Rainbow body of light

The true nature of mind...

"Space, awareness and well-being are like the sky and everything that arises, whether it is a big or a small thought, perception or emotion, is just a cloud.

Sacred landscape

Western society is waking up. What part will you play?

photo of Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche

Welcome to Longchen, an international community of Buddhist meditation practitioners in the Mahayana Maha-Ati tradition, known in Tibet as Dzogchen. Our guide is lineage holder, yogin and terton, Rigdzin Shikpo Rinpoche.


Rinpoche has been charged by his root teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, with presenting the essence of the Buddha's teachings (Buddhadharma) in a way accessible to those of us born and brought up in the West. These are exciting times for the growth and development of Dharma in this new cultural setting.

There are a number of ways to link into Rinpoche's teachings and path of training. You can visit your local group or attend a public teaching. You can watch recent clips from public talks, or find more comprehensive teachings on our media page (coming soon!) in the form of books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.

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The basic meditation instruction