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

Mindfulness and Compassion: Silent Weekend Retreat at Boghill Holistic Centre,
the Burren, Co. Clare
Friday evening 20th - Sunday lunch 22nd April 2018.

Cost: €160 for shared hostel accommodation (this includes Marjó's costs for travel, admin and advertising). Twin ensuite rooms available at extra cost.
Marjo's guidance is offered on a donation basis.
Bookings with Marjó on or +353 (0)27 60223

Cultivating an Open Heart, with Paola Vais. Suitable for those who have retreat experience or none.
1st to 4th June (June Bankholiday)
Drawing from the 'Breathworks' approach to mindfulness for health and well-beig. We will practise turning towards all our experiences with a kind and compassionate heart.
Cost for food and accommodation on a donation basis, and Paola's guidance is also by donation.
Bookings with Marjó on or +353 (0)27 60223