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.
Introduction to Buddhism – Wisdom and Compassion in our Daily Lives
Evening class starts 8 FebruaryThis course introduces the main principles of wisdom, including impermanence, interdependence and emptiness, showing us how an understanding of these can be a powerful guide in finding happiness in our daily lives. We also examine ways in which we can work with our heart and mind, starting from wherever we find ourselves now, to discover our own potential for love and compassion.
Start to Meditate
Evening class starting 7 FebruaryThis 5 session class offers an introduction to methods of meditation practice that are simple, yet powerful and profound. These methods can be practiced by anyone and are extremely effective for bringing inner strength, peace, compassion and understanding into your life.
Class starts 14 MarchIn this class, you will learn how to use every aspect of your experience—even the sources of distraction themselves—as a support for calming the mind and finding inner peace. It introduces using our senses, thoughts and emotions as a support to further develop the practice of meditation and help us expand the practice ‘beyond the cushion’ into everyday life.
The Seven Points of Mind Training
Continuing Studies‘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, Starts 1 februaryThe 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.
Buddhist Philosophy – tbc
24 July to 4 September, 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.