Loving Kindness

Setting the Heart Free
Friday 10 November, 7:30pm to Sunday 12 November, 1pm

Join us for a transformative weekend retreat centered around Loving Kindness meditation, a powerful tool to open our hearts, cultivate empathy, and extend genuine kindness beyond our own limited boundaries. With roots in ancient Buddhist teachings, this practice guides us towards developing goodwill and friendliness towards ourselves and others, with the aspiration that all beings have happiness and be free from suffering.

In today’s fast-paced world, where information overload and societal pressures can overwhelm us, our hearts can easily close up, leaving us feeling lonely and anxious. However, there is a way to break free from this cycle.

During this retreat, we will explore the stages of the practice, offer guidance to overcome obstacles, and create a practical plan to integrate Loving Kindness into your daily life. Embrace this opportunity to reconnect with the immeasurable treasury of love within you and experience the profound impact it can have on your well-being.

“Real deepening of both meditation and Loving Kindness in a perfect environment where even the birds are loving.” (Karin)


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.

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Fee €275
Concession €235

Dzogchen Beara has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.
Please email info@dzogchenbeara.org to request assistance from our retreat fund or to discuss flexible payment options.

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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Anne Sheehan
Anne Sheehan
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.
Derek Corr
Derek Corr
Derek has been studying and practicing meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for over 22 years. He has been part of the Dzogchen Beara team since 2013 and regularly teaches meditation and guides retreats throughout our yearly programme.