Meditation Groups and Sanghas

Coming to the end of an 8-week course, many people express the view that practicing meditation in a group is a lot easier than practicing alone.

  Meditating regularly with a “sangha” – a community of meditators – supports us in our own daily practice.

  Half-Days of Mindfulness
with mindfulness.ie. Click on the Courses link above for details of any upcoming Half-days of Mindfulness. These half days are suitable for those who would like to be introduced to mindfulness as well as for those who wish to nourish or re-ignite their practice. We offer a half day of mindfulness on the first Saturday of the month at the Mindfulness Centre, 33 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.

  8-Week Course Days of Mindfulness
All graduates of 8 week courses as well as those who have participated in residential retreats are welcome to attend the Days of Mindfulness run by Josephine and Helen as part of their on-going courses. Dates, times and venues are posted here: courses with mindfulness.ie.

  Monday Evening Drop-in Guided Meditation
at The Mindfulness Centre, 33 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, from 6-7pm, payment by donation, all welcome, with or without experience. No need to book.

  There are a number of other weekly meditation groups in operation in Dublin and further afield. Some of these are listed below. Most of these meditation groups operate on a drop-in basis and payment is usually by anonymous donation (the practice of “dana” – generosity). Contact details are provided.

  www.karunamindfulness.org
Monthly Drop in group – no booking required Second Monday of each month (e.g. 13th April, 11th May etc) Venue: Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road,Dublin 16 Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm Suggested donation: €10 (this covers the cost of room rental) Anyone who has an interest in mindfulness or mindful self-compassion, whether they have completed a course or not, is warmly invited to attend this Practice Group.

  The evening comprises of guided practices with some discussion and inquiry. There may be a theme to the evening or it may be left open. Information about the evening is emailed to people on the email list. If you wish to receive notification about the Practice Groups please submit your email details on the home page of www.karunamindfulness.org.

  Plum Village Sanghas throughout Ireland
Check the Sangha Directory on www.mindfulness-ireland.org

  Wake Up and Mindfulness Ireland
Joint Sangha: North Dublin. Every Wednesday from 19.00-20.00 hours at Glenhill House, Glenhill Rd, Finglas East, Dublin 11 http://goo.gl/maps/yz1KI. Plum Village Sangha open to all, delighted to have your attendance.

  Grey Heron Zendo ( Zen meditation )
Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 Tuesday evenings 8 – 9.15pm. contact: Mary McGrane mcgrane_mary@yahoo.ie Ph: 01 4048189

  DIT Zen
Meeting twice weekly during the college term at DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/ditzendo

  South Dublin Sangha (Plum Village Tradition)
Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge,Dublin 4. Contact: Josephine Lynch Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Phone: 087-2372130

  The Sanctuary Meditation Group
Stanhope Street, Dublin 7. Wednesdays 7.30-9.00pm. See www.sanctuary.ie for details & directions.

  Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In
The Novara Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow Every Sunday from 6-7.15pm. Contact: Martina Dolan, email: martina.dolan37@gmail.com Phone: 086 8052525 See www.thenovaracentre.ie for details and directions

  Shambala Meditation Centre
19 Herbert Street, Dublin 2. Monday and Wednesday evenings. See http://dublin.shambhala.info for details

  Rigpa Meditation Centre
12 Wicklow Street (3rd Floor), Dublin 2 email: dublin@rigpa.ie Phone: 01-6703358

  Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre
Kilmainham Well House, 56 Inchicore Rd., Kilmainham, Dublin 8. http://buddhism.ie for details.

  The Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre
47 Terenure Road East, Rathgar and various other locations around Dublin and in Galway, Limerick and Cork. See http://meditateinireland.com/

  A Soto Zen Buddhist Sangha
led by Rev Myozan Kodo meets in the Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8, every Monday at 8pm. See http://zenbuddhism.ie/ for more details.

  Skibbereen Meditation Group
Skibbereen Community & Family Resource Centre. Practices MBSR guided sitting and Metta (Loving-Kindness) meditation. Monday nights, 7.30-8.45pm Phone: Paola on 087-2453292.

  Wake Up Cork
Iona Chaplaincy Building, UCC, College Road, Cork
We meet every Sunday from 17.30 – 19.00. We can be contacted via our Facebook page.