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‘The Doors to the Deathless are Open’ with Padraig Cotter

Every Thursday from 15th July to 9th September 8pm to 9:30pm. Online event access via Sunyata's Evening Puja link. Over these weeks we will practice with different perspectives that invite us to see life differently. By recognising that perception is more malleable than we normally assume we can attend to experience in ways that ease…

Insight Retreat with Heike Griffin[Residential and online]

Sunyata Buddhist Centre Snaty, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

Heike Griffin has been meditating for nearly 30 years, the last 10 years following the Thai Forest tradition. Since 2018 Heike has been involved in leading retreats at Sunyata.   It is necessary to book a place by clicking here. It will feature an emphasis on tranquility meditation (samadhi), insight meditation (vipassana) and lovingkindness(metta) meditation.…

Awareness vast like space – A day of insight meditation, led by Pádraig Cotter 10th of April 2022 [Onsite at Sunyata and Online]

Sunyata Buddhist Centre Snaty, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

After an introductory reflection on a particular aspect of insight meditation we will have the opportunity to practice with this theme.  During this day of practice, there will be an emphasis on practicing with an open and broad awareness in which experience can be sensed and attended to in ways that enable insight, wonder and…

10 Day Insight Meditation Retreat with Nick Scott & Heike Griffin 15th – 24th April[Residential]

Sunyata Buddhist Centre Snaty, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

A ten day retreat is an opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice and leads to an understanding of what meditation and the spiritual journey is really about. The period is long enough that we can leave behind the stress caused by our daily interactions while having no need to plan the future. It thus becomes…

Insight meditation retreat with Ajahn Dhammanando. Long weekend retreat April 29th to May 2nd[Residential and Online]

Sunyata Buddhist Centre Snaty, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

It is necessary to book a place by clicking here. It will feature an emphasis on tranquility meditation (samadhi), insight meditation (vipassana) and lovingkindness(metta) meditation. Beginning on Friday evening at 7:30pm and ending on Monday lunch time, this residential retreat will also be offered on the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link…

10 Day insight meditation retreat with Ajahn Nyanadassano 13th – 22nd May[Residential and Online]

It is necessary to book a place by clicking here. It will feature an emphasis on tranquility meditation (samadhi), insight meditation (vipassana) and lovingkindness(metta) meditation. Beginning on Friday evening at 7:30pm and ending on Sunday lunch time, this residential retreat will also be offered on the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link…

Insight meditation retreat with Heike Griffin and Padraig Cotter [Residential and Online]

Retreat will feature an emphasis on tranquillity (samadhi), insight (vipassana) and loving kindness (metta) meditation. Beginning on Friday evening at 6:00pm and ending on Sunday lunch time, this residential retreat will also be offered on the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to the online…

Introduction to meditation with Elaine D’Alton [Onsite]

Sunyata Buddhist Centre Snaty, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

Introduction to Meditation for beginners and people new to meditation. This class teaches beginners how to properly meditate and gives explanations on what mindfulness meditation is and basic meditation techniques. Booking (by filling out the booking form) is required. This course is offered on a Dana (donation) basis only. Facilitated by Elaine D’Alton.  

Insight meditation retreat with Ajahn Jutindharo [Residential and Online]

Retreat will feature an emphasis on tranquillity (samadhi), insight (vipassana) and loving kindness (metta) meditation. Beginning on Friday evening at 6:00pm and ending on Sunday lunch time, this residential retreat will also be offered on the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to the online…

Introduction to meditation with Elaine D’Alton [onsite]

Sunyata Buddhist Centre Snaty, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

Introduction to Meditation for beginners and people new to meditation. This class teaches beginners how to properly meditate and gives explanations on what mindfulness meditation is and basic meditation techniques. Booking (by filling out the booking form) is required. This course is offered on a Dana (donation) basis only. Facilitated by Elaine D’Alton.

Finding contentment and peace in challenging and fast-changing world. Day retreat with Heike Griffin 17th July 10am – 5pm [online]

The deep, real contentment the Buddha taught, doesn't come about from trying to create perfect conditions or personalities, or by acquiring a lot of possessions. Contentment can be cultivated and practiced as a life skill. Drawing on the Buddha's teachings on anicca (impermanence) and anatta (non-self) can lead to deeper understanding (vipassana) and touch into…

Day Retreat with Elaine D’Alton [online]

The creation of Sangha, places and people to share our practice with is often stated as an important component of Meditation and Mindfulness. This day-long retreat will focus on ways that assist and support practice, meeting spiritual friends on the path, and creating safe spaces for each other. COVID created new and different opportunities to…

Walking and Camping Retreat in the Burren led by Sr. Jinho

On this retreat we will investigate what the state of body and mind will be like through the practice of single-minded walking, eating, cooking, sleeping, swimming.   We can ask ourselves:   How does this practice relate to Buddhist practice and ordinary daily living? What community life teaches about oneself, emotional state and inner world?…

What’s now & what’s next? Camping Retreat in the Burren led by Sr. Jinho

1. The purpose of this retreat is ‘no purpose’. This means an opportunity for you to discover what is right for you. You will, slowly and with the support of the group, practice finding your way both for the retreat and for your personal healing and growth. 2. Practicing silence and the spiritual principles of…

The peaceful, spacious heart. Day retreat with Heike Griffin [online]

Sunyata Buddhist Centre Snaty, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

In the midst of life's busyness, the heart easily gets overloaded and shuts down. Using the Buddha's teachings we connect with the stillness that's always present and can hold all activity. The day will include periods of reflection, guided and silent meditations as well as some walking meditation. There will also be an opportunity for…

Sunyata Family Camp 10th August – 14th August

This retreat will be an opportunity to experience the space to spend time with your family in a mindful way and reflect on your practice in a supportive community environment The camp aims to create a supportive environment for parents to practice Dharma and apply mindfulness methods in everyday family life. The camp will be…

Day of Mindfulness with Metta (Irene Wulff) – Formerly Sister Metta [online]

This day is for everyone who wants to deepen and revive mindfulness practice, cultivate and strengthen it during a day of group practice online. This includes stillness and slowing down. Practice in silence for a day and perceive your inner experiences with more awareness, more space and clarity. The focus during the guided meditations is…

Staying grounded in Awareness. Day retreat with Heike Griffin [online]

"Awareness is your refuge: Awareness of the changing of feelings, of attitudes, of moods, of material change and emotional change. Stay with that, because it's a refuge that's indestructible." Luang Por Sumedho. We will explore the Buddha's teachings to feel into the indestructible refuge of awareness which helps us stay grounded even in difficult times…

Appreciating what is real. A weekend retreat with Metta (Irene Wulff) – Formerly Sister Metta

Sunyata Buddhist Centre Snaty, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

This retreat is fully booked, please do not apply. For many of us, letting go means losing what is dear and important to us. Maybe something that gives or has given meaning to our existence. We often hold onto and lose ourselves in our memories or desires. When we lose ourselves, we suffer and can…

10 Day Residential Insight Meditation Retreat with Nick Scott & Stefanie Blech

Kilcuan The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Kilcuan Retreat Centre, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway

This retreat will to be held at Kilcoan Retreat Centre. Kilcoan is situated in quiet woodland near Clarinbridge, Co Galway. There are 30 places in double en suite rooms for participants. A ten day retreat is an opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice and leads to an understanding of what meditation and the spiritual journey…

Day of silent meditation [onsite]

Sunyata Buddhist Centre Snaty, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

Join us for a day of silent meditation, take a break from the busyness and complexities of daily life to focus on meditation, awareness, and tranquillity. The day will be held in noble silence, it is more suitable for experienced practitioners as there will be no teaching/guidance, but beginners are welcome. Feel free to attend…