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.
Weekend Meditation Retreat "Mindfulness a Gate to Freedom" with Ajahn Metta from UK
Saturday, December 10th - Sunday, December 11th, 2016
Mindfulness is a key quality in Buddhist practice and by practicing rightly, it can turn our attention towards liberating insights.
When we practice with the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, we learn to use tools and methods that help us to navigate through difficult times and experiences we encounter in our lives.
During this weekend we will look into the different aspects of Buddhist teachings on mindfulness. We will focus on finding ways to cultivate mindful awareness not only in our formal meditation practice but also in everyday life situations.
How can I bring awareness into relationships at work, with my family, friends and last but not least with myself?
This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
Retreat includes practice of sitting, walking and standing meditation (both guided and non-guided), mindfulness, Dhamma talks which cover many aspects of the Threefold training as well as elements of vipassana (practice of insight), Dhamma discussions and personal guidance.
Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here.
Date: Saturday, December 10th - Sunday, December 11th, 2016
Time: 9:30 - 17:30
Fee: 30 Euro for 2 days, 20 Euro for 1 day (some bursaries are available, please write in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply). The teaching itself is offered on free basis, all organizers and teachers are volunteers and do not financially benefit from IST events. Fees are used solely to cover the cost of running events.
Lunch: We will share a vegetarian lunch at about 12 noon on both days. Please bring some food to share if you wish to join in.
Places are limited, early registration is essential.
Registration: please click here (or contact us at email@example.com)
On the day:
Dana for the teacher. It is Theravadan Buddhist practice that monks and nuns don’t touch/use money. Any donation for the teaching will be transferred to volunteer organization which supports Ajahn Metta in UK.
On event day there will be opportunity to donate for the teaching andor to IST. Donation baskets will be located on the table with Dhamma books (which are available for free).
The teaching itself is offered on free basis, all organizers and teachers are volunteers and do not financially benefit from IST events. Fees are used solely to cover the cost of running events.