Dzogchen Beara Daily Meditation Classes

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Dzogchen Beara Daily Meditation Classes

Dzogchen Beara Daily Meditation Classes
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Dzogchen Beara is a Meditation Retreat centre situated on the wild and beautiful Beara Peninsula in south-west Ireland. It sits high on cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of sea and sky. Its beautiful natural environment and atmosphere of profound peace are a must see. There is plenty to see and experience from enjoying nature, taking a class or eating in.
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C_and_H_11
Dublin, Ireland692 contributions
Sep 2021
We just dropped in for a visit & to have a light lunch as we were passing. A really special location is what makes this place stand out for us as the views are just spectacular, especially as you take the little walk overlooking the cliff & views all along the coast emerge. The small cafe which is full of nooks & crannies had nice food, but the service was all over the place as there were so many mix-ups, & there were just two of us & very few other people there on the day! It worked out ok in the end (& we really do have patience) but who knows what it would be like if the day was busy. To get the full experience you'd obviously need to be staying at the cottages. Parking is limited & a bit of a dodgy road when entering, but worth a visit.
Written 30 October 2021
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claire016
Greater London, UK62 contributions
Sep 2021
Whilst the Buddhist Centre is lovely with terrific views etc we found the café to be lacking spirituality in so much that rather than play run of the mill music they should play Buddhist type music
Written 16 September 2021
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govireland
Cork, Ireland58 contributions
Jul 2021
First time staying in one of the clifftop cottages. Got a pain in both ears for an hour or two as my ears struggled to find a sound in the utter silence. A 5 star hotel might have tranquility, or quietness or peace; but I never stayed in a hotel of any rating that offered total peace and quiet, and tranquility in one place as Dzogchen Beara does.
Written 3 August 2021
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Lisa O
Ringaskiddy, Ireland26 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
I have no words to describe this place,its a peaceful gem for a personal experience.Highly recommended to all.Photos of our sunrise
Written 9 October 2020
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una b
16 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Beautiful.. Beautiful. The cottages were clean and very tidy. Bed and bed linen really good. Would definitely return
Written 8 September 2020
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Hi there, Thanks for the review! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us in our cottages and we look forward welcoming you back again sometime in the future. Safe travels
Written 9 September 2020
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bren b
County Cork, Ireland15 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
I visited this place with my partner for the first time and I honestly can't wait to go back again! Absolutely stunning views, the meditation garden is beautiful overlooking the Atlantic ocean . We visited the cafe where we got coffees and the lemon cheesecake, divine!
Would highly recommend visiting here and genuinely cannot wait to return and have a night or two there.
Written 28 July 2020
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Dave S
Castletownbere, Ireland1 contribution
Aug 2019
Hi Dzogchen Beara,

I’ve been visiting for over 30 years and have attended a few retreats over that time. I’ve found the staff, both volunteers and paid, warm and friendly. I’ve not attended teaching by the Tibetan teachers who have brought the tradition to the west although I see they do valuable work as well. More recently I’ve been unable to get there due to my health necessitating me to largely use a wheelchair. I’ve been disappointed that my requests for improved access have not been addressed and I haven’t received any reply on this matter.

Last summer my daughter worked at the centre as a volunteer and had a enjoyable time, there are offer a hardworking group of young people cleaning and maintaining the centre in exchange for meals and accommodation.

There is a bigger issue and I do now have to question the elephant in the room and ask what has been done to safeguard visitors and staff after the public accusations of misconduct by the late Sogyal Rinpoche the long time ‘Spiritual Director’ of the centre and a world wide network of other centres?

* Are new safeguarding procedures in place?
* Is there any statement about the accusations made against Sogyal Rimpoche?
* Has there been any staff training on safeguarding?
* Has RIGPA organisation (the worldwide network of retreat centres) issued a statement or addressed these issues?

I haven’t witnessed abuse but there is an air of secrecy over the years and I’d love that mist to be cleared away as it seems good intentions drive people to attend and support the centre.

This seems one appropriate place to make a public statement about these issues:

* Safeguarding staff and visitors
* Accessibility

Best regards Dave
Written 2 March 2020
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Hi Dave, It's good to hear feedback from one of our friends and neighbours and to have the opportunity to answer your questions. If you have further queries please feel free to get in touch directly. Best wishes, Derek Accessibility: We’re very aware our rugged location presents mobility challenges (with the exception of the accessible Spiritual Care Centre) and we have improvements to make. We know this has affected your ability to access Dzogchen Beara and we’re sorry about that. We're committed to continually improving access at the centre and will keep you posted as we make these changes. Safeguarding: Dzogchen Beara operates a policy for the protection of children and vulnerable adults and we are developing safeguarding training in line with the commitments expressed in our conduct and values documents. We are registered for Garda clearance of new employees and volunteers. Dzogchen Beara is registered with the Irish Charities Regulator and we adhere to the Charities Governance Code. Rigpa undertook a series of reforms following the retirement of Sogyal Rinpoche in August 2017, and serious complaints against him. An independent report was commissioned by Rigpa in 2018 and we continue to act upon its recommendations. You can read statements here: https://www.rigpa.org/moving-forward, where you will also find our Code of Conduct, Shared Values & Guidelines and our Grievance Procedure which are at the heart of our commitment to provide a safe environment for everyone at Dzogchen Beara. This information is also available on our website www.dzogchenbeara.org/about/
Written 23 April 2020
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SMF
5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I visited this place with a group of friends, we went to the gardens, the prayer room and the coffee shop. It was an amazing experience and well worth the drive. A very special place and so tranquil. I'm looking forward to going again when it is complete!
Written 1 March 2020
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Hi SMC1900, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. We hope you come back soon. Best wishes, Derek
Written 3 March 2020
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anzosullivan
Kenmare, Ireland97 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend and I visited the cafe here last Sunday. It was really welcoming and so cozy and the staff were fab and super friendly. We both had the soup which was absolutely delicious! So fresh and homely. We sat for ages looking out at the amazing view of the sea. It was so calming we didn’t want to leave. Stunning gem off the beaten track!
Written 11 February 2020
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Hey Anzosullivan, thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to review us, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again very soon, Derek
Written 12 February 2020
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David_ODonoghue1
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I participated in a retreat run by Derek and Oonagh. It was really enlightening and was presented in a very relaxing manner. I stayed in the hostel which is a very well kept and clean.
Meditation rooms are spectacular with views pouring out over the beara peninsula.
All the staff I met here were very helpful and I wish them all the best.
Written 14 January 2020
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Hey David, it was lovely to meet you and thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see you in the near future. Best wishes, Derek
Written 15 January 2020
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