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.

Weekly online course: Listening to emptiness, speaking from the heart

28-29-30th May 2021

Listening to emptiness –speaking from the heart

Weekly: Thursday 8pm – 9:30pm 16 September to 11 November 2021

In this weekly online event we will explore together the topics of emptiness, listening and Insight dialogue.

Access via Sunyatas Evening puja link.

Emptiness (Fintan Coughlan):

The Heart Sutra. “There is no suffering…” Buddhism in a nutshell: In the spirit of compassion the heart of the Buddha’s teachings is explained

  • 16.09: “Listen Sariputra…”
  • 23.09: “No eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind…”
  • 30.09: “Recite the mantra of prajnaparamita…”

Listening (Michelle D’Arcy):

When we listen to our bodies, our hearts and minds, the world around us, and the silence we switch into a mode of receiving, into attention without direction. When we make this switch, what do we hear?

  • 07.10: Listening to the Body, Heart and Mind
  • 14.10: Listening to the World
  • 21.10: Listening to the Silence

Insight Dialogue (Stefanie Blech):

  • 28.10: The Buddhist Teaching – an interpersonal path
  • 04.11: The elements of Insight Dialogue
  • 11.11: Contemplating diversions in interpersonal practice













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