Passaddhi Meditation Centre  

Calm · Clarity · Contentment

Welcome to the Passaddhi Meditation Centre

Passaddhi is a small meditation centre outside Adrigole on the Beara Peninsula in the southwest of Ireland. Passaddhi overlooks Bantry Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and is situated on a quiet hillside between Hungry Hill and the Sugarloaf Mountain. In 1996 Marjó Oosterhoff and her husband built it as their family home, and since 1999 meditation retreats take place at the house. Passaddhi (meaning ‘peace and tranquillity’) is the perfect environment to experience the calm, clarity and contentment meditation practice can bring.
Passaddhi seeks to make the teachings of the Buddha, and in particular the meditation practices of vipassana (mindfulness or insight), and metta (loving-kindness) available to as many people as possible, whether they are Buddhist or not.
Marjó Oosterhoff is the resident teacher and manager at Passaddhi. She has practised meditation (both vipassana and metta) for many years, in monasteries and meditation centres in Burma and Thailand, as well as in Buddhist retreat centres in the West. Her Thai and Burmese teachers authorised her to teach vipassana/mindfulness and metta/loving-kindness retreats.


Self-catering chalet

A self-catering chalet is available for use outside organised retreats, for personal retreats or as a base for exploring the area.


Volunteer opportunities at Passaddhi

Passaddhi was founded in the spirit of generosity, and is still supported by donations and voluntary work. In exchange for food and accommodation and/or retreat time, volunteers are welcome to come and do cleaning, painting and gardening work for short periods at a time. Please contact for details.

Upcoming Retreat

Metta and Vipassana Retreat
9-day silent metta/lovingkindness,
(25th July–3rd August 2014), followed by
9-day silent vipassana/mindfulness,
(3rd–10th August 2014), taught by Visu Teoh. This can be done as one long retreat or as two separate retreats.
Accommodation and all meals on site.
Cost by donation after booking fee of €100 per retreat.
An excellent opportunity to develop and cultivate compassion and wisdom.
Suitable for beginners and non-beginners.

Bookings with Marjó on or +353 (0)27 60223/ +353 (0)86 8787040