Rigpa courses offer a thorough graduated program of authentic teachings in Tibetan Buddhism in a way that is both completely authentic, and is relevant to the lives and needs of modern men and women.
Students receive these wisdom and compassion teachings through audio and video recordings from Sogyal Rinpoche, a world-renowned meditation teacher from Tibet and author of the highly acclaimed "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying".
Rigpa offers access to the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist teachings as openly and as widely as possible, to be of service to people everywhere, of any background or faith. Accordingly, there are two distinct programs.
What Meditation Really Is - Starting Out
For students interested in themes such as meditation and compassion as a means to improve themselves and their lives, we offer What Meditation Really Is.
One of several courses suitable for those who are exploring meditation for the first time, the What Meditation Really Is (WMRI) program covers awareness meditation, compassion and wisdom.
Details of each course currently running can be found by selecting from the menu to the left.
To book your place on any of our courses, please use the PayPal buttons provided on each course page, or contact us to discuss the suitability of any course, or if you are considering late entry into any course.
Sangha Program - Deepening The Path
For students who intend to follow the complete spiritual path, we offer the Sangha Program, which is open to those students who have completed a year of the Public Program.
These courses are designed for those who wish to continue their practice of meditation and study of Tibetan Buddhism.
Rigpa Newcastle is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. All income supports the operation of the centre.
Course fees and donations enable the ongoing study and practice of authentic Tibetan Buddhist meditation teachings, but at no stage do we wish to exclude anyone experiencing financial difficulties.
If you would like to participate in one of our courses but feel you are unable to afford to do so simply contact us to discuss your situation and we will make an alternative arrangement for you.