Past Events

Movie Night! When the Iron Bird Flies

“When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth.” -8th century, Guru Padmasambhava   In 1959, the Chinese…Read more

Categories: Past Events

Introduction to Ngöndro Practice

5 Tuesdays starting Sept 9 Ngöndro, the preliminary or ‘foundation’ practices of Vajrayana Buddhism, are profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and transformation at every level of our being. Not…Read more

Categories: Past Events

Teaching by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

October 23, 7pm Ringu Tulku Rinpoche was born in 1952 in Kham Lingtsang, in east Tibet, and recognised by His Holiness the sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa as the incarnation of one of the tulkus…Read more

Categories: Past Events

Teaching by Phakchok Rinpoche

Tuesday September 2, 7pm Born in 1981 as the son of Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and recognized at a young age, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche is one of the throne-holders of the Riwoche Taklung…Read more

Categories: Past Events

Teaching by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche: Calm but Aware; Kind and Engaged; Clear with Grasping

Thursday August 21, 7pm Born in 1951, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche is an accomplished high Lama of the Kagyu tradition. He is the eldest son of the celebrated Dzogchen master, H.E. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche,…Read more

Categories: Past Events

Meditation: Buddhism, Science and Common Sense

Thursday, August 7, 7pm Buddha explained in the sutras that anxiety, fear and suffering arise when our minds are overpowered by thoughts and emotions. To address this problem, Buddha taught that through focusing and…Read more

Categories: Past Events

Intro to Meditation: Using Thoughts and Emotions

New Dates: Thursdays, September 4 –  25. 7pm – 9pm. Often when we practice meditation, we regard thoughts and emotions or strong physical sensations (such as a pain in our back) as a…Read more

Categories: Past Events

Movie Night! Happy

From Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic, Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life…Read more

Categories: Past Events

Movie Night! Dreamlike Journey

Dreamlike Journey is a magical film about a recent pilgrimage to the sacred places of Buddhism in India, Nepal and Bhutan taken by Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche and a group of his close students….Read more

Categories: Past Events

Movie Night! Kundun

Come and join us for an evening of Buddhist films and social gathering at the Rigpa NYC center’s “Movie Night”. On Friday May 30 at 7pm, we will be screening “Kundun”, a motion…Read more

Categories: Past Events

Our Community

Visit Rigpa USA

Support Us