Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

First Teachings in the Temple
Friday 12 July, 7:30pm to Sunday 14 July, 1pm

We are delighted to announce we are getting ready to host the first retreat in the Dzogchen Beara Temple.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has long been a friend and advisor for our community, visiting almost every year since the centre opened. In light of our close connection we are particularly joyful that Rinpoche is granting teachings on this historic occasion.

Many Tibetan Masters have said extraordinary things about the importance of the Temple for Ireland and for the world, for the protection and liberation of sentient beings, and for the future of the teachings of the Buddha. The Temple is built to be a beacon of wisdom and compassion that will shine a light of hope for generations to come. Everyone is very welcome to join us on the very special occasion of this first retreat.

Your Support is Greatly Appreciated

Dzogchen Beara is a not-for-profit charity. The fees are set at a minimum to cover the costs of the weekend but we have many other daily expenses to keep the centre open. Please consider making a donation where indicated on your online booking form.

We still need a lot of financial help to complete the Temple by the summer. If you can make a donation or sponsor some aspect of the Temple’s sacred architecture and ornamentation, or would like to purchase a calligraphy especially created by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to support the Temple, please do so here.

All donors’ names are written on a scroll which will be placed inside a gilded casket and enshrined in the Temple during the inauguration ceremony which we hope will happen in 2025. You can make a gift in your name or the name of a loved one or friend, or of somebody who has passed away.


Onsite accommodation is fully booked, if you have difficulty finding accommodation locally, we have a limited selection of accommodation reserved. If you’d like to express your interest in staying in one of these places, please fill out this Form and we’ll get back to you.


The retreat will be held in our new Dzogchen Beara Temple. With expansive views across the bay, the temple is a modern example of a traditional Tibetan monastery, a form of architecture designed to be an inspiring symbol of the Buddha’s teachings for our times


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 €210
Concession €108

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

There is no on-site accommodation available.
Please fill out this Form and we’ll  get back to you.

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

Read our visitor information here.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He took his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India and has served as Professor of Tibetology in Sikkim for 17 years. His doctoral thesis was on the Ecumenical Movement in Tibet.
Rinpoche is extremely knowledgeable and with his excellent command of the English language, he is able to transmit the most complicated teachings in a remarkably accessible way, infused with his characteristic warmth and sense of humour.
Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and meditation at more than 50 Universities, Institutes and Buddhist Centres in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. He also participates in various interfaith dialogues. He authored several books on Buddhism as well as some children’s books both in Tibetan and European languages.
He founded Bodhicharya, an international organization that coordinates the worldwide activities to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings, to promote inter-cultural dialogues and educational & social projects. He also founded Rigul Trust which supports his projects in his birthplace, Rigul, Tibet.
Rinpoche is the Official Representative of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa for Europe and the Founder of Karmapa Foundation Europe