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.

Insight Dialogue Meditation Retreat "Power and Challenge of Meditating Together" with Ven. Bhante Sukhacitto

Saturday, May 17th - Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Insight Dialogue (ID) is an interpersonal meditation practice. Based in Vipassana meditation, it brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation practice into our interactions with others through dialogue. In the practice we will be introduced step-by-step into the meditation guidelines of Insight Dialogue and will be guided into contemplation. Dhamma reflections and time for sharing and Q & A will be provided.

This retreat is suitable for meditators with some experience, but beginners can join too.

The retreat is offered on a dana basis. 

Date and Time Details: 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday (participation for the whole weekend is required)

Location: To be confirmed (The event will be hosted in Dublin).

Registration: Please click here for registration.

Note: It is compulsory to attend both the dates. Cannot register for a single day.

Useful Information for this Retreat

Registration -

This retreat is offered on a donation basis as the teachings of the Buddha in the Theravadan tradition is available for free. 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. Places are limited, early booking is essential. Please do not assume there will be space available at the last minute. - Please click here to register

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. 


Dana for teacher: It is Theravadan Buddhist practice that monks/nuns don’t touch/use money. Any donation that we get for teaching will be transferred to their monastery/temple.

Dana to Irish Sangha Trust (IST). Any donation made to the IST will be used to cover the cost of the retreat. The organizers of IST are volunteers and do not financially benefit from the IST funds.

Bhante Sukhacitto 

Bhikkhu Sukhacitto is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. He was born in Germany in 1963 and first came into contact with Buddhism in 1986 in Thailand by attending a meditation retreat, offered through Wat Suan Mokkh. He ordained there as a novice in 1989 and as a Bhikkhu in 1990. He moved to the West in 1993. Since then he has lived at various monasteries in the West, including the Dhammapala Monastery in Switzerland for six years and at Amaravati Monastery, UK for 4 years.  














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