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

Midwinter Mindfulness Feast: Mindfully Cooking, Eating, Meditating:
a 4-day Meditation Retreat, at Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow.
Thursday 12th November - Sunday 15th November, with Paola Vais and Marjó.

The focus of this silent retreat is on preparing, cooking and eating joyfully and mindfully. There will also be a range of other mindfulness and compassion pratices, like mindful movement. Paola will guide participants in preparing and cooking wintery dishes, vegan and vegetarian, as well as guiding meditations.
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 and compassion meditation in sitting and walking sessions, as well as mindful eating.
There will also be time for plenty of rest. This is a silent retreat, apart from the cooking sessions.
If somebody would like to come on the retreat and NOT doing the cooking, that would be totally fine too. You can use the space for your own practice, and I will also provide guidance.
Teach Bhride is a spacious and warm centre, with a large meditation room, as well as a big catering kitchen.
We will start Thursday evening November 12 at 7 pm, with registration and then the retreat starts around 8 pm.
We will finish with lunch on Sunday November 15.
Cost: €210 for food and accommodation in single rooms. Ensuite rooms available at €20 extra per night.
The guidance by Paola and Marjó is on a donation basis.

Bookings with Marjó on or 086 8787040.