We are currently preparing for, and very much looking forward to, hosting our second rains retreat or ‘vassa.’ The vassa is an annual three-month period of monastic retreat which has been observed since the time of the Buddha. Traditionally, monks and nuns remain in one place during this time, taking the opportunity to deepen and strengthen their practice. The vassa will begin on July 27th and we will have 6 monks in residence here until December 10th. This represents a unique opportunity for people to sample Buddhist monastery life here in Ireland. If you are interested in helping out during this time or visiting just drop us an email.