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.


Buddhist groups and centres in Ireland

Sunyata Buddhist Centre

Beautiful and peaceful centre in the coutryside of county Clare. It is primarily devoted to the teaching of Vipassana or Insight Meditation as taught in the Thai Forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism in the lineage of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.

Insight Meditation Dublin

Meditation group in Dublin. The group draws inspiration from a number of Buddhist sources, but particularly the Mahasi tradition in Theravadan Buddhism. Bhante Bodhidhamma has been a guiding teacher for the group for a number of years and continues to support the group by leading retreats and offering advice on day-to-day practice.

Passaddhi Meditation Centre

Passaddhi is a small meditation centre outside Adrigole on the Beara Peninsula in the southwest of Ireland. Marjó Oosterhoff is the resident teacher and manager at Passaddhi. She has practised meditation (both vipassana and metta) for many years, in monasteries and meditation centres in Burma and Thailand, as well as in Buddhist retreat centres in the West.

Kalyana - Centre for Mindfullness

Kalyana Centre for Mindfulness is a small residential Meditation Centre located in the town of Dingle, on the Dingle Peninsula, in the south west of Ireland. Eva Bruha and invited qualified teachers offer silent retreats of different length.

Wat Thai Ireland - The Buddhist Forest Kammathana Monastery in Dublin

Address: 38 Oaklands Avenue, Swords, Dublin. Tel.: 089 4990732

Residing teacher: Ajahn Chatchawan Parichano

You are welcome to visit daily 10am to 1pm for traditional Buddhist chanting, food offering and conversation.

Wat Buddhamahadhatu - Buddhist Monastery in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Yoga centres in Ireland

Burren Yoga Centre, Galway

Well being yoga & meditation weekends and holidays on the west coast of Ireland. Improve your health, relaxation, and rejuvenation in very peaceful surroundings. Amazing vegetarian food, the best of Irish hospitality. All courses listed on website.

Buddhist centres in Europe

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK

Amaravati is a Theravada Buddhist monastery situated near London, UK. Established in the early 1980s, the monastery is inspired by the Thai Forest Tradition and the teachings of the late Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.

Chithurst Buddhist Monastery, UK

Cittaviveka is a monastery in the lineage of the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada Buddhism. It was established in 1979 by Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho, who was the first abbot.

Satipanya Buddhist Retreat, UK

The Satipanya Buddhist Trust is grounded in the Buddhist Tradition of Theravada as practised in South-East Asia. Satipanya is located in Powys, Wales, in UK, south of Shrewsbury and near the Shropshire border. They run retreats devoted to contemplative living and vipassana insight meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Bhante Bodhidhamma has been a guiding teacher for the centre for a number of years and continues to support it by leading retreats and offering advice on day-to-day practice.

„Kalyana Mitta Vihara - Kloster der Edlen Freundschaft", Deutschland

Buddhist centres in Asia

Waharaka Ariya Chiththashrama Buddhist Temple, Sri Lanka

Nissarana Vanaya, Sri Lanka

Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya is a monastery in the strict forest tradition in Sri Lanka, established in 1967 by Asoka Weeraratna (the founder of the German Dharmaduta Society and the Berlin Buddhist Vihara in Germany). Located in a dense forest reserve, the monastery has now served the Buddhist tradition for over forty five years and continues to be a home for forest mendicant monks, emulating the dhutanga practice as instructed by the Buddha.

Wat Pah Nanachat, Thailand

Wat Pah Nanachat is a Buddhist monastery in Northeast Thailand, in the Theravada Forest Tradition. It was established in 1975 by Ven. Ajahn Chah (1918-1992) as a branch monastery close to his own traditional forest monastery Wat Nong Pah Pong in Ubon Rachathani province, with Ven. Ajahn Sumedho, an American disciple of his, as the first abbot. The monastery aims at providing English-speaking people the opportunity to train and practise the simple and peaceful lifestyle that the Buddha taught his monks in the forests over 2500 years ago.

Wat Nong Pah Pong, Thailand

Wat Nong Pah Pong is a Buddhist forest monastery located in the province of Ubon Rachathani, in the North-East of Thailand. It was established by Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhaddo in 1954 so that monks, nuns and laypeople would have a place to study and practice the Teachings of the Buddha under Ajahn Chah's guidance.














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