Rigpa is an international network of centres and groups offering the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is based on an authentic tradition, yet also relevant and beneficial for people in the modern world. Rigpa offers courses and seminars in meditation and compassion, as well as a complete path of study and practice for every stage of the Buddha’s teachings.
Sogyal Rinpoche’s Parinirvana
Sogyal Rinpoche entered into parinirvana on 28th August, 2019. Sogyal Rinpoche was a world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, recognized as the incarnation of a great master and visionary saint of the nineteenth century, Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa. He founded the international Buddhist network Rigpa, was the author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and dedicated over 45 years to bringing the Buddhist teachings to the West. Read more | Join prayers and practices
Rigpa around the world
Learn & Practice
The first & basic practice of meditation is to allow the mind to settle into a state of ‘calm abiding’, where it will find peace & stability.
By developing compassion and loving kindness both for ourselves and others, we discover a stable sense of self-esteem and a healthy, nourishing love for ourselves.
Courses and events offered in Rigpa form part of an in-depth curriculum of study, reflection, practice and retreat based on the graduated stages of the Buddhist path of awakening.
At each stage one can study and practise in depth, or in a more essential way, the key point being the transformation that actually takes place in one’s being. More info
Rigpa's main centres around the world host a regular programme of talks, weekend seminars and retreats led by Rigpa's senior instructors and teachers from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. For courses and other programmes, please check your local centres website.
Activity in Society
The Spiritual Care Programme, was established and has been supported by Rigpa since 1993, offering non-denominational, contemplative-based care for health and social care professionals and trained volunteers as well as for a general public. The programme now runs independently in various countries around the world. Rigpa continues to hold Buddhist courses and seminars on death and dying.
Charitable Projects supported by us: Each year Rigpa sponsors a number of monasteries in the East, educational projects, the freeing of lives of animals, as well as many charities directly helping victims of natural disasters. Read more