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November 2020

Insight Meditation Retreat With Ajahn Dhammanando [Online Event]

November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 8, 2020 @ 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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Cultivating Spiritual Friendship And Community – Sunyata Resident Community [Online Event]

November 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friendship and community are key supports that help us to feel resilient in times of challenge and uncertainty and encourage us to continue on the path towards liberation and peace.   This workshop will explore what spiritual friendship (Kalyana Mitta) and Sangha (community of practice) means to each of us and look at practical ways we can develop this in our lives. This will include practices of active listening and communication and practical supports for developing connection and community during these times…

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One Day Retreat With Ajahn Ahimsako [Online Event]

November 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day meditation retreat will be led by Ajahn Ahimsako, Abbot of Chithurst Monastery in West Sussex, England. The day will include guided meditations and a Dhamma talk. To book a place on this retreat and receive the zoom links, you need to complete an on-line registration form. Please email: [email protected] to be sent a registration form, and for enquiries.

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December 2020

Meeting Our Experiences With Awareness – Insight Meditation Retreat with Metta [Online Event]

December 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - December 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. It is necessary to book at [email protected] Please also refer to our guidelines for attending online retreats. Beginning on the Friday evening and ending on the Sunday afternoon 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 attend the entire retreat. Meeting…

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9 Day Clarinbridge Retreat – Nick Scott

December 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - December 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

This retreat is to be held at Kilcoan Retreat Centre. Kilcoan is situated in woodland near Clarinbridge, Co Galway. The facilities are excellent for social distancing. There will be a limited number of residential places for local people, probably just 10. Each person has their own room with bathroom and the venue is very spacious.. The retreat will also be available on line via Zoom, with an on-line manager to look after everyone and with the teacher conducting on line…

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Living, Dying, Liberation – An International Co-Hosted 5-Day Retreat With Ajahn Sucitto [Online Event]

December 15, 2020 @ 6:30 am - December 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Sunyata is delighted to be co hosting (along with Asia and America) this 5 day retreat with Ajahn Sucitto. The retreat will be held via the Zoom platform. As the retreat is held for an international audience across various time zones, we will provide a guide for the timings to access the Zoom link across various countries in the confirmation details, however the retreat program will follow UK time. Ajahn Sucitto will be teaching in-person from Cittaviveka (Chithurst) Buddhist Monastery,…

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Reflection and Meditation on Christmas Eve, Led by Heike Griffin

December 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

One hour to reconnect to inner stillness and balance in the midst of what can either be a very busy or very lonely time for some. A short reflection followed by a period of meditation and possible sharing. No need to book, just follow the link below: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96217611440?pwd=RkZhdWxQMUJGOXVvZ0pDUENvNDhadz09 Passcode: sunyata

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New Year Retreat [Online Event]

December 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

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

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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

Insight Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Candasiri [Online Events]

July 3 @ 9:00 am - July 4 @ 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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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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