Work Opportunities at Dzogchen Beara

Dzogchen Beara offers opportunities for paid employment, work exchange volunteering and the chance for Rigpa students to join our team of resident Practising Sangha volunteers.

For information on paid employment, Practising Sangha and work-exchange volunteer positions please see below.

Employment Opportunities

Part-time Cook Wanted

This is a great opportunity to join the Dzogchen Beara kitchen team and work at the heart of our community. We’re looking for an experienced cook to work part-time with flexible hours guaranteed. The right person will be used to working in a small team and have a particular interest in baking. It’s an exciting time to join our team with the new temple opening this Summer. Send your interest and CV to

Part-time Café and Shop Assistant

Join our friendly team in the café and gift shop with the best view in Ireland. We offer gourmet coffees and teas and a selection of vegetarian food and baked treats prepared by our amazing kitchen team, using organic ingredients for possible. This year promises a great summer with the opening of the new Temple. On-job barista training provided if required. Flexible hours. Send your expression of interest and CV to

Practising Sangha Roles

With the opening of the temple at Dzogchen Beara on the horizon, there is a need to expand and develop our practice team. With this in mind, we are seeking to recruit passionate Practice Team Assistants who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of Vajrayana practice.

This is an evolving role with an opportunity for development in one or more aspects of Vajrayana practice including shrine ritual, practice co-ordination, and/or umdze activities and musical instruments.

If you are a Rigpa student interested in joining the team responsible for holding the spiritual practice at the heart of our community please contact

Benefits include accommodation in your own retreat room, full catering and a monthly allowance.

Job details here

Download application form here.

Designated Volunteer Roles

Resident Spiritual Care Volunteer (Closing Date: End April)

The Spiritual Care Centre at Dzogchen Beara offers a safe and supportive environment where spiritual care support is offered to those living with illness, recovering from treatment, or experiencing bereavement, health and social care professionals, home carers and family members. The Centre also hosts a programme of accredited professional training and retreats.

This role provides an opportunity to work in a Spiritual Care setting in a place of unspoiled natural beauty with opportunities to attend retreats and workshops.

Residential Volunteers have a key role in our small team, ensuring that the Spiritual Care Centre is a welcoming space for all guests whether they come on their own for a Support Break or are attending as part of a larger group for training or a retreat or workshop.

The position comes with an en-suite room in an apartment within the Spiritual Care Centre, vegetrarian meals and a monthly allowance. The apartment is shared with the second residential volunteer.

You will find a detailed job description here.

Please send a completed application form (download here) and Curriculum Vitae to:

Designated Volunteer Roles are for people who have specific skills needed at that time. Applicants are offered a minimum of a three-month contract period, with a 6-week probationary period. A typical working day is six hours a day, five days a week, flexible.

The roles come with a private room, vegetarian meals and the opportunity to attend retreats and events as your hours allow.

Volunteers are encouraged to join daily Guided Meditation Practices and to participate in any support sessions that are provided for volunteers. Volunteers can also attend retreats and events, dependent on work commitments and length of stay.

If you would like us to contact you should a role suitable for your skills and experience arise please send an expression of interest, with a completed application form (download here) and Curriculum Vitae to

Work-Retreat Programme

There are currently no work-retreat positions available, please check back again in the future.

Work-Exchange Volunteer Roles

The Dzogchen Beara Work-Exchange programme offers a unique opportunity for volunteers to live and work in a spiritual environment. Work-Exchange volunteers are able (and encouraged) to join daily meditation practice sessions and, when work commitments allow, attend weekend retreats for free.

For information on opportunities in this programme please contact us at