Rigpa Canberra - Buddhist Meditation Centre

Rigpa aims to present the Buddhist tradition of Tibet in a way that is both completely authentic, and as relevant as possible to the lives and needs of modern men and women.

Guided Meditation Drop-in Sessions in Canberra

Canberra Free Drop-in Meditation Classes

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.

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Rigpa Courses in Canberra

Introduction to Meditation: Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness

Peace, mindfulness and awareness in the modern world 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.

Following an introduction to how to meditate, we’ll be presenting a teaching by Sogyal Rinpoche about the benefits of meditation in every aspect of our daily lives.

The monthly program will be run from 10.00am - 12.30pm, the first Saturday of each month (commencing on 5 March).  

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Cultivating Compassion: Discovering What Compassion Really Is

This introductory course is open to anyone wanting to deepen their understanding and experience of the role of compassion in their lives.



In this course students are introduced to a complete picture of what compassion is, why it might be beneficial to us and the world around us, the possibility of training in a more wholesome way of being, and how we can go about that training.



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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.

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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.