Courses & Events
Meditation & The Four Noble Truths 
Rigpa Athlone
1 Bastion street
Athlone
20th September - 20th June 2024

The Way of the Great Perfection
Online
17th October - 25th June 2024

Path to Freedom
Uncover buddha nature
Online course
Wednesday evenings
17th January - 26th June 2024

Inspiring a Revolution in Your Heart and Mind
Avila Carmelite Centre
Bloomfield Avenue Morehampton Road
Dublin
8th April - 13th May 2024

move2meditate – Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga & Meditation
Bru Columbanus
Cardinal Way, Wilton
Cork
11th May 2024

Guided Meditations
Time to Meditate Tuesdays Dz. Beara
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Online
3rd October - 24th December 2024

Resting the mind, Mondays online
Rest your mind
Rigpa North Coast
8th January - 16th December 2024

Time to Meditate – Cork Mondays
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SMA community centre
SMA Wilton Parish community centre
Cork
15th January - 11th March 2024

Simply Sitting Saturdays
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Rigpa Dublin
12 Wicklow Street
Dublin
16th March 2024

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10 Reasons to Meditate
Become happier just practising compassion or meditation for as little as half an hour a day over a period of two months has been shown to have a measurable affect on the parts of brain connected with happiness and well-being.
Better able to concentrate improving brain’s capacity to concentrate for an extended period of time
Mindfulness and Awareness learning to be present
Less Fear reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety
Better immune system boosting the body’s immune system
Better health reducing high blood pressure and improving heart function
Less Stress lowering levels of stress hormones
Better able to deal with things improving the capacity to deal with stressful situations and even uncomfortable physical conditions.
Peace of mind finding peace and stability in a complex world
Discover yourself coming to know your own mind and discovering who you really are

 Scientific Research

Loving Kindness & Compassion

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.

Fortunately there are several techniques that the Buddhist “training of the mind” in compassion has developed to help us evoke our own innate love and compassion. We can actively cultivate compassion.

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Meet our teachers

Teachers and Practice Holders were formally introduced to the Rigpa sangha in August 2021 as those who are requested by Rigpa’s Vision Board & Spiritual Advisors to take the lead in guiding our community’s study and practice.

How to Meditate

Try sitting upright in a comfortable and relaxed position. Leave your eyes open and allow your gaze to be relaxed and natural. Then, simply relax your mind…

Allow your mind to be, just as it is: open, spacious, calm and yet completely aware. Simply let your thoughts and emotions, whatever arises, come and go,  without clinging to them. Just let go. Relax and remain in the pure awareness of the present moment.

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When we allow our mind to settle in its own natural peace, we discover a deep stillness that has always been with us, and whether we are aware of it or not, always will be. We begin to discover the true purpose of meditation, which is to introduce us to the unchanging pure awareness that underlies the whole of our experience. The practice of meditation is to become more and more familiar with this awareness in every aspect of our life.

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