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 on the Insight (Vipassana) with Ven. Assaji from London, UK

Saturday, February 8th - Sunday, February 9th, 2014

The  Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path can be divided into the categories of precepts, meditation and wisdom.  So the path of practice in Buddhism involves the Three Vehicles of Learning. By following the precepts we learn to control the body and mind and have peace in our lives. Through meditation we learn to calm and unify the mind. Wisdom is attained by the practice of the above two and through this wisdom all ignorance and passions are cut off and true state of Enlightenment is then realized.

This weekend retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. To see the map click here.

Time:9.30am - 5.30pm

Fee: €20 for a day, €30 for two days.

Registration: click here

Please bring some food for a shared vegetarian lunch.

Places are limited, early booking is essential.

Refreshments, CDs and Dharma books are available for free distribution.

Useful Information for this Retreat

(i) 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.

(iii) 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. 














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