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.

Mindful Relationship Reflection Workshop with Venerable Sister Jinho from Taiwan

Saturday, August 29th - Sunday, August 30th, 2015

This workshop is a combination of self-inquiry, sitting meditation, Dharma reflection and question and answer sessions.

Meditation develops mindfulness and awareness which allow to see things more clearly. It sharpens observation and opens up inner and outer world. With understanding of Dharma and practice the inner and outer are dissolved. Spaciousness and ease are revived in the heart, in relationship with oneself and others. 

During the workshop we will explore questions such as:

"What is the nature of relationship?"

"What goes wrong in my relationship with others?"

"What is going on in my heart?"

Keeping 8 precepts, noble silence, in order to completely focus on the inner world. Please avoid reading, phoning, texting during the workshop hours.

Ven. Jinho took ordination in the Chinese Chan (Zen) tradition with Master Sheng Yen in 2000, training intensively in the Dharma Drum Mountain Monastery in Taiwan for six years. Meanwhile, she studied at the Dharma Drum Buddhist University for four years, majoring in Buddhist doctrines, Vinaya (Buddhist precepts) and Chan practice. She arrived in England in 2007 and and wrote a dissertation on Buddhist monasticism in Britain with the University of Bristol. She teaches Zen meditation, spiritual healing group and Dharma reading groups at the Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre of Bristol University.

This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. It is possible to attend one day only or both days.

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

Date: Saturday, August 29th - Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Time: 9:30 - 17:30

Fee: 30 Euro for 2 days, 20 Euro for 1 day (a few bursaries are available, please write in confidence to to apply). The teaching itself is offered on free basis and organizers do not financially benefit from the event (organizers are volunteers). The fee is used to cover the cost of running the event.

Lunch: We will share a vegetarian lunch at about 12 noon on both days. Please bring some food to share if you wish to join in. 

Places are limited, early registration is essential.

Registration: please click here (or contact us at

  • 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. Please do not assume there will be space available at the last minute.

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 distribution.

Dana (Donation)

On event day there will be opportunity to donate to the teacher andor IST. Donation baskets will be located on the table with Dhamma books (which are available for free).

The teaching is offered on free basis and organizers do not financially benefit from the event (organizers are volunteers).














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