Morning Puja

5.00AM – 6.00AM

We will have a morning puja at 5am everyday during the Rains Retreat. The puja consists of a period of silent meditation followed by chanting. Everyone is welcome to join.

Morning Meditation

7.00AM – 8.00AM

Morning meditation takes place at Sunyata everyday at 7am. The meditation is in silence and lasts for 45 minutes, followed by about 10 minutes of chanting. Everyone is welcome to join and also welcome to stay for breakfast afterwards. Please note there will be no morning meditation during retreat time. Please check the website for these dates.

Evening Puja

7.00PM – 8.00PM

For the duration of the Rains Retreat, evening puja will be at 7pm. The puja consists of meditation and chanting, and is usually followed by dhamma reflections from Luang Por Sangah. Everyone is welcome to join.

Wednesday Evening Meditation

7.50PM – 9.10PM

No need to book. Arrive at 7:50 p.m Wednesdays 8 – 9:10 p.m. The evening meditation is led by one of our resident monastics, and comprises a Dhamma talk / reflections, followed by a period of silent meditation. It is strongly recommended that beginners attend our monthly Introduction to Meditation Workshop, as guidance for beginners will not be given during the Wednesday evening session. The evening is offered on a donation basis.

Thursday evenings – Sit-and-Share Mindfulness-based Recovery Meetings

8.30pm – 10.00pm (No Need to Book : Just turn up on the evening)

Peer-led mutual-help meeting that uses Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people make a wholehearted recovery from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. The meetings are open to any individuals wishing to live an intoxicant free life through the guidance and practice of the Five Precepts.

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October 2018

Beginners’ Meditation Workshop

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This monthly workshop offers instruction in the theory and practice of sitting and walking meditation, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. It is offered on donation basis and there is no need to bring anything. Please email [email protected] to book a place.

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Women’s Day Retreat

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

A day of meditation for women including periods of guided sitting, lying and walking meditation. An opportunity to enter into our own inner silence. Absolute beginners totally welcome. The day will begin at 9:30 with an introduction from one of our resident monks. Lunch will be from 12 to 1, and the day will end at 3 o' clock. The day will be held in Noble silence as far as possible. Please bring lunch to share. To book a place…

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November 2018

Meditation for Children

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

This workshop is a child friendly and creative introduction to meditation for children. Children are encouraged to explore mindfulness, thoughts and emotions through stories, discussion, arts and crafts. The workshop is suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years and is held from 2 to 2.45 pm. Louise Shanagher is a children's and teenagers mindfulness teacher who gives meditation and mindfulness workshops for children and teens nationwide. She is the author of Ireland's first mindfulness series for children the "Mindfully…

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Meditation for Teenagers

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

This class introduces teenagers to mindfulness and meditation practices. We will explore thoughts, feelings, practicing mindfulness in everyday life and some guided meditations. The workshop is suitable for teenagers aged 13 to 17 years and is held from 3 to 3.45 pm. Louise Shanagher is a children's and teenagers mindfulness teacher who gives meditation and mindfulness workshops for children and teens nationwide. She is the author of Ireland's first mindfulness series for children the "Mindfully Me" series and lectures in…

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