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

The self-catering chalet is available for personal retreats or as a base for exploring the area, suitable for one person. Available after June 7th to mid September. Suitable for one person, with a minimum stay of 2 nights. Cost: on a donation basis, more or less in line with what a B&B in the area would charge.


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

A Silent 4-day Retreat: Getting to know the mind and heart through the practice of Open Awareness.
12th to 15th July, starting 8 pm on July 12, and finishing with lunch on July 15.
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

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.
Cost: €200 for a regular single room; €250 for ensuite single room. The guidance is on a donation basis.
Bookings with Marjo tel 086 8787040 or by email