Whether you are looking for instruction and support with your meditation practice, or a complete path to Enlightenment, Rigpa courses have something to offer you.
Learn what meditation is and how to meditate. Explore compassion and how and why it is worth cultivating in our lives. For those new to Buddhism, there are introductory courses that provide a general introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
Classes on Compassion
Day and evening classes starting mid July – 10 sessionsThe Art Of Compassionate Living course: simple ways to develop our empathy and compassion for ourselves and those around us—at home, at work and in every aspect of our lives.
In the Mirror of Death
Day and evening classes starting early October – 8 sessionsAn Introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist Understanding inspired by ‘The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying’. This 8 session course guides participants through the essential teachings on dying and death from the Buddhist tradition of Tibet. It offers a glimpse of this practical wisdom and sacred inspiration, which is so beneficial for today’s world.
Thursday Evenings, 7 pm to 9 pm, 20 July to 21 SeptemberThis class will provide an introduction to the practices of Ngondro - the preliminary or ‘foundation’ practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. The ngöndro practices are a profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and inner transformation, at every level of our being.
The Seven Points of Mind Training
Starting in July – Date to be confirmed‘The Seven Points of Mind Training’ belongs to the category of teachings known as lojong. The essential meaning of the term lojong is ‘training or transforming the mind’. The lojong teachings help us to deepen our practice of bodhichitta and also show us how to bring bodhichitta into everyday life in a very practical and direct way.
Thursday evenings, 7 pm to 9 pm, 12 October to 30 NovemberThe aim of the course is to deepen students’ understanding of each element of the Ngondro. This will assist students to deepen their ngondro practice. The course balances listening to, and studying teachings, with the actual practice of Ngondro.
Tuesday Evenings, 7pm to 9pm31 January to 27 June, (except school holidays) This class is part of the Rigpa Home Retreat and Parallel Program sangha studies. This class is currently in a phase of revision.
October 2017 (tbc), Tuesdays 7 pm to 9 pm, 7 SessionsThis class is an introduction to the ground, path and fruition of the the four schools of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy.
Dzogchen Mandala StudiesDzogchen Study Group The practice of Dzogchen is the most ancient and direct stream of wisdom within the Buddhist Tradition of Tibet.