Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche
Discover the wisdom and compassion of your true nature!
This four-day city retreat in Amsterdam is the highlight of Rigpa’s programme in the Netherlands. Both new and long-term students come together to deepen their meditation and receive teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche.
It is a rare opportunity to step out of the busyness of everyday life and enter into an environment dedicated towards getting to know the wisdom and compassion of our true nature.
During the four-day retreat Sogyal Rinpoche will teach on understanding the mind and the wisdom of meditation following in the spirit of the extraordinary teachings of Dzogchen—the Great Perfection, which is the highest wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Known for his spontaneous, dynamic and intimate teaching style, and for his ability to create an atmosphere which naturally inspires our inner wisdom, Rinpoche’s unaltered simplicity, and electric, playful and vibrant wakefulness, can leave you seeing your mind and the world from a completely fresh perspective.
Many people, from all walks of life, have found Rinpoche’s teachings to be immediately and directly relevant to their experience. Time and again they have expressed the profound and lasting impact this wisdom has had on their mind, and how it has transformed their lives and their being.
By integrating the wisdom of these teachings fully into our daily life, our inherent awareness, wakefulness, wisdom, love, and compassion begin to radiate out in everything we do and to everyone we encounter. We become truly alive—confident, open and at ease in any situation.
In addition to Sogyal Rinpoche’s teachings, the programme will consist of meditation sessions, video teachings, group discussion and reflection – all under the guidance of senior instructors.