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 I: mind, body, spirit

Saturday, February 13th - Sunday, February 14th 2016

How can we heal our body and mind? 
Where does healing power come from?  
Based on her personal experience, Sister Jinho will share concepts and methods of how to heal oneself through mindful practice. 
In this retreat, she will lead practitioners to reach their inner peace and explore their own healing power. 
Simplicity is the Way.
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, February 13th - Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Time: 9:30 - 17:30

Fee: 30 Euro for 2 days, 20 Euro for 1 day (some bursaries are available, please write in confidence to to apply). 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.

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)

Dana for the teacher. It is Theravadan Buddhist practice that monks and nuns don’t touch/use money. Any donation for the teaching will be transferred to volunteer organization which supports Ajahn Metta in UK.

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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