The Parinirvana of Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche

With the greatest sorrow we share the news that Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche, the lineage holder of the Longchen Foundation, demonstrated the truth of impermanence and passed away on the evening of 28 April. Throughout his life, Rigdzin Shikpo worked tirelessly for the good of others and, with enormous care, painstakingly crafted a system of teachings and practices unique to the Longchen Foundation yet authentically rooted in the great Tibetan lineages he received from his many teachers.

Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche cared deeply for his students and never doubted that we all would attain awakening. He always emphasised the importance of the community of practitioners, bound together through the energy of wisdom and compassion. Rigdzin Shikpo will continue to manifest his qualities and action in this Maṇḍala as we support each other through this difficult period and into the future.

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We are an international community of Buddhist students and teachers practising meditation in the Mahāyāna Mahā Ati (Dzogchen) tradition of Buddhism.

Our programmes and teachings are suitable for everyone, whether you are just starting out on the path of meditation or have been practising for many years. All you need is the curiosity to explore your own experience with an open mind, and a desire to connect ever more fully with your world for the benefit of others. Learn more…

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Quotations from Rigdzin Shikpo’s teachings can be found here: Teachings

Books by Rigdzin Shikpo can be purchased here: Books and Media

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