Find a Course near you

Rigpa offers a diverse programme of courses, seminars and retreats designed to make the wisdom & compassion of the Buddhist teachings accessible and relevant to men and women of all ages, and from all walks of life.

To see what courses are happening in your area follow the links on the map below:

Rigpa International

Open to any tradition

Our courses are conducted in a spirit of open enquiry and relevant for those of any spiritual tradition or none. We also offer a complete path of study and practice for those who wish to engage with the Buddhist teachings more fully.

We endeavour to create and provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all.  If this will be your first time attending a course at one of our centres, here are just a few points that might be of use.

What to wear

You can wear whatever you like, although you may prefer something loose and comfortable. If you’re able to do so, you are welcome to sit crossed-legged on a cushion on the floor. We provide meditation cushions or chairs if you prefer, and you are welcome to bring your own meditation cushion or meditation stool if you have one. Many people prefer to sit on chairs and that is perfectly alright, the main thing is that you are comfortable. We don’t wear shoes in the meditation shrine room, so if you are not comfortable in stocking feet, please bring slippers or other indoor shoes. Some people like to bring a notebook and pen, to write down what they’ve learned or any insights they might have.

What to expect

On a typical course night, we watch some teachings on video, we allow time for reflection & discussion relating to the content of those teachings. We will also spend some time in silence while we practise meditation. As a course progresses, the silent times will be a bit longer, but you can take a break whenever you need to. There is also time for an informal chat over a cup of tea. Our centres are run almost entirely by volunteers. Course facilitators and instructors will be happy to answer any queries you might have. A warm welcome is extended to all who visit.

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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
Cork
12th September - 10th October 2022

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

What Meditation Really Is
Rigpa Athlone
1 Bastion street
Athlone
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