Living a Truly Human Life – Meditation Retreat

Friday 29th November 2019 - Sunday 1st December 2019

Led by Vajrashura

An In-Person Event


6pm Friday 29th November
2.30pm Sunday 1st December 2019


Mucklagh House, County Wicklow.

This former country lodge is cosy, comfortable, and surrounded by woods. It’s a 90 minute drive from Dublin City. See below for a Google Map.

Who this retreat is for

  • Complete beginners who want to learn to meditate
  • Meditators with some experience who’ve never been on retreat before

The retreat leader

The retreat will be led by Vajrashura; the manager of the DBC who’s been meditating for 20 years and teaching meditation for 14 years.

What they say

The retreat is a brilliant way to deepen your meditation after the intro to meditation course. Restful and insightful. Highly recommended!
– Rick, Wicklow weekend retreat

The most worthwhile thing I’ve done in a long time.
– Hugh, Wicklow weekend retreat

If you want to get off the motorway of modern life for a while and park somewhere quiet to reflect and review the direction you are taking in your journey… A retreat with the Dublin Buddhist Centre can offer you a change of oil, new spark plugs, a cleaner windscreen, tightened suspension and quite possibly update your Sat-nav so that you may finally know where you are going.
– Colin, Wicklow weekend retreat

Cost: €220 waged / €180 low-waged / €130 unwaged or student.

What happens on retreat


6pm Arrival
6.30pm Dinner
8pm Welcome talk, introductions and guided meditation


7.30am Meditation, including teaching
9am Breakfast
11am Meditation, including teaching
1pm Lunch
3pm Mindful walk around the beautiful Mucklagh grounds
4.15pm Meditation
6pm Dinner
7.30pm Talk on meditation in daily life, followed by meditation and some chanting


7.15am Meditation
9am Breakfast
10.45am Meditation
12pm Short clear-up
12.40pm Reporting out
1.40pm Lunch
2.30pm Depart

What people enjoy most

We asked previous retreat participants what the highlights were for them. They answered:

  • Meeting others on the retreat
  • The meditation
  • The food
  • The chance to think

The food

All dishes are vegan, but don’t let that put you off. We’ve astounded by many omnivores on our retreats who admitted they had no idea vegan food could be so tasty and filling!

Every meal is cooked from scratch, and there is always enough for second helpings. No one ever goes hungry on our retreats.

The accommodation

The building is an old house, relatively recently converted, and is comfortable. Most bedrooms have two single beds and share a bathroom with an adjoining room. There are also two newly converted dormatories which have three single beds in each of them, and an adjoining toilet.

There is also a beautiful shrine room for meditating.

The cost

We do tiered pricing, depending on the circumstances.

€220 waged
€180 low-waged
€130 unwaged or student

Mucklagh Lodge

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