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).

Bodhicharya Berlin Stupa Project

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“The Stupa is a monument representing peace, harmony, and love. It symbolises the essence of the five elements and the qualities of the awakened mind with its unlimited compassion and most profound wisdom. It contains numerous texts of buddhist teachings and prayers, and it is built to help maintain world peace. The stupa on the grounds of the Bodhicharya Centre for Peace and Understanding in Berlin promotes outer balance, inner peace, and all encompassing love.”

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Evidently Berlin, a world city of cultures and the capital of Germany, is slowly changing into a spiritual place. Many religious traditions are represented here, as well as all Buddhist traditions from Asia. Berlin is a city where many memorials and monuments call to mind the victims of World War I and II and the genocide of the Jewish population in Europe. A traditional Tibetan-Buddhist Stupa will strongly influence the development of Peace and Harmony between people, as well as in the environment. Continue reading

Rinpoche’s Spring and Summer schedule 2016

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We are pleased to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s Teaching schedule for Spring and Summer 2016 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 may be added as time goes on, so do check back from time to time.

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.

Request for Long Life Mantras to offer His Holiness Karmapa

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Dear Friends,

The fourth Dodrupchen Rinpoche, who is one of the greatest living Nyingma masters, has said that if the followers of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje accumulate recitations of this dharani [long mantra], His Holiness will live long and his activities will benefit great number of beings.

Therefore His Holiness’ sister, Jetsun Ngodup Palzom has invited all students, individuals, groups and centres to join in, and to accumulate recitations that will be said by them or their group over the next year (2016, the Tibetan year of the Fire Monkey), as an offering for the benefit of everyone. She is asking for a commitment from each individual or group who wishes to join in, meaning an accumulated number of recitations will be offered during the year by each individual or group.

Ngodup Palzom would like to know the total numbers to be committed (before February 8th 2016, the start of Tibetan New Year), so that she can inform His Holiness as part of the Long Life Mandala Offering that takes place on the 9th of February during the 33rd Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya.

Listen to the Essence of Dependent Origination dharani chanted by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, from a recording made for this purpose recently:

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To pledge your numbers and find out more about the dharani,
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Parables from the Heart

Parables from the Heart - Ringu TulkuBodhicharya Publications are pleased to announce the publication of Ringu Tulku’s latest book. ‘Parables from the Heart’ brings together a collection of Rinpoche’s favourite stories, told over many years, both previously-published and unpublished. Pat Little has collated these stories and edited this volume, with Mary Heneghan, and Conrad Harvey has provided line drawings to illustrate the stories. A special inclusion is an interview with Ringu Tulku about using stories as teachings. As always, the book’s production is a real team effort, with Paul O’Connor providing the graphic design and Rachel Moffitt co-ordinating the printing and distribution.

The book is available to buy here at £10 plus P&P. Along with all Rinpoche’s other books published by Bodhicharya Publications.

Orders of 10 books or more (made via our Bulk Orders page) qualify for a 35% discount.

Changes in Rigul Trust Team

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Since the summer there have been some changes in Rigul Trust. Jude Tarrant resigned as a trustee after serving for over seven years, and Margaret Richardson has officially become the Founder of the Trust. Frank Goh, who was also a founding Trustee, and Brigid Shaughnessy agreed to fill the posts of two trustees for the time being.

Now we are happy to welcome Colin Moore and Sarah Delfont as new Trustees in place of Frank and Brigid. I would like to thank Jude, Frank and Brigid for their great contribution towards Rigul Trust and helping so many people through the Trust.

Margaret will continue to work as the Founder, guiding, assisting and helping the trustees. I thank her for her dedication and all out support for Rigul and many other projects. I have no words to thank David Curtis who continues to serve the Trust as a Trustee and has tirelessly worked for it day and night since the beginning. He was also a founding Trustee.

I am very grateful to all of them and all the people who helped, contributed and continue to contribute to Rigul Trust to help educate and give healthcare to the people in one of the most remote corners of Tibet.

I would like to take this opportunity to give my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
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Registration open for the Winter Retreat in Berlin

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The second Bodhicharya Winter Retreat will take place at Bodhicharya Berlin from December 3rd 6pm to December 6th 5pm.

This retreat is once again organised as a fundraiser for the building of Bodhicharya Berlin.

Ringu Tulku will teach from the text ‘108 Instructions of Jonang’, a collection of pith instructions from all the lineages that came from India to Tibet. This collection was compiled by Kunga Drolchok (1507-1566) and Jetsun Taranatha (1575-1634).

For more information and to register, visit the Winter Retreat page.