Visitor Guide

Dzogchen Beara is open all year round to visitors. You are welcome to enjoy the gardens and spectacular ocean views on the site.


Weekdays: Monday – Friday, 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm.

Weekends: (July and August Only) 12pm (noon) – 4pm


Open daily all year round, 10am – 5pm.

From Castletownbere to Dzogchen Beara

Bus: Route 232 Route 232

Cost: Single Adult ticket costs €3

There is now a new bus route (Route 232) that will drop you at the driveway to Dzogchen Beara. The route will operate 4 daily return services, 7 days a week. You can take this 15 minute bus ride from Castletownbere (Fire Station) and ask the driver to let you off at Dzogchen Beara. After you get off the bus there is a short 10 minutes walk to the Centre.

FREE GUIDED MEDITATION MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:15 – 10AM (No booking required)

Please note there is no guided meditation on Bank Holidays.

For all other on-site events please click here.

The Café and Gift Shop is open daily from 10am – 5pm serving hot drinks and food, light lunch, cakes and more. We also have ocean-view outdoor seating available.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a delicious vegetarian lunch, served daily from 1pm to 2pm in our shrine room. Lunches must be reserved and paid for in advance of arrival or before 10.30am each day in our Cafe or Administration Office by calling us on 3532773032.

Make Light Offerings online here or in person at our Tibetan style butter lamp house.

Please note that works continue on the temple site and this may occasionally lead to parts of the site near the temple being closed temporarily. Find out more about the temple here.

Our Accommodation is open and bookable as follows:

  • Self-catering Cottages: Booking available here.
  • Spiritual Care Centre Rooms: Booking available here.
  • Hostel: Booking available here.

Camping and Camper-vans

Unfortunately camping is not possible at Dzogchen Beara. Overnight staying in our carpark is also not allowed. Find out about nearest options here.

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May you be well, may you be happy, may you be safe.
Dzogchen Beara Community