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)

Register Now
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 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


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

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:

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:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

News and Impressions from His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Visit to San Diego 2012

With the visit of the Dalai Lama to San Diego this week, there has been so much attention in the media about his work and Buddhism in general. We at Rigpa San Diego are so pleased he has come to teach in our community. We hope that our town and all beings will be blessed by his compassion.

Just a few notes:
Here is the link to the live webcast that will take place Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. from SDSU:

Here is one Rigpa sangha member's blog entry about impressions from his USD talk today:

And finally, we'd like to take this moment to invite you all to an upcoming talk by a fabulous Tibetan lama that Rigpa is hosting. Tsoknyi Rinpoche is a modern meditation master who speaks with the wisdom and background of a traditional Tibetan Buddhist education, but who has lived in the West and speaks to our minds. Here is a link to info about his talk on May 16th at the Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla:

More about that later.

May all beings enjoy happiness!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wednesday 3/28/2012 Rigpa San Diego Drop In Meditation

This Wednesday's drop in meditation (3/28/12) will include sharing some of Sogyal Rinpoche's recent teachings interspersed with sitting, instruction in meditation, and light discussion of our experience & questions.

The Art Center Building 710 13th St. #314 San Diego, CA 92101

At the front door dial-pad, dial "040" to be let into the building. Go to the third floor to Suite 314.