Giving In Buddhism

Since ancient times, the spirit of generosity has been a defining characteristic of the Buddhist tradition. Today we still need your help to bring to life our spiritual vision, and there are many ways you can offer your support…

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Rigpa’s National Centre

In July 2015 Rigpa Australia bought the building that will become home to our National Centre. 158 Australia St Newtown, Sydney is an old church located in a beautiful park. It’s only a few train stops from the city and close to vibrant cafes, shops and Sydney University.

The Rigpa Australia National Centre will host:

  • Rigpa’s core curriculum and practices, teaching meditation, compassion and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy
  • teachings by eminent masters from all schools of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Spiritual Care outreach to health practitioners
  • Rigpé Yeshé children, families and youth education
  • Practical Wisdom events for business and community leaders
  • training for Rigpa practitioners, instructors and care givers from around Australia and the region.

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How You Can Help

The purchase of 158 Australia St was assisted by a loan from Social Enterprise Finance Australia and the building will require renovation. We are now inviting those interested to donate to the tax-deductible building fund to help facilitate the next stage.

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If you wish to make a donation by bank transfer please contact Mara Bun:

If you are able to offer other practical assistance with building and design, or fundraising events, please contact our Project Director, Mara Bun at / 0448 848 860.

And please dedicate whatever practice you do to the successful fruition of this project.

Tax Deductible Donation

The National Centre is a project of the Rigpa Fellowship Building Fund, a deductible gift recipient (DGR) endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office – ABN: 62 003 584 385. ALL donations to the Rigpa Australia National Centre of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Help Us Free Animals for Long Life

Each year the Rigpa community raises money to free animals and other beings who are facing certain death. We do this during auspicious times, such as significant anniversaries in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha, known as ‘Wheel Days’,  when the effect of our actions are said to be multiplied millions of times. We direct the merit of this powerful action towards the welfare of ourselves and others.

Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche, one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of our time, who lived to be more than 105 years old, said:

“To save animals from slaughter or any mortal danger, with an entirely pure motivation and conduct is, without doubt, a practice to be taken up by all followers of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Many sutras, tantras and commentaries describe in detail the advantages it brings, and countless learned and accomplished masters in India and Tibet have stressed the value and importance of benefiting beings.”

It is my main practice of benefiting others. It dispels all external and internal adversity and obstacles, effortlessly and spontaneously, and, when inspired by the noble mind of bodhichitta and completed with dedication and pure aspiration prayers, it will lead one to complete enlightenment, and the accomplishment of one’s own and others’ welfare – of this you need have no doubts at all!

Needless to say, the merit or power of positive karma that one accumulates from participating in such actions, for the teacher and for oneself, even simply by providing the means, is immeasurable.”

Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche.

Please help us by giving as generously as you can.

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Visit the Lotsawa House web site to find out more about Chatral Rinpoche and download a free copy of the teaching on the ‘Benefit of Saving Lives’

Please direct the merit from whatever practice you do, towards your own long life and the long life of the masters.