Passaddhi Meditation Centre  

Calm · Clarity · Contentment

Welcome to the Passaddhi Meditation Centre

Passaddhi was 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 from 1999 to 2019 meditation retreats took place at the house.
Passaddhi means 'peace and serenity'. The chalet onsite is available for personal retreats. Marjó will be available from time to time to give meditation guidance.
Marjó Oosterhoff was the resident teacher and manager at Passaddhi. She now only teaches at other venues.
She seeks to make the wisdom teachings of the Buddha and other spriritual teachers, and in particular awareness and compassion meditation practices, available to as many people as possible, whether they are Buddhist or not.
Marjó has practised meditation (both vipassana/insight and metta/loving kindness) for many years, in monasteries and meditation centres in Burma and Thailand, as well as in Buddhist retreat centres in the West. In 1995 her Thai and Burmese teachers authorised her to teach meditation 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.

There will no longer be any retreats at Passaddhi. Instead Marjó is guiding retreats in other venues around the country.


Self-catering chalet

There is a self-catering chalet on site for personal retreats or as a base for exploring the area, suitable for one person. Available from mid April to mid September, with a minimum stay of 2 nights, on a donation basis, more or less in line with what a local B&B would charge.


Upcoming Retreat

A Silent 5-day Residential Retreat: Getting to know the mind and heart through the practice of Open Awareness.
26 - 30 October (bankholiday weekend), 8 pm Thursday 26th October - 2 pm Monday 30th October
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

In the silence and simplicity of this retreat, we will practise Open Awareness: seeing with kindness and interest the magic and mysteries of the mind and hearing the whisperings of the heart.
Cost: €320 for a regular single room; €400 for ensuite single room. The guidance is on a donation basis.
Bookings with Marjo tel 086 8787040 or by email
If coming a day later or leaving a day earlier suited better, that's fine too.