Tuesday, September 1, 2015

*|SanDiego In the Mirror of Death|*

In the Mirror of Death

Facing change with practical wisdom
and sacred inspiration

An Introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist Understanding of Death and Dying inspired by "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”

This 8-week course guides participants through the essential teachings on dying and death from the Buddhist tradition of Tibet. It offers a glimpse of this practical wisdom and sacred inspiration, which are so beneficial for today’s world. The universal message of these teachings speaks to people from all walks of life and is relevant for those of any spiritual tradition or none. They show us how we can face uncertainty and change, transform difficulty and fear, prepare for death and support others to die with dignity. 

The course is open to everyone

Register here

Dates: September 12 – October 31, 2015 
            Saturdays mornings

Time: 10 am – 12:30

Cost: $125.  Work-study available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

LocationRigpa San Diego
                4343 Morena Blvd. Suite 8
                San Diego, CA 92117
                (858) 367-9705

Some books you may find helpful for the course:
   The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
   Facing Death and Finding Hope by Christine Longaker

Please click here for online registration.

Please contact rigpaSD@gmail.com with any questions.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Next Meditation Class - The Unifying Practice - Meditating with Mantra, Image, & Breath

Join us for our next Rigpa San Diego meditation class!


The Unifying Practice
Deepen Your Meditation
Through Mantra, Image & Breath

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Saturdays
10:00am - 12:30pm
May 30, 2015 - June 27, 2015


The Unifying Practice looks in detail at three key methods which are brought together into one practice. Their purpose is to help the mind rest undistracted.
—First, using an image transforms our outer environment and acts on the level of the body.

—Second, chanting or reciting a mantra is related to the speech and purifies our inner world of sound, emotion and energy.

—Third, watching the breath pacifies the mind. This may gradually lead to the higher meditation of the innermost nature of mind.

As we practice these methods in a gradual sequence, it enables us slowly to transform our thoughts, emotions and energy, and become steadily more peaceful and more present. This accelerates the process of meditation and deepens the experience, with the result that meditation can happen effortlessly.

Led by experienced meditators, this class offers a complete introduction to the Unifying Practice using mantra, image and breath in meditation and shows how it can unlock our natural confidence, compassion and creativity. Students will gain a genuine experience of meditation and all the tools they need to take the benefits into every aspect of their life.

When:  May 30, 2015 through June 27, 2015 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Location: 4343 Morena Blvd Suite 8, San Diego, CA 92117

Questions: write to us at RigpaSD@gmail.com or call us at (858)367-9705, leave a message and someone will call you back ASAP.

No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds, if you'd like to apply for a scholarship go to the registration page and fill out the scholarship application form

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Compassionate Living - New Rigpa San Diego Workshop


Kindness and compassion are basic human qualities, but it's not always easy to embody them in our lives, especially in today’s hectic, fast-paced world

Rigpa San Diego is excited to announce our very first Compassionate Living 'workshop'. This is an exciting 'new' format for us where students & facilitators will work together to create a peaceful and safe environment in which to investigate what compassion really is, and how to cultivate a more compassionate attitude in life both towards ourselves and others.

Nine Sessions - Saturdays
February 21st - April 11th  10:00 am to 12:30 pm (8 sessions)
April 25th - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm full day retreat (1 session)


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We'll be meeting at Rigpa San Diego's brand new center at
4343 Morena Blvd Suite 8, San Diego, 92117

Questions: write to us at RigpaSD@gmail.com or call us at (858)367-9705, leave a message and someone will call you back ASAP.

No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds, if you'd like to apply for a scholarship go to the registration page and fill out the scholarship application form
More Info
People have a variety of reasons for wanting to learn about and cultivate compassion, but in some way we are all suffering—be it from pain, loss, frustration,dissatisfaction, or an unfulfilled desire for happiness.

However, we are not powerless in the face of our circumstances. It is possible to consciously cultivate positive states of mind, and diminish negative states of mind,and so transform our experience and our reactions to life’s circumstances and the people around us. In this way it is possible to change our lives, and bring about change in the world.

In this workshop we'll
—Gain knowledge and awareness by looking into different aspects of compassion: from our own point of view and experience, from a modern scientific point of view, as well as from the Buddhist perspective.

—Deepen and internalize our knowledge and understanding through personal analysis and reflection.

—Familiarize ourselves with the experience of compassion and also establish the habit of compassion, through formal meditation practices as well as activities integrated into everyday life.

There is an expectation that students on this course will commit to a regular, daily compassion practice—recognizing that it is only through actually practicing the practices that the benefits are achieved.

Students will be supported with audio files of the guided practices and there will also be informal exercises for the students to integrate into their daily lives.
 Register Now

Nine Sessions
February 21st - April 11th  10:00 am to 12:30 pm (8 sessions)
April 25th - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm full day retreat (1 session)
 
No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds, if you'd like to apply for a scholarship go to the registration page and fill out the scholarship application form

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

New San Diego Rigpa Fellowship Meditation Class - Begins February 8th 2014

Enjoy The Stillness


What Meditation Really Is, Module I
Getting to Know Your Own Mind
Rigpa San Diego
Five Week Class
February 8 - March 8
Saturday 10 am to 12 noon
Register Now

Discover the profound stillness that is always with us beneath the turbulence of all our thoughts and emotions.

Based on recent teachings by Sogyal Rinpoche, this in-depth meditation class, for both new and continuing students, shows how we can allow the mind to settle quietly, in its own natural peace. Then what happens is quite extraordinary, and can bring us more confidence, clarity, compassion, and presence in everything we do.

Pre-registration is required, Click Here to register now.
The suggested donation is $75; reduced rate is $25.
Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay, scholarships are available.
For more information please write to joanne.baltad@rigpa.org

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wednesday Night Drop-In Meditations Postponed Through Summer 2013



Rigpa San Diego's Drop-In Meditation Sessions Summer Schedule -

Due to the summer retreat schedule, San Diego Rigpa Meditation Center will not be offering our monthly Drop-In Meditations.

Please check back later for new dates in Fall.

For more information about Rigpa and links to inspiring meditation videos, books, and audio teachings, go to Rigpa's main website: www.usa.rigpa.org.

We look forward to meeting you later!
Be well.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January 16th Drop-In Meditation



Rigpa San Diego is having Drop-in Meditation Wednesday 16 January, 6:30-8:30pm! Join us for inspiring teachings, meditation practice, and lively discussion. All are invited, it's free! Go to 710 13th Street, dial 040 to be let into the building. We're on the 3rd floor in Suite 314.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Open Heart Open Mind - An Evening with Tsoknyi Rinpoche

An Evening with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, May 16th 7:30 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Sherwood Auditorium
700 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA  

“OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND dares us to find what we have temporarily lost and to begin a
path of reconnection to our deepest nature, which is joyous, open and free of all
conditions and conditioning, like a cloudless and radiant sky.”
~Richard Gere

“Tsoknyi Rinpoche has a unique way of integrating heartfelt wisdom, brilliant clarity and
playfulness on the path to awakening.”
~Tara and Daniel Goleman, authors of Emotional Alchemy and Emotional Intelligence
Please join Rigpa San Diego for this unique event. Tsoknyi Rinpoche will also sign copies of his new book, Open Heart, Open Mind.

For more info and to book advance tickets, visit: