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

Midsummer Mindfulness Feast: a 4-day Mindful Cooking, Eating and Meditation Retreat, at Bobbio Centre, Magheramore, Co. Wicklow, 22 - 25 June, with Paola Vais and Marjó Oosterhoff.

The focus of this silent retreat is on preparing, cooking and eating joyfully and mindfully. Paola will guide all participants in preparing and cooking summery dishes, vegan and vegetarian. She 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. Paola is also a certified Mindfulness trainer and Breathworks trainer, facilitating courses and retreats. Marjó will guide the mindfulness meditation in sitting and walking sessions, as well as mindful eating. There will also be time for plenty of rest, and going for walks on the nearby beach, making this a very special retreat. Bobbio Centre is a unique place: very quiet, overlooking the sea, and with easy access to the beach. It is also possible to come for the weekend only, starting Friday evening, but those coming for the whole time will have preference.

Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or +353 (0)27 60223 or 086 8787040
Cost: for food and accommodation in a twin en-suite room €240 (or €180 for two nights). There are a few single rooms for €310 (or €230 for two nights). Paola and Marjó's guidance is offered on a donation basis.

We start 7.30 pm on Thursday 22nd June, and finish with lunch on Sunday 25th June 2017.



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