june, 2024

This is a repeating event

fri07jun7:00 PM8:30 PMWarm Heart, Wise Mind: A deep dive into our own compassionate nature7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Online Event Organized By: Rigpa Australia Event Type :Courses/Teachings on BuddhismEvent Region:Online,QLD


Event Details

This course explores the transformative power of compassion, and how to respond to the challenges of our lives in an open hearted, compassionate way. In the Buddhist tradition compassion is treasured as a powerful source of healing and inner strength, and the key to building meaningful relationships.

We will take our life experiences as the starting point of our 10-week journey. They are the ‘raw materials’ for developing compassion. We will explore how opening our mind and heart to our own and others’ experiences of happiness and suffering helps us connect with our innate capacity for empathy.  Compassion, then, arises when we take this natural capacity for empathy—that love and affection we all feel for one another— and combine it with wisdom. The basis of this wisdom is a deep understanding of suffering and its causes, and a realisation that our own happiness and the happiness of others are deeply connected and dependent on each other.

The course will draw on a variety of sources, ranging from insights of contemporary science and philosophy to the direct teachings of Buddha recorded in ancient texts called sutra and abhidharma, to contemporary masters who hold the living and unbroken transmission of the Buddha’s wisdom mind and are able to guide us from the depth of their insight and compassion.


About Jan van der Breggen

Jan began his path of meditation at 17 years old, touched by the tenderness of the human experience and filled with questions about what reality was all about. Thirty years later, Jan continues to be moved by the vast profundity of the Buddhist path and its vision of the inherent wisdom, loving kindness and strength that lies in the minds of each and every one of us.

Jan completed Rigpa’s three-year retreat, is a Senior teacher, and, in 2017, he was selected to participate in the Milinda program, a 10-year, international Buddhist teacher training program under the guidance of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

Jan grew up in the Netherlands and has lived in Brisbane, Australia, since 1998, where he obtained a postgraduate degree in information technology. He makes a living as a data and analytics professional for a large financial service provider. Jan was instrumental in founding Rigpa Brisbane in 1999, where he has served as a Dharma instructor for over 20 years.


Wednesday evenings 5 June – 7 August
7:00-8:30pm AEST

Rigpa Brisbane, 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill and
Online via Zoom

Event Fee:
Standard $200
Concession $110
(Rigpa Sangha Members/Subscribers free)

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(Friday) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM




Rigpa Australiamariannegizycki@gmail.com

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