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.
2-day Meditation Retreat with Dr. Shiro Bandara from London, UK
Saturday, June 13th - Sunday, June 14th, 2015
The Noble Eightfold Path is one of the principal teachings of the Buddha, who described it as the way leading to the cessation of suffering and the achievement of self-awakening. It is used to develop insight into the true nature of reality.
During the retreat we will learn and excel practical skills of applying teachings of the Buddha to dealing with and resolving life situations in a more mindful, kind and wise way.
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.
This retreat is the forth one in series of retreats led by Dr. Shiro Bandara (London, UK). Series consists of 6 2-day non-residential retreats continuing through the first half of 2015 at Irish Sangha Trust (Ranelagh, Dublin 6).
Please feel free to register for any retreat of the series. There is no requirement to attend all of them or attend from the start.
Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here.
Date: Saturday, June 13th - Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Time: 9:30 - 17:30
Fee: 30 Euro for 2 days, 20 Euro for 1 day (a few bursaries are available, please write in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply). The teaching itself is offered on free basis and neither the teacher nor organizers financially benefit from the course (the teacher and organizers are volunteers). The fee is used to cover the cost of running the event.
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 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.