Loving Kindness Week

Discovering the True Nature of Love
with Andrew Warr and Anne Sheehan
Saturday 8 February, 7pm to Saturday 15 February, 1pm

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

Content

  • Ways to evoke the natural love we all have within us
  • Learning to be our own best friend
  • What does it mean to have love for those we have difficulty with
  • Providing an effective methodology in the form of Loving kindness meditation
  • Moving toward a universal love while also treasuring our near and dear ones
  • Showing how this meditation can be transformative in our daily life even in the most mundane or challenging situations

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 feel a poverty of love, which we may experience as either feeling unloved or not being able to love others as fully as we would wish.

Loving Kindness meditation is a method that helps us to develop unconditional love, starting with developing a healthy and loving relationship with ourselves and then extending out into all our relationships and ultimately to all beings.

Much of this retreat will be conducted in silence to encourage a contemplative atmosphere.

“I found all elements hugely beneficial. I have truly gained so much during this week that I now feel I will be able to use the teachings and practices in my everyday life. I found the silence beautiful and it allowed my mind to settle and become present. This has been the best investment I could have given myself. I gained something from every moment and encounter that I had here.” Siobhan

Location

The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.

Catering

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 €430
Concession €330

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged and apply to event fees (including food), not accommodation
(1) to apply please contact info@dzogchenbeara.org
(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 info@dzogchenbeara.org 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 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
Download this information here.
Andrew Warr
Andrew Warr
Andrew Warr has had a regular meditation practice for 40 years and has been studying and practicing Buddhist meditation since 1982. He has been teaching meditation for over 30 years and since 2001 has been leading courses, seminars, and retreats, principally on the subject of loving kindness, in Europe, Australia and North America. With great clarity, warmth and humour, Andrew skilfully guides people through the teachings and practices, and shows how these can be applied to our everyday life.
Anne Sheehan
Anne SheehanRigpa Senior Instructor
Anne Sheehan has spent many years studying and practising meditation. She is an experienced instructor who has an ability to communicate the depth of the Buddhist teachings in a very accessible way. She regularly instructs on Meditation and Loving Kindness on events at Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre and at Rigpa Centres throughout Ireland.
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