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 5-day Vipassana/Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Meditation Retreat at Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow
28th December 2020- 1st January 2021

Suitable for both beginners and non-beginners. This retreat is also suitable for those doing the MBSR-teacher training, or for those MBSR teachers who would like to support their meditation practice.
Cost: on a donation basis, with the understanding that the basic cost for me, to rent the venue, for food and catering, my travel and accommmodation costs, is €65 per night per person. This is for accommodation in single rooms. Ensuite rooms available at €20 per night extra. I am trusting that this will work out. Some people might be able to give a bit more, others only able to give less, and that's fine. And other options might be possible as well. Please ring or email to discuss.
The guidance is on a donation basis.
Bookings with Marjo tel 086 8787040 or by email marjo.metta@gmail.com



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