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In June 2008, Sogyal Rinpoche proposed building Ireland’s first Tibetan Buddhist Temple at Dzogchen Beara, Rigpa's retreat centre on the south-west coast.

In May 2009, Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche visited Dzogchen Beara to advise on the temple, especially its design, location and orientation.

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche
is a uniquely qualified Tibetan master, who has supervised numerous temple projects, including the Temple at Lerab Ling, Rigpa's main retreat centre located in France.

Using the ancient art of geomancy, and following advice given in traditional texts to determine the correct site and orientation of a temple, Rinpoche gave the team detailed guidance on different aspects of the project and a site for the temple was chosen.

Like the temple at Lerab Ling, the temple at Dzogchen Beara will be built in the style of a traditional Tibetan monastery, a unique form of architecture that is an inspiring symbol of the Buddha’s teachings.

See photo's and watch videos here.

 

 

 3D computer generated model

 

- To promote inner peace and well-being

­- Holding an inspiring natural environment in trust, for present and future generations

- Open to individuals, families, groups and communities of all backgrounds and faiths.

A computer model of the future Meditation Centre at Dzogchen Beara, built in the style of a Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 14.5metres high with ornate copper roofs, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
 South facade, drawing by Giles Oliver, RIBA - architect

In July 2010, during the annual summer retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche at Dzogchen Beara, we received full planning permission.  How auspicious!

 

 :: Sogyal Rinpoche on the temple site with members of the design team surveys the land at Dzogchen Beara, july 2009 - photo Veronica Nicholson Rinpoche pictured on the temple site with members of the design team.


June 2008 Sogyal Rinpoche proposed building Ireland’s first Tibetan Buddhist Temple at Dzogchen Beara!

 

“It will be cosy and quite small – with unlimited capacity!”

| Sogyal Rinpoche

 

 

 


 

Why is this project so important? Creating a Spiritual Environment

 
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