A range of resources for personal study and inspiration including free online study resources & videos, prayers, daily reflections, publications and shop.
Free Study Resources
Rigpa Shedra Wiki is an online encyclopedia and media library of Tibetan Buddhism designed especially for students of Rigpa and Sogyal Rinpoche yet is beneficial to everyone with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism.
Lotsawa House is a virtual library of translations from Tibetan, including works by Indian Buddhist masters preserved in the Tibetan language. The site contains more than 1000 texts in nine different languages, translated by a collaboration of Tibetan translators.
Supporting You and Your Loved Ones
You can sponsor prayers and practices for people who are close to you, who may be ill, facing difficulties, dying, or recently deceased, by sending a prayer request to Lerab Ling. Needless to say, prayers from our community can be requested by and for anyone, irrespective of their faith.
A daily quotation from the book Glimpse After Glimpse by Sogyal Rinpoche right into your email-box every morning to inspire your day.
Sogyal Rinpoche on YouTube
Transforming the mind: In this teaching Sogyal Rinpoche explains that the entire teaching of the Buddha can be summed up into four lines:
Commit not a single unwholesome action
Cultivate a wealth of virtue
To tame this mind of ours
This is the teaching of the Buddha
A simple practice of meditation: The basics of meditation are actually very simple. Anyone can meditate anywhere, any time. Neither block thoughts, emotions and sensations, nor follow after them. Allow them to rise, but maintain a presence of mind, a centre of awareness.
Gradually, you become free of thoughts. You discover the confidence of your true nature and come to rest in natural great peace.
Publications and Shop
ZAM, the Rigpa shop makes available the great wealth of teachings that Sogyal Rinpoche and other great Tibetan Buddhist masters have given over the years in Rigpa, to benefit as many people as possible. It also offers a range of items to support Dharma practice, such as ritual items, images, practice books and other study materials.
The Rigpa Tibetan Calendar has been published yearly since 1979. It is beautifully illustrated with many images and filled with features: prayers for auspiciousness and to remove obstacles, special practice days and festivals, anniversaries of masters of all the Tibetan lineages, key national holidays holidays and much more.
View is a magazine for practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, and anyone with an interest in Buddhism. Rigpa is fortunate to host many eminent Buddhist teachers. View aims to share the teachings and interviews that these masters give, and to explore the many different ways in which the Buddha's teachings are being applied in the world today.