The first copper-domed Tibetan Buddhist temple will be built on the coast of west Cork, according to

Garranes, Ireland — It has been announced that the Dzogchan Beara retreat centre will build a copper-domed traditional Tibetan Buddhist temple on the centre’s land.

The 14.5 meter tall temple will perch, by the retreat center, on top of the cliffs at Garranes, near Allihies, west Cork.  The retreat center, which was founded in 1992, sits on 150 acres.

Matt Padwick, the director of the retreat said “A number of fishermen returning to (Castletownbere) port tell us they love to see the centre because they then feel they are home. Maybe they will soon see a new building which will be like a spiritual lighthouse.”

Spiritual lighthouse, indeed. Having traveled through this part of the world, I can’t imagine a better setting. Plus there are great pubs nearby where practitioners can sink Guiness between recognitions of consciousness’ ultimate perfection. Cheers.

via Buddhist Channel .

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