Meditation and Compassion through to traditional Buddhist studies
Rigpa centres offer a range of courses and programmes for everyone – whether you want to learn how to meditate and develop compassion to overcome the mental and emotional challenges of daily life, or engage with a complete path of study and practice that follows every stage of the Buddha’s teachings and can lead to enlightenment.
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Meditation and compassion have been shown to be beneficial in many different ways, including bringing peace of mind, tackling stress, depression and other mental health problems. They can also help us to develop more kindness and warm-heartedness for ourselves, our families and those around us.
For those who wish to go deeper into studying and practising Buddhism, Rigpa offers an in-depth curriculum of study, reflection, practice and retreat based on the graduated stages of the Buddhist path of awakening.
To find our more about the complete buddhist path offered in Rigpa see here.
Rigpa also offers a traditional study college (shedra) and short and long practice retreats (drupdra).
Rigpé Shyönnu are an international group of young people (aged between 18 -35) who share an interest in Buddhist thought and practice. We aim to create a sense of community and friendship that supports young people to work with their minds and hearts amidst the challenges of modern life.
Every summer and winter we organise international retreats. Throughout the year, we also hold other local events in Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, London and other cities. Currently, we are offering a number of online events.
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Spiritual Care Programme
The Spiritual Care Programme was established and has been supported by Rigpa since 1993, offering non-denominational, contemplative-based care for health and social care professionals, and trained volunteers as well as for a general public. The programme is run independently in Ireland where a spiritual care centre was founded.
The centre, based at Dzogchen Beara, provides a safe and supportive environment for guests living with life-limiting illness, recovering from treatment or experiencing bereavement, and for those who care for them.