Rigul Trust Disaster Fund Update – Aid being safely delivered

Dear Friends,

So many people have generously donated to Rigul Trust disaster fund to help with the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal. We set out to help 200 nuns, stranded, homeless and without shelter in a remote part of the Nepalese Himalayas near the Tibet border, the only access for provisions and help was by helicopter. A helicopter could only take about 4 people at a time and would have cost about £1,000 a trip.

Following the second earthquake the area became too dangerous for the nuns to stay in from the risk of landslides. 150 nuns made a hazardous journey by foot to Kathmandu, travelling for days. The needs of the nuns are the same, they need shelter, food, money and medicines.

At Rigul Trust we are working closely with Salga and his friends in the Lingstang society.
A carpet factory owner has let the nuns stay in his factory and Salga and Tashi visited the nuns, hired a truck and filled it with provisions, rice, solar panels etc all donated by Rigul Trust.

Salga and Tashi spent time with the nuns assessing their needs, distributing the goods and giving money for medical help. Many of the nuns are sick and in need of a doctor and now in hospital.

Thank you again so much, every picture tells a story! .

These people will still need aid after the rainy season to help rebuild their health and lives.

We have great gratitude to Salga, Tashi and the Lingstang Society for monitoring your donations, assessing needs, buying provisions and giving funds for medical help to these people, on behalf and donated by Rigul Trust.

With every best wish,
Margaret Richardson,
on behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees of Rigul Trust.

www.rigultrust.org

Salga, Ringu Tulku's brother, with the truck load of provisions donated by Rigul Trust,  and the splendid banner on side of the lorry!! Salga with the carpet factory owner Sleeping Nuns
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Salga, Ringu Tulku's brother, with the truck load of provisions donated by Rigul Trust, and the splendid banner on side of the lorry!!

Solar panels donated by Rigul Trust
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Solar panels donated by Rigul Trust

Rigul Trust Disaster Fund

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Rigul Trust have been asked to help a village in very remote Nepal, near the Tibetan border which is now only accessible by helicopter. There are 200 nuns and staff in urgent need of shelter, food and medicines. The monastery and nunnery there have been completely destroyed by the earthquake.

The monsoon rains will be arriving within the next few weeks and there is urgent need to get provisions, tents, sheds, food and medicines to them.

Rigul Trust has a Disaster/Emergency Fund at www.rigultrust.org with a Donate page. Any help you can give then them would be of such great benefit..

Some nuns were buried under the rubble, some were injured and one died. The cost of hiring a helicopter is very expensive and only takes 4 to 5 people to help rebuild their community in this emergency situation.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

With best wishes and great gratitude on behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees at Rigul Trust,

Margaret Richardson
www.rigultrust.org – info@rigultrust.org – Tel:+44 (0)23 8046 2926

Patron: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
UK registered charity no.1124076

Earthquake: Nepal and bordering countries

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The news of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and bordering countries will have reached so many of us. The reportage of the thousands of fatalities, injured and the graphic images on TV and the social media will have touched the hearts of so many around the world. Words fail to express the utter sadness and grief felt by the survivors.

People have been asking Ringu Tulku and Rigul Trust if they can make donations to help with the relief work in Nepal. At present we don’t have any direct and reliable links on the ground in Nepal but we are looking into ways that we can help. Support and aid will be needed not only immediately but also in the medium to long term.

Ringu Tulku says:

“I am trying to find a reliable organisation with whom we can work together in Nepal. The monasteries are focusing their work in remote places and they are doing really well.
The Kagyu monasteries have asked for permission to give aids in remote areas of Nepal and they were given with thanks. They are now in both East and West giving food, bedding, tents and other most urgent supplies and supports.
HH Karmapa gave $200,000 again. He also sent more tents from Bodhgaya.”

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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 (made via our Bulk Orders page) qualify for a 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