Passaddhi Meditation Centre  


Calm · Clarity · Contentment

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A RETREAT:

There won't be any retreats at Passaddhi. Instead, Marjó is guiding retreats at other venues. See below for details.

All retreats taught by Marjó are in silence, and the guidance is offered on a donation basis. There is a fee to cover costs of venue rental and catering.

During every retreat group guidance is given; there is also opportunity to have individual talks with Marjó.

Sitting meditation is alternated by walking meditation. The walking meditation will be done outside as much as is feasible.


Silent retreats are an opportunity for a way to practise meditation more intensively than perhaps at home.
It is not really appropriate to use one's phone or other devices to go online, to make or receive calls or send texts (unless there is an emergency situation), and it is recommended not to read during a retreat. Journaling about one's meditation experiences is encouraged. These guidelines for being on retreat can support a heart and mind that is calm, connected and contented.

Please email Marjó if you would like more information about retreats or to request a booking form.

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Silent Retreats taught by Marjó in 2023

A Silent Weekend Retreat: Awareness and Connection
Friday 10th March 7 pm - Sunday 12th March 2 pm
FCJ Spirituality House, Spanish Point, Co. Clare

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: €140 for a single room with a shared bathroom
The guidance by Marjó is on a donation basis
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or 086 8787040.

A Silent 5-day Retreat: Getting to know the mind and heart through the practice of Open Awareness.
6th - 10th April [Easter 2023], starting 8 pm on Thursday April 6, and finishing with lunch on Monday April 10.
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

We will practise Open Awareness, getting to know what we feel and getting to feel what we know.
Open awareness practice is non-directive, non-selective and non-prescriptive. We will let the mind wander where it wants; with kindness, interest and permission seeing where it takes us and understanding what it wants to show us.
Cost: €300 for a regular single room; €380 for ensuite single room. The guidance is on a donation basis.
Bookings with Marjo tel 086 8787040 or by email marjo.metta@gmail.com

Silent Retreat: Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Heart, a combination of meditation and cooking sessions; 20th - 23rd July
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Cost: €240 for a regular single room; €300 for an ensuite single room. This is for food, accommodation and Paola's and my costs.
The guidance is on a donation basis.
Paola will guide participants in preparing and cooking summery dishes, vegan and vegetarian.
Paola 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. She is also a certified Mindfulness trainer and Breathworks trainer, facilitating courses and retreats.
Marjó will guide the Open Awareness practice: seeing with kindness and interest what our body, heart and mind show us, supported by the warm-hearted space of Teach Bhride, and the 'good company' of fellow meditators.
There will also be time for plenty of rest. This is a silent retreat, apart from the cooking sessions.
If somebody would like to come on the retreat and NOT doing the cooking, that would be totally fine too. You can use the space for your own practice.
We will start at 8 pm on Thursday 20th, and finish with lunch on Sunday 23rd.
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or 086 8787040.

Silent retreat: Coming upon Kindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity and other qualities of heart and mind through Open Awareness Practice.
4th - 10th August
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Marjó will introduce an open awareness practice that is non-directive, non-selective and non-prescriptive. We will let the mind wander where it wants; with kindness, interest and permission seeing where it takes us and understanding what it wants to show us.
Private talks with Marjó about the practice are an integral part of this retreat.
And if one has another practice that would suit one better, of course there is every permission to use that too!
Cost: €350 for a regular single room, and €450 for a single ensuite room. Please ring or email if finances are an issue.
The guidance by Marjó is on a donation basis
We will start at 8 pm on Friday 4th, and finish with lunch on Thursday 10th.
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or 086 8787040.

A Silent 5-day Residential Retreat: Getting to know the mind and heart through the practice of Open Awareness.
26 - 30 October (bankholiday weekend), 8 pm Thursday 26th October - 2 pm Monday 30th October
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: €300 for a regular single room; €380 for ensuite single room. The guidance is on a donation basis.
Bookings with Marjo tel 086 8787040 or by email marjo.metta@gmail.com

Silent Retreat: Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Heart, a combination of meditation and cooking sessions; 16-19 November
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Cost: €240 for a regular single room; €300 for an ensuite single room. This is for food, accommodation and Paola's and my costs.
The guidance is on a donation basis.
Paola will guide participants in preparing and cooking summery dishes, vegan and vegetarian.
Paola 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. She is also a certified Mindfulness trainer and Breathworks trainer, facilitating courses and retreats.
Marjó will guide the Open Awareness practice: seeing with kindness and interest what our body, heart and mind show us, supported by the warm-hearted space of Teach Bhride, and the 'good company' of fellow meditators.
There will also be time for plenty of rest. This is a silent retreat, apart from the cooking sessions.
If somebody would like to come on the retreat and NOT doing the cooking, that would be totally fine too. You can use the space for your own practice.
We will start at 8 pm on Thursday 16th, and finish with lunch on Sunday 19th.
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or 086 8787040.

A Silent 5-day Retreat: Discovering Wisdom and Compassion, the Two Pillars of a Peaceful and Contented Life, through Open Awareness practice
28th December - 1st January 2024
Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow.

We will practise Open Awareness, getting to know what we feel and getting to feel what we know.
Open awareness practice is non-directive, non-selective and non-prescriptive. We will let the mind wander where it wants; with kindness, interest and permission seeing where it takes us and understanding what it wants to show us.
Cost: €300 for single regular room; €380 for single ensuite room. This is for food, accommodation and Marjó's costs [admin, travel, accommodation].
We start 7 pm on Thursday 28th December and finish with lunch on Monday January 1st.
The guidance by Marjó is on a donation basis
Bookings with Marjó on marjo.metta@gmail.com or 086 8787040.

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Passaddhi Meditation Hall
Meditation hall at Passaddhi


Passadhi Meditation Centre, Garden View
The garden at Passaddhi


Passadhi Meditation Centre, Sea View
View over Bantry Bay from Passaddhi