Bring Your Group

On this page you can find out about how you can bring your group to Dzogchen Beara and enjoy the beautiful natural environment of our Buddhist Meditation Centre. To find out more please read below and fill out this Expression of Interest form.

Day Visits and Mini Retreats

Many groups ask to join our mini-retreats.  This summer we will be running our mini retreat programme  from mid July to September. If your group would like to join one of our mini-retreats please complete this Expression of Interest form and we will be in touch with dates and details.

What are Mini-retreats?

Mini-retreats are half day reterats that are suitable for everyone and no previous experience of meditation or Buddhism is needed.

These relaxed drop-in sessions with experienced meditation teachers are open to the general public but groups can be accommodated easily. The sessions  introduce simple yet profound methods of meditation and contemplation based on the Wisdom and Compassion tradition of Buddhism, that can help bring ease, insight and inspiration into your life, to benefit yourself and others.

After the session enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch prepared with organic vegetables grown on the site, served in the shrine room with sweeping panoramic views of sea and sky.

We are happy to tailor your visit based on your needs so we also offer personalised packages for your group. Please note there is a minimum of 15 people for tailored group visits.

Please get in touch to discuss your needs by filling out this Expression of Interest form.

Keeping our minds healthy is essential for young people today and this is being acknowledged more and more in schools in Ireland. Dzogchen Beara offers visits for primary and secondary schools who wish to get to know the centre, receive an introduction to meditation & Buddhism, have a tour of the site or even stay for vegetarian lunch.

We’re more than happy to discuss your needs so please fill out this Expression of Interest form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

Research has shown that meditation improves focus and concentration, promotes emotional well-being by helping with stress and anxiety, improves sleep quality, reduces pain, improves cardiovascular health and immunity and enhances self-awareness.

A typical visit includes:

  • Introduction to a simple method of meditation for calming the mind
  • Introduction to Loving Kindness meditation for developing kindness towards ourselves and others
  • Short Video Presentations
  • History of Buddhism and the centre
  • Time for questions and discussion
  • A tour of the grounds including the new temple, Spiritual Care Centre, gardens and stupa (Buddhist monument)
  • Visit to our Cafe/Gift Shop
  • Vegetarian lunch

We also offer personalised packages for your group. Please get in touch to discuss your needs by filling out this Expression of Interest form.

Venue Hire

Dzogchen Beara welcomes like-minded groups that share our values and ethical principles to our beautiful venue hire facilities with spectacular ocean views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Our experienced team will ensure every aspect of your event runs smoothly.

Event Space

We offer a choice of event spaces (subject to availability) to suit smaller or larger groups with ceiling to floor windows overlooking the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.


Our onsite accommodation choices range from private ocean view en-suite rooms and holiday cottages to our farmhouse hostel.


We can provide catering for groups. We offer a delicious menu of home baked vegetarian food and can cater for special dietary needs upon request. Alternatively, facilities are also available for groups that wish to self-cater.

Please get in touch to discuss your needs by filling out this Expression of Interest form.