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Help Open the Temple in 2022!

​“I think the temple will be a good kind of magnet which will inspire many things for the future and for the benefit of beings. There’s no other purpose than benefiting beings. That‘s the main thing… This temple will bring the heart and it will really bring the energy and bring the blessing”. Sogyal Rinpoche, Dzogchen Beara, 2016

A coppersmith at work on the uppermost Dharmakaya roof.

Thanks to the generosity of many donors from all around the world work is progressing to crown the temple at Dzogchen Beara with golden-coloured copper roofs. Now you have an opportunity to join this support network and make a personal connection with the temple as we gather the money needed to commence the next phase necessary to open in 2022.

We’re preparing contracts for the final phase of construction, including ceilings and floors, fit-out of the interior, reception area, AV/IT, paving, landscaping etc.

Everything is in place to open the temple in 2022 if we can raise €228,000 by January.

You can help to accomplish this historic goal!

Donate 2As well as spiritual reasons, there’s a compelling financial incentive to keep going without delay. Prices of materials and labour are rising steadily due to global uncertainty, so any slowdown in building will lead to an increase in costs.

Masons building a drystone wall behind the temple.

We need a big push now to give us momentum. Please give what you can!

All donors’ names will be included on a scroll to be enshrined in the temple when it is complete. You can donate in your name, the name of a loved one, or of somebody who has passed away. The intentions of all donors are prayed for daily by the Dzogchen Beara community.

Amazing progress continues to be made in recent weeks. To the east, walls and pillars were begun in October to create a magnificent sweeping entrance to the site. Work also commenced on a waterfall (as stipulated by Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche) and a dry stone wall is being built to the north, behind which beautiful plants will climb the cliff and rock armour.

You can sponsor any of these projects in the Temple Donor’s Shop.

Donate here or set up a monthly standing order. For information about tax-efficient giving, email here.

In November we ordered the main Buddha statue from Thailand, with a “Looks Like Me” Guru Rinpoche statue and a Tara statue from Nepal. We began casting decorative pieces to adorn the shrine where they will sit and received three large ceremonial carpets from India, woven in traditional Tibetan style.

We recently received two ceremonial Tibetan carpets from India.

At this time of new beginnings, we look forward to moving to a greater focus on sacred art and architecture but first we need your help to sign contracts to complete the main building.

With your continued support we can all look forward to being together inside the temple, this time next year!