Events 2016-12-21T03:53:26+00:00

Upcoming Events

Summer Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche

Summer Retreat
With Sogyal Rinpoche
Friday 30 June, 6pm – Sunday 9 July 4pm
Weekend Option Friday 30 June, 6pm – Sunday 2 July 4pm

The summer retreat is our main event of the year, a unique opportunity to receive –Read more–

Reflecting on our Living Will

One Day Seminar – How to compose an advanced healthcare directive
Wednesday 19 July, 9:30AM to 4:30PM

If we could no longer communicate our wishes and preferences about medical care, would others know what we might want? Do we know what we want?

This is a day for –Read more–

  • Facing Loss Healing Grief

Facing Loss, Healing Grief

with Bernie Jeffery and John Douglas
Friday 21 July, 8pm to Sunday 23 July, 1pm

This event is fully booked. If you feel you would like to attend the next retreat planned for November, please contact a member of the retreat team on 00353 +27 73 370. –Read more–

Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

“The Words of My Perfect Teacher”
Friday 28 July 8PM to Tuesday 1 August 4PM

Friday evening’s session will include registration and orientation, an introduction to the retreat and meditation held by senior students. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will begin teaching on Saturday.

This retreat presents a rare opportunity to receive a –Read more–

  • Contemplative walking picture

Contemplative Walking

with John Douglas
Friday 4 August, 8pm to Monday 7 August, 1pm

Spend a Bank Holiday Weekend experiencing mindfulness in action through meditation and relaxed walking on beautiful trails.

If you find that meditation does not come easily in your city room, be inventive and go out into nature. Nature –Read more–

  • Deep Listening

Advanced Deep Listening

With Rosamund Oliver
Thursday 14, 8pm to Sunday 17 September, 1:30 pm
This is a follow on seminar of Deep Listening Training for those who have already done a Deep Listening Intensive seminar in Ireland or elsewhere. New training material will be covered, supported by extensive experiential exercises, –Read more–

Calm and Clear

With Andrew Warr
Friday 22, 8pm – Sunday 24 September, 1pm

Take a break from the ordinary, to relax and learn an effective meditation technique that will enrich your life with greater mindfulness and awareness.

Learn how to establish a simple daily meditation practice at home, and how the –Read more–

  • Healing Relationships, photo:Sam Caplat

Healing Relationships

With Rosamund Oliver
Friday 29, 8pm to Sunday 1 October, 1 pm
The aim of this retreat is to support our own healing, self-compassion and a process of forgiveness; to enable more compassionate and authentic interactions with partners, family members and work colleagues.

Sometimes, in our relationship with others, we –Read more–

  • Deep Listening

Deep Listening Intensive

With Rosamund Oliver
Wednesday 4, 8pm to Sunday 8 October, 1:30 pm
“Listening is a far more difficult process than most people imagine. Really to listen is to let go utterly of ourselves, to let go of all the information, all the concepts, all the ideas and all –Read more–

  • meditation as a way of being

Meditation as a Way of Being

Free Spirit event with Chris Whiteside
Tuesday 17, 11 am – Thursday 19 October, 1pm
A mid-week retreat, which has been specially developed for the over-50s.

Meditation is a wise and skilful way of coming to understand and relate to all of our our experiences with –Read more–

Loving Kindness

with Andrew Warr
Friday 27 , 8pm – Monday 30 October, 1pm
An introduction to meditations which offer gentle yet powerful tools to open our hearts and minds, to connect with the immeasurable treasury of love within us and to develop empathy and kindness far beyond conventional limitations.

It is –Read more–

  • Dzogchen Beara

Wellbeing and Renewal

A special meditation retreat for health and social care professionals
with Kirsten DeLeo
Wednesday 8, 8pm to Sunday 12 November, 1pm


How can we be present for others and at the same time maintain our inner balance and strength?

Take time out, away from everyday responsibilities and stress, to re-connect –Read more–

  • Facing Loss Healing Grief

Facing Loss, Healing Grief

with Bernie Jeffery and John Douglas
Friday 24, 8pm to Sunday 26 November, 1pm Suitable for those who are personally experiencing bereavement.

Grief is a natural response to the ongoing loss we experience when someone close to us dies. In this retreat, using meditation and reflections, we will –Read more–

  • Natural Great Peace

Natural Great Peace

Free Spirit event with Andrew Warr and Veronica Nicholson
Friday 1, 8pm – Friday 8 December, 1pm
This retreat is open to anyone with previous experience of meditation.

This is a 7-day retreat, please register only if you can attend the full week.

“Generally we waste our lives, distracted from –Read more–

Finding Peace

What Meditation Really Is with Andrew Warr
Friday 8, 8pm – Sunday 10 December 2017, 1pm
“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to –Read more–

Good in the Beginning

New Year Retreat
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 11am – Mon 1 January 2018, 1pm

Traditionally the New Year is a time for making a fresh start and seeing what direction we would like our life to take.

This retreat is an ideal opportunity to –Read more–

Finding Peace

What Meditation Really Is with Andrew Warr
Friday 19, 8pm – Sunday 21 January 2018, 1pm
“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to –Read more–

Loving Kindness Week

Discovering the True Nature of Love
Sat 10, 6pm – Sat 17 February 2018, 1pm
During this 7-day retreat we can enter deeply into the gentle yet powerful practice of Loving Kindness.

When our hearts and minds are filled with love we naturally experience happiness and well-being, yet many of us –Read more–