Rigpa Maine

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 October 2006.

Phone: 207-428-3399
Email: joaneliz@maine.rr.com
Website: http://www.rigpa.org
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Rigpa Maine was established in 1992. Made up of a core of 30 members, there are also many people who visit the community occasionally. The community meets in a beautiful old building in Portland with hardwood floors and high ceilings bordered with decorative molding.
Rigpa is the name Sogyal Rinpoche has given to the network of centers and groups under his guidance. Rigpa means “innermost essence of mind”. Rigpa Fellowship in Maine provides study programs and practice opportunities for those wishing to explore the spiritual path as presented in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche.
According to the publisher (Harper San Francisco), The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is "an acclaimed spiritual masterpiece...a manual for life and death, and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition. Sogyal Rinpoche delivers a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to karma and rebirth, to care and love for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path. This jewel of Tibetan wisdom is the definitive new spiritual classic for our times."

Activities and Schedule

The community meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The intermediate meditation group meets Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Introductory classes are usually offered on Wednesdays. Call 207-657-2438 for more information on times and dates. The community also offers weekly sittings on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Sogyal Rinpoche will be the main presenter at the Rigpa retreat in Garrison NY, April 14-22, 2004.