About - Rigpa UK

What Is Rigpa?

Rigpa is an international network of centres and groups in over 30 countries, offering the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is both authentic and beneficial for people in the modern world.

Rigpa was founded 35 years ago by Sogyal Rinpoche, a world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, who is also the author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Rigpa has the gracious patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and each national Rigpa association has charitable and non-profit status.

Our courses and programmes are designed to help people face the challenges of everyday life. We introduce thousands of people every year to simple meditation techniques and methods for training in compassion, which have been developed over centuries and are easy to apply. Rigpa also offers an authentic programme of study and practice in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of Tibet.

As well as bringing peace of mind, these methods have been shown to be beneficial in many different ways, including tackling stress, depression and other mental health problems. They can also help us to develop more kindness and warm-heartedness for ourselves, our families and those around us.

Through our Spiritual Care Programme, we have offered courses to more than 30,000 healthcare professionals, teaching them simple and practical ways to care better for themselves and their patients. We also run a number of courses designed to help people cope with illness and bereavement.

Who Is Rigpa UK?

National Team

Rigpa relies on a large number of volunteers to hold and carry out it’s activity in the UK. There are three full time members of staff who work from our offices in the London centre:

National Director nd@rigpa.org.uk

Sangha Co-ordinator ts@rigpa.org.uk

National Administrator enquiries@rigpa.org.uk

Trustees trustees@rigpa.org.uk