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.

Weekly online course: Listening to emptiness, speaking from the heart

28-29-30th May 2021

Listening to emptiness –speaking from the heart

Weekly: Thursday 8pm – 9:30pm 16 September to 11 November 2021 Access via Sunyatas Evening puja link.

In this weekly online event we will explore together the topics of emptiness, listening and Insight dialogue.

  1. Emptiness (Fintan Coughlan): 16.09, 23.09, 30.09 - The Heart Sutra. “There is no suffering…” Buddhism in a nutshell: In the spirit of compassion the heart of the Buddha’s teachings is explained
  2. Listening (Michelle D’Arcy): 07.10, 14.10, 21.10 - When we listen to our bodies, our hearts and minds, the world around us, and the silence we switch into a mode of receiving, into attention without direction. When we make this switch, what do we hear?
  3. Insight Dialogue (Stefanie Blech): 28.10, 04.11, 11.11

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IST Online Events: Summer break - no events until September

There will be no online event until the start of September.

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