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.
Donating / Volunteering Opportunity: New Buddhist Monastery for Bhikkhunis Being Built in Belgium
Tilorian Buddhist Monastery was founded in April 2017 in the Belgian Ardennes. Since then, the monastics have lived in a tent and a tree-house. A building that will provide accomodation for the monastic Sangha, visiting lay people and a meditation room is presently being built. According to them:
"The main focus of the monastery will be solitary retreat and meditation with nuns living under the guidance of the Vinaya, the rules of conduct as laid down by the Buddha, as explained by our teacher, Ajahn Brahm and our Spiritual Advisor, Bhante Sujato. It will be a place where nuns and lay guests can come to practise the Dhamma-Vinaya."
There are several ways to support Tilorien Buddhist Monastery:
On-going works on the monastery's main building (May 2018)
Nuns chanting for the beings living in the pine tree that needs to be felled.