Events 2018-03-05T15:05:09+00:00

Upcoming Events

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Meditation as a Way of Being

A free retreat specially developed for the over-50s
with Chris Whiteside
Tuesday 24, 11 am – Thursday 26 April, 1pm

Meditation is a wise and skilful way of coming to understand and relate to all of our our –Read more–

Courage, Love and Connection

Self-compassion as a heroic journey
with Christine Longaker
Friday 4, 7.30pm to Monday 7 May, 1pm

How do we treat our self in difficult situations, when something goes wrong, or after making a mistake? What’s the tone of our inner self-talk? Are we sympathetic, understanding, and kind? Or –Read more–

Joyful Voice

A compassionate, profound and fun approach to discovering your voice!
with Corrine and Dan Ewen
Friday 11, 8pm to Sunday 13 May, 1pm

After a successful workshop last Spring, ‘Joyful Voice’ returns to Dzogchen Beara!
“Ten out of ten. –Read more–

10 Ways to Wellbeing at Work

Practical wisdom for busy times
with Maureen Cooper
Friday 18, 8pm to Sunday 20 May, 4pm

Work takes up such a huge part of our life. We spend more time with work colleagues than our family and friends. We invest our talent, our inspiration and our –Read more–

Chagdud Khadro

Friday 25, 8 pm – Sunday 27 May, 1pm

We are delighted to welcome Chagdud Khadro back to Dzogchen Beara, to teach on the theme of how to live an authentic spiritual life in the modern world.

Chagdud Khadro married Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche—a great master of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism—in 1979, and –Read more–

Calm and Clear

With Andrew Warr
Friday 1, 8pm – Monday 4 June, 1pm
Take a break from the ordinary, to relax and learn an effective meditation technique that will enrich your life with greater mindfulness and awareness.

Learn how to establish a simple daily meditation practice at home, and how the –Read more–

Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche

Transforming Adversity into Awakening

Friday 15, 8 pm – Sunday 17 June, 1pm Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is one of the most renowned Tibetan teachers currently teaching in the west.

She is the daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen. Born into the Mindrolling lineage, which throughout its history has had many accomplished female masters.

Rinpoche –Read more–

Summer Meditation Retreat

Peaceful Mind, Loving Heart: Meditations for finding peace and developing loving kindness

with Andrew Warr

Sat 23, 11am – Sat 30 June, 1pm

Option 1 (Meditation) Sat 23, 11am – Tue 26 June, 1pm

Option 2 (Loving Kindness) Wed 27, 11am – Sat 30 June, 1pm

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  • Healing Relationships, photo:Sam Caplat

Healing Relationships

With Rosamund Oliver
Friday 6 July, 8pm to Sunday 8 July, 1 pm The aim of this retreat is to support our own healing, self-compassion and a process of forgiveness; to enable more compassionate and authentic interactions with partners, family members and work colleagues.

Sometimes, in our relationship with others, –Read more–

  • Facing Loss Healing Grief

Facing Loss, Healing Grief

with Bernie Jeffery and John Douglas
Friday 13 July, 8pm to Sunday 15 July, 1pm
Suitable for those who are personally experiencing bereavement.

Grief is a natural response to the ongoing loss we experience when someone close to us dies. In this retreat, using meditation and reflections, we –Read more–

Contentment the Greatest Treasure

with Susan Browne
Tuesday 17, 11am –  Thursday 19, 1pm July
For over-50s

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 –Read more–

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Contemplative Walking

with John Douglas
Friday 3 August, 8pm to Monday 6 August, 1pm

Spend a Bank Holiday Weekend experiencing mindfulness in action through meditation and relaxed walking on beautiful trails.

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh

This popular retreat focuses on cultivating mindfulness in –Read more–

Medical QiGong

with Tony Walsh
24, 8pm – 26 Aug 1pm

For beginners. Practiced in China by young and old alike for over one thousand years Medical Qigong is a complete healthcare system. Its simple, yet powerful, gentle flowing movements, integrated breathing and meditative awareness invigorates our natural healing –Read more–

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Friday 14, 8pm to Sunday 16 September, 1pm

A weekend of teachings with a highly learned Tibetan Buddhist Lama and author. Trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters, Ringu Tulku is known for the engaging humour and clarity of his teachings and for his love –Read more–

Medical QiGong

with Tony Walsh
21, 8pm – 23 Sep 1pm

Practiced in China by young and old alike for over one thousand years Medical Qigong is a complete healthcare system. Its simple, yet powerful, gentle flowing movements, integrated breathing and meditative awareness invigorates our natural healing ability bringing –Read more–

Calm and Clear

With Andrew Warr
Friday 28, 8pm – Sunday 30 September, 1pm
Take a break from the ordinary, to relax and learn an effective meditation technique that will enrich your life with greater mindfulness and awareness.

Learn how to establish a simple daily meditation practice at home, and how the –Read more–

Deep Listening Intensive

With Rosamund Oliver
Wednesday 3, 8pm to Sunday 7 October, 1:30 pm

Deep Listening is a professional training in the skills of Awareness Centred Deep Listening. This method enables us to become compassionately present when listening to another person. Through the pervasive awareness generated through this method, we –Read more–

With an Open Heart

with John Douglas
Tuesday 16, 11am – Thursday 18 Oct 1pm
Accompanying others on their journey facing serious or terminal illness, aging or loss offers us profound opportunities for spiritual growth and transformation.

Drawing from Buddhist wisdom teachings, you will learn step-by-step how to –Read more–

Loving Kindness

with Andrew Warr
Friday 26 , 8pm – Monday 29 October, 1pm
An introduction to meditations which offer gentle yet powerful tools to open our hearts and minds, to connect with the immeasurable treasury of love within us and to develop empathy and kindness far beyond conventional limitations.

It is –Read more–

  • meditation as a way of being

Meditation as a Way of Being

A free retreat specially developed for the over-50s
with Chris Whiteside
Tuesday 6, 11 am – Thursday 8 November, 1pm
A mid-week retreat, which has been specially developed for the over-50s.

Meditation is a wise and skilful way of coming to understand and relate to all of –Read more–

The Four Immeasureables

with Valerie Baker
Friday 9, 8pm – Monday 12 November, 1pm

In the Buddhist teachings compassion is explained in terms of four qualities; love, compassion, joy and equanimity. When these are developed to their fullest extent, they are known as ‘the Four Immeasurables’.

During this weekend we will –Read more–

Wellbeing and Renewal

A special meditation retreat for health and social care professionals
with Kirsten DeLeo
Wednesday 14, 8pm to Sunday 18 November, 1pm

Professional accreditation
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland: 22 CEUs
Irish College of General Practitioners: 12.5 CPD Credits, 1.5 GMS Study leave days


How can we be present for others and at –Read more–

  • Facing Loss Healing Grief

Facing Loss, Healing Grief

with Bernie Jeffery and John Douglas
Friday 23, 8pm to Sunday 25 November, 1pm
Suitable for those who are personally experiencing bereavement.

Grief is a natural response to the ongoing loss we experience when someone close to us dies. In this retreat, using meditation and reflections, we will –Read more–

  • Natural Great Peace

Natural Great Peace

Free Spirit event with Andrew Warr and Veronica Nicholson
Friday 30 November, 8pm – Friday 7 December, 1pm
This retreat is open to anyone with previous experience of meditation.

This is a 7-day retreat, please register only if you can attend the full week.

Practicing meditation in a retreat environment –Read more–

Finding Peace

What Meditation Really Is with Andrew Warr
Friday 7, 8pm – Sunday 9 December 2018, 1pm
“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to –Read more–