The Compassion Project - Rigpa UK

Rigpa UK

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre

The Compassion Project


The Compassion Project

Every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
From 2nd May to 30th May

Maybe most of us would like to be kinder, gentler and more loving both to others and to ourselves. This is a great basis for wanting to find out more about what compassion is, and for learning how to cultivate it in our own lives. In compassion we can find much common ground with others, through acknowledging the suffering and frustration that are all part of our human life and the good news is that whatever circumstances we encounter we are never powerless in the face of suffering.

Course overview

In this five week course we will look together at the ways we experience things, react to circumstances and explore how we might begin to transform things. In this way, our lives change and this even affects the lives of those around us and in this module we will focus on the practice of Tonglen which is literally translated as a practice of ‘giving and receiving’.

We will also introduce some writings on compassion from contemporary scientific thinkers, and look at compassion from a Buddhist perspective. You are invited to bring your ideas, your questions and answers to this creative process.

We have seen that a group of us focusing and mulling over these important subjects of happiness, compassion and gentleness is both inspiring and fruitful and sometimes even surprising!

Everyone is welcome.

***Please note it is only possible to join this course in the first two sessions***


The Compassion Project, 2 May-30 May 2019

*NOTE: The concession fee for this evening is £40 and it applies to pensioners and students. Please tick the appropriate box  with the number of tickets you wish to buy.  Please remember to bring your student card with you.

This fee is also applicable to unemployed and those living on benefits. Please email if this is your situation with proof of status. Bear in mind Rigpa has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.

IMPORTANT: Please register one person at a time and register individual names and surnames as we need this information for the registered list that will be at the door. Thank you in advance.



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