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Living a Truly Human Life

Newcomers Meditation Retreat

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September 2024

Led by Vajrashura and Satyaprapta


Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September 2024. The retreat starts at 6pm on Friday and ends around 2.30pm on Sunday.


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.
  • Complete beginners who want to learn to meditate.
  • Meditators with some experience who’ve never been on retreat before.
  • Existing meditators who want to deepen their meditation practice in the perfect conditions that a retreat can offer.

The retreat will be led by Vajrashura and Satyaprapta, both of whom teach Buddhism and meditation at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

What does it mean to live a truly human life from a Buddhist perspective?

It starts with a sense of integration – feeling that our energies are flowing together in the same direction, feeling free from internal disharmonies, feeling more unified, less distracted, and more ‘together’.

Then, we work to become more emotionally positive, resourced, and look upon the world with a greater love. All this can be done through Buddhist meditation practice.

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. It helps us change the way we relate to ourselves and the world around us.

In particular, the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation is an excellent way to cultivate integration, and the Development of Loving-Kindness meditation an excellent way of cultivating positive emotion.

On this retreat we will be exploring how we can engage more deeply with these two practices, becoming more integrated and more emotionally positive, and thereby how we have make the most of the precious opportunity to live a more truly human life.

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 reflect

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

The most worthwhile thing I’ve done in a long time.
   – Hugh

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

Mucklagh is an aproximately 90 minute drive from Dublin City Centre.

There is usually there is an opportunity to car pool, subject to availability. If you can offer lifts, let us know on the booking form.

You can also get the train to a nearby town (Rathdrum) and we can usually pick you up from there.


We do tiered pricing, depending on the circumstances.

€280 waged
€230 low waged
€190 unwaged

You can pay a deposit of €75 to secure your place.

Location: Mucklagh Lodge


Aughavannagh, Co. Wicklow Y14 RY62 Ireland


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