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.

Mindful Time Management in Modern Life

Sunday, September 25th 2016

Mindfulness in an important aspect of The Eightfold Noble Path in the Buddhist teachings. It is practice widely in reducing stress, chronic pain, therapy and many areas. It can be applied as a new approach to time management in modern life. 

Mindfulness is the lucid presence of our Mind/Heart, simply, effortlessly, noticing the way life is. This dynamic state of natural attention, deep and direct awareness of the present moment, is our innate capacity for living and for mindful time management. 

Through our inner power and awareness, we can discover and sustain the balance and well being of our body and mind. Furthermore, we can use mindfulness to adjust the way we use our time and to live our life in meaningful, relaxed but efficient way.

Mindfulness practice in sitting, walking, eating and lying down will be taught and practiced during the retreat. 

A few sessions will be spent on Principles of mindful time management and guided reflections on personal time management model.


This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

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, majoring in Buddhist doctrines, Vinaya (Buddhist precepts) and Chan practice. She arrived in England in 2007 and and wrote a dissertation on Buddhist monasticism in Britain with the University of Bristol.
Noble Silence
There will be a practice of Noble Silence which means not engaging in any talk with others to support inner contemplation.
The Eight Precepts are a practice of harmlessness and mindfulness that retreatants are asked to undertake during the retreat. 
The Precepts are:
1.      Harmlessness: not intentionally taking the life of any living creature.
2.      Trustworthiness: not taking anything that is not given.
3.      Chastity: refraining from any sexual activity.
4.      Right Speech: Noble Silence during the retreat
5.      Sobriety: not taking any intoxicating drinks or drugs.
6.      Renunciation: not eating after 1.00pm.
7.      Restraint: not wearing make-up, jewelry or immodest clothing; not playing radios, music tapes or musical instruments. Not using mobile phones or the          Internet unless in an emergency.
8.     Alertness: to refrain from overindulgence in sleep.

Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here.

Date: Saturday, March 12th - Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Time: 9:30 - 17:30

Fee: Donation basis

Lunch: Please bring vegetarian lunch as Dana for the monastic and to share with all participants.

Places are limited, early registration is essential.

Registration: please click here (or contact us at

  • In order to make a secure booking, please complete the online booking form.
  • Remember to pre-register before evening on the Friday preceding the retreat. Please do not assume there will be space available at the last minute.

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. 
  • Refreshments, CDs and Dharma books are available for free distribution.

Dana (donation)

On event day there will be opportunity to donate for the teaching andor to IST. Donation baskets will be located on the table with Dhamma books (which are available for free).

The teaching itself is offered on free basis, all organizers and teachers are volunteers and do not financially benefit from IST events. Fees are used solely to cover the cost of running events.














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