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.”
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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).

Bodhicharya Berlin Stupa Project

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3D-view by Joe Burke, U.K

“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:

Download Here

To pledge your numbers and find out more about the dharani,
Please Visit Here

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.