Spring Meditation Retreat with Kirsten DeLeo
Friday 22 March, 7:30pm to Sunday 24 March, 1pm

For beginners and anyone who likes to give their meditation practise 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

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

What people are saying

“The AWAKE 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 at Dzogchen Beara has been an enlightening experience and I look forward to brining what I learned back home.”

“Kirsten DeLeo’s 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 €275
Concession €235

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

To view our visitor information, please click here.

Kirsten DeLeo
Kirsten DeLeo
Kirsten DeLeo is a meditation teacher and author of the award-winning book “Present Through The End. A Caring Companion’s Guide for Accompanying the Dying”.
Kirsten has accompanied seriously ill patients and their families for more than twenty-five years and has been immersed in Buddhist practice for over twenty years, including a three-year meditation retreat. She helped to pioneer “Authentic Presence”, one of the first training programmes in contemplative end-of-life care in the US. Kirsten lives near Dzogchen Beara where she teaches regularly and supports the guests of the Spiritual Care Centre. Kirsten is known for her clarity and warmth and shares the practices of meditation and compassion in a down-to-earth way.
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