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August 2021

“Open Stability” Retreat with Ajahn Sucitto [Online Events]

August 6 @ 9:00 am - August 10 @ 9:30 pm

To be stable in oneself and yet be open to others and to change, is an aspiration for any well-intentioned person. But it’s not that easy. Being open does enhance receptivity, but it can also mean that one gets flooded by the world, and loses clarity, focus and autonomous purpose. ‘Stable’ can become rigid and insensitive.  How the positive aspects of these two qualities can be accessed, brought into balance and developed requires practice. This retreat will highlight certain embodied…

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Day of meditation and reflection lead by Heike Griffin[onsite at Sunyata and Online]

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Sunday 29th August 9:00am to 5:00pm, lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. After an introductory reflection on a particular aspect of insight meditation we will have the opportunity to practice with this theme. The day will consist of periods of guided as well as silent meditation, walking meditation. There will also be time for questions and discussion. Booking (by email to [email protected]) is essential as there are limited number of spaces available to attend onsite to allow for social distancing…

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September 2021

10 day Residential Insight Retreat with Nick Scott

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - September 19 @ 6:30 pm
Kilcuan, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Kilcuan Retreat Centre
Clarinbridge, Co. Galway H91W596 Ireland

9th to 19th September with Nick Scott This retreat is to be held at Kilcuan Retreat Centre(Eircode H91W596). Kilcuan is situated in quiet woodland near Clarinbridge, Co Galway. At present it seems that everyone in Ireland who wants to be will be fully vaccinated by the retreat start so that we should be able to have two people in each of the 15 double en suite rooms, however the COVID situation may change so initially we are limiting the places…

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Insight Retreat with Heike Griffin and Padraig Cotter[Residential and online]

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - September 19 @ 2:00 pm
Sunyata Buddhist Centre, Snaty
Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare V95 EP80 Ireland

It is necessary to book at [email protected] 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 to the zoom meeting will be sent to the online participants closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to attend the entire retreat.

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October 2021

10 Day Residential Insight Retreat with Nick Scott and Brian Hickey

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - November 7 @ 1:00 pm

Nick Scott is well known for teaching Buddhist meditation retreats for over 20 years but for anyone unfamiliar with Nick's emphasis of teaching they can find more information here. Brian Hickey is a physical therapist and Foundation Training instructor who has a love of the human body. He has been practicing meditation for over 15 years, attended numerous retreats and stayed in Chithurst Buddhist Monastery for the three month winter retreat. He is teaching Buddhist meditation for us and the use…

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