After a weekend of director / trustee meetings, the team visit the temple during a well earned break!
Left to right:
Leon (Development Director), Annette (Practice), Dolores (Finance), Anthony (Trustee), Mary (Trustee), Kathryn (Hospitality Director), Pat (Trustee), Malcolm (Centre Director) and Brendan (Trustee)
On his last visit to Dzogchen Beara in 2017, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche said: "In the Middle Ages many monasteries in Europe came to Ireland as a sanctuary, so in that way I think this place really is a sanctuary for the teachings of the Buddha and for peace, for spiritual communities to be able to live in harmony with each other”. West Cork is a sacred place and so a natural home for this ancient wisdom tradition, and Ireland’s first Buddhist temple, and we pray that Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoches’s words come true.
If you would like to help, please click the link in the bio and click on the temple tab. Here you can sponsor building materials 🙏
During her recent teachings at Dzogchen Beara, Chagdud Khadro visited, blessed the temple and made prayers of aspiration for its activities.
Khadro gave the team good advice on the sacred decoration as she has built a temple and stupas too.
Malcolm and Kathryn had the great honour of meeting with Rabjam Rinpoche on his recent visit to Lerab Ling and presented the history and progress of the temple project.
Rinpoche is the grandson of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who was one of the main holders of the Longchen Nyingtik Tradition, which is the tradition that Dzogchen Beara follows. Rabjam Rinpoche received all the teachings, empowerments and transmissions from Khyentse Rinpoche, making him his spiritual heir and heart son.
Rinpoche was very impressed with the design of the temple and its progress. He was also impressed with the beauty of Dzogchen Beara, especially the ocean views!
To our delight, Rinpoche accepted an invitation to visit Dzogchen Beara! We will keep you updated on that! :)
A Message from Rabjam Rinpoche:
We are deeply saddened by the news of Sogyal Rinpoche's passing.
Sogyal Rinpoche played a very important role for Buddha dharma in general, and specially for the Nyingma school by spreading the teachings of Padmasambhava. We feel sorry for this great loss.
As we always talk about impermanence, we should take the passing away of a spiritual master as a teaching for showing us how everything is impermanent.
I request all his students to gather together, practice and to continue to be strong and support his dharma activities.
The Shechen Monasteries in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet will offer lamps and prayers for Sogyal Rinpoche.
¡Os juro que fue pisar este lugar y sentir paz interior!
Aquí estoy en la sala de meditación con vistas a los acantilados! A pesar de estar dentro de una habitación solo se escuchaba el viento y las olas...
Si os interesa se pueden hacer voluntariados aquí de mínimo dos meses.
Y todo esto no os lo digo por decir! Todos los que fuimos nos sentimos como al haber salido de un spa y eso que solo estuvimos dos horas. #meditationcenter#yoga#ireland#newexperiences#dzogchenbearabuddhistcentre#dzogchenbeara
Recently the team brought in some elements into the temple to see how it would look!
It really brought out all the depths and layers of the space 😊
Of course there is a lot more work to accomplish before we get to the shrine, but if you feel inspired to help or to continue helping, please click the link in the bio and go to our temple shop.
Many thanks 🙏