The Spiritual Care Centre

A haven of peace in difficult times

The Spiritual Care Centre at Dzogchen Beara provides a safe and supportive environment for guests living with life-limiting illness, recovering from treatment or experiencing bereavement, and for those who care for them.

We also welcome professional care-givers seeking rest and renewal or who wish to deepen their knowledge and enhance their skills through our training programmes and guests seeking respite from the stress and burnout of their daily lives.

We have seven en suite rooms, four of which are fully wheelchair accessible with conservatories offering spectacular ocean views.

There is a beautiful meditation room with large windows overlooking the expanse of Bantry Bay, and cozy common areas. Guests are invited to enjoy their meals together in the fully equipped kitchen area.

Spiritual Care
We use the word ‘spiritual’ to describe the needs which we all share, whatever our beliefs. The need to:

  • understand and transform suffering
  • find a source of comfort, peace or refuge
  • experience a genuine connection with others
  • find meaning in life, and illness and dying

Supported Breaks
It can be hard to know where to turn when we’re faced with life limiting illness or bereavement. Through Supported Breaks, the Spiritual Care team offers help by one-to-one listening and guidance in meditation and contemplations which come from the Buddhist tradition but which are universally meaningful.

Before your Supported Break you are invited to speak with one of the team, to discuss what you would like during your stay.

We regret that we will be unable to offer Supported Breaks until September 2024.

Rest and Renewal
The Spiritual Care Centre also welcomes guests who are seeking a relaxing, reflective break to have time for rest and renewal away from the busyness and distraction of daily life.

You will find more information about booking accommodation directly at the Spiritual Care Centre here.

Bring Your Group
Bring Your Group to the Spiritual Care Centre

The Spiritual Care Centre is available for hire by organisations that provide supports and services to people living with illness and those who care for them, and the bereaved.

Your group can come and use the building for your own programme or talk to the Spiritual Care Team who will create a bespoke programme that meets your interest and requirements.

Please be advised the max number for the Spiritual Care Centre is 25 people.

For more information please fill in this Expression of Interest form.