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 2022

 

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 4or 5 days, from mid-March to mid-Sept. Please contact for details.

Upcoming Retreat

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Heart:
Online cooking and meditation retreat, guided by Paola and Marjó
From Friday evening 16 April - Sunday lunchtime 18 April.


It is also possible to do this retreat as a meditation retreat without the cooking, or just participate in the cooking sessions with Paola.

Friday evening 8-9 pm introduction, two cooking sessions on Saturday as well as meditation, and finishing before lunch time on Sunday, with one cooking session.

Bookings with Marjo tel 086 8787040 or by email marjo.metta@gmail.com
These online retreats are offered on a donation basis.



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