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Events

Rigpa's main centres around the world host a regular programme of talks, weekend seminars and retreats led by Sogyal Rinpoche, other teachers from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and Rigpa's senior instructors. For courses and other programmes, please check your local centres website.

More events will be published here as they are confirmed.

Ireland Summer Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche, Dzogchen Beara
Jun
30
Jul 9

Ireland Summer Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche, Dzogchen Beara

  • Dzogchen Beara

This retreat is held at Rigpa's retreat centre in Ireland, high on cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of sea and sky—a natural environment and an atmosphere that itself brings profound peace. The retreat is open to everyone and includes teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche, presentations of his best recent teachings by his senior students as well as guided meditations and contemplations. 

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Jul
28
Aug 1

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

  • Dzogchen Beara

This retreat presents a rare opportunity to receive a complete transmission of this classic Tibetan Buddhist sacred text. ‘The Words of My Perfect Teacher’ was composed by the great Nyingma master, Patrul Rinpoche.

The work is an explanation of the Longchen Nyingtik ngöndro, the preliminary practices from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle of teachings, discovered by Jikmé Lingpa.

This famous commentary is a completely faithful written record of the oral teachings Patrul Rinpoche received directly from his teacher, Jikmé Gyalwé Nyugu.


Weekend Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche, New York
Jun
10
Jun 11

Weekend Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche, New York

  • Florence Gould Hall

The Natural Freedom of Mind: On this special weekend retreat, Sogyal Rinpoche will teach on understanding the mind and the wisdom of meditation following in the spirit of the extraordinary teachings of Dzogchen—the Great Perfection, which is the highest wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition.

Berlin City Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche
Jun
2
Jun 5

Berlin City Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche

  • Soorstr. 85 14050 Berlin

This long-weekend retreat includes teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche, presentations of his best recent teachings by his senior students as well as guided meditations and contemplations. 
More information coming soon.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Dzogchen Beara, Ireland
May
26
May 28

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Dzogchen Beara, Ireland

  • Dzogchen Beara

A weekend of teachings with a highly learned Tibetan Buddhist Lama and author. Trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters, Ringu Tulku is known for the engaging humour and clarity of his teachings and for his love of traditional stories from around the world.

Amsterdam City Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche
May
25
May 28

Amsterdam City Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche

This long-weekend retreat includes teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche, presentations of his best recent teachings by his senior students as well as guided meditations and contemplations. 
More information coming soon.

Weekend with Patrick Gaffney, Bern, Switzerland
May
6
May 7

Weekend with Patrick Gaffney, Bern, Switzerland

  • Stiftung Landguet Ried

The Way of the Compassionate Warrior
Being well and staying sane in an age of madness

In this annual weekend retreat, Patrick will continue to explore how we can apply meditation and compassion in a way that meets the challenges and demands of our lives today.

Patrick brings clarity and humour to this exploration, helping us to discover ways to feel more calm, content and connected in everything we do.

This weekend is open to everyone, whether you have no previous meditation experience or are a seasoned practitioner.

Patrick Gaffney is the senior-most teacher amongst Sogyal Rinpoche’s students and teaches regularly at retreats and public events around the world. He was co-editor of Sogyal Rinpoche’s groundbreaking book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and has edited two books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Easter Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche, UK
Apr
8
Apr 16

Easter Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche, UK

  • Wymondham College

Join the annual UK Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche and the Rigpa community. The retreat includes teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche, presentations of his best recent teachings by his senior students as well as guided meditations, contemplations and periods of silence.

Afternoon Talk with Sogyal Rinpoche, Sydney
Feb
5
3:00 pm15:00

Afternoon Talk with Sogyal Rinpoche, Sydney

  • NIDA Parade Theatre

Sogyal Rinpoche will teach on understanding the mind and the wisdom of meditation in the spirit of the teachings of Dzogchen—the Great Perfection, the highest wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 

Australian Great Lakes, Summer Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche
Jan
12
Jan 22

Australian Great Lakes, Summer Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche

  • Tuncurry NSW, Australia

The Wisdom of Awareness: Natural Freedom of Mind: Awakening the Wisdom and Compassion of our True Nature
The retreat includes teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche as well as instructions on meditation, and time for practice and reflection guided by senior students.  The Annual Australian summer retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche is open to everyone.

Evening Talk with Sogyal Rinpoche, Los Angeles
Dec
9
8:00 pm20:00

Evening Talk with Sogyal Rinpoche, Los Angeles

  • Writers Guild Theater

Sogyal Rinpoche will teach on understanding the mind and the wisdom of meditation following in the spirit of the extraordinary teachings of Dzogchen—the Great Perfection, which is the highest wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. 

Evening Talk with Sogyal Rinpoche, Santa Barbara
Dec
7
7:00 pm19:00

Evening Talk with Sogyal Rinpoche, Santa Barbara

  • Santa Barbara Unity Church

Sogyal Rinpoche will teach on understanding the mind and the wisdom of meditation following in the spirit of the extraordinary teachings of Dzogchen—the Great Perfection, which is the highest wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition.

US Autumn Retreat
Nov
25
Dec 4

US Autumn Retreat

  • Ventura Beach Marriott

The annual US Autumn Retreat – This event is a rare opportunity to step out of the busy-ness of daily life and enter into an environment dedicated towards getting to know our own mind and awakening the wisdom and compassion of our true nature.