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 led by Sunone Leong from Malaysia: 'Enjoy Daily Life Meditation Training'

Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 January 2020 (10:30am - 5:30pm)

Enjoy Daily Life Meditation Training

Enjoy a weekend of rest, renewal and connection to ourselves. Take a digital detox and discover our bliss and qualities that bring aliveness and presence in our life through gentle meditation, mindfulness and togetherness with oneself and others.

Sunone Leong is an experienced traveling meditation teacher, who has undergone five years intensive meditation training with Burmese teachers. We are looking forward to spending the weekend meditating and discussing with Sunone. It will be a great sharing and we are so happy to have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of Sunone.


Venue: AppleTree Health and Wellness, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here. At the door press bell marked "Appletree TOP".

Time: 10:30am - 5:30pm

Fee: No fees - Anonymous donations only. Donation baskets will be available for IST and the teacher.

Lunch: We will share a vegetarian lunch on both days. Please bring some plastic-free savory and sweet food to share (we can't cook dishes on the day but we can warm up pre-prepared dishes!).

Registration: Please click HERE (or contact us at


Pre-workshop recommended preparations:

  • Sleeping: Sleep as much as you can, and with good quality (turn off light, no sound disturbance and sleep early). Wake up earlier, sleep earlier a few days or everyday before the workshop.
  • Food and beverage: Reduce intake of meat (if any) and alcohol a few days before the workshop. Eat lightly at dinner. Prepare medication for the workshop (if necessary)
  • Technology: Reduce the coverage range of mobile, TV or electrical components, which will disturb good sleep and body rest. Turn off the wifi if not in use (during sleep time), don’t put the mobile phone near the bed while sleeping.


On the day:

  • Noble silence will be observed during the retreat
  • 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.
  • Refreshments, CDs and Dhamma books are available for free distribution


Provisional timetable:

18 January 2020 (Saturday)

  • 9.30 am: arrival
  • 10.00 am: introduction to meditation (enter into noble silence)
  • *11.30 am: preparing lunch team leave to the kitchen, other participants can relax or do walking meditation
  • 12.00 pm: lunch / rest
  • 2.00 pm: sitting meditation
  • 2:40 pm: short break
  • 3:00 pm: Dharma talk / Question & Answer
  • 4.30 pm: loving kindness meditation
  • 5.00 pm: group photos and interaction (speaking again)
  • 5.30 pm: departure back home to daily life

19 January 2020 (Sunday)

  • 9.30 am: arrival
  • 10.00 am: extension of introduction to meditation
  • *11.30 am: preparing lunch team leave to the kitchen, other participants can relax or do
  • 12.00 pm: lunch / rest
  • 2.00 pm: Dharma talk / Question & Answer
  • 2:40 pm: short break
  • 3:00 pm: preparation for daily life practice
  • 4.30 pm: four boundless states meditation
  • 5.00 pm: group photos and interaction (speaking again)
  • 5.30 pm: departure back home to daily life


Teacher's bio: Sunone Leong

I am Coral Sunone, a meditation practitioner who is in the process of understanding life, in the perspective of wisdom and love of living beings and mankind. I am a meditation and well being social catalyst, traveling most of the time in the last ten years since 2009, sharing the skills I have experienced from my training in Burma.
I have been trained in Burmese tradition meditation for five years, from 2004 to 2009, under the great compassionate of the Burmese community in Mon State, South of Burma. I feel the essence of body and mind could be transmitted so I started travel to meet people who vibrate with same wish. 'To share what is shared to me, to give what is given to me' is a way I show my gratitude to all those who has come across my life! 
Thank you for being you. May all the good wishes come true!













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