Sogyal Rinpoche Summer Retreat

Profound Peace, Free from Complexity—Looking Inwardly at our True Nature

Practical details

8pm Friday 19th to 4pm Sunday 28th June 2015
Weekend option 19-21 June
Fee €515.00
Concession €470.00
Led by
Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche is a world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet and author of the ‘The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying’, of which over three million copies have been printed, in 34 languages. He is also the spiritual director of Dzogchen Beara.

With his remarkable gift for presenting the essence of Buddhism in a way that is both authentic and profoundly relevant to the modern mind, the atmosphere Rinpoche creates is one of incredible warmth, love, and penetrating insight, as if he were speaking directly to the heart of each and everyone present.

He is often called an incredible communicator, and people around the world remark on the power his teachings have to reveal a glimpse of the innermost nature of mind and to bring lasting transformation and confidence in facing the challenges of daily life.

Weekend option
8pm Friday 19th to 4pm Sunday 21st June 2015
Fee €250
Concession €230

Special shuttle bus from Cork. June 19th: 3pm - Cork City, 3.30pm from Cork airport.

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Sogyal Rinpoche Spiritual Director, Rigpa International

Born in Kham in Eastern Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche was recognized at an early age as the incarnation of a great master and visionary saint of the nineteenth, Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (1856-1926), a teacher to the thirteenth Dalai Lama. He recieved a traditional training of a Tibetan lama under the close supervision of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, one of the most outstanding spiritual masters of the twentieth century. who raised him like his own son.

Rinpoche went on to study with many other great masters, of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, especially Kyabje Dudjum Rinpoche and Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. In 1971 Rinpoche went to England as a visiting scholar to study Comparative Religion at Cambridge University.

First as a translator and aide to his revered masters, and then teaching in his own right, Rinpoche travelled to many countries observing the realities of people's lives, and searching how to translate the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism so as to make them relevant to modern men and women of all faiths, by drawing out their universal message while losing none of their authenticity, purity and power.

Out of this came his unique style of teaching, and his ability to attune these teaching to modern life, demonstrated so vividly in his ground-breaking book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Almost three million copies of this spiritual classic have been printed in 34 languages and the book is available in 80 countries.

Rinpoche is also the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa, an international network of more than 130 Buddhist centres and groups in 30 countries around the world. He has been teaching for over forty years and continues to travel widely in Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia.

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