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 2017

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 Retreat

Conscious Care: 5-Day Wellness and Mindfulness Seminar, nourishing body and mind, at Bobbio Centre, near Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, taught by Sadhya Suthau and Marjó Oosterhoff
7-11 April 2017

A unique combination of caring for our body, mind and spirit, in this special seminar we will do a gentle detox with wheatgrass juice, other juices and fresh fruit and vegetables. Sadhya's experience in wheatgrass applications (she has been offering wheatgrass seminars in Germany for almost ten years), and her sense of humour, will guide us through a relaxing and joyful few days.
Bookings with Marjó on or +353 (0)27 60223 or 086 8787040
Cost: €280 for food and accommodation in twin ensuite rooms; €265 seminar fee (for guidance by both teachers, as well as all teaching materials). Concessions are possible! Single rooms available at extra cost.

We start 7.30 pm on Friday 7th April, and finish with lunch on Tuesday 11th April 2017.
There will be time for rest, walks on the beach or the extensive grounds of Bobbio Centre, as well as sharing with other participants our journey towards wellness and awareness. Some silent periods, as well as mindfulness meditation sessions facilitated by Marjó.