Caledonian Road — Rigpa's third centre in London was bought in 1991.
The new Caledonian Rd centre in London is bought and building work begins.
October Kyabjé Sakya Trizin gives a Vajrakilaya empowerment. Nyoshul Khenpo and Khandro Damchö-la and Alak Zenkar Rinpoche are also present. His monks perform the sacred dances associated with the ritual at the Shaw Theatre.
The Easter retreat is held in the new London centre. Alak Zenkar Rinpoche attends.
October The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Sogyal Rinpoche’s Book Tour commences in London. The venues and audiences he teaches to show that he is reaching a new and wider public audience. The response is immense. The talk at the Royal Academy is followed by a huge crowd of people waiting to have their book signed. He also teaches at the London Lighthouse, St Christopher’s Hospice, Regents College and Nash House. There is considerable media interest—Sky make a documentary and there is a long article published in The Observer.
September Drukchen Rinpoche returns to London to give a teaching on the Bodhisattva Warrior.
November Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche teaches for ten days on The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. A cycle of teachings he also gave in Lerab Ling, Salle Adyar in Paris, and Munich. These teachings are later published in Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by Shambhala Publications.
April The Easter retreat is held in London from 8th to the 17th of April. Sogyal Rinpoche and Khamtrul Rinpoche attend.
March Khenpo Petse gives teachings on the The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas and Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro in the London centre. He attends the Easter retreat, called The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying at Millfield school with Dzogchen Rinpoche and Sogyal Rinpoche.
June Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche teaches on shamatha and vipashyana and the The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas.
July Khenpo Petse teaches on the Essence of Sutra and Tantra.
Sogyal Rinpoche, Dzogchen Rinpoche, Tulku Pegyal Rinpoche and Khenpo Petse Rinpoche lead a series of city retreats in London, Paris and Amsterdam. Tulku Pegyal Rinpoche gives an empowerment of the Hundred peaceful and wrathful deities in London and Amsterdam.
December Dzogchen Rinpoche visits London to teach on the The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas. He continues this cycle of teaching during a ten-day visit to Dzogchen Beara later in the same month and in January 1999 in Paris, in Lerab Ling, in the Myall Lakes retreat in Australia and at the San Francisco Rigpa.