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.

Skills in Awakening - Meditation Retreat with Ven. Ajahn Dhammanando from Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK

Saturday, May 12th - Sunday, May 13th, 2012

This two-day retreat will emphasize the theme of Skills in Awakening.

Dates: SAT 12th MAY - SUN 13TH MAY 2012, 9.30am – 5pm.

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

with a break for shared vegetarian lunch. 

Introduction to Skills in Awakening:When we talk about "Awakening" it means to awaken to the Truth of how things or, in other words, to Reality. This is the goal. Habitually our minds are snared in ignorance and delusion and it is difficult for us to see clearly beyond our personal biases, preferences and character tendencies. Through calming the mind and through investigating our inner world there is a possibility for greater clarity and more wisdom to arise in how we understand both ourselves and others. Such an understanding is the basis for more freedom.

To book a place please click 'Register' buttton below.

Please complete the form by clicking the REGISTER button below to make an online booking for the Skills of Awakening 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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