Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Young Adults in the Rigpa Sangha

Founders of the young students group at Lerab Ling, Summer 2009

There is a new Rigpa project to bring together and support young adults in the Rigpa sangha. The new group is for older teenagers and young adults. It shouldn't be confused with Rigpé Yeshé, Rigpa's children's programme, which is for young children and teenagers up to the age of 16. The new group is for older teenagers, people in their 20s, and even early 30s.

It was started in Lerab Ling in 2008 by a group of young students of Sogyal Rinpoche who wanted to find a way to support younger students, facilitate their becoming holders of Sogyal Rinpoche and Rigpa's work, and connect more young people to the Dharma.

As one of the founding members said:

We want to inspire young people to see that Dharma is relevant to their lives. That it's not just something you do when you retire, it is actually something you can do everyday!

One part of the plan for group is to have regular events, such as meditation evenings, for young students in Rigpa centres around the world.

So how can you get connected? Go to the new private online community set up for the group at rigpayouth.ning.org or send an email to youth@rigpa.org.

At the All Mandala Retreat, Lerab Ling, August 2009

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