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.

Please email Marjó when you would like information about retreats or to request a booking form. Your email address will then be included in my emailing list. You can unsubscribe again at any time of course.


All retreats at Passaddhi this summer are cancelled, and the centre will be closed until May 2021

 

Self-catering chalet

A self-catering chalet is available for personal retreats or as a base for exploring the area, from mid March to mid September.

 

Volunteer opportunities at Passaddhi No volunteers are needed for the time being

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 a maximum of 4 days, from mid-March to mid-Sept. Please contact for details.

Upcoming Retreat

Silent retreat in Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow, with Marjó
Wednesday 2 July, 7 pm to Sunday 26 July 2 pm.

A unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the stillness and silence of retreat, with vipassana/insight practices and metta/compassion practices guided by Marjó, as well as self-guided individual practice.
This retreat will have a maximum of 15 participants; Teach Bhride is a large venue, with single rooms for all, some ensuite.

Cost: by donation, but with a guideline of €65 per night to cover costs. Marjó's guidance is also by donation.



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