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 Jan 24th) - 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 24th of January onwards.

All the meditation/group meetings are now using the same link:

Schedule:

  • Morning Daily Meditation practice: Monday to Friday 7:30 am - 9:30 am (see note below)
  • Evening Daily meditation practice: Monday to Friday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (see note below)
  • Program for both morning and evening practices:
    • 7:30-8:15 Meditation practice
    • 8:15-9:00 Dharma Reflection
    • 9:00-9:30 Meditation Practice
    • 9:30-9:45 (Optional) Q&A & Discussion/Closing the session
  • Sunday Group: Each Sunday 9 am - 11 am
    • Reflecting & Beginning Anew on the Week.

Reading: Illuminating Silence-Insights on the Path of Chan/Zen, by Master Shengyen & Dr. John Crook

To ensure the quality of practice the group requests:

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

Mindful Talking group

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

  • Men’s Group (mixed-age):
    • 2nd Wednesday of the month (Feb 10th, Mar 10th, Apr 14th), 5:30-7 pm
    • For anything men would like to discuss: social, life situation, body image etc.
  • Women’s Group (mixed-age):
    • 2nd Tuesday of the month (Feb 9th, Mar 9th, Apr 13th), 5:30-7 pm
    • For anything women would like to discuss: social, life situation, body image etc.
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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