Rigden Shide Association
Tradition: Mahayana - Tibetan & Japanese Zen
PO Box 201
Phone : 3366 6788
Fax : 3366 7388
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Established in 1997 under the auspice of Mili Tulku Rinpoche, a French born Buddhist Monk in the Tibetan Gelugpa and Kargyu traditions, recognised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and others as a re-born Mongolian healer-lama.
The name of the association arises from -
“Rigden” – Tibetan - “Wisdom Holder”. The Rigden Kings of the Kalachakra tradition – Tantric practice evolving from within the Gelug-pa sect.
“Shide” – Tibetan shi-de – “Peace that brings Happiness” e.g. “good luck”
Thus meaning - From wisdom comes inner and outer peace!
This is a meditation and study group that examines a hybrid of all traditions of
Buddhism - Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana and Zen. It seeks to promote a
holistic approach to the study of the Dharma.
Founded originally to propagate the “Ngal So” self-healing practice (see below),
it has grown to focus on the principles of sitting meditation to deliver Calmabiding,
Samadhi and Satori to those seeking to slow the pace of their hectic daily
lives and to gain some insight on the more important aspects of their existence.
By developing strategies to build inner peace and calm, one can transform their
lives into happy and worthwhile activities.
Based in Ashgrove, groups meet informally in locations from Redcliffe to the
Gold Coast. To learn more, contact Jim on 0418 742 007 or
(NgalSo – the Tantric method of self-healing that relaxes the body, mind and
speech. The word is generally used to mean relaxation. The first syllable “Ngal”,
refers to all the problems, pollution, disharmony, suffering and sickness in both
the inner and outer environments (our body and world respectively). The second
syllable “So”, refers to the solution which helps us to recover, heal and purify the
life energy of our outer and inner environments. It was with the motivation of
helping people to “relax” the suffering of the human condition that Buddha
Shakyamuni gave his first teachings called the Four Noble Truths. The first two
relate to the need to give up negative things (Ngal) and the second two relate to
the need to embrace positive experiences (So). This practice was established
from the Guhyasamaja Tantra and was originally an “ear-whispered” tradition
until committed to text and shared more broadly from the late 1980s by TYS