These events are open to anyone who would like to come along and experience the Mahayana Maha Ati teachings first hand. Heart of Buddha teachings are taught exclusively by Rigdzin Shikpo, as well as selected Path of Freedom teachings. Other public teachings are taught by authorised Longchen teachers. Public talks cover all kinds of topics ranging from The Four Noble Truths to Death and Dying. You can find detailed information on a particular weekend by following the link for each weekend on the Events page.
Public weekend and one day programmes
Tickets for an event will normally be available two or three months in advance. Sometimes Early Bird versions are available, the cut-off date for which will normally be two weeks in advance of the weekend.
Some general information
Each day contains a mixture of meditation, teaching, questions and discussion. While all events include a basic instruction in formless meditation, not all events include detailed instruction. If you would like to receive more detailed instruction, please talk to the event organiser who will be pleased to let you know the best way for you to request and receive it from an authorised teacher.
Public events are open to everyone, from those new to practise to those who have experience in other traditions and who wish to deepen their connection with Longchen.
Days typically begin around 9.30am and finish no later than 5.30pm. Specific timings may vary for different events, details will be on the Events listing. Tea, coffee and refreshments are included. Lunch is not provided for public events, but information on local places to eat will be available.
Upcoming Public Events 2017…
14th Oct – Heart of Buddha – What is Buddhism? A Religion, A Philosophy, Or Something Else?
Talk by Rigdzin Shikpo in Oxford on his belief that the essence of Buddhism, buddha-dharma, is a way of approaching a universal truth. How it’s not about learning dogma, but using meditation, to see through our mis-conceptions, break down our conceptual frameworks, until we unveil the underlying reality.
21st Oct – Path of Freedom – Indestructible Heart Essence
A weekend of talks and meditation instruction by Rigdzin Shikpo on ‘Indestructible Heart Essence’ – Realising the Nature of Mind. What do we really want? In our hearts we long to be aware, awake, sane, open, sensitive and alive. We long for deeper meaning. How do we align ourselves with that wish? And what difference could that make to our lives?
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