Join us as we take you an experiential journey through The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Discover a deep and universal wisdom explored in the major themes of the book, and learn about their practical implications for living well. Suitable for people of any religion or of none, this course encourages you to reflect on the Buddhist teachings, to see what makes sense to you and to experiment with applying these teachings in your daily life.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of Tibetan Buddhism. A manual for life and death and a source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path. The teachings, meditation and contemplations from this authentic tradition reveal how each of us can live a more meaningful, connected and fulfilling life.

You will learn

  • How to meditate
  • How an acceptance of impermanence can help us understand death and change our attitude towards life
  • How meditation can transform our perception, increase our confidence and fully connect us to the world around us
  • That mind is much more than just thoughts and emotions
  • How understanding the interdependency of all things and the principle of karma (that every action has an effect) gives us a logical basis for ethics and personal responsibility

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 you the opportunity to explore the teachings and practices in an open supportive environment.


Where: Online and in person at Rigpa Sydney, 158 Australia St, Newtown.

When: Wednesday evenings, for five weeks, starting 7 February

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Australian Eastern Time
(8.30am Central European Time; 2.30am 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

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

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

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

7th February, 2024 6:30 PM to 6th March, 2024 8:30 PM
158 Australia Street
Newtown, NSW 2042
Event Fee(s)
Course Fee(s)
5 weeks A$100.00
5 weeks (concession) A$50.00
One session only A$20.00
One session only (concession) A$10.00
One session only (under 25's) A$5.00
5 weeks (under 25's) A$25.00