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Dzogchen Beara is now closed to the public until April 30th (inclusive) with all events online only for this period. We are keeping the situation under review and in the meantime we are planning more online events.

Click here to visit our YouTube channel where we have free video and audio guided meditations.

Open Mind – Open Heart, Thursdays Online

Thursday morning 10am to 12.30pm

Relaxed online sessions with experienced instructors; introducing simple yet profound methods of meditation and contemplation, that can help bring ease, insight and inspiration into your life, to benefit yourself and others. Everyone is welcome to attend any session.

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Contemplating Change, Online Retreat

Easter Holiday Retreat
with Susan Browne
Friday 10 April, 7.30pm –  Monday 13 April, 12 noon

Everyone is welcome to join this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

  • Presentations
  • Guided meditation and contemplations
  • Interactive exercises in small groups
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Kum Nye – Tibetan Yoga

Thursday afternoon 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Meditation through Movement (Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga)

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, Kum Nye’s movement and breathing exercises restore the body’s natural rhythms and calm the mind – making it a very effective gateway to meditation practice, and support as –Read more–

Present Through the End, Online Course

Accompanying a family member or friend at the end of their lives
with Kirsten DeLeo, author of “Present Through The End. A Caring Companion’s Guide For Accompanying The Dying”
5-Part Live Online Series, April 18- May 2

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Self-Compassion, Online Retreat

Easing Anxiety through Kindness and Connection
with Christine Longaker author of “Facing Death and Finding Hope”
Friday 24 April, 7 pm – Sunday 26 April, 5.30 pm

Content

  • Clarifying the differences between empathy and compassion
  • A practical self-compassion method for on-the-spot relief
  • Methods for understanding –Read more–

Contemplative Walking

with John Douglas
Friday 1 May, 8pm to Monday 4 May, 2pm
All ages are welcome on this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

  • Integrating mindfulness into activity
  • Relaxed daily ambles of 5 to 9 km length over 3 to 4 hours
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Suitable –Read more–

Medical QiGong

Medical Qigong for Beginners and Improvers with Tony Walsh
Friday 8 May, 8pm to Sunday 10 May, 1pm

Practiced in China by young and old alike for over one thousand years Medical Qigong is a complete healthcare system. Its gentle flowing movements, integrated breathing and meditative –Read more–

Contentment: The Greatest Treasure

For over-50s with Susan Browne
Tuesday 12 May, 11am to Thursday 14 May, 1pm

Content

  • 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 –Read more–

Making Friends With Death

with Kirsten DeLeo
Friday 15 May, 8 pm – Sunday 17 May, 1pm

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

  • Guided reflections, contemplative practices and mindful movement exercises
  • Short talks, practical resources, group discussions and periods of –Read more–

Calm and Clear

with Andrew Warr
Friday 29 May, 8pm to Monday 1 June, 1pm

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

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

Take a break from the ordinary, to relax and learn –Read more–

Healing Relationships

with Rosamund Oliver and John Douglas
Friday 19 June, 8pm to Sunday 21 June, 1pm

During this weekend we focus on both compassion for ourself as well as ways to heal our relationships with others.

Topics for the weekend

  • Kindness towards our hard-to-deal-with feelings such as disappointment, –Read more–

The Practice of Tonglen

How to open our hearts and change our world, one breath at a time

with Kirsten DeLeo
Thursday 25 June, 8pm to Sunday 28 June, 1pm Content

  • short talks
  • guided meditation sessions
  • periods of silence
  • gentle movement exercises (suitable for everyone)
  • time for rest and relaxation.

Tonglen lies at –Read more–

Peaceful Mind, Loving Heart

Meditations for Finding Peace and Developing Loving Kindness
with Andrew Warr and Veronica Nicholson
Saturday 11 July, 7pm – Saturday 18 July, 1pm
Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

  • Facing Loss Healing Grief

Facing Loss, Healing Grief

with Bernie Jeffery and John Douglas
Friday 24 July, 8pm to Sunday 26 July, 1pm
Suitable for those who are experiencing bereavement due to the death of a loved one.

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Contemplative Walking

with John Douglas
Friday 31 July, 8pm to Monday 3 August, 2pm

All ages are welcome on this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

  • Integrating mindfulness into activity
  • Relaxed daily ambles of 5 to 9 km length over 3 to 4 hours
  • Packed –Read more–

Mindful and Aware

No Fee event for Younger People 18-30
Friday 7 August, 8pm to Sunday 9 August, 1pm Content

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

Take a break to slow down, unplug, relax and come home to yourself. We can easily become overwhelmed –Read more–

Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

A Weekend of Buddhist Teachings
Friday 14 August 8PM to Sunday 16 August 1PM

Occasionally we encounter people in our lives who have an immediate effect upon us. We are struck by the selfless nature of their presence, the strength of their confidence, the wisdom in their –Read more–

Deep Listening Essentials

with John Douglas
Friday 21 August, 8pm to Sunday 23 August, 3:30pm

Our annual Deep Listening Intensive, held over four days every October is one of our most popular and enduring courses and receives annual accreditation with the Irish Nurses and –Read more–

Calm and Clear

with Andrew Warr
Friday 11 September, 8pm to Sunday 13 September, 1pm

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

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

Take a break from the ordinary, to relax and learn –Read more–

Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

Body & Mind, Comfort & Ease
with Matt Padwick
Tuesday 15 September, 11am to Thursday 17 September, 1pm

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of yoga or meditation is needed.

Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable for all ages –Read more–

Deep Listening

with Rosamund Oliver
Wednesday 30 September, 8pm to Sunday 4 October, 1:30pm

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland: 24.5 Continuing Education Units
Irish College of General Practitioners: 23.5 CPD Credits and 4 GMS study leave days Deep Listening is a complete practical training using the transformational method –Read more–

Authentic Presence Immersion

Professional training in the contemplative-based approach to end-of-life care
Monday 5 October, 8pm to Tuesday 13 October, 11am

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland: pending
Irish College of General Practitioners: 40 CPD Credits and 6.5 GMS study leave days

This programme is part of Authentic Presences –Read more–

Loving Kindness

With Andrew Warr and Anne Sheehan
Connecting with our innate empathy and kindness
Friday 23 October, 8pm to Monday 26 October, 1pm
Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

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Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

Body & Mind, Comfort & Ease
with Matt Padwick
Tuesday 3 November, 11am to Thursday 5 November, 1pm

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of yoga or meditation is needed.

Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable for all ages –Read more–

  • Facing Loss Healing Grief

Facing Loss, Healing Grief

with Bernie Jeffery and John Douglas
Friday 6 November, 8pm to Sunday 8 November, 1pm
Suitable for those who are experiencing bereavement due to the death of a loved one.

Content

  • Natural Great Peace

Natural Great Peace

No Fee event with Andrew Warr and Veronica Nicholson
Friday 27 November, 8pm to Friday 4 December, 1pm
This retreat is open to anyone with previous experience of meditation.

Content

  • A retreat specifically designed for those with some experience of meditation
  • Extended periods of meditation
  • Much of the retreat –Read more–

Finding Peace

Learn how to meditate and to bring its benefit into daily life
with Andrew Warr
Friday 4 December, 8pm to Sunday 6 December, 1pm

  Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

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Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

Body & Mind, Comfort & Ease
No Fee event with Matt Padwick
Tuesday 8th December, 11am to Thursday 10th December, 1pm
Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of yoga or meditation is needed.

Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable –Read more–

Good in the Beginning

Our Annual New Year Retreat
with Andrew Warr
Tuesday 29 December, 11am to Saturday 2 January, 1pm

 

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

  • Guided meditation and contemplations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Time for –Read more–

Mindful and Aware

No Fee event for Younger People 18-30
Tuesday 5 January, 11am to Thursday 7 January, 1pm 

Content

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

Take a break to slow down, unplug, relax and come home to yourself. We can easily become –Read more–

Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

Being in Balance
Starting the New Year with Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga and Meditation
Friday 8 January, 11am to Sunday 10 January, 1pm

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of yoga or meditation is needed.

We may think of balance as bodily equilibrium or stability, –Read more–

Finding Peace

Learn how to meditate and to bring its benefit into daily life
with Andrew Warr
Friday 15 January, 8pm to Sunday 17 January, 1pm

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

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Taking Charge of your Life

with Kirsten DeLeo
Friday 22 January, 8pm – Sunday 24 January, 1pm

This is a highly participatory programme.

Content

  • Guided mindful and meditative methods that can be integrated into professional and personal life
  • Methods for connecting with our deeper motivations and resourcing our own –Read more–

Loving Kindness Week

Discovering the True Nature of Love
with Andrew Warr and Anne Sheehan
Saturday 20 February, 7pm to Saturday 27 February, 1pm

  Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

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