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.
Zen Meditation Retreat on "Contemplating Mind" by Master Han Shang Te Ch'ing (1546-1623) with Venerable Sister Jinho from Taiwan
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 and Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Ven. Jinho took ordination in the Chinese Chan (Zen) tradition with Master Sheng Yen in 2000, training intensively in the Dharma Drum Mountain Monastery in Taiwan for six years. Meanwhile, she studied at the Dharma Drum Buddhist University for four years, majoring in Buddhist doctrines, Vinaya (Buddhist precepts) and Chan practice. She arrived in England in 2007 and and wrote a dissertation on Buddhist monasticism in Britain with the University of Bristol. She teaches Zen meditation, spiritual healing group and Dharma reading groups at the Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre of Bristol University.
This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. It is possible to attend one day only or both days.
During the day there will be sessions of sitting, walking and standing meditation (both guided and non-guided), mindful eating, Dharma reflection. All sessions will be led by Ven. Jinho.
If you would like to read "Contemplating Mind" poem before the retreat please click here.
Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here.
Date: Saturday, January 17th, 2015, 10:00 - 16:00
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
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.
On the day:
Dana to 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.