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Path of Freedom

The Lion’s Roar

Heart of the Buddha


Diary of Public Events


"Meditation and daily life practice are a path of discovery because there is something to be discovered. It is called the Nature of Mind, Buddha Nature or the Indestructible Heart Essence. But what is it? That is what we each have to discover within ourselves. The path is the awakening process by means of which we come to recognise it."

Rigdzin Shikpo









Public programmes – open to all:

Path of Freedom
The Path of Freedom is an introduction to the basic view and meditation of Buddhism in general and to the Longchen Tradition in particular. A range of core Buddhist topics are covered from the unique perspective of the Mahayana Maha-Ati (Dzogchen) View. It is taught in local groups, retreats and weekend courses by Longchen Foundation teachers. There are events throughout the year in a number of locations.
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The Lion's Roar – Gate 1 – Foundation Weekend
The Lion's Roar programme is a structured path of training that introduces the view and teachings of the Longchen tradition with an emphasis on developing and deepening a regular practice of formless meditation.

The programme consists of nine weekends (Gates) over three years that introduce increasingly subtle and profound views of the basic formless meditation. The first of these Gates introduces the practice of formless meditation and invites us to work directly with our immediate experience and awareness. It can be taken as a one off foundation weekend and for those who wish to, can be the beginning of further training on the Lion’s Roar. Gate 1 weekends usually fall in late summer and autumn of each year.
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Heart of the Buddha
Heart of the Buddha events are a special opportunity to meet and hear teachings from Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche, our Dharma director and the lineage holder of the Longchen foundation. Spread throughout the year, Heart of the Buddha teachings are open weekend, day and evening forums where Rigdzin Shikpo will teach on a range of Dharma topics according to his inspiration.