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February 2021

Weekend Retreat with Nick Scott, Brian Hickey, and Bridie Hogan [Online Event]

February 5 @ 7:45 pm - February 7 @ 3:30 pm

         On-Line Manager: Siddhi The retreat is available on line via Zoom, with an on-line manager to look after everyone and with the teachers available for on-line interviews. We are using Zoom conferencing software which is free to you. You can take part using a computer (with a camera), laptop or smart phone over the internet. The links are given below.  The retreat is suitable both for people new to meditation and those with experience.   Retreat Description:  This…

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March 2021

Insight Meditation Retreat with Padraig Cotter and Heike Griffin [Online Event]

March 26 @ 8:15 pm - March 27 @ 9:15 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 Friday evening and ending on the Saturday 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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April 2021

Challenges of Meditation – Vipassana. Retreat with Ajahn Sundara[Online event]

April 11 @ 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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Insight Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Amaro [Online Events]

April 24 @ 9:00 am - April 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:30 pm - May 22 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:30 pm - June 20 @ 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 @ 9:00 am - June 13 @ 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 @ 7:30 pm - July 26 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 6:30 pm - September 20 @ 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 @ 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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