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Meeting our experiences with awareness – 10 Day Residential Insight Meditation Retreat with Metta (Irene Wulff) and Heike Griffin

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - September 24 @ 12:30 pm


During this retreat we want to look at ways of meeting experiences and to understand our patterns of relating to them. Often our first step is a reaction, rather than a response, we look for an answer, an explanation and by doing so we get lost in the thoughts that arise with them.

Can we see that experiences are ephemeral, like clouds in the sky, transient and fleeting? Accepting what is rather than what should be is a step into freeing our minds from reactivity and resistance.

This acceptance is a challenge for most of us; however, in it we can find peace and equanimity.

During the retreat we want to draw on the Buddhist teaching to reflect on, practise with and understand our experiences more deeply, from different perspectives.

Beginning on Friday evening at 6:00pm and ending on Sunday lunch time.

Booking (by filling out the booking form) is essential as there are limited number of spaces available.

This retreat is offered on a Dana (donation) basis only.

To participate it is necessary to attend the entire retreat.

Please Note: If you intend booking for this 10 day retreat – please be absolutely sure at the time of booking you have made the necessary arrangements to attend the retreat and therefore avoid a late cancellation. It is very difficult to fill a place on a ten day retreat with short notice.



Metta (Irene Wulff) was born in 1953 in Germany. In 1993 she joined the monastic Sangha in Amaravati (England). As Siladhara she was ordained from 1996 to 2017 (Ajahn Metta) in the Thai Forest Monastery tradition (Ajahn Chah). She lived and practiced mainly in England in the monasteries of Amaravati and Cittaviveka. During this time, Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Sucitto were her spiritual teachers and mentors. As a nun, she spent time in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the USA. For more than 10 years she has worked as a Dharma teacher in different countries (England, Europe and the USA). In June 2017 she left the robe and lives in Berlin today.
Heike Griffin has been meditating for nearly 30 years, the last 10 years following the Thai Forest tradition. She became involved with Sunyata Centre in 2012, and has been a member of the Sunyata Board since 2014. Since 2018 Heike has been involved in leading retreats.


September 15 @ 6:00 pm
September 24 @ 12:30 pm
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Sunyata Buddhist Centre
Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare V95 EP80 Ireland
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