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.

Camping retreat in the Burren led by Sr Jinho

3rd-7th August 2022

Dear Friends,

We'd like to let you know of an event organised by Sunyata Buddhist Centre. Please find all the details below.

With metta,

The IST Team


What's Now and What's Next?

Camping Retreat in the Burren led by Sr. Jinho

  • Start: 3rd August 2022, 2pm
  • Ends: 7th August 2022, 11am
  1. The purpose of this retreat is ‘no purpose’. This means an opportunity for you to discover what is right for you. You will, slowly and with the support of the group, practice finding your way both for the retreat and for your personal healing and growth.
  2. Practicing silence and the spiritual principles of the ‘five mindfulness trainings’ and ‘Love, acceptance, honesty, patience, humility, willingness, self-discipline, and service will be observed for the whole retreat.
  3. Serving the community with cooking, cleaning, and cultivating loving kindness, generosity and consideration…
  4. Openness… allowing your body and mind to relax and your heart to open.
  5. Training your mind to return to its natural clarity and calmness.
  6. Noble silence will be practiced during the retreat and we will learn to leave old ways and thinking behind.

Things to bring for the camping retreat:

  1. Camping equipment
  2. Comfortable, loose plain color clothing for meditation and movement sessions. *dress code (please see note)
  3. Boots or comfy waterproof outdoor shoes and waterproof jacket
  4. Personal necessity, cup, plates, fork, spoon , toilet paper.
  5. All phones and devices would be collected and put away upon arrival so please let your families and friends know you are out of touch during your time here. (You are safe here)

Booking (by filling out the booking form) is essential as there are limited number of spaces available.

This retreat is offered on a donation basis. There is no fixed charge to attend . This is influenced by the Buddha’s teaching on the cultivation of generosity or dana.

This means that anyone who wishes to attend the retreat may do so regardless of their financial circumstances. We can provide guidance at a later date on the costs of running this retreat, should this be a useful to people, however there is no need to meet this.

Sample Daily Schedule  (please note that this schedule is a guide only and subject to changes)

  • 6:00 am – Morning Bell/preparing breakfast
  • 6:30 am Morning puja/meditation
  • 8:30 am Mindful Eating/Breakfast/washing up
  • 9:30 am -12.30pm Morning Reflection/Silent Meditation/Walking Meditation
  •                               {Silent Mindful working//Community cooking/tea}
  • 12:30pm-2:30 pm Mindful Eating practice/Mindful Working/Mindful Rest
  • 2:30 pm- 5:30pm Afternoon Reflection/Silent Meditation/Walking Meditation
  • 5:30 pm-7:30 Rest/swimming
  • 7:30 pm-10:00 pm Evening puja/meditation/Dharma reflection/Mindful listening/sharing
  • 10:00 pm Light out

Sister Jinho has been an ordained nun in the Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhist tradition for over 20 years. She was ordained by Chan Master Sheng-Yen in Dharma Drum Mountain monastery, Taiwan.

For the last 10 years she has mostly lived in Europe. She had the role of Buddhist Chaplain in Bristol University where she led meditation groups and offered spiritual guidance to students and others in the surrounding area. During this time she taught in many places across Europe, including Ireland, Germany, U.K., and Russia.

Sister Jinho has a long-standing association with the Irish sangha and Sunyata Buddhist Centre and has taught various retreats and events at the centre over the years, including the annual Family Camp. She is known for her creative and compassionate approach to teaching and always has energy for new projects to bring people together in the Dharma.

Please visit the Sunyata event webpage for more information and updates:
















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