Passaddhi Meditation Centre  


Calm · Clarity · Contentment

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A RETREAT:

There won't be any retreats at Passaddhi in 2022. Instead, Marjó is guiding retreats at other venues. See below for details.

All retreats taught by Marjó are in silence, and the guidance is offered on a donation basis. There is a fee to cover costs of venue rental and catering.

During every retreat group guidance is given; there is also opportunity to have individual talks with Marjó.

Sitting meditation is alternated by walking meditation. The walking meditation will be done outside as much as is feasible.


Silent retreats are an opportunity for intensive meditation practice. It is not appropriate to see retreats as a time to go for long walks.
It is also not appropriate to use one's phone or other devices to go online, to make or receive calls or send texts (unless there is an emergency situation), and it is recommended not to read during a retreat. Journaling about one's meditation experiences is encouraged. These guidelines for being on retreat support a heart and mind that is calm, connected and contented.

Please email Marjó if you would like more information about retreats or to request a booking form.


Silent Residential Retreats at Passaddhi 2022


There won't be any retreats at Passaddhi in 2022. Instead, Marjó is guiding retreats at other venues. See below for details.

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Silent Retreats taught by Marjó elsewhere 2022

A Silent 4-day Residential Retreat: Getting to know the mind and heart through the practice of Open Awareness.
2 - 5 June (bankholiday weekend), 8 pm Thursday 2nd June - 2 pm Sunday 5th June
An Tobar Retreat & Spirituality Centre, Adrbraccan, Navan, Co. Meath

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.
An Tobar is a beautiful retreat centre in the countryside outside Navan town, about 30 mins from the M50, and easily accessible from other parts of the country. There are spacious grounds with walking paths, a tranquil lake, and a woodland area. The Hill of Tara is nearby.
All rooms are ensuite, most are single, some with twin beds if a couple or good friends wanted to share. Cost: €270 for a single room. This is for food, accommodation and my costs of admin, travel and accommodation.
The guidance is on a donation basis, as always.
Bookings with Marjo tel 086 8787040 or by email marjo.metta@gmail.com

Silent Retreat:
Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Heart 11th - 14th July
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Cost: €210 for a regular single room; €270 for an ensuite single room. This is for food, accommodation and my costs.
The guidance is on a donation basis.
Paola will guide 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 Open Awareness practice: seeing with kindness and interest what our body, heart and mind show us, supported by the warm-hearted space of Teach Bhride, and the 'good company' of fellow meditators.
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.
We will start at 8 pm on Monday 11th, and finish with lunch on Thursday 14th.
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or 086 8787040.

Silent retreat: Coming upon Kindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity and other qualities of heart and mind through Open Awareness Practice.
15th - 21st August
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Marjó will introduce an open awareness practice, that is non-directive, non-selective and non-prescriptive. We will let the mind wander where it wants; with kindness, interest and permission seeing where it takes us and understanding what it wants to show us.
Private talks with Marjó about the practice are an integral part of this retreat.
Cost: €380 for a regular single room, and €490 for a single ensuite room. Please ring or email if finances are an issue.
The guidance by Marjó is on a donation basis
We will start at 8 pm on Monday 15th, and finish with lunch on Sunday 21st.
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or 086 8787040.

Silent Retreat: Open Awareness with Kindness, Interest and Permission
27th - 31st October [bank holiday weekend]
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Marjó will introduce an open awareness practice, that is non-directive, non-selective and non-prescriptive. We will let the mind wander where it wants; with kindness, interest and permission seeing where it takes us and understanding what it wants to show us.
Private talks with Marjó about the practice are an integral part of this retreat.
Cost: €280 for a regular single room, and €360 for a single ensuite room. This is for food, accommodation and my costs. Please ring or email to discuss if finances are an issue.
The guidance by Marjó is on a donation basis.
We will start at 8 pm on Thursday 27th and finish with lunch on Monday 31st.
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or 086 8787040.

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Heart: Cooking and Meditation Retreat
10th - 13th November
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

The focus of this silent retreat is on preparing, cooking and eating joyfully and thoughtfully. There will also be a range of other awareness and compassion pratices, like mindful movement. Paola will guide participants in preparing and cooking wintery 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 meditation sessions in sitting and walking.
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 start 7 pm on Thursday 10 November with registration, and finish with lunch on Sunday 13. It's also possible to come on Friday 12th.
Cost: €210 for single regular room; €270 for single ensuite room; or €190 and €250 respectively for the weekend. This is for food, accommodation and Paola's and Marjó's costs [admin, travel, accommodation].
The guidance by Paola and Marjó is on a donation basis
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or 086 8787040.

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Passaddhi Meditation Hall
Meditation hall at Passaddhi


Passadhi Meditation Centre, Garden View
The garden at Passaddhi


Passadhi Meditation Centre, Sea View
View over Bantry Bay from Passaddhi