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 Mar 24th to 30th of June) - 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.

Sunday group: 9:00-11:00 am UK time zone 

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  https://zoom.us/j/403391097?pwd=MXF3WC9YMlBURFdDZ3hNc3pWTWdTdz09 
  • 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  https://zoom.us/j/793995018?pwd=eTNyNnBLZjdla1FodjVHcnFiR0dPZz09
  • 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.

Mindful Talking group

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

  • Men’s Group (mixed-age):
    • 2nd Thursday of the month (next: Apr 15th), 6:00-7:30 pm
    • For anything men would like to discuss: social, life situation, body image etc.
  • Women’s Group (mixed-age):
    • 2nd Tuesday of the month (next: Apr 13th), 6:00-7:30 pm
    • For anything women would like to discuss: social, life situation, body image etc.
  • For both groups the link is: https://bristol-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/99973463210?pwd=aWdpcjd0WGlRTHluMWRSdlIxYkx4UT09
  • Meeting ID: 999 7346 3210
  • Passcode: 054508

(New!) Hang Out-study, work & social online group to support each other in daily life:

  • Hang out-Study group: Mon-Friday 10-12:30, to study/work together online 
  • Hang out-Social & Lunch group: 12:30-13:30 pm  to see, to meet or just to be with some friends online, please log on during those times as you wish.
  • Feel free to use chat to say hello to friends upon arrival and to share your thoughts or work or to say goodbye.
  • The link for the hang out study & work group is  https://zoom.us/j/403391097?pwd=MXF3WC9YMlBURFdDZ3hNc3pWTWdTdz09 
  • Passcode: sunyata
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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