In Torino, Italy, he taught to a sold-out crowd of 900 people in the magnificent Teatro Carignano.
There were more than 500 other people who could not fit into the venue. They sat on the pavement outside the Teatro listening to the teaching on loudspeakers that had been set up at the last minute so they would not miss it.
Sogyal Rinpoche went outside to address them before and after his talk.
Rinpoche's talk was part of Torino Spiritualita. Bob Thurman and Matthieu Richard also spoke as part of this event.
To find out what else is happening in Rigpa Italy, go to www.rigpa.it
First Rigpa Retreat in Spain, Tarragona
More recently, Rinpoche was in Spain where he led a 5-day retreat at Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. This was the first Rigpa retreat held in Spain and over 400 people from all over Europe attended.
Before the retreat, Sogyal Rinpoche gave a public talk in Madrid, his first in that city, and again in Vigo after the retreat.
For information about other Rigpa events in Spain, go to www.rigpa-spain.org