Thought Of The Day
“The ordainer controls the fate of souls in accordance with their parabdha Karma.
Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may.
Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it.
This is certain. The best course... is to remain silent.”
Ramana Maharish
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Slí na Bandé, meaning “The Way of the Goddess,” is a sustainable living project and a response to the deteriorating environmental conditions of this planet.

Slí na Bandé is a versatile community, offering services in –

Run by Marlene and Douglas ffrench Mullen, and staffed by international volunteers, it is a more than just a place. Slí na Bandé represents a vision and an idea that Marlene and Douglas have been cultivating for more than twenty years.

We create an opportunity for people to engage with themselves and their environment differently.

If you are interested in learning more about sustainable living and energy & food production, please read our manifesto.


Retreat, relax, renew.

The Wood Nymph, Erato

The Wood Nymph, Erato, a priestess and prophetess of the god Pan
a new inhabitant of Slí na Bandé




Slí na Bandé’s doors are open to:

People who would like to learn about ecological living;
People who want to take some time off to reflect;
People who would like to do a yoga intensive;
People who would like to deepen their spiritual understanding;
People who would like one to one psychotherapy;
Couples who need some special time out;
Couples with relationship difficulties;
Anybody who would like to experience good clean homecooked delicious meals;
Anybody who is looking to loose weight in a healthy way;
Or people who just want to hang out and have a good time…