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The Care Centre
at Dzogchen Beara

A haven of peace in difficult times

Guests are welcome to attend free daily guided meditations.

The Care Centre

The Care Centre provides a tranquil and healing space which is open to everybody, whether you wish to relax and renew your energy and inspiration in your own way or to avail of the planned support of our Spiritual Care Team.

The building is especially designed as a sanctuary in which to come home to yourself. It is cosy and spacious, providing a warm environment filled with colour, wood and natural light.

The Care Centre is one of the most wheelchair accessible buildings in Ireland, offering a choice of en suite accommodation including four large conservatory rooms and three guest rooms, all with spectacular ocean views. View accommodation gallery here.

Complimentary continental breakfast is available for all guests, including teas, coffee, milk, eggs, cheese, yoghurt, fruit, bread and jams. A vegetarian buffet lunch can be booked for a daily charge of €10. Our fully equipped modern kitchen is available for your self-catering needs, with shops in nearby Castletownbere and Allihies.

Rest and Renewal Breaks

Dzogchen Beara offers an ideally quiet and serene environment, a point from which to explore the unspoilt Beara peninsula. You are welcome to attend our daily guided meditations if you wish and complementary therapies are available by appointment. You can enjoy quiet space to be alone, or chat with your fellow guests, staff and volunteers in the shared kitchen and lounge areas.
Book accommodation on-line here.

Care Breaks

The Spiritual Care Team offers planned breaks for guests who are;
•    Facing long-term or life-limiting illness
•    Grieving the loss of a loved one
•    Living with a disability
•    Needing a break from being a carer
•    Experiencing difficulties in relationships
•    Experiencing stress or burn-out

The team offers support through listening and companionship, as well as guidance in meditations and contemplations which are helpful for stress, anxiety, grief or pain. While these practices come from the Buddhist tradition they are universally meaningful for those of all faiths and for those with a secular outlook: Suitable for complete beginners, they don’t involve difficult postures or complicated techniques.

We use the word ‘spiritual’ to describe needs which we all share, whatever our beliefs:
•    To love and make an authentic connection with others
•    To understand and transform suffering
•    To rely on a refuge or source of peace
•    To find meaning in life

To book a Care Break
To book a Care Break you must speak to the Care Team before booking.
Phone the Care Centre to speak to one of the team about your wishes and preferences for your break.
Once this introductory conversation is complete you can book online.

Our care breaks are fully booked until February 2018.  (You are welcome to stay at the Care Centre but one-to-one care sessions are not available.)

There is no charge for support offered at The Care Centre. Guests on Care Breaks are invited to make a donation according to their means. Financial assistance is available (by written application) to help cover accommodation costs for guests on limited incomes. Please contact us for further details.

For enquiries please contact us or phone 027 73 370
(The office is open, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm.)

Book Care Centre Now

During retreats, the hostel and cottages are reserved for participants but the Care Centre is open for bookings as usual.
To book accommodation in the Care Centre during retreats and other events please contact the Administration Office at or phone +353 (0)27 73 032 to book directly.