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.

Meditation Retreat on The Noble Eightfold Path with Dr. Shiro Bandara from London, UK

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Within the Fourth Noble Truth is found the guide to the end of suffering: the Noble Eightfold Path. The eight parts of the path to liberation are grouped into three essential elements of Buddhist practice-moral conduct (Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood); mental discipline (Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration); and wisdom (Right Understanding, Right Thought)

Retreat Information

Venue:Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here.

Date: Sat 2nd Nov

Time9.30am-5.30 pm

Booking: Please click here or contact us at or call us at 087 2877837.

Fee: Donation basis.

Lunch: We will share a vegetarian lunch at about 12 noon on the Sat 2nd, Nov. Please bring some food to share if you wish to join in.

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.

- Please click here to register 

(ii) Recommended reading 

Before you come to the day retreat on 2nd Nov, try to use the following resources to deep your understanding, if you like (Not compulsory). 

- An Interview by the Buddhist channel - Link

- Morality - Link

- Kayanupassana - Link

- Wedananupassana (Feeling) - Link

- Chittanupassana - Link

(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. 


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 the English Sangha Trust.

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.














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