The European Buddhist Union recently brought together representatives from Buddhists groups of all traditions for a three-day conference at the Stupa of Enlightenment in Benalamadena, Spain. Dorothea and Gabriele from Rigpa who attended the event, share a bit about it.Read More
I’m an Australian living in a Buddhist community on a relatively remote French plateau. When people discover this, they often ask: “Really? What time do you get up in the morning?” “What do you actually do?” “Are you a monk?” and “Are you all vegetarian?”. In reality, we are students from more than 20 different countries with diverse roles, routines, relationships, and diet. Here's a little snapshot of life in our spiritual community with a magnificent Tibetan Buddhist temple at its centre.Read More
New to Buddhism in 2002, I couldn’t understand how writing my recently deceased father’s name on a piece of paper, a ‘prayer list’, could possibly help him or me. Skip ahead 15 years when my mother was dying, after practising Buddhism for a few years I had gained a whole new understanding and appreciation for how prayers can help us at any time of life—either when we are facing challenges or even as a support in good times.Read More
In the past I worked for a business that created a new set of shared values and code of behaviour after it merged with another company. It was surprisingly rewarding to contemplate values in a commercial setting—it was so different to what we normally spent our time on. In contrast, ethical behaviour is something Buddhists often study, contemplate and discuss from the outset of their studies. It’s an integral part of the Buddhist path.Read More
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse has just finished his series of talks given at Rigpa centres in Berlin, Lerab Ling, Paris and London. Looking at the 12+ hours of teachings, I think many of us will find food for thought and reflection about the Vajrayana teachings.Read More
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We're opening this page to share recent developments and events happening in Rigpa as they unfold. A lot has happened in the past eight months. Rigpa is undergoing change and transformation and we recognize the need to communicate in many different ways, and more regularly.Read More