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.

April Friday Sits led by teachers

Friday, April 5th 2019, 19:30

We are delighted to announce that all our Friday sits in April will be led by visiting teachers:

April 5th: Ajahn Buddharakkhita
April 12th: Sunone Leong
(update: Sunone is also offering ad-hoc one-on-one meeting/session while she is in Dublin between the 10th-14th of April - please contact us if you'd like to meet her and we'll put you in contact with her)
April 19th: Sunone Leong
April 26th: Ajahn Dhammanando

Venue: AppleTree, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here. At the door press bell marked "Appletree Top". Please do not come too early as usually there is no one there to open the door until 19:20.

Time: 19:30-21:30

Fee: No fees - Anonymous donations only. Donation baskets will be available.

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

Sunone Leong

I am a meditation and well being social catalyst, traveling most of the time in the last five years since 2009. 
I have been trained in Burmese tradition meditation for five years, from 2004 to 2009, under the great compassionate of the Burmese community in Mon State, South of Burma. I meditate to understand body and mind. It was a healing process I need. 
I feel the essence of body and mind could be transmitted so I started travel to meet people who vibrate with same wish. I wander to many places to meet with those whom I meant to meet, sharing and receiving when events arise, open the mind and broader the view, to cultivate and optimize the potential inherited in a human.
If you are into exploring inner peace and unity, I will be glad to be your guest and share the skill I learned from Burma.
Hope our path cross. May all your good wishes come true! 
With respect, Sunone

Ajahn Buddharakkhita
Ajahn has taught a number of retreats for IST in the past and we benefited from his teachings in many Fridays when he was staying in Dublin in 2016. He has practiced extensively in lay life as well as a full-time yogi prior to first robing in 2006. He completed 5 years monastic training under Ajahn Brahm and has practiced many years under numerous Asian masters, Sayadaws U Pandita, U Kundala, U Tejaniya & Ven. Dhammajiva. He is skillful in making the Buddha's teachings easy to understand, applicable in one's daily life and go straight to the heart. He has been teaching a range of samatha & vipassana meditations on numerous retreats in Australia, Singapore.

Ajahn Dhammanando
Ajahn Dhammanando grew up in Carshalton, Surrey, (South London). In July 1993 he took Upasampada with Luang Por Sumedho at Chithurst and trained initially with Ajahn Sucitto as his Acariya. Between 1997 and 2004 he went on to train in Switzerland, then Italy, followed by a return to Amaravati and then to Chithurst again before going overseas to Australia and New Zealand, spending time in different monasteries in Australia before living two years at Bodhinyanarama in Wellington.

He returned to the UK in May 2007 to be nearer his parents and, ever since then, he has been resident at Amaravati but has also made occasional trips abroad to teach in France, Slovenia and Hungary. Currently he makes regular teaching visits to a local prison in Bovingdon and assists in receiving school groups at the monastery.















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