Auspicious Start for Spiritual Care Centre Project at Dzogchen Beara

July 4, 2008

Author: Jackie Keogh

Source: The Southern Star,6735,0,0,1,0

When one of the project managers took the microphone and said, "Welcome to the new Spiritual Care Centre," three hundred people got to their feet and recorded the moment with loud and joyful applause.

It was an auspicious start for the §5 million project that will become operational next October as a place of respite — a place where people who are sick, dying or bereaved, can relax with family and friends, and find support.

The keys to the centre were formally handed over to Sogyal Rinpoche, who is the spiritual director of the Dzogchen Beara retreat centre near Castletownbere, on Friday, June 27 last.