Taking Charge of your Life

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

This is a highly participatory programme.


  • 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 inner wisdom and compassion
  • Practical and effective pathways to reduce stress & enhance mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
  • Methods to cultivate self-compassion & enhance social connection
  • Contemplative tools to transform challenging situations and communications
  • Group dialogue
  • One-on-one guidance and support

We have no power over what challenges life throws our way, that’s true.
But we have power over how we respond and navigate them.

This retreat offers you a chance to (re-)discover your personal goals. It’s an opportunity to ignite dreams still hidden within, all the aspirations that may have got lost along the way.

It is a time for you, to explore how you can really live your life true to your heart and in line with your values.

Drawing from Buddhist wisdom and meditative techniques, Kirsten will help you make small, but significant changes you need, to flourish and grow, and empowered to be a positive force in this world.

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.

Book online now

Fee €240
Concession €195

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 request assistance from our retreat fund or to discuss flexible payment options.

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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Kirsten DeLeo
Kirsten DeLeo
KIRSTEN DELEO is a teacher in the field of contemplative care and leads courses, workshops, and retreats on the topics of caring for the dying, contemplative communication, meditation, compassion and building resilience. She is an international trainer with the Spiritual Care Programme, an outreach network that offers education and care in Europe, North America and Australia. For fourteen years she served as lead faculty of “Authentic Presence,” a professional certificate in contemplative end-of-life care. The certificate was launched at Naropa University/Colorado and now runs as an independent course in the US and Ireland. Kirsten is the author of Present Through The End. A Caring Companion’s Guide to Accompanying the Dying (Shambhala Publications, August 2019)