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 Online Weekly Events (Zoom)

Each Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday of May

Hello IST members,

In May, Sr Jinho, Buddhist Chaplain, will continue to be with us online to guide our meditation practice. As a support to you all in these challenging times the IST has set up the following weekly events with Sr Jinho:

1) Monday to Thursday: Evening Meditation Practice (New)

- Time: 8-9 pm or 9:30 pm (depending on individual's availability)

- Zoom link: (password: 067157)


2) Tuesday & Thursday: Lunchtime Meditation Practice (New)

- Time: 1-2 pm or 2:30 pm (depending on individual's availability)

- Zoom link:

We aim to form a trusting and supporting practice group to cultivate our heart together during the lockdown period. The goal is to help each other deepen our meditation practice and Dharma understanding. The session will contain either 1 or 2 periods of guided or silent meditations with a short Dharma reflection to bring mindfulness practice into daily life. 


3) Friday: Evening Meditation Praction

- Time: 7.30-9 pm

- Zoom link

Our Friday online evening meditation will continue. We plan to do this each a Friday from 7.30-9 pm. Sr Jinho will continue to be with us online to guide our meditation practice followed by Dharma reflection and Q&A session.

You can join this meditation sit by clicking on the Zoom link above at 7.25 pm on Friday evening. Please bear with us as we are all depending on technology to carry this.


4) Sunday: Morning Meditation Group

 - Time: 10-11 am. 

- Zoom link: 

 Sr Jinho will offer guided meditation, Dharma reflection and Q&A session.


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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