Mindfulness Ireland

A sangha is a practice group or community. If you are surrounded by sangha, you have the chance to sit together, to learn together, and to strengthen your practice.

“Building brotherhood and sisterhood is the foundation of the sangha, and if the sangha is happy, then it can be a refuge for so many people.”   Thay.

Below is a contact list for Thich Nhat Hanh inspired sanghas in Ireland. Each sangha will have its own unique flavour. How each sangha functions and what it offers is a reflection of its uniqueness. There may be others in your area who advertise locally.

If there is no sangha near you, perhaps you would like to join our new phone sangha?  Details are at the end of the list below.


Starting a sangha, or thinking about it

Would you like to start your own sangha?  It is possible!

We have provided two documents to get you started, the first put together by Mindfulness Ireland, and the second by World Beat Sangha in San Diego, CA.  Please have a read and remember that we can also offer (limited) support in your endeavours.

Starting a Sangha, or Thinking About It

The New Sangha Handbook: Nourishing our Practice, Deepening our Roots, Growing our Freedom


Co. Antrim

Belfast
Belfast Bonsai Sangha
Where: WRDA (Women's Resource and Development Agency), 6 Mount Charles, Belfast BT7 1NZ
When: Mondays, 7.30pm
Contact: Mick | 07772 838 227 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Notes: All newcomers welcome. A voluntary donation of £3 is welcomed to cover cost of room hire.

Wake-Up Belfast
Wake-Up Belfast now sits weekly with the Belfast Bonsai Sangha (above).  For more information see their entry on our Wake-Up page.

Whiteabey Village
Tall Trees Sangha
Where: Contact for details
When: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Contact: Bridgeen | +44 (0)7981 623 566 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Whitehead
Waves of One Sea Sangha
Where: Contact for details
When: Once a month on a Sunday, 6.00pm
Contact: Janet | 02893372513 or 07545175854 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Co. Carlow

Carlow and the South East
Anam Cairde Sangha
Where: Contact for details
When: Monthly on the second Sunday of the month
Contact: Carole | 087 9121314 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Notes: Each meeting is a Day of Mindfulness, €5 to cover costs

Co. Cork

Cork City
Little Acorn Sangha 
Where: 6 Sidney Place, Cork City (part of Wellington Rd, between Sidney Mews and Belgrave Avenue)
When: Tuesdays, 8.00-9.00pm
Contact: Sarah-Jane | 086 0805917  |   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Notes: €5 to cover room rental (or what you can afford).

UCC Chaplaincy
Where: Contact for details
When: Tuesdays, 7.00pm (during term time)
Contact: John (Junior) | 021 4541615
Notes: during term time only

Wake-Up Cork
Where: "Iona" UCC Chaplaincy Building, College Road, Cork
When: Every Sunday evening, arrive between 5:30 and 5:50pm for a 6pm start
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.wkupireland.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakeupirelandcork
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/WakeUpCork
Notes: The Cork Wake Up sangha welcomes young people between the ages of 18 and mid-thirties. Please see our Wake-Up page for more details.

Midleton
Clear Mind, Joyful Heart Sangha
Where: The Well, Ballintubber House, Midleton. Directions: www.thewell.biz
When: First and Third Mondays of the month, 8.30-10.00pm
Contact: Pascale | 087 224 8607 |   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Notes: Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. We enjoy listening to Dharma talks, Dharma sharing, walking meditation, reciting the five mindfulness trainings, chanting, guided and silent meditations. We also have a small lending library of books and cd's of talks and chants. €5 or other contribution to cover room rental.

Co. Donegal

Bundoran/Tullaghan
Well-being Circle Sangha
Where: Above Drowes Bar, Tullaghan
When: Thursdays from 7.30 - 9pm
Contact:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Notes: Plum village, Wakeup and Thich Nhat Hanh inspired Sangha. Guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, dharma sharing and joy. Contribution of 5 euro.

Co. Down

Newcastle
Lotus Blossom Sangha
Where: Contact for details
When: Monthly (and sometimes more) on a Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm
Contact 1: Jean | 077877 468 77 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Contact 2: Moya | 0759 6173 986
Notes: Plum Village-inspired Mindfulness Meditation Group. One hour - guided meditation, walking meditation, silent meditation: followed by up to 20mins mindful discussion and/or readings. No charge at present, although biscuits and treats for 'tea' afterwards always welcome.

Co. Dublin

Dublin City
Open Heart Sangha
Where: Oscailt Mews, 8 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
When: Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Contact: Paul | 086 252 4441 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.facebook.com/openheartsanghadublin
Notes: €5 to cover costs

Suaimhneas Mindfulness Group
Where: Check the Facebook page for next meeting location
When: Last Sunday of each month, 2.00-6.00pm
Contact: Orlaith |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.facebook.com/SuaimhneasSangha
Notes: Dublin Mindfulness Group practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. A typical Day of Mindfulness would include sitting meditation, deep relaxation, mindful walking and dharma sharing. The afternoon will include guided sitting meditation, deep relaxation, mindful walking, enjoying tea together and dharma sharing. Open to all faiths and none; whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner.  €10/ €5 (or other contribution).

Wake-Up Dublin
Where: Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
When: Alternating weekly between Friday, 7.30 pm and Sunday, 6.00 pm
Contact:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.wkupireland.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WakeUpDublin
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/WakeUpDublin
Notes: We welcome young people between the ages of 18 and mid to late thirties. Please see our Wake-Up page for more details.

Co. Galway

Galway City
Elderflower Sangha
Where: NUI Wellness Centre (at the back of The Hub), Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway (campus map)
When: Mondays (except bank holidays) 1.05-1.55pm
Contact: Paula | 091 639914 (8.00-10.00 pm) |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Notes: Sangha in the tradition of Plum Village with singing, guided meditation, dharma talk by Thich Nath Hanh, 5 mindfulness trainings and more

Solas Geal
Where: Scoil Croi Iosa, Presentation Primary School, Newcastle Road, Galway
When: Wednesdays 6.00-7.45pm
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kilgolcan
Plum Tree Sangha 
Where: Ballinderreen, Kilcolgan, South Co. Galway
When: Alternate Mondays at 10.30am and 8.00pm
Contact: James and Kathy | 091 776663 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Notes: €5 (suggested contribution)

Co. Kerry

Tralee
Sangha de la Yerba Mate
Where: Tralee International Resource Center (www.tirc.ie)
When: Wednesday
Contact: Cristina | 0872131748 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Co. Kildare

Kildare
Kildare Gathering
Where: Teach Dara, Academy St, Kildare Town (see website)
When: Monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 11am to 2pm
Contact: Tricia | 0879682611 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Notes: Includes guided and silent meditation, mindful movements, dharma sharing. Minimum contribution of €5 to cover venue costs.  Blankets and chairs provided.

Co. Sligo

Ballymote
Peaceful Lake Sangha
Where: Ballymote Resource Centre, Keash Road, Ballymote, Co Sligo
When: Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:00pm
Contact: Louise | 0851470700
Notes: Meditation and mindfulness practices in the Plum Village style of Thich Nhat Hahn. Guided meditation (e.g. relaxation mediation), sharing about our practice, walking mediation, Days of Mindfulness etc. Contribution €5.

Sligo Town
Open Circle Community of Mindful Living
Where: Town centre. Contact Martin for directions.
When: Mondays, 8.00 - 9.30pm, on weeks with bank holidays we meet on the Tuesday evenings.
Contact: Martin | 083 1064879 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://oprencirclesmindfulness.blogspot.ie/
Notes: Plum Village inspired mindfulness practice offering: guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful living practices, Dharma sharing, laughter, five mindfulness trainings recitation and days of mindfulness.  Contribution of €5.
People with some experience can join us any time, people new to mindfulness meditation can join us on the first Monday of the month for an orientation to mindfulness.

Co. Wexford

Wexford Town
Three Jewels Sangha
Where: 29 Westpoint Business Park, Wexford Town, Co. Wexford
When: Sundays, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Contact: Mark | 0872630962 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: Mindfulness Wexford on Facebook
Notes: €2.00 to cover costs.  Tea & Coffee afterwards.

Co. Wicklow

Bray
Full Moon Sangha 
Where: Gorse Hill Windgates, Co Wicklow
When: Thursdays, 7.30-9.30pm
Contact: Eileen | 086 8506458 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Greystones
Where: The Holistic Centre
When: Tuesdays at 7.30pm, except the third Tuesday of the month
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.wkupireland.org
Notes: The Greystones Wake Up sangha welcomes young people between the ages of 18 and mid-thirties. Please see our Wake-Up page for more details.

Newcastle
Deeply Peaceful Meditation
Where: Le Cheile, 10 Rockingham, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow
When: Mondays, 7.00-9.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Contact: 087 1369141 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wicklow
Old Heart New Heart Sangha
Where: Contact for details
When: Contact for details
Contact: Diane | 0863700796 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ireland-wide (phone and online Sanghas)

One Breath Sangha
Where: This Sangha meets via a conference telephone call.
When: On the second Wednesday of each month 20.30 - 21.30
Contact: Caroline | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | 087 251 6528
Notes: We enjoy guided and silent meditations, listening to the text of talks by Thay and other Dharma teachers in the Plum Village tradition, sharing of our practice and listening to the bell.

Mindfulnessnoa (Spanish-speaking)
Where: This Sangha meets via Skype.
When: Third Saturday of every month, 9.00-10.00pm
Contact: Cristina |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | +353 87 2131748
Notes: We have formed to support the Spanish-speaking community.

Outside Ireland

To locate a Sangha outside Ireland please visit iamhome.org


 

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