There is nothing that is intrinsically a problem. Meditation is not about wanting a cloudless sky. As long as we know the sky is there, the clouds are not really a problem. They can come and go as they please.
It is important to align ourselves with the physical centredness and groundedness of our being. This gives us the basis for being able to open out into space, and thus we are better able to turn towards experience without being overwhelmed by it

Western society is waking up. What part will you play?

Welcome to Longchen, an international community of Buddhist students and teachers practising meditation in the Mahayana Maha Ati (Dzogchen) tradition of Buddhism. The community, or mandala, is under the spiritual direction of lineage holder Rigdzin Shikpo.

Rigdzin Shikpo has been charged by his root teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche with revealing the essence of these Tibetan teachings, which encompass the Hinayana, Mahayana and Secret Mantra Vajrayana vehicles, in a way suitable for those of us born and brought up in the West.

Longchen Buddhadharma is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. It has two qualities. It is rare because it offers a complete path of training for householder yogins. It is precious in that it is difficult to find someone from our culture who has received these teachings and is authorised to transmit them in their entirety.

The path of training, which is also the goal, is the Indestructible Heart Essence. At its heart lies the Longchen Nyinthig (Heart Drops of the Great Space) cycle of teachings. Entry points include Path of Freedom events, The Lion's Roar and Heart of Buddha teachings. Some happen at local and national group events as well as in retreat environments. If you're not sure where to start, then why not try the clips below or visit our meditation or teachings pages.