The moment of the Buddha’s enlightenment has been likened to a ‘Lion’s Roar’.

The Lion’s Roar Gate 1 (Foundation Weekend)

The Lion’s Roar programme is a structured path of training developed by Rigdzin Shikpo that gradually introduces the view and teachings of the Dzogchen tradition with an emphasis on developing and deepening a regular practice of formless meditation.

This non-residential course introduces the Dzogchen tradition of Buddhist meditation and is suitable for both total beginners and experience meditators. The emphasis is on seeing the true significance of the direct immediate sense of awareness that we have with us all of the time. The course includes an introduction to formless meditation and an exploration of how to carry this very profound view of the wold into the every day world of our experince.

The Lion’s Roar Gate 1 is being held in Bristol on 25 & 26th February 2017 and in Oxford on 11th & 12th March 2017. The standard cost is £105.00; concessions are available on request.

Further information on The Lion’s Roar training can be found here and you can request more information by emailing Toby at:

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Longchen Foundation

In 1975 the Longchen Foundation was established by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, both acknowledged as accomplished masters of the Kagyu-Nyingma and Nyingma traditions respectively. They appointed Rigdzin Shikpo as spiritual leader and Lineage Holder and entrusted him to realise their vision for the development and spread of the teachings.

Rigdzin Shikpo

Rigdzin Shikpo began his formal training with a thorough grounding in Theravada Buddhism for nine years, including receiving Mahayana teachings from Sangaraksita. Then in 1965 in Oxford, he met his root guru, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who provided him with extensive and detailed teachings for several years before leaving England for America.

As a westerner with many years experience in teaching Buddhism to other westerners, Rigdzin Shikpo has a way of communicating the essence of the teachings in an inspiring way which speaks directly to our needs and aspirations, without becoming distracted by the richness and complexity that can colour it through its various cultural expressions.


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