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.
"Buddhism: not so much a religion as a way of life." Dhamma evening (meditation and Dhamma talk) with Luang Por Tiradhammo
Monday, November 17th, 2014
Now with 40 vassa (years as a monk), Ajahn Tiradhammo is one of the most senior monks in the tradition of Ajahn Chah. He became interested in Dhamma in his student years while travelling through Sri Lanka. Going to Thailand and meditating at Wat Umong, he took ordination at Wat MMeung Man in Chiang Maiwith Venerable Tong in 1974.
In 1975 he moved to study with Ajahn Chah at Wat Pa Pong and Wat Pa Nanachat. He went on several tudong journeys through the Northeast of Thailand and the mountains of Chiang Mai, visiting many famous forest meditation masters.
Venerable Tiradhammo was invited to England in 1982 to help with developments there. He spent two years at Chithurst Monastery, and three years in charge of Harnham Vihara in Northumberland. In 1988 he helped establish Dhammapala Monastery near Bern, Switzerland and also later at its new location in the Bernese Alpine village of Kandersteg where he was the senior monk until 2005. In July 2005 he assumed the position of senior monk at Bodhinyanarama, Wellington, NZ where he remained as abbot for six and a half years. He is currently of no fixed abode.
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