Buddhist Meditation Centre



Sangha is an ancient word in the Pali and Sanskrit languages meaning "association", "assembly", "company" or "community" and refers in Buddhism to the monastic community of ordained Buddhist monks or nuns.

At Rigpa, we use the word Sangha more broadly to refer to our community of dedicated students, who have made a personal commitment to the study and practice of Buddhism in their lives.

The information in this area of our website is primarily aimed at these students, including details of the more advanced practice sessions that are conducted at the centre.

Join Our Sangha

Generally, you are considered part of our Sangha once you have completed your first year of introductory courses and pay by subscription instead of paying for each course separately.

You can find more information on joining our sangha.

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