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

Supporting Rigpa Athlone Meditation Centre


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 on meditation throughout the year. They are open to people of any ages and all walks of life.


Radical Wisdom for Challenging Times

Our class in now on summer break. We will be back in September either at the centre or on Zoom depending on Covid restrictions. We will post an update as soon as we know. Thanks to everyone who attended and look forward to seeing you in September.

Exploring the ancient wisdom of the Buddha’s teaching to navigate our daily lives

Wednesdays 7pm – 8.15pm on Zoom  

Open to everyone, no experience necessary.  The class will run for 1 hr 15 mins on Zoom. Join us every Wednesday as we explore some of the life transforming practices of meditation, compassion and wisdom from the Buddhist tradition of Tibet.  Each evening there will be meditation practice, contemplation and discussion as we look at some of the most important themes that influence our life and happiness.

Please contact Anthony for more details on how to join on  086 061 7701. You can also use the email address above.

There is a suggested donation of €8 per class or €6 per class for those on reduced income or else what ever you can afford.

Use the donate button above.

The course instructors are volunteers and all donations go towards supporting the running of the centre.


The Art of Meditation (Class currently on break – see online Zoom course above)

Wednesdays 7pm to 8.30pm (including tea break)


“Meditation is the greatest gift you can give yourself” The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

Led by experienced instructors, this evening explores the practice of meditation and an opportunity to practice together in a group.

We will examine some important topics from the Buddhist wisdom tradition such as contentment and happiness and how meditation can really help us lead more kinder, saner and happier lives.

Open to complete beginners and those who already practice meditation.

Suggested donation €8 or €6 low income or whatever you can afford. All welcome!

Rigpa Students – Sangha Programme

Monthly Gatherings

Weekly Study Group

Rigpa Students – DM Study Programme

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

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