Happy Losar!

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ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པའི་བལ་འཇམ་ས་ལ་འཁྱིལ།།
བདེ་ཞིང་སྐྱིད་པའི་འབར་ཤས་རི་གླིང་གང་།།
གཡང་མོ་ལུག་གིས་ཁྱེད་ལ་དགེ་གྱུར་ཅིག།

The horns of auspiciousness touch the sky.
The wools of prosperity swirl on the ground.
The bleats of happiness resound the valleys.
The year of Sheep may bring you all the goodness.

Ringu Tulku
19th February, 2015

Rinpoche’s Spring and Summer schedule 2015

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We are pleased to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s Teaching schedule for Spring and Summer 2015 is now available to view on his Travel Schedule page. It shows all confirmed teaching events up until the Bodhicharya Summer camp in August.

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

Registration for Summercamp Is Open

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After the previous years’ success, in 2015, the Bodhicharya Summer Camp will again be held in Portugal. This year it will be in August, from the 3rd to 9th.

Rinpoche’s suggestion for this year is that we perform together a complete Ngön Dro practice. The Ngön Dro, or Preliminary Practice, is a set of 5 recitations of one hundred thousand, preceeded by the general reflection upon four themes.

The summercamp will be accessible to everyone, even to those who do not have a deep knowledge of the Buddhist path and did not attend last years’ sessions. Every day there will be teaching sessions with Rinpoche.

Read more and register at Bodhicharya Portugal Summercamp page

Happy New Year 2015

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We are all gathered in Bodhgaya,
The Karmapa and thousands of us.
We pray here day and night;
We resolve to work towards our aspirations:

May each of us help all beings.
That we may free them from all problems.
That we may bring them lasting and true happiness.
That we can share all our good fortune with all beings.
That peace may prevail over all the world.
That all violence and atrocities may end at once.
That all beings may be kind to each other.

There is a presence of kindness.
There is a feeling of peace.
There is a joyful atmosphere.
This is, to me, the most wonderful celebration.
A celebration of peace, joy and kindness towards all, and each other.

I celebrate the New Year with these aspirations.
Let us all celebrate the New Year with these aspirations.

Happy New Year 2015

Ringu Tulku

Consecration of the ‘Stupa for Inner and Outer Peace’ at Bodhicharya Huttenried in Germany.

einw 03On 2nd November a big group of Sangha members with children and relatives, and guests gathered in the Buddha Hall of the Dharma-Tor Centre to celebrate the new marble Stupa. The stone carver, who worked so well, joined this great event with his family and co-worker. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche granted us a guided Buddha Shakyamuni practice, a short teaching to the symbolism of a Stupa, and then blessed the Stupa in the garden with a wonderful and touching ceremony. Four nuns of the Theravada Monastery in our area offered a Pali Sutta which is often chanted during the consecration of a stupa. At the end of the ceremony we sent many balloons with prayers and auspicious wishes into the sky which went higher and higher by this wonderful weather. Continue reading

Pilgrimage in Sri Lanka in January 2015

imgresThere are still a few places left  on the Pilgrimage with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in Sri Lanka in January the 15th to 21st.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has been invited to lead a pilgrimage in one of the world’s most famed Buddhist countries, in the new year 2015.  The organizers and hosts are Kumanga Andrahennadi and her family, for whom the Island is home.

The Pilgrimage will include visits to ancient sites that are central to Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism, and were established by the son and daughter of Ashoka, including Anuradhapura  and Avukana. In the final evening of the Pilgrimage Rinpoche will inaugurate Bodhicharya Sri Lanka in Colombo.

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Sri Lanka is where the Pali Canon [Tipitaka] was committed to writing in 29BCE.

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Costs will be $944/£600/€757 to include transport within Sri Lanka/excluding travel to Sri Lanka.

For more information and to download the full itinerary + registration form please see her:

Sri Lanka Pilgrimage with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche – 15th-21st January 2015 (pdf)

If you would like to join in to this rare and inspiring event, please contact Kumanga and Cesare direct (please add both of them as recipients of your email):

Kumanga Andrahennadi: kumiwater@gmail.com
Cesare Saguato: cesare_saguato@hotmail.co.uk

Remembering Lama Tsering Paljor

Lama Jawo 3Sad news came today of the death of Lama Tsering Paljor yesterday in Tibet. Lama La was resident monk at the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre in Sikkim, and any who spent time there with him discovered a very special person, an absolute joy and inspiration to be around.

He constructed the fire house on the roof for smoke offerings, and every morning at dawn he’d light the brush and incense, and recite mantras and protector prayers to greet the day. We hardly noticed that he spoke no English and his method of getting to know us came via a really well worn photograph album with photos of himself taken through his lifetime, in Tibet, and during seven years on retreat in Pharping, Nepal, as a chödpa, long hair, damaru and kangling in hand. Continue reading

Rigul Trust Newsletter 10 Autumn 2014

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Dear friends,

We are pleased that we are able to share with you some photos of the fruits of our recent support in Rigul village.

Our patron, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, has forwarded some photographs and says that the school is doing very well.

The people of Rigul send their heartfelt thanks and immense gratitude to everyone who is supporting the school and clinic and the basic sanitation projects.

On behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees of Rigul Trust
Thank you for all your support and we wish you all the very best.

Be happy, be joyful, go well,

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Margaret and Jude.
Trustees of Rigul Trust

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Uncle’s Anniversary

Uncle in Rigul in 2005.

This Tuesday September 09 2014, 15th (full moon) day of the 7th month of the Tibetan calendar is the second anniversary of Ringu Tulku’s uncle Thondup Dorjee.

“Uncle” as he was known accompanied Rinpoche extensively during his travels in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Many of Rinpoche students had the chance to meet Uncle and appreciate his discreet presence.
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