art of Walking
  • The Art of Listening.

This retreat is for beginners, but experienced practitioners are welcome!

Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Location address: Minh Tam Pagoda, Unit 6, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Coolock, Dublin 17, Ireland
Map link:

Donation: This day retreat is offered on dana (donation-basis). Any donations offered will go towards supporting the Irish Sangha Trust, the Pagoda and the teacher. 

What to bring: a vegetarian lunch to share without onion garlic and leek

Retreat etiquette: You can read about the etiquette for attending this kind of retreat here 

Any questions, please send us an email at

Best wishes,

The IST Team

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Chang Chun Fashi (Sr Jinho) Biography

Chang Chun Fashi (previously known as Sr. Jinho) has been an ordained nun in the Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhist tradition for over 20 years. She was ordained by the late Chan Master Sheng-Yen in Dharma Drum Mountain monastery, Taiwan. For the last 10 years she has mostly lived in Europe. She has the role of Buddhist Chaplain in Bristol University in the UK where, for many years, she has led meditation groups and offered spiritual guidance to students and others in the surrounding area. During this time she has taught in many places across Europe, including Ireland, Germany, U.K., and Russia. She has a long-standing association with the Irish Buddhist community and has come to Ireland annually for more than 10 years to teach various retreats and events here. She is known for her creative and compassionate approach to teaching and always has energy for new projects to bring people together in the Dharma. She has recently took the full ordination ceremony as a Bhikkhuni.














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