Two years on: bringing the temple to life!

Thank you to all donors who have helped this historic project get this far!


It’s been an extraordinary journey, with the temple at Dzogchen Beara revealing its secrets as different masters explain its importance as a place of healing and for the future of the Dharma.

March brought another highlight to the temple story when Patrick Gaffney toured the building with Dzogchen Beara founder Peter Cornish and temple architect Giles Oliver.

Patrick Gaffney is the senior-most teacher amongst Sogyal Rinpoche’s students and co-editor of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, as well as two books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Patrick had just led our St. Patrick’s weekend retreat, teaching 100 participants on The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas, by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo.


Patrick said he was very moved as he entered the temple and commented that everything was auspicious, as the weather became perfectly still and radiant, with a placid ocean and clear blue skies.

As these three people who have been so important to the development of Dzogchen Beara surveyed the work and met the team, the temple shone like the jewel the masters have said it will become.