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On 12th September 2007, the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, visited the Spiritual Care Centre at Dzogchen Beara. It was truly an unforgettable day. President McAleese is the first Head of State to visit a Rigpa Centre anywhere in the world.

Sogyal Rinpoche greeting Irish President Mary Mc Aleese

Wouldn't it be great if all speeches...were as moving as this one by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese? Would't it be great if we could all find in ourselves such profound humour while being able to discuss so openly the subject most of us prefer not to mention - 'Death'? Wouldn't it be great if her visionary aims came to fruition soon?

Click here to view a wonderful video of Irish President Mary McAleese at Dzogchen Beara in West Cork.

Learn more about the Spiritual Care Centre at Dzogchen Beara by clicking here.

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  1. I had been invited to this event as my late husband, Gordon, had made a couple of dvds to raise awareness of the Spiritual Care Centre...web links below:

    It was truly an extraordinary speech that the President gave...the full version was quite awe-inspiring and there were both tears and laughter in evidence. What a wonderful day...

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