Meditation Essentials – Day Retreat

Sunday 14th April 2024
10:00am - 4:30pm

Led by Prasannadeva

An In-Person Event


10am – 4.30pm Sunday 14th April 2024


The Dublin Buddhist Centre in Dublin 1.

Who this retreat is for

  • Complete beginners who want to learn to meditate.
  • Meditators with some experience who want to refresh their practice.

The day retreat leader

The day will be led by Prasannadeva.

What will be explored

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

Buddhist meditation techniques offer a way of encouraging and developing positive states of mind, such as calmness, clarity, emotional positivity and a deeper seeing of the true nature of things.

On this introductory day both the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness meditations will be taught. It will be ideal as an introduction for those new to meditation, or as a refreshing day retreat for those who’d like a boost to their practice.

The cost

We do tiered pricing, depending on the circumstances.

€80 waged
€45 low-waged/unwaged or student

See a note on our pricing

What happens on the day


10am Arrival and Check-in

10.15am Introduction to Meditation

10.30am Guided body-scan

10.45am Discussion

11am Tea Break

11.15am Introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing

11.40am Guided meditation and discussion

12pm Setting up, inspiration and just sitting

12.30pm Guided meditation and discussion

1pm Lunch – Shared vegetarian lunch is encouraged


2.15pm Mindful walking meditation

2.30pm The Cultivation of Loving Kindness

3pm Guided meditation and discussion

3.40pm Dealing with Distraction

4pm Guided meditation and discussion

4.20pm Keeping your practice going at home

4.30 Close

What people enjoy most

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

  • Meeting others on the day retreat
  • The meditation
  • The chance to reflect

The food

We encourage participants on the day to bring along vegetarian or vegan food to share as this can be a great way to spend time together to chat and make connections with other meditators, however there are also plenty of shops and cafes nearby should you like to purchase food to share on the day, or to have lunch by yourself.

Booking Information

Cost: €80 waged / €45 concession

See a note on our pricing

Dublin Buddhist Centre

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