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 and Sutta Study "Mindfulness and Right Speech" with Ajahn Metta from UK
Saturday, November 28th - Sunday, November 29th, 2015
Right Speech is one of the Five Precepts of ethical conduct and a part of the Noble Eightfold Path. Speech is like a fire which can warm or burn, if used skillfully it can reduce suffering, if used unskillfully it will increase suffering. Being mindful about speech can help to make our relationship with other people and oneself more balanced, truthful and kind.
During Saturday Ajahn Metta will guide the group to meditate on Right Speech aspects. On Sunday we will continue to explore Right Speech by studying and discussing related suttas from Pali canon.
During the retreat we will learn and excel practical skills of applying teachings of the Buddha to dealing with and resolving life situations in a more mindful, kind and wise way.
This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
Retreat includes practice of sitting, walking and standing meditation (both guided and non-guided), mindfulness, Dhamma talks which cover many aspects of the Threefold training as well as elements of vipassana (practice of insight), Dhamma discussions and personal guidance.
Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here.
Date: Saturday, November 28th - Sunday, November 29th, 2015
Time: 9:30 - 17:30
Fee: 30 Euro for 2 days, 20 Euro for 1 day (some bursaries are available, please write in confidence to email@example.com to apply). The teaching itself is offered on free basis, all organizers and teachers are volunteers and do not financially benefit from IST events. Fees are used solely to cover the cost of running events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
On the day:
Dana for the teacher. It is Theravadan Buddhist practice that monks and nuns don’t touch/use money. Any donation for the teaching will be transferred to volunteer organization which supports Ajahn Metta in UK.
On event day there will be opportunity to donate for the teaching andor to IST. Donation baskets will be located on the table with Dhamma books (which are available for free).
The teaching itself is offered on free basis, all organizers and teachers are volunteers and do not financially benefit from IST events. Fees are used solely to cover the cost of running events.