Peaceful Mind, Loving Heart

Meditations for Finding Peace and Developing Loving Kindness
with Andrew Warr and Veronica Nicholson
Saturday 11 July, 7pm – Saturday 18 July, 1pm

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


  • Guided meditation and contemplations
  • Discussion
  • Opportunities for clarification of meditation practice with experienced instructors
  • A relaxed schedule giving plenty of time for yourself to enjoy the inspirational natural environment.
  • Optional Kum Nye movement sessions

A unique summer week of guidance and instruction on meditations for finding peace and developing loving kindness. The meditation for finding peace allows the mind to settle and be more at ease so we can feel centred and present. For this, we will include meditations using the senses which can be particularly joyful in the natural beauty of Dzogchen Beara.

We will also explore the classical meditation for cultivating loving kindness which helps us to find more warmth in how we relate to both ourselves and to others.

Dedicated support sessions for beginners will give the opportunity for clarification while more practice-oriented sessions will give those who are already familiar the space to deepen their experience.

The retreat will also feature optional Kum Nye movement sessions, to energise and harmonise mind and body.

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: €470
Concession €415

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged and apply to event fees (including food), not accommodation
(1) to apply please contact
(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 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 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
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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.
Veronica Nicholson
Veronica NicholsonRigpa Senior Instructor
Veronica first met Tibetan Buddhism in 1997 and started training as an instructor in 2001. She trained as a photographer, but took a break to work in Dzogchen Beara for four years. In 2010 she went back to college to do a Masters Degree in Digital Arts, and is now working full time as a photographer. Her book ‘Observing Offaly,’ a photographic record of life in her adopted county, was published in November 2016.