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.

Upcoming events

Here is the list of our upcoming events.

Women's circle - a nourishing day retreat for female empowerment with Ilaria Bertuola

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

A women circle is a safe and sacred space of sisterhood, held by women for women. 

We gather for a day with the February new moon, to replenish and nurture ourselves. A women circle is a space of mutual empowerment, reciprocity, sharing and rest. 

For more info please click here

Weekend Meditation Retreat 'Practice for Challenging Times' with Suvaco

Saturday, March 21st - Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

This is a retreat for practitioners who have previous meditation experience wishing to refresh and deepen their samatha practice.

For more info and to book a place please click here

Weekly Meditation Sit

Every Friday, 19:30 - 21:30

Please note: sometimes due to a weekend retreat or other event there is no sit on Friday. If you did not come last Friday and you did not sign up for IST mailing list - please check out this announcement few days before Friday to make sure there is no cancellation for upcoming Friday posted in red letters below. Also we send notification about cancellation to the mailing list.

Venue: Ranelagh, Dublin 6. See map and directions here. At the door press bell marked "Appletree Top". Please do not come too early as usually there is no one there to open the door until 19:20.

The schedule consists of meditation (first 15 minutes guided, then 25 minutes non-guided), recorded Dhamma talk (30 minutes) and a discussion based on the Dhamma talk.

This session is for the sake of cultivating spiritual friendship amongst practitioners and supporting each other on the Path.

There is no registration - this event operates on a drop-in basis.

There is no charge, donations are welcome to cover the place.

Please bring a bottle of water along as there will be no tea/snack breaks to allow more time for practice. You may wish to bring a blanket if it is cold. Meditation cushions/chairs will be provided. Please let us know if you have any queries by email

New - Last Friday of the Month Tea & Chat:

On the last Friday of each month, the schedule is a bit different. After the meditation and a short Damma talk there will be time for the group to share a cup of tea and biscuits and have an informal friendly chat. Let us know if you like this new format!















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