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

Kindness and Contentment: A Silent weekend retreat at Emmaus Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin
October 2-4

In this retreat we will focus on practices of kindness and compassion, and of insight into the way things are, cultivating a tender curiosity towards what arises in the body, heart and mind. We meditate not to become good at meditation, but to get good at living a kind and contented life. A silent retreat like this is a way to make conscious what is unconscious. We begin to see where we get stuck in judgements, and where there is freedom from that; and realise that enoughness is already here and now.

Bookings with the Emmaus Centre Emmaus Centre or tel 01 8700050
https://emmauscentre.ie/programme/kindness-contentment-silent-retreat/ [please copy and paste this link].



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