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:
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.
More than 350 people comprising representatives of Bodhicharya centres across Europe, members and supporters of the Berlin centre, and invited guests crowded into the main shrine room to greet the 17th Karmapa on this his final teaching engagement during his second visit to Europe. A distant sound of Tibetan gyalin announced his arrival at the centre. His Holiness was greeted at the gates to the centre by its founder Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, who escorted him along the brick path through the buildings, preceded by a boy and a girl scattering flower petals. After planting a tree in the garden, His Holiness made his way to the shrine room.
Above is a playlist of both the recorded teachings and events that have happened in Bonn, and also those webcasts to come. Just click on the 3 lines in the top left corner to choose which video you wish to view. You can also see these videos full size here on YouTube
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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,
on behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees of Rigul Trust.
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.
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.
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.”