Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s recordings on the Bardos

Dear Friends,

Over the coming months, we have the privilege of being able to share the voice recordings of four talks on Bardo given by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in Hamburg in 2016.

Visit the blog here: www.livinganddyinginpeace.org

Bardo in Tibetan means in between, something hanging, in transition, on travel, changing situation.

Life is a bardo, death is a bardo, getting to the next life is a bardo.

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Now we start with the Bardo of Life.

Be happy, be joyful, go well,

Margaret Richardson

Summer Camp 2017 with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is now open for registration

Location: Casa da Torre – Centro de Retiros | Soutelo – Vila Verde – Braga
Start: 31/07/2017 | End: 06/08/2017

The 2017 Bodhicharya Summer Camp will again be held in Portugal. The chosen place is a Christian retreat house, in the North of Portugal. The facilities are excellent, with single and double rooms with twin beds. Vegetables and fruit are grown by the community itself and taste absolutely delicious. There is a river, at a short walking distance away, where one can swim or just refresh oneself. There is a fluvial beach and a small terrace, perfect to sit, relax and enjoy a drink. Participants may also relax and enjoy the activities available around the centre.

The teaching subject for the summer camp is yet to be confirmed. Please refer to the Summer Camp webpage for more updates.

To find out more, and to register, visit here:

Call for submissions for the Many Roads magazine.

We are looking for articles for the next issue of Many Roads, the electronic magazine for Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s students. There are a wide variety of subjects you can write about: personal stories; fictional tales; humorous articles; reviews of books, films, events, poetry; photography and video. Any previous writing either published or unpublished! Take a look through the Many Roads website to get a feel for the categories we have.

Articles can be sent in to Albert at manyroads@bodhicharya.org

We would like to thank all the contributors to the magazine over the past four years. The variety of the articles has been varied and of a high quality.

 

Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule for Spring and Summer 2017

We are happy to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s Teaching schedule for Spring and Summer 2017 is now available to view on his Travel Schedule page. It shows all confirmed teaching events up until the Bodhicharya Summer camp in August. More events are planned but as yet unconfirmed. So please check back from time to time to see more events as they get added.

For further information about any of the events listed, please contact the locations/organisers directly using the links supplied on the Travel Schedule page.

You can also find out more about individual groups here.

Wishing you all the very best in 2017 and we hope that you manage to see Rinpoche somewhere along the way!

Happy New Year 2017

Circumambulating the freshly renovated Boudhanath stupa I observed thousands of people from all over the world walking around it peacefully with their prayers in heart. This world heritage pilgrimage place was not built by a powerful king, a wealthy sponsor or a teacher with many followers. It was built by a poor and ordinary village woman who worked at the kings chicken farm solely with her resolution, resourcefulness and resilience.

I would like to share with you the peace and tranquility of this stupa and wish that you will face 2017 with resolution, resourcefulness and resilience.

Wish you a Very Happy New Year.

RINGU TULKU
30.12.2016
Kathmandu

གསར་དུ་ཉམས་གསོ་བྱས་པའི་མཆོད་རྟེན་ཆེན་པོ་བྱ་རུང་ཁ་ཤོར་ལ་དལ་གྱིས་སྐོར་བ་བྱེད་སྐབས་འཛམ་གླིང་གི་ཕྱོགས་ཡོངས་ནས་ཡོང་བའི་སྐྱེ་བོ་སྟོང་ཕྲག་མང་པོ་ཞི་འཇམ་གྱིས་སྐོར་བཞིན་སྨོན་ལམ་བཟང་པོ་རྒྱབ་བཞིན་པ་མཐོང་། འཛམ་གླིང་གི་ཕ་ནོར་བྱིན་རླབས་ཅན་གྱི་གནས་ཆེན་འདི་ཉིད་ཐོག་མར་དབང་ཆེན་གྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ། རྒྱུ་ཆེན་གྱི་ཡོན་བདག འཁོར་མང་གི་བླ་མ་སོགས་ཀྱིས་བཞེངས་པ་མ་ཡིན་པར། བུད་མེད་དཀྱུས་མ་དབུལ་པོ་བྱ་རྫི་མ་ཞིག་གིས་རང་ཉིད་ཀྱི་སྙིང་སྟོབས་དང་ཐབས་ཤེས་བརྩོན་འགྲུས་ཁོ་ནས་བཞེངས་གྲུབ་པ་ཞིག་རེད།
2017 ལོ་སར་གྱི་ཉིན་མོ་འདིར་ཁྱེད་རྣམས་ལ་རང་བྱུང་མཆོད་རྟེན་ཆེན་པོ་འདིའི་བྱིན་རླབས་ཀྱི་གཟི་འོད་འཕྲོ་བས་ལུས་ལ་བདེ་ཐང་དང་སེམས་ལ་ཞི་བདེ་འབད་མེད་དུ་འབྱུང་བ་མ་ཟད། མ་བྱ་རྫི་མའི་སྙིང་སྟོབས་དང་བརྩོན་འགྲུས་ཐབས་ཤེས་ཀྱིས་ལོ་འདི་ལེགས་ཕྱོགས་སུ་བསྒྱུར་ཐུབ་པའི་སྨོན་འདུན་དྲག་པོ་དང་བཅས། 2017 གནམ་ལོ་གསར་དུ་བཞད་པ་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ་བཞིན། རི་མགུལ་སྤྲུལ་མིང་ཀརྨ་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་འགྱུར་མེད་ཕྲིན་ལས་ནས་གུས་ཕུལ། །

New Website: Living and Dying in Peace and with Dignity

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Dear friends worldwide,

It is with a happy heart that we have a new website:

www.livinganddyinginpeace.org

This website is about living and dying in peace and with dignity. We have a focus around dying, death and after death. This is a team endeavour with ongoing support in progress.

On the home page there is a box where one can sign up for regular postings.

There is also a link for requesting prayers on this website.

Thank you very much.

May all beings be kind to each other.
Be happy, be joyful, go well,

Margaret Richardson
Founder of Rigul Trust

Bodhicharya Publications update

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Bodhicharya Publications are very happy to let the wider Bodhicharya community know about our latest developments, following our AGM last month:

  • We have sold around 4000 books in the last two years. These are sales of all Rinpoche’s books that we publish, which are currently: 6 Lazy Lama Series books; 7 Heart Wisdom Series books; 1 book of stories.
  • Our largest investment of profits, made this year, has gone into creating a new online web archive which will give members access to all Rinpoche’s teachings in recorded format. This large scale project is very much still in progress but you will be the first to hear when it is ready….
  • We also made a donation to Rigul Trust of £1500 from profits made.
  • We published two new titles over the last 12 months: “Parables from the Heart,” a collection of Rinpoche’s stories, edited by Patricia Little, with Mary Heneghan. And “Being Pure: The Practice of Vajrasattva,” compiled and edited by Mary Heneghan.
  • All our titles remain on sale from the Bodhicharya website Book Shop and Amazon.

Thank you for supporting this work through buying Rinpoche’s books – we hope you enjoy them.

Summercamp 2016 with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche – In August!

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Location: Casa da Torre – Centro de Retiros | Soutelo – Vila Verde – Braga
Start: 01/08/2016 | End: 07/08/2016

The teaching subject for the summer camp has now been announced. The subject will be ‘Ney Ju Rig Sum‘ instructions of Mahamudra and Step by Step Training on how to visualise. No preparation and text needed.

“I invite all my students to try to attend it. A short instruction will be given and each participant will be given a chance to talk about their understanding and experience either in public or in private.”
Ringu Tulku

After the previous years’ success, in 2015, the Bodhicharya Summer Camp will again be held in Portugal. The chosen place is a Christian retreat house, in the North of Portugal. The facilities are excellent, with single and double rooms with twin beds. Vegetables and fruit are grown by the community itself and taste absolutely delicious. There is a river, at a short walking distance away, where one can swim or just refresh oneself. There is a fluvial beach and a small terrace, perfect to sit, relax and enjoy a drink.

Participants may also relax and enjoy the activities available around the centre.

To find out more, and to register, visit here:

Being Pure: The Practice of Vajrasattva

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We are very happy to announce the publication of Ringu Tulku’s latest Heart Wisdom book: Being Pure: The Practice of Vajrasattva.

This book contains his teachings on the practice of Vajrasattva, including first Taking Refuge; and explores in some depth what it means to ‘be pure,’ to ‘purify’ or to ‘realise Vajrasattva.’ These teachings were originally given at Bodhicharya Meditation Centre in Sikkim, so contain some of the essence of how these concepts can be explored more deeply in the spaciousness of retreat.

The book also presents the root text by His Holiness 17th Karmapa, which Rinpoche’s teaching is a commentary on. And incorporates calligraphies of Vajrasattva’s mantras by Tashi Mannox and an image of Vajrasattva by Salga. Compiled and edited by Mary Heneghan, with layout and design by Paul O’Connor.

It is available now to pre-order in the Book Shop.
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His Holiness Karmapa to visit Europe in May/June 2016

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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, has generously accepted to visit Europe for a third time in May/June 2016.

The visit has now been confirmed and all necessary clearances have been given by the relevant authorities. His Holiness will teach Dharma in new European countries and places: Geneva, Zürich and Paris.

Visit karmapafoundation.eu to see the complete list of public events, locations and links to the organiser’s websites (in English).