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 (from Dec 15th) - 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 from the 15th of December onwards.

All the meditation meetings are now using the same link:


  • Morning Daily Meditation practice: Monday to Friday 8 am - 9:30 am (see note below)
    • On 'The Method of No Method-The Chan Practice of Silent Illumination' by Master Shengyen
  • Evening Daily meditation practice: Monday to Friday 8 pm - 9:30 pm (see note below)
    • On 'No River to Cross-Trusting the Enlightenment That's Always Right Here' by Female Master Daehaeng
  • Sunday Group: Each Sunday 10 am - 11:30 am
    • Reflecting on the Week & Beginning Anew.
  • Note for the daily morning and evening practices: Both morning and evening sessions will start from 8 am/pm. You could start at 8 am/pm or join at 8:30 am/pm for 1 or 1.5 hours. It depends on your needs and availability. Finish time is 9:30 am/pm or 10 am/pm at the latest.

New events: Mindful Talking group

Save the date and join us for a time of sharing and discussion:

  • Men’s Group (mixed-age):
    • 15th Dec & 15th Jan 6:00-7:30 pm
    • For anything men would like to discuss: social, life situation, body image etc.
  • Women’s Group (mixed-age):
    • 17th Dec & 7th Jan
    • 6:00-7:30 pm
    • For anything women would like to discuss: social, life situation, body image etc.
  • Please use this same new link for all the meetings:
Metta blessings, 

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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