New Heart Wisdom book – Riding Stormy Waves

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Riding Stormy Waves: Victory over the Maras is the latest volume in the Heart Wisdom series of Rinpoche’s books. It is available now to pre-order in the Book Shop.

This volume is a commentary by Ringu Tulku on a text by the great 19th Century Tibetan Lama and teacher, Patrul Rinpoche, called ‘Victory over the Maras.’ It looks at what the maras are: all the obstacles, hindrances and set-backs that occur in our lives. They are listed and described – including ‘Secret’ and even ‘Top Secret’ maras. Once we understand how to view the difficult things that happen in our life, specific antidotes and remedies are given to help us clear them, so we can move on, unhindered. The ultimate remedy is to understand, experientially, the wisdom of how things really exist, the wisdom of emptiness:

‘If somebody is wise and understands transcendental wisdom, and has an experience of looking into that, that person becomes like a bird in the sky: nothing can obstruct them from going through. So, therefore, no maras can be of any obstruction to them.’


Orders of 10 books or more qualify for 35% discount

If you are a centre hosting Rinpoche in the coming months and would like to stock up on his books published by Bodhicharya Publications, we now have six Lazy Lama series titles available and six Heart Wisdom series titles. The full series of either can be purchased for a discounted price. Please allow plenty of time for dispatch.

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New Lazy Lama book – Relaxing in Natural Awareness

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We are very happy to announce that we have a new Lazy Lama book now available for pre-ordering in the Bodhicharya Publications Online Bookshop here.

This pocket-sized, accessible book looks at how we can experience our true nature, starting with learning how to relax. This is the art and heart of meditation. But all too often people become discouraged or lose focus when they start to meditate, especially when they find they don’t make the kind of progress they were expecting to. Rather than providing us with a formal practice manual, Ringu Tulku here offers us an accessible, relaxed and realistic approach to developing experience and personal realisation of our true nature.

Pre-order your’s now for delivery in late April.

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Calling all Archivists

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We are planning to build an online archive of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s recorded audio and video teachings from over the past 25 years. If you are, or have previously been, the person responsible for recording teachings for a centre or group, please subscribe to our new Archivists Mailing List.

We will use this list to keep in touch with you about developments and how you might contribute recordings which we don’t currently have in the existing archive.

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