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Rigpa Newcastle

Jane Gray

47 James St
HAMILTON NSW 2303

Rigpa Newcastle

Rigpa presents the Buddhist tradition of Tibet in a way that is both completely authentic and relevant to the lives and needs of modern people

Rigpa Newcastle


Learn to Meditate with us


Our Newcastle meditation classes and public meditation sessions are led by experienced instructors. Through them you can learn authentic meditation techniques that can help bring inner peace and development as well as benefit to others around you.

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Upcoming Classes & Events


This Fleeting Life

Supporting us in the face of Impermanence, Life and Death

Supporting us in the face of Impermanence, Life and Death This group is suitable for – people facing life limiting illness – people caring for an ageing or dying person – people grieving the loss of a family member or friend – anyone in a caring profession “Life is as precarious as a candle fluttering in the wind, or a ... Read More

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Introduction to Meditation: Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness

“A Drop In Class” First Saturday of Every Month, 2pm to 4:30pm

Rigpa's Introduction to Meditation sessions includes an introduction to how to meditate, time and space to really familiarise yourself with meditation practice, discussion of how we can bring the benefits of meditation into every aspect of our daily lives and a teaching on a different theme or topic each month. 

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Lunchtime Public Meditation


Tuesday to Friday lunchtimes

A wonderful chance to come and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our centre and be introduced to meditation in a supportive environment.

Drop in when you can make it – no booking is necessary – but please arrive a little early to get settled before practice begins.

Tuesday to Friday 12:30-1:15pm. No bookings necessary, all welcome!.

Admission is by Donation

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Loving Kindness Drop-in Guided Practice


3rd Saturday of each month (except January), 2pm till 3pm.

Many people tell us loving kindness practice gives them a method for transforming their difficult emotions and helps them avoid getting stuck in confusion and negativity. For this reason, many students discover that by meditating on loving kindness their shamatha meditation practice is more stable.

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Friday Evening Guided Meditation


Friday evening from 6pm to 7pm

This is a wonderful chance to come and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our centre in Hamilton and be introduced to meditation in a supportive environment.

Drop in when you can make it – no booking is necessary – but please arrive a little early to get settled before practice begins.

A short teaching is shown each session for guidance and inspiration.  Cushions and chairs are provided.

Entry is by Donation.

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Introduction to Meditation: Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness


“A Drop In Class” First Saturday of Every Month, 2pm to 4:30pm

Rigpa’s Introduction to Meditation includes an introduction to how to meditate, time and space to really familiarise yourself with meditation practice, discussion of how we can bring the benefits of meditation into every aspect of our daily lives and a teaching on a different theme or topic each month.
This is not a course so feel free to come along to any session that suits you. No need to register, just drop in.

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Our Centre


Centre Hours

Library, bookshop, meditation room and centre is open on Tuesday to Friday, 12 noon until 1:30 pm. An experienced student will be available at those times.

We are located at 47 James St, Hamilton, NSW 2303 (corner of James and Murray Streets, behind the Beaumont St clock tower. )

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Programs for Children


Rigpé Yeshé is an association of parents and educators, we support families in the Dharma education of their children, giving them the tools they need to work with their hearts and minds in their everyday lives. Rigpé Yéshé was founded in Lerab Ling in 2005. The name was given by Sogyal Rinpoche; it means the Wisdom of Rigpa.

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Death and Dying


Rigpa’s Spiritual Care Programme offers practical ways in which the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist teachings can benefit those facing illness or death, and help support their families and care-givers.

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