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 2016 to mid March 2017


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 until summer 2018

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.

Upcoming Retreats

Silent 4-day Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation Retreat at Emmaus Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin
16th - 19th March (St Patrick's Holiday weekend)

In vipassana (mindfulness, insight) and metta (loving kindness) meditation, in sitting practice and through various forms of mindful movement, we learn to cultivate a kind and gentle presence.
The unique combination of the practices of mindfulness and compassion that Marjó will introduce, leads to the development of calm and contentment, fearlessness as well as joy, which give us a greater ability to love ourselves and others.
This retreat is suitable for beginners and non-beginners.
Bookings with Emmaus Centre or tel 01 8700050

Silent 5-day Vipassana/Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Meditation Retreat at Bobbio Centre, Magheramore, Co. Wicklow
29th March - 2nd April (Easter)

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. Private talks with Marjó about the practice are an integral part of this retreat.
Cost: €300 for (vegetarian) food and accommodation in twin ensuite rooms. A few single rooms are available at extra cost
The teachings are offered on a donation basis.
We start 7.30 pm on Thursday, 29th March, and finish with lunch on Easter Monday, 2nd April. Bookings with Marjo tel 027-60223 or 086 8787040 or by email