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Sunyata Family Camp 16th – 20th of August

August 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - August 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Sunyata Mindfulness Family Camp is an annual event that is held in the beautiful natural setting of Sunyata Buddhist Centre. There is a strong emphasis on play, space to be and living with each other. Together, we practice mindfulness and sharing, and we explore what it means to live together as a community using the five precepts as a foundation.
The family camp events are deeply rooted in Buddhist teachings. This is an opportunity for families to spend time in community with other like minded families.  We practice meditation, cook together, eat together and the kids can enjoy time for unstructured play and some planned activities.  However, the intention of the camp is to practice the art of mindful living, together, in a supportive community environment.  There are no volunteers, the camp is managed and run by the parents with Sister Jinho as the founder and spiritual leader of the camp.  Parents can meet Sister on a one to one basis.  The camp is an opportunity for families to support and learn from each other and to explore how to apply the teachings of the Buddha in family life. There will be opportunities for parents to practice on their own, as well as shared daily practices.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy some time away from the busy world in a beautiful setting.  The camp aims to create a supportive environment for parents to practice Dharma and apply mindfulness methods in everyday family life.
Families of all ages, sizes and kinds are welcome!
Camping facilities and accommodation space available.
This retreat is offered on a donation basis. There is no fixed charge to attend. This is influenced by the Buddha’s teaching on the cultivation of generosity or dana.
This means that anyone who wished to attend a retreat at Sunyata may do so regardless of their financial circumstances.
We are asked sometimes for guidance regarding donations and we calculate that €35 per Adult per and €20 per Child per day will meet the running costs of the centre for this retreat. However this is a guide only and if one cannot afford this amount then there is no obligation to do so.
Equally, if one wishes to give more than the guided amount, then one is welcome to do so. All donations are anonymous.
Nobody involved in the running of the retreat receives any payment and all funds will go directly to the upkeep of the centre.

This means that anyone who wished to attend a retreat at Sunyata may do so regardless of their financial circumstances.

Booking (by filling out the booking form) is essential as there are limited number of spaces available..  Please specify which camp you wish to attend.


Sister Jinho has been an ordained nun in the Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhist tradition for over 20 years. She was ordained by Chan Master Sheng-Yen in Dharma Drum Mountain monastery, Taiwan.

For the last 10 years she has mostly lived in Europe. She had the role of Buddhist Chaplain in Bristol University where she led meditation groups and offered spiritual guidance to students and others in the surrounding area. During this time she taught in many places across Europe, including Ireland, Germany, U.K., and Russia.

Sister Jinho has a long-standing association with the Irish sangha and Sunyata Buddhist Centre and has taught various retreats and events at the centre over the years, including the annual Family Camp. She is known for her creative and compassionate approach to teaching and always has energy for new projects to bring people together in the Dharma.

She will be returning to Europe from Taiwan for several months this Summer, including two months in Ireland, where she will be teaching and leading retreats and events in various locations. Many of us who are students and Dharma friends of hers are looking forward to welcoming her back to Ireland and practising together again. The idea of a walking retreat manifested as a special and different way to come together and practise, both for those who are new to practise or are more experienced.


August 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
August 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Sunyata Buddhist Centre
Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare V95 EP80 Ireland
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