Authentic Buddhist Meditation Programs
Relevant and Helpful to Your Daily Life
Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche
World renowned Tibetan master, Sogyal Rinpoche will be visiting Australia again in 2017. You are welcome to join him and his other students at the annual Rigpa Summer Retreat at the Great Lakes, NSW and attend daily teachings given by Rinpoche.
This is a precious opportunity to be in the presence of such a great teacher and hear this centuries-old Buddhist wisdom first hand.
Registration is open now.
Guided Meditation Drop-in Sessions in Canberra
Fridays from 6.00 to 6.45 pm
Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators
Our drop-in meditation sessions are a good opportunity to practice meditation in a supportive environment. Come and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in our new centre.
Cushions and chairs provided.
Introduction to Meditation: Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness
Saturday 4 March 10am – 12.30pm (first Saturday of each month))While there are many forms of meditation offered these days, Rigpa Canberra offers authentic meditation practices drawn from the centuries-old Tibetan tradition and helps us to discover their relevance to our busy modern lives. This class is for newcomers to Buddhism and meditation, as well as those who already have some experience with meditation and wish to deepen their understanding and practice.
What Meditation Really Is
Weekly course over five weeks starting Tuesday 7 MarchIf you have been meaning to start a daily meditation practice but your busy life has kept interfering, then this weekly course is designed for you! It will give you time to catch your breath and the tools and understanding you need to start developing a daily meditation practice. Or if you already have a regular meditation but would like to deepen your experience and learn and share more in a supportive environment - then this weekly course is for you!
New Canberra Rigpa Centre blessed by His Eminence Gyeltshen Tulku Rinpoche
The new Rigpa Canberra Centre in Holder was blessed on Sunday 12 July 2015 by a realised yogi from Eastern Bhutan, His Eminence Gyeltshen Tulku Rinpoche. H.E. Gyeltshen Tulku Rinpoche is an outstanding lama whose teachers include one of Sogyal Rinpoche’s main teachers HH Dudjom Rinpoche. His training has been principally in the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions and he is widely regarded as a master of Dzogchen and Mahamudra lineages.
As well as the auspicious blessing for our new Centre, H.E. Gyeltshen Tulku Rinpoche gave the Rigpa members and representatives from the Bhutanese community attending the event an inspiring Buddhist teaching. Rigpa Canberra is very grateful to His Eminence for his generosity.
How to find Rigpa Canberra
Rigpa Canberra is located at Level 1A, 27 Mulley Street, Holder, off either Streeton or Dixon Drives.
Note: the door to the Community Centre closes at 5.30 pm and so for attendance at evening meditation or courses or other events after hours, it is important to arrive on time so someone can be there to let you in. A mobile phone number will be provided for latecomers enrolled in particular courses.