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.

Weekend Meditation Retreat "Meeting Impermanence" with Metta from Germany

Saturday, February 17th - Sunday, February 18th, 2018

We all are vulnerable to change and yet we all experience it again and again. How we can go beyond the fear of our vulnerability, the complacencies we have put into place? What could help and lead us to see the reality of our existence?

We will use these facts of life as an approach to more honesty and integrity in regards to our experience, our existence in this, here and now.

We actually might see that there is more to discover about life and these processes. Let's look together how can we practise the awareness of change in our meditation, our daily experiences.

Venue: Seraph, 15 Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8 (near Camden Street) Map (

Date: Saturday, February 17th - Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Time: 09:30 (starts at 10:00) - 17:00

Fee: €20 for one day; €30 for both days - Payment by cash on arrival. (A few bursaries are available, please write in confidence to to apply). The teaching itself is offered on free basis and neither the teacher nor organizers financially benefit from the course (the teacher and organizers are volunteers). The fee is used to cover the cost of running the event.

Lunch: We will share a vegetarian lunch at about 12 noon on both days. Please bring some food to share.

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 Dhamma books are available for free distribution.

Dana (donation)

On event day there will be opportunity to donate for the teacher and/or to IST. Donation baskets will be located on the table downstairs.

Donations to the teacher will be transferred entirely to Metta. Donations for IST are used solely to cover the cost of running events (room, flights for the teacher, accommodation etc). IST volunteers and do not financially benefit from IST events.


Metta (Irene Wulff)