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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.

The courses below are intended for those new to Buddhism.

For those who wish to embark on the Buddhist path, contact Rigpa Adelaide to find out about a graduated path of study and practice.

Drop In Sessions

Introduction to Meditation: Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness

While there are many forms of meditation offered in Adelaide these days, Rigpa Adelaide offers authentic meditation practices drawn from the centuries-old Tibetan tradition and helps us to discover their relevance to our busy modern lives.

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Loving Kindness

Many people discover that loving kindness practice gives them a method for transforming their difficult emotions and helps them avoid getting stuck in negativity and confusion.

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2018 Courses

Introduction to Buddhism: Wisdom and Compassion in our Daily Lives

Thursday evenings: 7pm to 9pm
Module 1 begins February 15th - continues to April 19th (10 weeks)
Module 2 begins May 3rd - continues to July 5th (10 weeks)
Module 3 begins October 11th - continues to December 13th (10 weeks)
In Buddhism, Wisdom and Compassion are considered as being inseparable, and it is how we work with this view in our daily interactions that is the real power and proof point of the truth of the teachings of the Buddha. Through this course we will explore the ancient teachings of this unbroken lineage, experiencing their wisdom directly through the application of authentic methods that help us to develop confidence, capacity and compassion in the way we are – with ourselves, with others, within our environment.

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Other Courses

What Meditation Really Is

More people than ever are experiencing the benefits of meditation, and now meditation (and mindfulness) have become an invaluable tool for modern people from all walks of life.
These meditation techniques came from over 2,000 years of Buddhist wisdom and can also be experienced, not only as a tool for modern living but also as a true spiritual path.

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Study Course

For the last twenty-five years, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has been inspiring a quiet revolution in the way we look at life and death. This simple introductory course is for anyone who has read the book and who wants to reflect on and explore its main themes.

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Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment

During this course, we have studied the text Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment by the great Tibetan Buddhist master Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima.

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The Art of Compassionate Living

To evoke compassion in yourself is harder than we often imagine, because the sources of love and compassion are often hidden from us, and we may have no ready access to them.

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