Spring Meditation Retreat with Kirsten DeLeo
Tuesday March 28, 11am to Thursday March 30, 1pm

For beginners and anyone who likes to give their meditation practice a boost.

Spring is a great time to make a fresh start. Meditation is a down-to-earth and practical resource. It helps us stay sane, feel more in touch with ourselves, connected with others and awake in our lives.

This restorative meditation retreat focuses on how we can better deal with anxiety, stress and distractions, and stay more grounded, spacious and kind.

Each day will include:

  • short teachings and discussions
  • sitting and walking meditations
  • periods of silence
  • gentle mindfulness movements
  • time for rest and relaxation

There is the possibility of personal interviews to clarify practice questions. After the retreat, participants will receive recorded meditations to inspire their meditation practice at home.

“This retreat gave me the courage to let go of the past and the fear of the future.”
“As a beginner to meditation and mindfulness, Awake has been an enlightening experience and I look forward to bringing what I learned back home.”
“Awake is not just a guide to meditation, but important for life.”

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 €295
Concession €255

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.

Limited accommodation is available on-site. Book early!
A list of hostels, B&B’s self-catering accommodation and hotels in the local area is available 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)