Classes

 

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.

Introductory Classes

Deepening Studies

Foundation Studies

Starting Ngondro

Thursday Evenings, 7 pm to 9 pm, 20 July to 21 September

This 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.

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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.

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Deepening Ngondro

Thursday evenings, 7 pm to 9 pm, 12 October to 30 November

The 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.

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Vajrayana Studies

Tuesday Evenings, 7pm to 9pm

31 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.

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Buddhist Philosophy

October 2017 (tbc), Tuesdays 7 pm to 9 pm, 7 Sessions

This class is an introduction to the ground, path and fruition of the the four schools of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy.

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Dzogchen Mandala Studies

Dzogchen Study Group The practice of Dzogchen is the most ancient and direct stream of wisdom within the Buddhist Tradition of Tibet.

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