Our purpose is to share the Buddha’s teachings that show us how to transform our tired, stressed and confused minds into the effortless self-perfected state of our true nature. The path we offer at Rigpa embodies the authentic traditions of Tibet, in a way that is directly relevant to people in the modern world.
We wish to advise you that our retreats are based on Tibetan Buddhist teachings and traditions and are not a substitute for psychotherapy, psychiatric treatment or medication of any kind. If you have a psychological, psychiatric, or medical condition, please talk to your physician or therapist before registering for the retreat. Although Rigpa has a duty of care to all students and specific policies and procedures that establish guidelines for safe conduct and care for vulnerable persons, Rigpa does not provide mental health care.
Turning Suffering and Happiness Into Enlightenment - weekend teaching
Rigpa Senior Teacher, Jan van der Breggen, will offer an essentialized and clear teaching of this practical text by Jikmé Tenpé Nyima on how to transform the difficult circumstances of our turbulent world into an ally on the spiritual path, and how this can lead us to true inner peace and lasting happiness.
This weekend retreat will also include meditation guidance and instruction as well as question and answer discussion periods to go deeper into the root text and commentary.
Inspiring a Revolution Sydney and Online - Meditation
Start Wednesday 7 June for 5 weeks. 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Film Night: Precious Guru
'Precious Guru' is a feature length documentary movie that gives vivid insight into the life, times and legacy of Padmasambhava – the 8th century Indian yogi who carried Buddhism over the Himalayas into Tibet. Precious Guru is a tribute to the resonance of Padmasambhava’s realisation, which is still a vibrant reality for many thousands of people today. The voices that tell his story include Tibetan monastics and lay people encountered by the production team on their Himalayan travels, as well as accomplished lamas like Mingyur Rinpoche, western Buddhist teachers like Lama Tsultrim Allione, Lama Glenn Mullin and Professor Robert Thurman.
Inspiring a Revolution Sydney and Online - April & May 2023
Start Wednesday 26 April for 5 weeks. 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Finding Inner Peace and Contentment | October 2023
We invite you to spend five days immersing yourself in the Tibetan Buddhist wisdom tradition. You will be supported by experienced meditation teachers Jan van der Breggan and Marianne Gizycki, and receive video teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche, a renowned master of the Tibetan Nyingma lineage and Dzogchen, or “Great Perfection”, tradition. Each day will feature a rich yet spacious program of teachings, guided meditation, and time for reflection and discussion.