Introductory Meditation Course

Meditation Online Course, Rigpa Bush Telegraph

What Meditation Really Is

Meditation is about coming to know your mind. This introductory course is lead by Instructors who share their knowledge and experience of meditation. With teachings by Tibetan Buddhist master Sogyal Rinpoche, you will be guided in developing and applying tools for working with your mind.

The What Meditation Really Is Course (WMRI) has been developed by the world-renowned meditation teacher Sogyal Rinpoche after many years of teaching in the West, and with the support of some of his most experienced students. This unique program is based on the wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, making the benefits of meditation available to everybody.

The course entails the following six modules:

    • Module 1: Introducing What Meditation Really Is (6 sessions)
    • Module 2: Using our Senses, Thoughts and Emotions as a Support (5 sessions)

And continuing with the following modules (Dates to be confirmed):

  • Module 3: Dropping the Method (5 sessions)
  • Module 4: Finding Motivation: Loving Kindness Meditation (5 sessions)
  • Module 5: The Unifying Practice (5 sessions)
  • Module 6: Bringing the State of Non-distraction into Life (5 sessions)

Students are also encouraged to have their own copy of Sogyal Rinpoche’s book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, as it is often referenced in the course.

Students will also need the latest software and applications on their computers to download study materials, and Skype to join the weekly sessions.

Upcoming Course Starting Dates

  • NEW START DATE Modules 5 & 6
    22 AUGUST 2017

    Course Fees

    COST $70.00 Full; $50 Concessions.


    If your financial circumstances require you to make an alternative payment arrangement, please contact our Finance Coordinator to discuss your situation and agree on an arrangement.

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BT also offers courses specifically for established Rigpa students – those who have subscribed and joined the All-Encompassing Path ongoing study program.  Students would usually complete the meditation and/or compassion programs above before reaching this point. To find out more about subscriptions and the All-Encompassing Path, please go to our Subscriptions page.