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.


Passaddhi will be closed from early September 2018 to mid March 2019

 

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 Sept.

 

Volunteer opportunities at Passaddhi No volunteers needed

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 maximum of one week, from mid-March to mid-Sept. Please contact for details.

‘Passaddhi’ Meditation Centre Privacy Policy
This privacy policy sets out how ‘Passaddhi’ uses and protects any information that you give ‘Passaddhi’ when you fill out a registration form, which is sent to you by email, for a retreat you would like to attend.
Passaddhi is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. You can be assured that any information we will ask you for will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
What we collect:
‘Passaddhi’ may collect the following information, and this only in the case of you filling in a registration form for a retreat:
* name and occupation/profession;
* contact information including email address;
* other information relevant to attending a specific retreat.
What we do with the information we gather:
We at Passaddhi require this information to understand your needs, and to provide the teacher of a retreat with relevant information for the purpose of teaching a suitable retreat format, as well as for the following reasons:
* internal record keeping;
* we will periodically send emails about upcoming retreats.
Controlling your personal information:
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
* whenever you are contacted by email about upcoming retreats, you have the option to unsubscribe, or you can contact ‘Passaddhi’ to be removed from the emailing list.
We will not sell, distribute, lease or share in any other way your personal information to third parties, except where it concerns the teacher of a particular retreat hosted by or at ‘Passaddhi’ (i.e. the information you provided in the registration form at time of booking a particular retreat).
Links to other websites:
Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over these other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Upcoming Retreats

Cultivating an Open Heart, with Paola Vais. Suitable for those who have retreat experience or none.
1st to 4th June (June Bankholiday)
Drawing from the 'Breathworks' approach to mindfulness for health and well-beig. We will practise turning towards all our experiences with a kind and compassionate heart.
Cost for food and accommodation on a donation basis, and Paola's guidance is also by donation.
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or +353 (0)27 60223

Midsummer Mindfulness Feast: Conscious Cooking, Mindful Eating: a 5-day Cooking and Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, at Bobbio Centre, Magheramore, Co. Wicklow.
20th - 24th June, with Paola Vais and Marjó.

The focus of this silent retreat is on preparing, cooking and eating joyfully and mindfully. There will be a range of other mindfulness and compassion pratices as well. Paola will guide all participants in preparing and cooking summery dishes, vegan and vegetarian.
Paola has trained at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, and has been cooking for restaurants, private catering and the Asgard, as well as for my retreats for many years. She is also a certified Mindfulness trainer and Breathworks trainer, facilitating courses and retreats. Marjó will guide the mindfulness meditation in sitting and walking sessions, as well as mindful eating. There will also be time for plenty of rest, and going for walks on the nearby beach, making this a very special retreat. Bobbio Centre is a unique place: very quiet, overlooking the sea, and with easy access to the beach. It is also possible to come on Thursday evening 7 pm, or for the weekend only, starting Friday evening 7 pm, but those coming for the whole time will have preference.
Cost: €280 for food and accommodation in twin rooms [€240 and €200 respectively for shorter retreat]. The guidance by Paola and Marjó is on a donation basis.
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or +353 (0)27 60223.


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