Rigpa - Melbourne

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Rigpa - Melbourne

Rigpa - Melbourne

Main School Vajrayana
Sub School Tibetan, Nyingma, Dzogchen, Rigpa
Affiliation RIGPA Australia
Founder(s) Sogyal Rinpoche
Director(s) Sogyal Rinpoche
Contact Infotmation
Address 7/200 Sydney Road
Victoria 3056
Country Australia
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Mobile 0402 586 360
Website http://www.melbourne.rigpa.org.au/
Email melbourne@rigpa.org.au

The Rigpa Melbourne Centre is located in Brunswick at 7/200 Sydney Rd. The centre is part of a world wide network of over 140 centres and groups founded by Sogyal Rinpoche, author of the highly acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Rigpa Melbourne conducts courses, meditation sessions and other events which connect people with authentic Tibetan Buddhist teachings and meditation practices.

Sogyal Rinpoche

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Sogyal Rinpoche

A world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche is also the author of the highly acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Born in Kham in Eastern Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche was recognized as the incarnation of Lerab Lingpa Tertön Sogyal, a teacher to the thirteenth Dalai Lama, by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, one of the most outstanding spiritual masters of the twentieth century. Jamyang Khyentse supervised Rinpoche’s training and raised him like his own son. In 1971, Rinpoche went to England where he received a Western education, studying Comparative Religion at Cambridge University. He went on to study with many other great masters, of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, especially Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. First as a translator and aide to his revered masters, and then teaching in his own right, Rinpoche traveled to many countries, observing the reality of people’s lives, and searching how to translate the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism so as to make them relevant to modern men and women of all faiths, by drawing out their universal message while losing none of their authenticity, purity and power. Out of this was born his unique style of teaching, and his ability to attune these teachings to modern life, demonstrated so vividly in his ground-breaking book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. 2.8 million of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying books have been printed in 34 languages and is available in 80 countries. Rinpoche is also the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa, an international network of over 130 Buddhist centres and groups in 41 countries around the world. He has been teaching for over 30 years and continues to travel widely in Europe, America, Australia, and Asia, addressing thousands of people on his retreats and teaching tours. In addition, Rinpoche is a frequent speaker at major conferences, addressing a wide variety of subjects, including medicine and healing, interfaith dialogue, peace and non-violence, business and leadership, and the field of serving the dying and hospice care.

What Meditation Really Is

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What Meditation Really Is

We all want to be happy. But often the relentless pace and challenges of life make it impossible to know where to look for happiness. Through the wisdom of meditation, however, we can find peace and contentment. To our amazement, we discover a profound stillness that is always with us, beneath the turbulence of all our thoughts and emotions. When we allow our mind to settle, quietly, in its own natural peace, then what happens is quite extraordinary. This unique course has been specially developed by Sogyal Rinpoche after many years of teaching in the West. It brings together over 2,000 years of Buddhist wisdom and experience in a way that is authentic, accessible and completely relevant to modern life. Led by experienced meditators, it offers a complete introduction to meditation and shows how it can unlock our natural confidence, compassion and creativity. You will gain a genuine experience of meditation and all the tools you need to take the benefits into every aspect of your life. This course is open to all. If you are new to meditation it is the perfect place to start. If you are an established meditator, it will deepen your understanding, both of the practice of meditation, and the potential we can come to unlock in ourselves through meditation practice. The What Meditation Really Is programme consists of three 10 week course modules that follow on from each other. They can be attended in sequence, but each module can also be attended on its own and is complete in itself.

The Spiritual Care Program

The mission of the Spiritual Care Program:

The Spiritual Care Program brings the compassion, wisdom and richness of the teachings and practices in the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying into care giving. The Program has been designed to augment the professional's training with a comprehensive and practical approach to end-of-life care. It provides education and training to doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, volunteers, and clergy of all denominations. It includes: public conferences and seminars, study groups for professional and trained volunteer caregivers, and training days for hospital or hospice staff.


Rigpa - Melbourne