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.

Mindfulness Healing Retreat II: Family, Work, Environment

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

How can we discover our strength to heal our family, company and mother earth? 
In this retreat, Sister Jinho will lead practitioners to sit still in order to investigate and discover one's inner strength of healing. 
She will share how practitioners can live mindfully and how to carry mindfulness into their daily life so they can find their own healing power to heal their family, company and the Earth. Simplicity is the Way of Life and Healing. 

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: We will share a vegetarian lunch at about 12 noon on both days. Please bring some food to share if you wish to join in. 

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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