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 on meditation throughout the year that are open to everyone. Classes are informal and relaxed and include a short tea break.


What Meditation Really Is

Exploring the Buddha’s teachings on meditation, compassion & wisdom in our daily lives.
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What is meditation? The ultimate goal of meditation is to discover the inner wisdom that is always present in ourselves but has somehow become hidden almost like the sun that has been obscured by the clouds.
The first practice of meditation is learning to allow our distracted and busy minds to settle in a state of natural peace. In this course we will explore methods of working with our mind and heart with the goal of establising a daily meditation practice that we can continue at home. Meditation is really the greatest gift we can give ourselves and a direct way to discover our basic goodness and well being.
Throughout the course we will also look at important topics that directly impact how we are in our everyday lives. Topics such as What is happiness and the different attitudes that shape our perception of ourselves and others and of the world. Each evening there will be guided instruction, discussion and an opportunity to practice together.
Open to everyone. For more details on how to join contact Anthony on 086 061 7701.

Inside the meditation center in Athlone

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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Upcoming Events

Resting the mind
Rest your mind
Online meditation
Monday evenings
9th January - 6th June 2023

Time to Meditate – Cork Mondays
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Bru Columbanus
Cardinal Way, Wilton
9th January - 26th June 2023

Time to Meditate – Dzogchen Beara
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Tuesday mornings
10th January - 30th June 2023

What Meditation Really Is
Rigpa Athlone
1 Bastion street
18th January - 28th June 2023

Loving Kindness – Dzogchen Beaea
online, Thursday mornings
21st March - 29th June 2023