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.

Weekend Meditation Retreat "Dealing With Change" with Ven. Ajahn Brahmavara from Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK

Saturday, July 2nd - Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

"What is truth? You are cordially invited to a weekend of inquiry and investigation into reality, guided by the teachings of the Buddha, who offered us a comprehensive map of the terrain.

Using the Buddha’s teachings (Dhamma) into the nature of reality, we can apply them to our own experience and develop insight into the way things are. And experience for ourselves the benefits of getting real.

Ajahn Brahmavara will offer guidance and teachings during the weekend of meditation and we will also have the chance to enjoy the blessing of sharing stillness and silence.

This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Retreat includes practice of sitting, walking and standing meditation (both guided and non-guided), mindfulness, Dhamma talks which cover many aspects of the Threefold training as well as elements of vipassana (practice of insight), Dhamma discussions and personal guidance.

Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here.

Date: Saturday, July 2nd - Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Time: 9:30 - 17:30

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

  • 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 (donation)

Dana for the teacher. It is Theravadan Buddhist practice that monks and nuns don’t touch/use money. Any donation for the teaching will be transferred to volunteer organization which supports Ajahn Metta in UK.

On event day there will be opportunity to donate for the teaching andor to IST. Donation baskets will be located on the table with Dhamma books (which are available for free).

The teaching itself is offered on free basis, all organizers and teachers are volunteers and do not financially benefit from IST events. Fees are used solely to cover the cost of running events.














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