Rigpa presents the Buddhist tradition of Tibet in a way that is both completely authentic and relevant to the lives and needs of modern people

Learn meditation with Newcastle Rigpa

Learn to Meditate with us

Our meditation classes and drop-in sessions are led by experienced instructors. Through them you can learn authentic meditation techniques that can help bring inner development as well as benefit to others.

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Lunch time Drop-in Meditation

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday lunchtimes

A wonderful chance to come and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our centre and be introduced to meditation in a supportive environment.

Drop in when you can make it – no booking is necessary – but please arrive a little early to get settled before practice begins.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30-1:15pm. No bookings necessary, all welcome!.

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Newcastle Lunchtime dropin meditation
Loving kindness meditation Newcastle

Loving Kindness Drop-in Guided Practice

3rd Saturday of each month, 2pm till 3pm

Many people tell us that loving kindness practice gives them a method for transforming their difficult emotions and helps them avoid getting stuck in confusion and negativity. For this reason, many students discover that by meditating on loving kindness their shamatha meditation practice is more stable.

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Friday Evening Guided Meditation

Friday evening from 6pm to 7pm

This is a wonderful chance to come and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our centre in Hamilton and be introduced to meditation in a supportive environment.

Drop in when you can make it – no booking is necessary – but please arrive a little early to get settled before practice begins.

A short teaching is shown each session for guidance and inspiration.  Cushions and chairs are provided.

Entry is by Donation.

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Friday Evening Guided Meditation
Introduction to Meditation: Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness

Introduction to Meditation: Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness

“A Drop In Class” First Saturday of Every Month, 2pm to 4:30pm

These classes are for newcomers to Buddhism and meditation, as well as those who already have some experience with meditation and wish to deepen their understanding and practice. This is not a course so feel free to come along to any session that suits you. No need to register, just drop in.

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Our Centre

Newcastle Centre

Centre Hours

Library, meditation room and centre is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 12 noon until 1:30pm. An experienced student will be available at those times.

We are located at 47 James St, Hamilton, NSW 2303 (corner of James and Murray Streets, behind the Beaumont St clock tower. )

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The Tibetan book of loving and dying

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Sogyal Rinpoche’s acclaimed spiritual classic is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written.

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Sogyal Rinpoche

About Sogyal Rinpoche

A world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche is also the author of the highly acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

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Programs for children

Programs for Children

Rigpé Yeshé is an association of parents and educators, we support families in the Dharma education of their children, giving them the tools they need to work with their hearts and minds in their everyday lives. Rigpé Yéshé was founded in Lerab Ling in 2005. The name was given by Sogyal Rinpoche; it means the Wisdom of Rigpa.

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death and dying

Death and Dying

Rigpa’s Spiritual Care Programme offers practical ways in which the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist teachings can benefit those facing illness or death, and help support their families and care-givers.

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