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.

IST Daily Online Events (Zoom)

Each Monday to Friday and each Sunday

Updates (until June 30th) - New times for practice

Sr Jinho, Buddhist Chaplain, will continue to be with us online to guide our meditation practice.

The follwing events will be running until the 30th of June.

(New!) “I THINK, therefore I am NOT“ ---Dharma Talks by Venerable Simplicity:

‘Who am I?’ is a question everyone of us has asked ourselves. The Buddha gives us deep insight into what we are not and how we can really find ourselves.

(New!) Course on 'Yogacara- The Mind Only' Buddhist Teachings


  • 7:00-8:00 am/pm Pali Chanting + Silent group meditation
  • 8:00-9:00 am/pm Reading on 'Yogacara- The Mind Only'.
  • 9:00-9:30 am/pm Q&A, short meditation, closing session. 

(New!) Gateway to the Mind: A Buddhist Perspective on Western Poetry' by Harry Miller:

This series explores the universal truths, observations, and themes found in great Western poetry in order to uncover essential Buddhist teachings and wisdom that are accessible to all of us. 4th & 11th June (based on views of the self according to the Diamond Sutra.)

  • 4th June: Notion of other selves. 
  • 11th June: Notion of lifespan/soul


Morning meditation: Monday to Friday 7:00 am - 9:30 am:

  • 7:00-8:00 Am Pali Chanting+Silent group meditation led by volunteers at the Sunyata retreat centre
  • 8:00-8:30 Am Self-Care+Greeting Practice
  • 8:30-9:30 Am Dharma Sharing on  Illuminating Silence-Insights on the Path of Chan/Zen by Master Shengyen & Dr. John Crook
  • 9:30-10:00 Am Q&A, short meditation, closing. 
  • The link for the morning is 
  • Passcode: sunyata 

Evening meditation: Monday to Friday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm:

  • 7:00-8:00 pm Pali Chanting+Silent group meditation led by volunteers at the Sunyata retreat centre 
  • 8:00-8:30 pm Self-Care+Greeting Practice
  • 8:30-9:30 pm Dharma Sharing & Meditation Reading:Attaining the Way by Master Shengyen
  • 9:30-10:00 pm Q&A, short meditation, closing. 
  • The link for the evening practice group is
  • Passcode: sunyata 

Note: You could join the practice at 7:00,7:30, 8:00, 8:30 or 9:00 am/pm for 30 minutes or 1-3 hours depending on your needs and availability. 

 To ensure the quality of practice. The group request:

  1. Everyone participates in the respectful and committed way as one attending a Dharma event in person.
  2. Focus on practice and not engage in anything other than with the group practice. 
  3. Switch video on the whole time and make sure the light and your position is right so you could engage with the group to the best you could.


We hope to see you many of you at one or more of these events!

Best wishes,

The IST Team

Sister Jinho

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. She works with young adults for their spiritual requests and serve as a Buddhist Chaplain at the Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre of the University of Bristol. She teaches in England, Ireland, Germany, Russia, China and Taiwan.














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