Buddhist Meditation Centre


For Families

Rigpa Newcastle warmly welcomes families and children into our community.

We have a monthly program - called Rigpé Yéshé - which aims to introduce children to the values and principles of Buddhism in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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.

Ripgé Yéshé Vision

The heart of Rigpé Yéshé's vision is to offer children and teenagers an authentic spiritual path so that they can grow into wise, compassionate and happy young people who have confidence in their true nature, the courage to face the challenges of the modern world and who can be truly of benefit to others.

Rinpoche has said that we are now seeing a ‘second generation’ of students who are not discovering Buddhism as an alternative, but who are growing up with the teachings from birth.

Rigpé Yéshé in Australia began in 2005. We loved what we were learning in Rigpa and wanted to pass the teachings on to our children. We were inspired by the fact that children seem to see everything in a fresh way and have a real heart connection with the truth of the teachings.

Ripgé Yéshé Program

Dates for the Rigpa Yeshe program for this year can be found on this page.

If you would like any further information or to make any suggestions please do not hesitate to contact either:

Patricia Higgins
phone 02 4968 9818
mobile 0428 196 788
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Lionie Hunt
mobile 0468 491 089
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Sogyal Rinpoche Public Talk

Newcastle City Hall, Tues Jan 6th 2015 7pm

This is a rare opportunity to hear the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism presented by renowned Buddhist teacher and author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”, Sogyal Rinpoche.

Bookings now open. Click here to register