Rigpa Cork

Daly's Bridge in Cork

Rigpa Cork, 6 Sidney Place, Wellington Road, Cork
Telephone: +353 (0)21 450 7033
Email: cork@rigpa.ie

Rigpa  Cork established in 1994 is  a centre for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist meditation. The centre, located in the heart of the city, provides support and a refuge for both practicing sangha and those new to meditation. The Cork Centre endeavours to create and provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all.

Time to Meditate – Update

Our weekly ‘Time to Meditate’ sitting practice with a cup of tea afterwardwill continue from Wednesday 1st March 2017 onwards.  In recent weeks we held ‘Time to Meditate’ on Thursday evenings. From now on, this will take place on Wednesday evening meditation from 7.30 to 8.30pm.

This hour is an opportunity to practice sit in a group, with some practical instructions on how to meditate. Every second week we will do a guided Loving Kindness practice together.

Time to meditate does not require a weekly commitment, just come along when you can. A donation towards the evening is always appreciated, but not necessary.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Start date:           Wednesday 1 March 2017

End date:             Ongoing……………………….

Time:                    Meditation: 7.30-8.30pm


You are warmly invited to ‘WHAT MEDITATION REALLY IS’, Module 1 and 2, These modules will be held each Thursday night , starting on the 23rd of February 2017, 7pm to 9.30pm , ending on the 4th of May , including an Easter week break.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Dates: 23 February 2017 – 4 May 2017

Location: RIGPA CORK, 6 Sydney Place, Wellington Road.

Fee: €125 Euros for both modules , including 2 workbooks to inspire and support your practice at home. If you can only come to Module 1 the cost is €62.50. CONCESSION FEE 110 Euros.

Booking: Please book your place by sending an email to cork@rigpa.ie with your name and contact details. Registration and payment will take place from 6.30pm on Thursday, 23 February 2017.

Early  booking advised as limited to 25 places.     


A complete  introduction  to  meditation:  bringing  together  over  2,000  years  of   Buddhist  wisdom  in  a  way  that  is  authentic,  accessible  and  relevant  to  modern  life .  

We  all  want  to  be  happy.  But  often  the  relentless  pace  and  challenges  of  life   make  it  impossible  to  know  where  to  look  for  happiness.  

Through  the  wisdom  of  meditation,  however,  we  can  find  peace  and  contentment.  To our  amazement,  we  discover  a  profound  stillness  that  is  always  with  us,  beneath  the  turbulence  of  all  our  thoughts  and  emotions.  When  we  allow  our  mind  to  settle,  quietly,  in  its  own  natural  peace,  then  what  happens  is  quite  extraordinary.  This  unique   course  has  been  specially  developed  by  Sogyal  Rinpoche  after  many  years  of  teaching in  the  West.  It  brings  together  over  2,000  years  of  Buddhist  wisdom  and  experience   in  a  way  that  is  authentic,  accessible  and  completely  relevant  to  modern  life.

Led  by  experienced  meditators,  it  offers  a  complete  introduction  to  meditation  and     shows  how  we  can  begin  to  uncover  the  natural  peace,  wisdom  and  compassion  that lies  within  us.

Students  will  gain  a  genuine  experience  of  meditation  and  all  the  tools  they   need  to  take  the  benefits  into  every  aspect  of  their  life.  

Module 1: Introducing What Meditation Really is (23 February-23 March 2017):

Meditation is a process of getting to know your own mind. This module provides everything we need to start meditation and begin exploring the many possibilities it can open up.

Module 2: Using our Senses, Thoughts and Emotions as a Support (30 March-4 May 2017)

This module shows us how to use our senses, thoughts and emotions as a support for our meditation. The space and awareness this opens up inside can completely change how we are with ourselves and everybody else.

We look forward to welcoming you on this new course.

Open Days

Next Open Day: dates to be confirmed

A number of open days take place throughout the year. This is an opportunity for anyone who wishes to explore the Wisdom and Compassion of the Buddhist teachings. There will be special emphasis on doing Meditation practice and learning what it means to work with our minds.

Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.


Rigpa Students – All-Encompassing Path (AEP)

Suitable for those Rigpa students who are following the All-Encompassing Path programme.


Rigpa Students – DM Study Sessions

These study sessions are restricted to DM students.

DM Study Programme 2016-2017

1. Saturday October 22nd 2016
2. Saturday November 19th 2016
3. Saturday December 17th 2016
4. Saturday January 21st 2017
5. Saturday February 18th 2017
6. Saturday March 25th 2017
7. Saturday April 29th 2017
8. Saturday May 27th 2017
9. Saturday June 24th 2017

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


Upcoming Events

Summer Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche
Dzogchen Beara
Garranes, Allihies
West Cork
30th June - 9th July 2017

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