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.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Ven. Ajahn Ariyasilo from Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK

Saturday, April 14th - Sunday, April 15rd, 2012

The purpose of mindfulness meditation is not to create a system of beliefs, but rather to give guidance on how to see clearly into the nature of the mind. In this way one gains first-hand understanding of the way things are, without reliance on opinions or theories - a direct experience, which has its own vitality. It also gives rise to the sense of deep calm that comes from knowing something for oneself, beyond any doubt.

Date: SAT 14th APRIL - SUN 15TH APRIL 2012

Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. To see the map click here.

Time: 9.30am - 5pm 

Please bring some food for a shared vegetarian lunch on both days. 

Places are limited, early booking is essential.

Please complete the form by clicking the REGISTER button below to make an online booking for the mindfulness meditation retreat. Your booking process is not complete until you have made the registration payment on the following page.

Registration Fee: €20 for one day, €30 for 2 days. Concession for children is €10. Please contact us if you wish to to bring your child/ren along.

Refreshments, CDs and Dharma books are available for free.

Please specify the date that you wish to attend on the online booking form, if you wish to attend only one date. It is strongly recommended to attend both days.

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Teacher: Ven. Ajahn Ariyasilo :
Ajahn Ariyasilo was born in England and migrated to Australia in 1974. He became interested in Buddhism in 1975 and lived at Wat Buddha Dhamma in 1980 for few years. From there, he moved to Perth to help with the construction of Bodhinyana Monastery and took higher ordination under Ajahn Jagaro in 1986, making him the first to be ordained at Bodhinyana Monastery. He went to stay in New Zealand for three and half years with Ajahn Viradhammo before he took up residence at Amaravati Monastery in England under Ajahn Sumedho. He has mostly been influenced by Ajahn Sumedho's teachings at Amaravati monastery in UK. He stayed there till 2005 with a short visit to Australia in the late 1990s. He has also spent short periods at various other small monasteries.














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