Wellbeing and Resilience

A special meditation retreat for health and social care professionals
with Kirsten DeLeo

Wednesday 8, 8pm to Sunday 12 May, 1pm

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland: Continuing Education Units pending
Irish College of General Practitioners: 16 CPD Credits and 2 GMS study leave days

How can we be present for others and at the same time maintain our inner balance and strength?

Take time out, away from everyday responsibilities and stress, to re-connect with your inspiration, joy and sense of purpose. This retreat offers you the space and the opportunity to strengthen your inner balance and enhance your skills.

Kirsten will lead us on an exploration of the power of mindfulness and compassion to reduce stress, prevent and heal burn-out, and to foster a greater sense of awareness and happiness.

Weaving together contemplative meditation, scientific research, and hands-on experience, you will gain a practical framework to enable you to stay present with those for whom you care; empowering you to respond to the deeper sources of their suffering while remaining open, spacious and centered in yourself.


The retreat will be held in the Spiritual Care Centre meditation room, a bright ecumenical space with beautiful views.


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.

Book online now

Fee €350
Concession €305

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged and apply to event fees (including food), not accommodation
(1) to apply please contact info@dzogchenbeara.org
(2) you can avail of a concession only if you stay in the hostel or share a room in a cottage or the Care Centre with your friend/partner, or stay off site.

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

Limited accommodation is available on-site. Book early!
A list of hostels, B&B’s self-catering accommodation and hotels in the local area can be downloaded here.

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
Download this information here.
Kirsten DeLeo
Kirsten DeLeo
KIRSTEN DELEO is a teacher in the field of contemplative care and leads courses, workshops, and retreats on the topics of caring for the dying, contemplative communication, meditation, compassion and building resilience. She is an international trainer with the Spiritual Care Programme, an outreach network that offers education and care in Europe, North America and Australia. For fourteen years she served as lead faculty of “Authentic Presence,” a professional certificate in contemplative end-of-life care. The certificate was launched at Naropa University/Colorado and now runs as an independent course in the US and Ireland. Kirsten is the author of Present Through The End. A Caring Companion’s Guide to Accompanying the Dying (Shambhala Publications, August 2019)