Retreats for Rigpa Mandala Students

If you have a heartfelt wish to do one of these retreats but face financial challenges, you can avail of flexible payment options or apply for a Study and Practice grant towards your retreat contribution.
If you are interested in doing a retreat that is not listed below please let us know, as your aspiration can influence future programming.
Dzogchen Beara offers limited places for Dzogchen students to do solitary retreat.
Contact retreats@dzogchenbeara.org
Dukngal Rangdrol Nyenpa

Dates: 6th October 2022  to 3rd January 2023

Dukngal Rangdrol ‘The Natural Liberation of Suffering’ is a sadhana of Avalokiteshvara from the Longchen_Nyingtik.

This is a unique opportunity to do a nyenpa of this extraordinary practice, with the inspiration and support of a secluded three month group retreat.

There may also be a possibility to do a shorter period of less than three months. (However, priority will be given to those who wish to do the full three month nyenpa.)

There will be an option to continue in retreat for those who wish to fulfil more of the accumulations after the initial three month period.

We are exploring the possibility of a second three month nyenpa starting early January, please let us know if you would be interested in this option.

To apply, or for more information, write to retreats@dzogchenbeara.org

Eligibility Criteria

You have completed a Rigdzin Dupa Nyenpa.

You have received the Empowerment for Dukngal Rangdrol.

You have received the complete 2022 teachings on Dukngal Rangdrol with Khenchen Pema Sherab.

Retreat Fee

3 Month Nyenpa Fee (6 Oct 2022 – 3 Jan 2023): €4,600
This includes retreat fee, accommodation and full catering

If you have a heartfelt wish to do this retreat but face financial challenges, there are a number of possibilities.

You can avail of flexible payment options by contacting retreats@dzogchenbeara.org to arrange a payment plan.

Study and Practice Grant

You can apply for a Terton Sogyal Trust Study and Practice Grant towards your retreat contribution.

Personal Retreats

Personal Retreats are an opportunity to go much deeper into practice away from the busyness of our daily lives, whether we are accumulating Ngondro, practicing meditation or loving kindness, or wish to deepen our study.

In retreat we benefit from the three components which support us in integrating the benefit of our practice into daily life – right environment, practice in formal sessions, and integrating during the breaks.

Your retreat can be a short as a few days or up to several months and your schedule will be worked out to suit you.

You will have a single room in a reserved retreat area with glorious views out over the Atlantic Ocean. Rigpa students have been doing retreat in these rooms for over 20 years, and fruition of their practice is tangible – you can feel the blessings in the peaceful and settled atmosphere.

There is silence in the retreat area until 1pm, and again from 8pm onwards.

You are welcome to join the local sangha for daily group practices and to participate in daily guided meditation and loving kindness sessions.

Cost
The cost of only €50 a day includes access to an extensive library of books and teachings and instructor support as well as full catering and a laundry service, so you can devote your entire day to undistracted practice.

Travel

Further Information

Catering
All meals are vegetarian and we can offer a gluten and dairy free special diet if needed.

“Dzogchen Beara is a place where all thoughts and emotions find space to come to rest by themselves. The open sky with the sun, the wind, the sea, the fog, the rain and the weather´s constant change make you experience the constant change of everything. You wake up and you can´t see anything because it´s so foggy, after one hour of practice you look up and suddenly there is the sea and the waves, one hour later the sky wears the most beautiful blue dress and the seagulls glide through the sky, 30 minutes later rain. No chance to hold on a single experience as lasting. This very direct experience of change is safely held in an atmosphere of practice and love and care. I could open up completely. I got in touch with all kinds of feelings and emotions and had the space to let them go again and see their impermanent nature. At the same time I got in touch with something bigger that hosts all these risings. Clarity took place. I found space in myself and I carry Dzogchen Beara in my heart wherever I go to keep me in touch with my true nature.”
– A Ngondro student who did three weeks personal retreat

Tsa Sum Retreats

Yang Nying Pudri Nyenpa
September 2023 to February 2024
with options to enter the retreat for one, two or three months.

Yang Nying Pudri is a cycle of Vajrakilaya practices revealed as a terma by Tertön Sogyal. It is the main yidam practice of the Rigpa sangha, and this is a unique opportunity to do this extraordinary practice with the inspiration and support of a secluded group retreat.

For further information, email: retreats@dzogchenbeara.org

 

Terton Sogyal Foundation Study and Practice Grants

If you have a heartfelt wish to do one of these retreats but face financial challenges, you can avail of flexible payment options or apply for a Study and Practice grant towards your retreat contribution.

Working Retreats

We now offer the opportunity for Ngondro/Sadhana students to come and be on retreat at Dzogchen Beara, for no charge, in exchange for five hours work a day, five days a week.

Positions on this Work-Retreat Programme are available for periods of one month up to three months, and depend on the skills of the retreatant matching the needs of the tasks that Dzogchen Beara needs to be done.

Work-Retreat Programme retreatants have a single room in the personal retreat area, with glorious views out over the Atlantic Ocean., They follow a daily schedule of personal practice, and keep all the retreat guidelines and boundaries.

Benefits
You will have access to an extensive library of books and teachings and instructor support as well as full catering and a laundry service, and,outside the five hours work a day, will be able to focus undistractedly on practice

Travel

For further information email: retreats@dzogchenbeara.org

Accommodation

You can come and stay at Dzogchen Beara any time and enjoy a relaxing break in your own way, using the meditation rooms for personal practice and joining group paractice if you wish. We have accommodation for all tastes and budgets including farmhouse hostel dormitory beds, secluded clifftop cottages and ocean view conservatory rooms in the beautiful Care Centre.

For enquiries please contact us.