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.

Meditation Retreat on Nibbana Dhamma with Dr. Lalith Ranathunga from Australia

Wednesday, June 11th - Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The core of the Buddhist teaching is centered around liberating the mind from attachment, aversion and ignorance, or in other words around attaining Nibbana.

"Those who have neglected the Noble Eightfold Path have neglected  the noble path leading to the complete destruction of suffering. Those who have undertaken the Noble Eightfold Path have undertaken the noble path leading to the complete destruction of suffering." (Connected Discourses of the Buddha - Maggasamyutta)

This retreat is focused on an ancient meditation technique based on the Noble Eightfold Path.

Program guide:

Retreat Information

Venue: To be confirmed (Dublin 4 or Dublin 6)

Date: Wed June 11th - Thur June 12th, 2014

Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Fee: donation basis

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

  • This retreat is offered on a donation basis as the teachings of the Buddha in the Theravadan tradition are available for free. In order to make a secure booking, please complete the online booking form.
  • Remember to pre-register before evening on the Friday preceding the retreat. Please do not assume there will be space available at the last minute.

On the day:

  • Please be seated in the meditation hall at least 5 minutes before the session. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Dressing in layers is also a good idea.
  • Please bring some food for a shared vegetarian lunch, if you wish to join us for the midday meal. 
  • Refreshments, CDs and Dharma books are available for free distribution.


Dana for the teacher.

Dana to Irish Sangha Trust (IST). Any donation made to the IST will be used to cover the cost of the retreat. The organizers of IST are volunteers and do not financially benefit from the IST funds.














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