Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment

Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment

Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment

In today’s uncertain world where fear and anxiety are so prevalent, there are profound meditation teachings which offer everyone a way to take difficulties of life onto their path of spiritual development.

Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima’s Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment is a classic text  that, although written in the 19th century, is profoundly relevant for our time right now. Whatever comes to us in life, be it happiness or suffering, this extraordinary teaching shows us how to transform and draw the very best out of it, and use it for our ultimate benefit and the benefit of others.

Older and newer students alike will find this text relevant and beneficial to apply to their lives.

This course is part of the All-Encompassing Path, an ongoing interactive programme for the worldwide Rigpa Sangha that emphasizes study, meditation and self-reflection. The course offers the chance to explore topics together in a group with the guidance of Rigpa teachers and instructors. A special feature is to offer video teachings from a variety of Buddhist teachers who have taught the Rigpa sangha


Tuesdays 7-8.30pm  11 October 2022 – 15 June 2023


Follow online via Zoom.


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Course Teachers and Instructors

Veronica Nicholson

Veronica first learned to meditate in 1996 when she went on her first retreat to Dzogchen Beara. Since then she has continued studying and practicing in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and copleted a one year closed retreat in 2004 in Dzogchen Beara. Learning to meditate changed her life and this inspired her to train as a meditation instructor, and since 2001 she has been helping on retreats in Dzogchen Beara and other Rigpa centres around Ireland. She lives in Offaly and is a photographer and artist – her book Observing Offaly, a photographic record of life in her adopted county, was published in November 2016.

Anthony McCay

Anthony McCay has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for 25 years. After a chance encounter with The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying in 1997 he became deeply interested in the Buddhist wisdom tradition. He is one of the co founders of Rigpa Athlone where he continues to facilitate courses in meditation.

Olivier Riche

Olivier Riche has been practising and studying meditation since 1999 and has been guiding practices and instructing on retreats since 2012. He worked for three years at Dzogchen Beara where he facilitated many retreats and guided meditations. Olivier also offers regular meditations for members of his community and for staff at his workplace.

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Upcoming Events

Finding Peace where there is none
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Online, every Saturday morning
6th August - 17th December 2022

Time to Meditate
Bru Columbanus
Cardinal Way, Wilton
12th September - 10th October 2022

Mind at Ease – Online
Online, Tuesday evenings
20th September - 25th October 2022

What Meditation Really Is
Rigpa Athlone
1 Bastion street
21st September - 1st June 2023

Tibetan Book of Living and Dying course
Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Hybrid online and in Rigpa Dublin centre
22nd September - 15th December 2022