Loving Kindness

Connecting with our innate empathy and kindness
with Andrew Warr and Anne Sheehan
Friday 11 October, 8pm to Sunday 13 October, 1pm

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

Content

  • Ways to evoke the natural love we all have within us
  • Learning to be our own best friend
  • What does it mean to have love for those we have difficulty with
  • Providing an effective methodology in the form of Loving kindness meditation
  • Moving toward a universal love while also treasuring our near and dear ones
  • Showing how this meditation can be transformative in our daily life even in the most mundane or challenging situations

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 a timeless spiritual truth that we all have an immeasurable treasury of love within us.

2,500 years ago the Buddha taught his disciples the meditations on Loving Kindness as a way to reconnect with that inner wealth. In modern times these meditations still provide gentle yet powerful tools for opening our hearts and minds.

Loving kindness is a practice which has proved tremendously helpful, both to those who are already experienced in other forms of meditation and those who are completely new to meditation.

This retreat will provide the tools to establish Loving Kindness as a source of nourishment and well-being in our life and to integrate the practice meaningfully into our everyday reality.

“Real deepening of both meditation and Loving Kindness in a perfect environment where even the birds are loving.” (Karin)

Location

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

Catering

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.

Book online now

Fee €230
Concession €185

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged and apply to event fees (including food), not accommodation
(1) to apply please contact info@dzogchenbeara.org
(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 info@dzogchenbeara.org 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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Andrew Warr
Andrew Warr
Andrew Warr has had a regular meditation practice for 40 years and has been studying and practicing Buddhist meditation since 1982. He has been teaching meditation for over 20 years and since 2001 has been leading courses, seminars, and retreats, principally on the subject of loving kindness, in Europe, Australia and North America. He has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1984 and has taken a prominent role in designing curriculum courses in Rigpa over many years. With great clarity, warmth and humour, Andrew skilfully guides people through the teachings and practices, and shows how these can be applied to our everyday life.
Anne Sheehan
Anne SheehanRigpa Senior Instructor
Anne Sheehan has spent many years studying and practising meditation. She is an experienced instructor who has an ability to communicate the depth of the Buddhist teachings in a very accessible way. She regularly instructs on Meditation and Loving Kindness on events at Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre and at Rigpa Centres throughout Ireland.
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