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.

Zoom Weekly Meditation Sit (every Friday at 7.30pm)

Every Friday, 19:30 - 21:00

Hello IST members,

As a support to you all in these challenging times the IST have set up a live connection via Zoom to resume our Friday evening meditation. We plan to do this each a Friday from 7.30-9 pm. 

You can join this meditation sit by clicking on this link: at 7.30 pm on Friday evening. Alternatively, you can access this link from the IST webpage.

“Finding loving messages from Coivd-19” with Sr Jinho
For the next four weeks Sr Jinho, Buddhist Chaplain, who has been a regular IST visitor, will be with us online and will guide our meditation practice. She will also lead a reflection and Q&A for those of us present online:

  • Opening/chanting session 
  • Silent or guided meditation 
  • Reflection + Q&A
  • Silent meditation 
  • Closing chanting/transfer merits session 

Please bear with us as we are all depending on technology to carry this.

Stay safe and well,

The IST team














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