Path to Freedom

Uncover buddha nature

Tibetan Buddhist meditations to transform our experience of the world

Starting Wednesday 18 January 2023 at 7:30pm (75 minutes long)

Based on the Tibetan Buddhist teachings and with the help of several ‘older’ Rigpa friends we explore:
The course is hosted on Zoom. It is very interactive, rather than having a classroom approach; very practical and supported by opportunities to practice this style of meditation (optionally on Saturday mornings also at 9am.)
On alternate weeks, there will be a guided contemplation followed by an opportunity to chat, in smaller groups, where we can share our personal reflections. The idea here is to explore together how these teachings and practices can apply in our own experience of everyday life. Additionally, there is a choice of being guided in a compassion practice, or of exploring a master’s personal journey of discovery, Mingyur Rinpoche’s “In Love with the World”.
We understand that people’s lives are busy, so you do not need to a4end everything; that’s why we also provide video recordings of the presentations and guided contemplations so you have the possibility to follow up at your
own pace.

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The night is open to all. Last year we had a lively mix of long-term and newer people. As before, there is no charge, but if you find it beneficial, consider making a donation to Rigpa as a support of our dharma activity.

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The course is open to anyone with an interest in exploring the buddhist teachings and practices, whether you are a newcomer or a long time dharma student, all are welcome to attend.

Course Leaders

The main presenters of the course are Cecily Leonard and Martin Leonard and they will be joined by other Rigpa senior instructors during the course. The presentations will draw from the teachings of both contemporary Buddhist teachers, a deep and ancient lineage of meditation instructions from the Buddhist tradition and contemporary scientific discoveries.

Cecily LeonardCecily Leonard

Cecily first met the dharma in 1978 and found meditation, introduced then, helped settle her chaotic mind, bit by bit. Soon too, she met several teachers whose ease and clarity and profound advices show who we are, how we can be. Cecily tries out their advice as best she can in everyday life, and loves exploring the richness of all this with others along the way.


Martin Leonard portraitMartin Leonard

Martin has been studying the Buddhist teachings for over forty years and has received teachings from such eminent Tibetan masters as Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He has completed a three year retreat. His style is both humorous and approachable


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