The Rigpa Shedra

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The Rigpa Shedra is a comprehensive buddhist education programme focusing on the in-depth study of classic Buddhist texts, as well as Tibetan language and other subjects, under the guidance of highly qualified teachers. The curriculum is designed with a view to supporting the needs of the wider Rigpa Sangha, complementing the teachings of Sogyal Rinpoche and the courses offered in Rigpa centres throughout the world.

The Rigpa Shedra West

Renowned Tibetan lamas and western scholars are invited to teach from classical buddhist texts by the great masters of the past, relating them directly to the experience and practice of western Dharma students, and with a view to supporting the needs of the wider Rigpa sangha.

The Rigpa Shedra East
Hosted by Khenpo Namdrol at the Nyingma Palyul Retreat Center in Pharping, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, the Shedra East is the most pivotal initiative of the Rigpa Shedra, offering a comprehensive Dharma education for those aspiring to contribute to the transmission of the authentic Dharma to the West. The shedra offers students who aim to become translators and scholars, and also Dharma practitioners who wish to deepen and broaden their understanding of the path, the opportunity to engage in long periods of Dharma study.



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Mailing Address
Rigpa Shedra,
Lerab Ling,
Roqueredonde 34650

In Kathmandu:
Rigpa Shedra East,
Penor Rinpoche Buddhist Society,
Nyingma Palyul Retreat Centre,
Ganeshthan, Sheshnaryan 3,