Events

Upcoming Events

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8 Week Online Course
with Susan Browne and Anne Sheehan
Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm, 26 October to 14 December (Irish time)

“Nothing is permanent, except change” The Buddha

Contemplative practices form the basis of many wisdom traditions. During this eight-week course we will learn how to contemplate in the Buddhist tradition and will specifically focus on how in life everything is constantly changing.

Past Events

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Weekend Retreat on The Four Seals
with Susan Browne and Rob Van Willigen
Friday 15 September, 7.30pm to 17 Sunday September, 1pm

Buddhism is distinguished by four characteristics, or “seals.” The Four Seals are said to be the hallmark of the Buddha’s teaching and encapsulate the particular view or philosophy of Buddhism.

Steps to Freedom

Stages of the Spiritual Path
with Susan Browne & Anne Sheehan
Friday 26 May, 7.30pm to Sunday 28 May, 1pm

You may have attended a meditation course or retreat and have a daily meditation practice, which is wonderful. But do you know that you can progress further and go deeper into learning how to transform unhelpful negative thoughts and emotions?

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Weekend Retreat with Susan Browne
Friday 3 March, 7.30pm to Sunday 5 March, 1pm

Many of us today find that we are fragmented into different aspects. So many contradictory voices, dictates, and feelings fight for control over our inner lives that we find ourselves scattered everywhere, in all directions. We have lost the sense of being.

Mind at Ease

5 Week Online Meditation Course with Susan Browne & Rob van Willigen
Tuesdays 7pm to 8.30pm, February 7 to March 7 (Irish Time)

Meditation as taught by the Buddha is something that can be practised by anyone, of any age or background. It’s a process of coming to understand and know our mind, and gives us the tools to learn to work with it. With meditation practice we can discover a profound peace that is always with us, beneath the turbulence of all our thoughts and emotions.

The-Joy-of-Simplicity-Onsite

Weekend Retreat with Susan Browne and Olivier Riche

Many of us today find that we are fragmented into different aspects. So many contradictory voices, dictates, and feelings fight for control over our inner lives that we find ourselves scattered everywhere, in all directions. We have lost the sense of being.

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5 Week Evening Course with Susan Browne

What makes life meaningful? Over five weeks, using meditation and contemplation techniques from the Buddhist tradition, we will explore this together, looking in depth at how we can create the life we would like to live.

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Morning Online Seminar with Susan Browne

At present we find ourselves in a world that is changing so rapidly it leaves us with so much uncertainty. What is it that makes life meaningful?

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An Introduction to Meditation with Susan Browne

6 Week Online Evening Course

Everyone is welcome to join Susan for our new 6 week online introduction to meditation.

Dzogchen Beara view of the Atlantic

A Morning Seminar with Susan Browne

Take some time out at the beginning of the New Year for a morning of guided reflection and contemplation and to make aspiration prayers.

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Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

  • Guided meditation and contemplations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Time for rest, relaxation and enjoying nature

Learn to reflect deeply in a way that relieves unhappiness.

Contemplative traditions go back a long time and are present in all spiritual cultures. During this mid-week event we will learn how to contemplate in the Buddhist tradition and will specifically focus on looking at how everything is constantly changing.

Much as we would like to control how things work out, we cannot always do that, and this can lead to unhappy states of mind.

When we contemplate deeply from the space of meditation we can develop more space, humour, perspective and be better prepared to flow with how life unfolds.

This three day event will include guided meditation and contemplations, walking meditation, discussion, and advice on how to integrate meditation and contemplation into our everyday life. There will also be free time to enjoy the natural beauty of Dzogchen Beara.

Location

The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.

Catering

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.

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Content

  • Guided meditation and contemplations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Time for rest, relaxation and enjoying nature

As we move through the different challenges that life presents us with, for example with the current pandemic, we can learn to have a deeper contentment, no matter what the circumstances. We all want to be happy. But often the relentless pace and challenges of life make it impossible to know where to look for happiness.

Through the wisdom of meditation, however, we can find peace and contentment. The practice of Loving Kindness can help us be less hard on ourselves and reflecting deeply can help us sort out our priorities to see what is most important and what will bring us true contentment.

The weekend programme will include presentations, guided reflections and meditations.

Location

The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.

Catering

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.

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Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.

Content

  • Guided meditation and contemplations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Time for rest, relaxation and enjoying nature

Learn to meditate or refresh and deepen your practice in the extraordinary environment of Dzogchen Beara. Suitable for beginners and for those with some background in meditation, this weekend will provide a complete introduction to meditation and all the tools to take the benefits into every aspect of life. With meditation practice we can discover a profound stillness that is always with us, beneath the turbulence of all our thoughts and emotions, which is needed more than ever today.

Location

The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.

Catering

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.

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Online event with  Susan Browne & Matt Padwick

Restore the body’s natural rhythms and work with your thoughts and emotions.

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A weekend retreat with Susan Browne & Olivier Riche

Learn to reflect deeply in a way that relieves unhappiness

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Relaxed drop-in sessions with experienced instructors; introducing simple yet profound methods of meditation and contemplation, that can help bring ease, insight and inspiration into your life, to benefit yourself and others. Everyone is welcome to attend any session.

Dzogchen Beara – ocean

Relaxed drop-in sessions with experienced instructors; introducing simple yet profound methods of meditation and contemplation, that can help bring ease, insight and inspiration into your life, to benefit yourself and others. Everyone is welcome to attend any session.

Dzogchen Beara landscape

Relaxed drop-in sessions with experienced instructors; introducing simple yet profound methods of meditation and contemplation, that can help bring ease, insight and inspiration into your life, to benefit yourself and others. Everyone is welcome to attend any session.

More info

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photo by Olivier Riché

Relaxed drop-in sessions with experienced instructors; introducing simple yet profound methods of meditation and contemplation, that can help bring ease, insight and inspiration into your life, to benefit yourself and others. Everyone is welcome to attend any session.

More info

Dzogchen Beara landscape

Relaxed drop-in sessions with experienced instructors; introducing simple yet profound methods of meditation and contemplation, that can help bring ease, insight and inspiration into your life, to benefit yourself and others. Everyone is welcome to attend any session.

More info

For over-50s. Guided meditation and contemplations / Interactive exercises. Time for rest, relaxation and enjoying nature
As we age and move through the stages of life, the practice of Meditation can help us develop a deep contentment and be less disturbed by whatever we encounter in our day to day lives.

More info

3784226495_87048a8cd9_b
photo by Olivier Riché

Relaxed drop-in sessions with experienced instructors; introducing simple yet profound methods of meditation and contemplation, that can help bring ease, insight and inspiration into your life, to benefit yourself and others. Everyone is welcome to attend any session.

More info

Dzogchen Beara – ocean

Relaxed drop-in sessions with experienced instructors; introducing simple yet profound methods of meditation and contemplation, that can help bring ease, insight and inspiration into your life, to benefit yourself and others. Everyone is welcome to attend any session.

More info