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.

Guided Meditation and Dhamma Talk with Ven. Ajahn Karuniko from Cittaviveka Monastery, UK

The 18th of September 2012

The evening will focus on practice of meditation and a talk on Dhamma. The workshop will be led by Ven Ajahn Karuniko from Cittaviveka Monastery, UK and it is free of charge. If interested in attending please let us know by

Date 18th Sept 2012

Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm

Venue: The Merrion Cricket Club, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.  Entrance opposite Simmonscourt Road, large green sign for Merrion Cricket Club outside.

Fee: free

Booking: contact us at

Teacher: Ven Ajahn Karuniko

Ajahn Karuniko was born in 1953 near Manchester in England. He graduated from Sheffield University with an honors degree in electronics engineering 1975. After graduation, he worked as an engineer in North London. His first contact with Buddhism was from reading a book in 1976 which made a deep impression on him. Two years later, he had the good fortune to meet Ven Ajahn Sumedho who had recently taken up residence in Hampstead Vihara, North London. He then became an anagarika (novice) in 1982 under the guidance of Ven Ajahn Sumedho at Chithurst Buddhist Monastery, England. In July 1984, he took the monk’s (bhikkhu) ordination with Ven Ajahn Sumedho. Ajahn Karuniko had spent most of his monastic life helping to establish monasteries in England and New Zealand, and spent three years living in monasteries in Thailand. At present he is resident at Chithurst Monastery.














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