Nov 15 to 17 – Living from the Heart in Clare, Ireland

Event Start Date:
15th November 2019
Event End Date:
17th November 2019
Event Venue:

Waking Up at Sunyata Buddhist Centre with Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House

Ireland – Sixmilebridge

Living from the Heart

Organised by Sunyata Buddhist Centre

No fee – by donation Dana

For retreat enquiries and bookings:

Friday, November 15 to Sunday 17

Sunyata Buddhist Centre,
County Clare, V95 EP80


A weekend retreat with Vince Cullen


Sixmilebridge, County Clare, Ireland : Friday, November 15 to Sunday 17, 2019, at Sunyata Buddhist Centre

Pre-registration is required at this event.
Bookings for this retreat are managed by Sunyata Buddhist Centre.

This retreat is offered freely by Vince Cullen and Sunyata Buddhist Centre.
Please ‘remember-to-remember‘ that a donation (dana) to support the teacher and the centre will be gratefully accepted.

Vince will not be paid to teach this retreat. He offers the teachings freely on a donation (dana) basis as has been the tradition for the last 2,600-years. You are invited to bring along a donation on the day or to donate online at any time.


Everyone on the Buddhist path is struggling with the 3 fires… the fire of cravings, the fire aversions and the fire of confusions… EVERYONE! The Buddha’s very sound advice to everyone is that we should try to extinguish these fires, don’t add any more fuel to them; to put them out and never relight them. Easier said than done!

This mindfulness-based retreat is offered as an opportunity to experience an ethically focussed, Buddhist-oriented approach to Living from the Heart.

This retreat takes its inspiration from one of the Buddha’s most famous talks, the advice that he gave ‘To the Kalamas‘ (The Kalama Sutta). Therefore the essential practices of Loving-kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity – for healing the heart-mind in everyday life – will be central to the weekend’s practice.

The weekend will start at 6.00 pm with supper then a welcome talk at 7:30 pm. The retreat will close by 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Booking is essential, so to ensure a place, please contact the

It is important to note that you do not have to be a Buddhist to practice kindness or forgiveness, meditation or mindfulness. People of all faiths or none are welcome on this retreat.

A Commitment to Harmlessness:

As for all retreats, retreatants are required to commit to the Five Universal Precepts (harmless conduct) for the duration of the day:

To refrain from harming any living being
To refrain from taking what is not offered
To refrain from sexual and sensual misconduct
To refrain from false speech (including idle gossip, harsh and divisive speech)
To refrain from taking substances which disturb the balance of the mind.

DANAVince Cullen offers this retreat freely in accordance with the Buddhist tradition of Dana (the cultivation and practice of the virtue of generosity) where you are invited to contribute financially to the teachings based on your individual income and the value that you place on what has been offered. Vince’s livelihood and the future of ‘Hungry Ghost’ retreats are dependent on the generosity of Dana. There will be more details of this during the retreat.

Download: Hungry Ghost Retreats Schedule [PDF]