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.

Evening Dhamma talk and Meditation with Venerable Amaranatho

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The evening will focus on the practice of meditation and a talk on Dhamma. The workshop will be led by Venerable Amaranatho. If interested in attending please let us know at

Date: Wed 20th March 2013

Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm

Venue: New Acropolis, 34, Lennox St, Portobello, Dublin 8.

Fee: €10 (cover the costs of the evening)


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Teacher: Venerable Amaranatho

Venerable Amaranatho was born in England and brought up in the Jewish faith, but in his late teens had severe doubts about the faith and left all religion behind to work within the computer industry. After time spent travelling the world and learning about meditation, he took the decision to become a monk in 2000 and resided and trained at Amaravati Monastery near Hemel Hempstead for eleven years. He now lives as a alms mendicant
He leads residential family, young people and creative retreats for adults at the retreat center at Amaravati ( ), in Ireland, Malaysia, Bali and Australia. These events are based on co-exploration, creativity, fun and a willingness to honestly look at oneself. The main emphasis is on a contemplative or reflective attitude towards understanding who we are. This is based on accepting or welcoming the way life is and allowing our natural wisdom to arise. He recently started to run Jewish Buddhist meditation retreats in London, Gardening retreats at and mens retreats.

Ven Amaranatho has also trained in Source Process Breathwork, where the breath is used for healing life-limiting decisions made since we took our first inhalation ( and He is also deeply influenced by Ken Wilber's integral approach and shadow work.His teachings are based on accepting and welcoming the way life is and allowing our natural wisdom to arise.

You can find more information about his practice and influence here














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