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The Buddhist tradition of Tibet is recognized as one of the world’s most unique and distinctive spiritual cultures.

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I’ve already done some study, what next?

Rigpa offers those following the Buddhist teachings a complete path of study and practice, along with the environment they need to experience the teachings fully.

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Celebrating Thirty Years in Australia

In January 1985, Sogyal Rinpoche visited Australia and New Zealand for the first time. He was among the first Tibetan masters to bring the Dzogchen teachings to that part of the world, and his media appearances and book had a major impact in making Buddhism mainstream.

To celebrate its thirtieth anniversary, Rigpa Australia has been gathering the story of these first visits, interviewing pioneers, scanning photographs and documents, and digitising early teachings. Ann Pickering, who has led the project, shares some glimpses.

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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.

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Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Sogyal Rinpoche’s acclaimed spiritual classic is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written.

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On 11 August, Sogyal Rinpoche announced his retirement as spiritual director from Rigpa…

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National Centre

Our architect, Stephen Sainsbury, has completed the Master Plan for transforming our dilapidated old church into a magnificent Buddhist Temple. Help us to make this exciting building project a reality.

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Death and Dying

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.

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