What we're about

With more than 130 centres in 41 countries, Rigpa presents the Buddhist tradition of Tibet in a way that is both completely authentic and relevant to the lives and needs of modern society.

Sogyal Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa. A world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, raised by the most outstanding spiritual Tibetan masters of the twentieth century including Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, who supervised Rinpoche’s training and raised him like his own son. Sogyal Rinpoche is also the author of the highly acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

https://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/1/7/b/7/600_456246071.jpeg Rinpoche and Rigpa’s main focus is to make the Buddha’s teachings available as widely as possible, in a way that is authentic, accessible and beneficial for people of all ages, and from all walks of life.

Where do I Start?

The Buddhist tradition of Tibet is recognized as one of the world’s most unique and distinctive spiritual cultures.

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"The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature, and so find the stability and confidence you will need to live and die, well". Sogyal Rinpoche

Drop-in Meditation is a wonderful chance to come and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our your local centre and be introduced to meditation in a supportive environment. Drop in when you can make it. These classes are a great introduction for someone who has never meditated before and for people wanting to meditate regularly.

I’ve already done some study, what next?

Rigpa offers those following the Buddhist teachings a complete path of study and practice, along with the environment they need to experience the teachings fully.

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.

Rigpa Australia is a non-profit organization. Its work is supported entirely by contributions and donations from students and friends of Rigpa.

For more information:

http://www.melbourne.rigpa.org.au

Upcoming events (4+)

Meditation on Saturday mornings in Carlton North

803 Nicholson St

Saturday Morning Meditation[masked]am
Join us in our cosy new centre in Carlton North. Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner you are welcome at these relaxed and informal sessions. Simple instructions are provided and you can sit in a chair or on a cushion.
QR and evidence of double Vax required.
Bring your own sealed drink bottle.
$5 for workers or gold coin donation for concession.
Join us for a coffee/tea at a nearby cafe afterwards.
803 Nicholson Street, Carlton North.
Website: https://melbourne.rigpa.org.au/

Meditation on Saturday mornings in Carlton North

803 Nicholson St

Saturday Morning Meditation[masked]am
Join us in our cosy new centre in Carlton North. Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner you are welcome at these relaxed and informal sessions. Simple instructions are provided and you can sit in a chair or on a cushion.
QR and evidence of double Vax required.
Bring your own sealed drink bottle.
$5 for workers or gold coin donation for concession.
Join us for a coffee/tea at a nearby cafe afterwards.
803 Nicholson Street, Carlton North.
Website: https://melbourne.rigpa.org.au/

Meditation on Saturday mornings in Carlton North

803 Nicholson St

Saturday Morning Meditation[masked]am
Join us in our cosy new centre in Carlton North. Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner you are welcome at these relaxed and informal sessions. Simple instructions are provided and you can sit in a chair or on a cushion.
QR and evidence of double Vax required.
Bring your own sealed drink bottle.
$5 for workers or gold coin donation for concession.
Join us for a coffee/tea at a nearby cafe afterwards.
803 Nicholson Street, Carlton North.
Website: https://melbourne.rigpa.org.au/

Inspiring a Revolution in Your Heart & Mind - 5 Week Course

803 Nicholson St

A transformative course presenting the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism.
Starting Monday 14 February 2022 In person at our Melbourne Centre 803 Nicholson St Carlton North For registration contact: [masked]
This course provides an introduction to meditation, and practical ways we can each cultivate the compassion that is already within us. It is based on the Buddha’s teachings on how our mind works, with simple, profound practices that have been practiced for generations in India and Tibet. Incorporating these practices into our lives brings us calm and peace, and enables us live a more meaningful, connected and fulfilling life.
Monday nights[masked]pm. Full year course with seven 5-week modules. Possibly on different weeknights for some modules later in the year. You are welcome to join any or all of the modules.
Cost per module: $75
Concession $50

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Meditation on Saturday mornings in Carlton North

803 Nicholson St

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