The Practice of Tonglen – Online

How to Open our Hearts and Change our World, One Breath at a Time
with Kirsten DeLeo
Saturday May 8 to Sunday May 9, 10am – 11.30am (Irish Time)


  • Two online talks with time for Q & A
  • Guided meditation sessions

These two online sessions are of particular interest to those who have a good foundation in meditation and the practice of loving-kindness and who wish to deepen their practice.

Tonglen lies at the very heart of training in compassion in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Literally translated ’tonglen’ means ‘giving and receiving’. Tonglen is one of the most powerful methods to unblock our natural capacity for love. It frees our innate healing energies of wisdom and compassion to transform ourselves and the world we live in.

The practice of Tonglen offers us a way in which we can actively develop fearless compassion and directly work with suffering.

Kirsten DeLeo will introduce and guide the practice and explore the questions that arise when we engage in the practice.


Saturday May 8, 10am – 11:30am Irish Time (11-12:30 CET)

Sunday May 9, 10am – 11:30am Irish Time (11-12:30 CET)

How to prepare for the online event

To prepare for the live streaming please see here.

We look forward to seeing you on-line!

Book online now

Fee €45
Concession €35

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged.

Dzogchen Beara has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.
Please email to to discuss flexible payment options or request assistance from our retreat fund.


Online booking here
Enquiries by email or + 353 (0) 27 73032

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Kirsten DeLeo
Kirsten DeLeo
Kirsten DeLeo, is a meditation teacher and author of “Present Through The End. A Caring Companion’s Guide for Accompanying the Dying”. Kirsten helped to develop “Authentic Presence”, one of the first training programmes in contemplative-based end-of-life care (

She has been immersed in Buddhist practice for over twenty years, including a three-year meditation retreat. She is a member of the Buddhist Ministry Working Group, an initiative of Harvard School of Divinity.

To find out more about Kirsten, visit