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April 2021

Insight Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Amaro [Online Events]

April 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - April 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. 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 the Saturday morning and ending on the Sunday evening, we will take this opportunity to practice using the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to…

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May 2021

Insight Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Ahimsako[Online Events]

May 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. 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 the Sunday morning and ending on the Sunday evening, we will take this opportunity to practice using the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to…

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Ten Day Retreat at Kilcuan Centre, Clarinbridge, Galway – With Nick Scott and Padraig Cotter

May 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - May 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Residential with social distancing and on-line Kilcuan Retreat Centre, in Clarinbridge, is a modern and very spacious facility, set alone in woodland. By limiting attendance to one person in each double or triple en-suite room and keeping to a very strict COVID protocol we can run residential retreats there which are safe. Residential numbers are limited to 16, including the resident teacher(s) and cook. We can also take 10 people attending on-line who are treated the same as residents, using two…

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Day of meditation and reflection lead by Heike Griffin

May 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time.  

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June 2021

10 Day Retreat at Kilcuan Centre, Clarinbridge, Galway – With Nick Scott

June 11, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - June 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Residential with social distancing and on-line Kilcuan Retreat Centre, in Clarinbridge, is a modern and very spacious facility, set alone in woodland. By limiting attendance to one person in each double or triple en-suite room and keeping to a very strict COVID protocol we can run residential retreats there which are safe. Residential numbers are limited to 16, including the resident teacher(s) and cook. We can also take 10 people attending on-line who are treated the same as residents, using…

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Insight Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Dhammanando[Online Events]

June 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - June 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. 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 the Saturday morning and ending on the Sunday evening, we will take this opportunity to practice using the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to…

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July 2021

Ten Day Retreat at Kilcuan Centre, Clarinbridge, Galway – With Nick Scott and Heike Griffin

July 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - July 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Residential with social distancing and on-line     Kilcuan Retreat Centre, in Clarinbridge, is a modern and very spacious facility, set alone in woodland. By limiting attendance to one person in each double or triple en-suite room and keeping to a very strict COVID protocol we can run residential retreats there which are safe. Residential numbers are limited to 16, including the resident teacher(s) and cook. We can also take 10 people attending on-line who are treated the same as residents,…

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August 2021

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

August 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 10, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 9:00 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 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - September 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Kilcuan, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Kilcuan Retreat Centre
Clarinbridge, Co. Galway H91W596 Ireland

10th 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. The COVID situation may change so initially we are limiting the places to 15. We will review the situation nearer to the start of the retreat to see if we can take more. The facilities are very spacious and excellent for social distancing, if we need to do that. A ten day…

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

September 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - September 19, 2021 @ 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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Yoga series: Fundraiser

September 18, 2021 - October 16, 2021

This is a five-part yoga series which is being held as a fundraising event for the campaign to Save Sunyata. Each class is being run by a different yoga teacher from the Sunyata community and each week will focus on a different yoga skill or application that can support our practice. The classes will be held online every Saturday from 10-11am for five weeks, starting on Saturday 18th September. It is possible to sign up for the entire series, or…

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October 2021

Insight Retreat with Heike Griffin[Residential and online]

October 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - October 17, 2021 @ 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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10 Day Residential Insight Retreat with Nick Scott and Brian Hickey

October 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - November 7, 2021 @ 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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Luang Por Sumedho Dhamma Reflection[Marquee at Sunyata and Zoom]

October 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

We are highly privileged and honoured to announce the visit of Luang Por Sumedho to Sunyata on Sunday the 31st of October. Luang Por will visit on the morning of October 31st and will lead a short ceremony to offer the precepts to laypeople and a Dhamma reflection at 9.00am. This visit will be a fantastic opportunity for all practitioners in Ireland to hear Dhamma from a renowned teacher and to pay respects to a monk who has cultivated this…

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November 2021

Insight Retreat with Padraig Cotter[Residential and online]

November 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - November 14, 2021 @ 2:30 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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Day of meditation and reflection lead by Heike Griffin[onsite at Sunyata and Online]

November 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunyata Buddhist Centre, Snaty
Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare V95 EP80 Ireland

Sunday 21st November 10:00am 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 and…

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Insight Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Candasiri [Online Events]

November 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - November 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. 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 the Saturday morning and ending on the Sunday evening, we will take this opportunity to practice using the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to…

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December 2021

Dhamma from Ajahn Sucitto at Kilcuan, Clarinbridge[online and in person]

December 4, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kilcuan, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Kilcuan Retreat Centre
Clarinbridge, Co. Galway H91W596 Ireland

Ajahn Sucitto is a Theravada Buddhist monk. He entered monastic life in 1975 in Thailand, but since 1978 has been based in Britain. He spent fourteen years training under Ajahn Sumedho, the senior Western disciple of Ajahn Chah, and so is part of the Thai Forest lineage of direct practice. His ability with language and metaphor are a delight to the listener. There is no need to book. This event is being organised by Teach na Tuisceana. Click HERE for…

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Day of meditation and reflection lead by Padraig Cotter[onsite at Sunyata and Online]

December 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunyata Buddhist Centre, Snaty
Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare V95 EP80 Ireland

Sunday 12th December 10:00am 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 and…

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An hour of meditation and reflection on Christmas Eve with Heike Griffin from 4 – 5pm

December 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An hour of meditation and reflection on Christmas Eve with Heike Griffin from 4 - 5pm We will meet for an hour of sitting quietly in what can be a busy time. There will be a brief dhamma reflection, time for meditation and sharing. No need to book.   https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86435878970?pwd=dCtPUGI2VnFuNGVZTU11bHV2aHdWdz09 Meeting ID: 864 3587 8970 Passcode: sunyata

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New Year Retreat [Residential and Online Event]

December 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

This 4 day insight meditation retreat will be led by our in-house teachers and will end at 1pm on the 1st of January. 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. It is necessary to book at [email protected] Please also refer to our guidelines for attending…

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January 2022

Insight Retreat with Padraig Cotter[Residential and online]

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - January 16 @ 2:30 pm

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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The Heart of the Truth. Day of practice at Sunyata with Vince Cullen

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunyata Buddhist Centre, Snaty
Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare V95 EP80 Ireland

Arrive at 9:30am for tea, coffee and introductions in the Open Shed at Sunyata. 10:00am First Sit 10:30am Talk 11:00am Walk 11:30am Sit 12:00pm Q & A 12:30pm Lunch 2:30pm Sit 3:00pm Talk 3:30pm Walk 4:00pm Sit 4:30pm Q & A 5:00pm Finish To participate it is necessary to attend the entire retreat.   Booking is essential as there are a limited number of spaces available to attend onsite to allow for social distancing. For online participation, a link to…

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