Contentment: The Greatest Treasure

For over-50s with Susan Browne
Tuesday 23 July, 11am to Thursday 25 July, 1pm


  • Guided meditation and contemplations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Time for rest, relaxation and enjoying nature

As we age and move through the stages of life, the practice of Meditation can help us develop a deep contentment and be less disturbed by whatever we encounter in our day to day lives.

The practice of contemplation can help us sort out our priorities by reflecting on what is most important and what will bring us true contentment. On this retreat Susan will guide us through the steps of meditation and contemplation and we will learn how we can use these methods to make our lives as meaningful as possible at whatever stage and age we are at on life’s journey.


The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.


Delicious two course vegetarian lunches, with soup and bread in the evenings. Cooked with love at Dzogchen Beara, using homegrown and organic ingredients whenever possible. Tea and coffee.

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Fee €250
Concession €215

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged and apply to event fees (including food), not accommodation
(1) to apply please contact
(2) you can avail of a concession only if you stay in the hostel or share a room in a cottage or the Care Centre with your friend/partner, or stay off site.

Dzogchen Beara has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.
Please email to to discuss flexible payment options or request assistance from our retreat fund.

Limited accommodation is available on-site. Book early!
A list of hostels, B&B’s self-catering accommodation and hotels in the local area can be downloaded here.

Vegetarian lunches and light evening meals are provided. The cost is included in your fee.
Online booking here
Enquiries by email or + 353 (0) 27 73032
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Susan Browne
Susan Browne
Susan Browne has over 25 years experience of Buddhist meditation and compassion practices.
She has been guiding groups and individuals in retreat over the past 20 years, both at Dzogchen Beara Buddhist Centre, on the Beara peninsula in Ireland and at the Institute of Wisdom and Compassion, Roqueredonde, France.
Susan specialises in providing insight and guidance on meditation methods most appropriate for challenges one is facing, thus allowing for the possibility of ease and wellbeing to prevail.