The Wisdom of Compassion presents key Buddhist teachings on the powerful logic of compassion and practical methods for developing a more kind relationship with ourselves, those around us and ultimately all beings.

Our innate capacity for empathy is the source of the very best of human qualities: love, kindness, generosity, warm-heartedness, courage … compassion. Although we are born with a vast capacity to love, we may not know how to do so unconditionally, or how to express that love in practice.

When our heart and mind are filled with love, we find the greatest inner healing, tranquillity and well-being. Modern research shows that with empathy and compassion we can be more fully ourselves, connect more easily with others, improve self worth and reduce self-criticism, and lead healthier lives.

Participants in this course will learn how to:

  • develop loving kindness for themselves
  • extend that loving kindness to all beings
  • move along the path from compassion to fully enlightened courage

Led by Western meditation instructors with many years of experience, each session consists of:

  • Video teachings from Tibetan and Western Buddhist masters including Sogyal Rinpoche, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Pema Chödrön and Sharon Salzberg.
  • Meditation practice
  • Time for contemplation
  • Group discussions and Q&A, offering each student the opportunity to explore the teachings and practices in an open supportive environment and to connect with a community of practitioners.



  • Online
  • Rigpa Melbourne, 803 Nicholson St, Carlton North
  • Rigpa Sydney, 158 Australia St, Newtown.

When: Tuesday evenings, for five weeks, starting 6 February

Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm Australian Eastern Time
(9.00am Central European Time; 3.00am US East Coast Time)
Five sessions: Full $100, Concession $50

This is the first module of a year-long course made up of 5-week long modules.


Individual sessions: Full $20, Concession $10

5-week module: Full $100, Concession $50

If you are experiencing financial hardship please email us at to request a further concession.

FREE for Rigpa members/subscribers. Please email to request the discount code.

Certificates of Attendance are available on request and may be suitable for Ongoing Professional Development.

6th February, 2024 7:00 PM to 5th March, 2024 9:00 PM
158 Australia Street
Newtown, NSW 2042
Event Fee(s)
Five week term
Standard A$100.00
Concession A$50.00
Individual sessions choose below A$0.00
Full Fee
Week 1 A$20.00
Week 2 A$20.00
Week 3 A$20.00
Week 4 A$20.00
Week 5 A$20.00
Concession Fee
Week 1 A$10.00
Week 2 A$10.00
Week 3 A$10.00
Week 4 A$10.00
Week 5 A$10.00