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As a Buddhist community we are dedicated to the path of Enlightenment: deepening our practice of wisdom and compassion, bringing forth excellence and virtue, and leading engaged, worthy lives.
Ripa International Winter Retreat 2013
The Ripa International Winter Retreat, held from Saturday 28th December 2013 to Saturday 4th January 2014, will be the continuation of the second Dzogchen Teaching Cycle. Dzogchen, the «Great Accomplishment», describes the primordial state of the completely awakened mind. In the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism it is seen as the Heart Essence of all the Buddhas and the ultimate peak of spiritual development, combining the wonderful qualities of both wisdom and compassion. More information...