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Dublin : Fifth Precept Peer Led Recovery Group

The next meeting of the Dublin Fifth Precept Sangha will be as follows:

Venue: ‘Next Step’ [above The Flowing Tide pub, Abbey St. Lower, Dublin 1]

Day: Fridays Fortnightly
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm (please arrive from 7:00pm ready for a prompt start at 7:30pm)


Address: ‘Next Step’, Abbey Street Lower, on the corner of Marlborough street, Dublin 1

For further information please email dublin@5th-precept.org

Details of further meetings - To Be Advised (TBA)

This is a wholly Buddhist-oriented Recovery Group

Each ‘sit and share’ meeting begins with 10-minutes of serenity meditation. This is a simple breathing meditation to calm the breath, relax the body and quiet the mind.

This is followed by a further 10-minute active contemplation of a topic chosen by the group. This meditation involves the examination of the chosen topic in all areas of our life.  Individuals are then invited to share on the topic as it relates to their recovery or abstinence.  There is no expectation or obligation on any individual to ‘share’; they can simply ‘pass’ if they so wish.

The last meditation of the night may be a guided or a silent 30-minute ‘sit’. 

No registration needed - just show up.

The 1st meditation will start promptly at 7.30pm, therefore please arrive no later than 10-minutes before the start time.

    • 7:00pm Arrivals
    • 7:30pm Serenity Meditation (10-minutes)
    • 7:45pm Meditation on tonight’s chosen topic (10-minutes)
    • 7:55pm Sharing - discussion on tonight’s topic
    • 8:30pm 30-minute silent or guided meditation
    • 9:00pm Announcements and Closing dedication
    • 9:00pm Informal chat over tea or coffee
    • 9:30pm Evening ends

Meetings operate on an informal drop-in basis and are suitable for all levels of experience. 

What does it cost?

No fee - donations only.

There is no charge to attend these meditation meetings, you just need a desire to be free from the suffering of addiction and/or to choose total abstinence as a positive lifestyle. A donation towards the cost of room hire and refreshments would be welcome but is not compulsory (suggested €3 or concessions €2). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


What to bring?

Seating is on the chairs. Dress comfortably. You are also welcome to bring your own blanket, cushions or meditation stool for comfort.


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