Rigpa Athlone

Athlone city centre from the bridge

Rigpa Athlone, 1 Bastion Street, Athlone, Co Westmeath
Telephone: +353 (0)86 061 7701
Email: athlone@rigpa.ie

Welcome to Rigpa Athlone – The centre was established in 2003.  We are situated in the heart of the Left Bank area of Athlone close to the River Shannon and Castle. We run a program of classes and courses on meditation throughout the year. They are open to people of all ages and all walks of life. If you are interested in learning to meditate why not drop by!

 Meditation & The Art of Compassionate Living

Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm
Starting Wed Jan 24th

Rigpa's meditation room in Athlone

Although kindness and compassion are basic human qualities, it is not always easy to embody them in our lives, especially in today’s hectic, fast-paced world. The good news is that we can cultivate compassion, bringing major benefits for our health and well-being, and our relationships with family, friends and colleagues.

This exploration of empathy and compassion will include instruction in meditation and compassion practices from the Buddhist tradition but will be conducted in a spirit of open enquiry and so will be relevant for those of any spiritual tradition or none.

Open to complete beginners as well as those who have some knowledge of meditation.

We recommend you follow the complete course, but if that is not possible for you then you are welcome to join when you can.

All welcome!

Rigpa Students – Sangha Programme

Monthly Gatherings  – Usually 2nd Sunday of Month 10am to 2pm but please confirm with centre if you are planning to attend.


Weekly Study Group

Tuesdays 6.15pm – 7.45pm

Rigpa Students – DM Study Programme

These study sessions are restricted to DM students.

Usually last Sunday of Month 10am to 2pm but please confirm with centre if you are planning to attend.


Rigpa Athlone  is part of the registered charity Rigpa Ireland CHY 19478. Our centre activities are run solely by volunteers.

Upcoming Events

Loving Kindness: The Power of Love
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Cheshire Home
John's Hill
18th February 2018

Confidence and Ease in a Complex World
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Dzogchen Beara
Garranes, Allihies
West Cork
16th - 19th March 2018

Loving Kindness: Discovering the True Nature of Love
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Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services
Harold's Cross
Dublin 6
15th April 2018

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