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The Autumn Retreat finds a new home in Ventura, California!

Register by August 31st to take advantage of the early bird discount.

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Full Retreat: November 27 - December 6
Weekend Option: November 27 - November 30

With his remarkable gift for presenting the essence of Tibetan Buddhism in a way that is both authentic and profoundly relevant to the modern mind, Sogyal Rinpoche is one of the most renowned teachers of our time. 

The atmosphere Rinpoche creates is one of incredible warmth, love, and penetrating insight, as if he were speaking directly to the heart of each and everyone present.  

He is often called an incredible communicator, and people around the world remark on the power his teachings have to reveal a glimpse of the innermost nature of mind and bring lasting transformation and confidence in how to face the challenges of daily life.

For more information, and to help you plan for the retreat, please follow the links below.

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Being Radically Happy

A Talk with Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon

Thursday September 3rd  7:00

Rigpa San Francisco Bay Area
1033 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

Suggested Donation $30 
Space is Limited
No one will be turned away for lack of funds

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Please join us for a compelling evening presentation crafted from the determination of Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon to share a clear view of happiness that is truly beneficial, concise and accessible for the modern mind.

Normally, we think when we have the right stuff in the right circumstances, happiness happens. But we really don’t have to depend on the stuff and the circumstances, we need only to make a slight yet radical shift. And then we will be happy no matter what.

PhakchokRinpocheKyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche was recognized in childhood as the incarnation of a great master and grew up in a spiritually accomplished Tibetan family. He received traditional Tibetan Buddhist training, and is known for his sharp wit, relatability, and compassionate heart. He has been teaching throughout the world for the last 10 years in way that is rooted in tradition yet speaks to our time.


Erric PortraitErric Solomon is a former software executive from one of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies. He also completed a traditional Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat in Lerab Ling, France. Under Sogyal Rinpoche's guidance, Erric led the development of the What Meditation Really Is program and has given workshops and talks all over the US and Europe.


In the Mirror of Death

Offered in three cities this September

This 8-week course guides participants through the essential teachings on dying and death from the Buddhist tradition of Tibet. It offers a glimpse of this practical wisdom and sacred inspiration, which is so beneficial for today’s world. The universal message of these teachings speaks to people from all walks of life and is relevant for those of any spiritual tradition or none. They show us how we can face uncertainty and change, transform difficulty and fear, prepare for death and support others to die with dignity. The course is open to everyone.

San Francisco
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September 12 - October 31
10:00am - 12:30pm

San Diego
RegisterHere smEight Tuesday evenings
September 15 - November 10
6:30pm - 8:30pm
* no class on November 3rd

New York
RegisterHere smEight Thursday evenings
September 24 - November 19
7:00pm - 9:00pm
* no class on October 22nd