Contemplating Change

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend
with Susan Browne
Friday 19 April, 8pm –  Monday 22, 1pm April

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


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

Learn to reflect deeply in a way that relieves unhappiness.

Contemplative traditions go back a long time and are present in all spiritual cultures. During this weekend we will learn how to contemplate in the Buddhist tradition and will specifically focus on looking at how everything is constantly changing.

Much as we would like to control how things work out, we cannot always do that, and this can lead to unhappy states of mind.

When we contemplate deeply from the space of meditation we can develop more space, humour, perspective and be better prepared to flow with how life unfolds.


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.

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Fee €280
Concession €225

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged and apply to event fees (including food), not accommodation
(1) to apply please contact
(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 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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Susan Browne
Susan Browne
Susan Browne has over 25 years experience of Buddhist meditation and compassion practices.
She has been guiding groups and individuals in retreat over the past 20 years, both at Dzogchen Beara Buddhist Centre, on the Beara peninsula in Ireland and at the Institute of Wisdom and Compassion, Roqueredonde, France.

Susan specialises in providing insight and guidance on meditation methods most appropriate for challenges one is facing, thus allowing for the possibility of ease and wellbeing to prevail.