The Spiritual Care Centre

A haven of peace in difficult times

The Spiritual Care Centre
The Spiritual Care Centre was specially created to help people who are living with illness or disability, have received a new diagnosis or are experiencing grief or burnout. We also offer support for professional carers working in the healthcare sector or home carers who are looking after family.

“I am blown away. This place is incredible, I am struggling to leave and wondering when I can come back. I can’t say enough about our stay here. Spectacular, thank you”. Alison

You can rest, sleep, take time to reflect and come back to yourself. You may like to use our guided meditations in your own room or join the daily public classes to help in this process. You can have a quiet space to be alone, or meet with your fellow guests and staff in the shared kitchen and lounge areas.

We offer:

  • Spacious rooms, four are wheelchair accessible
  • One-to-one support with our experienced care team with over 20 years of meditation practice and care work experience.
  • Workshops and training for professional caregivers – Deep Listening, Wellbeing and Resilience, Authentic Presence Immersion

Dzogchen Beara offers daily guided meditations which you are welcome to attend.

“Wonderful. So utterly relaxing. The people here are so welcoming and friendly. Amazing facilities – the kitchen has everything one needs including a wide selection of teas. I enjoyed the quiet calming environment that is occasionally punctuated by groups chatting and laughing quietly. Pure Bliss!” Frederique and Donal

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 Stays

If you are currently facing illness, loss or burnout or are caring for someone, you can book a Supported Stay. We offer listening and companionship, as well as guidance in meditations and contemplations. While these practices come from the Buddhist tradition, they are universally meaningful for those of all faiths and for those with a secular outlook.

Supported stays can help you:

  • navigate through challenging times, and
  • reconnect with your sources of strength, joy and meaning.

Let us know in advance of your visit if you would like to book a supported stay. Some financial assistance is available (by written application) for individuals to help cover accommodation costs for guests on limited incomes during a supported stay. Please ask about this when you call.

“The staff were most welcoming and caring, the S.C.C. and gardens are very well done and very conducive to peaceful contemplation and rest. Looking forward to staying with you again.” Colette

Supporting caregivers

We are keen to support professional and family caregivers. We offer special workshops and training that give you tools and resources to stay well in yourself and care for others. Our professional’s programmes are accredited.

Supporting healthcare organisations and groups

We welcome dedicated healthcare organisations and groups for venue hire. We have three hospital beds, wet rooms, hoist, shower chairs and more besides. Please phone us to discuss your particular circumstances and needs.

The Spiritual Care Centre at Dzogchen Beara is partner of the Spiritual Care Programme International, a global network of professionals, groups, care centres and care organisations inspired by the vision to transform the way we care for living and dying. spcare.org

Contact us directly and speak with Andrea, Jon, Ros or Christine on 027 73 370