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

Evening puja takes place daily at 7pm. The puja consists of meditation and chanting, and is usually followed by cups of tea. Everyone is welcome to join. Please note that there may be no evening puja during retreat time; check the website for these dates.

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 a senior member of the community. 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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December 2018

Beginners’ Meditation Workshop

December 15 @ 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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January 2019

Meitheal – Community Work Day

January 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The meitheal is an old Irish tradition whereby a community gathers to work together on a particular task. This would typically be the harvesting of a crop or the raising of a building frame. At Sunyata we have a monthly meitheal which everyone is welcome to join. Usually we work on a specific job in the forest or the gardens. Lunch and regular cups of tea are provided. We start around 9 o' clock but people are welcome to join…

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Practice Day

January 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day of insight meditation practice for all those who would like to support their meditation practice in a group setting. If you have never meditated before it is recommended to attend a beginner's workshop first. Some brief meditation instruction will be given at the beginning of the day. Please bring own lunch. To reserve a place please email [email protected]

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