The passing of Rager Ossel

Rager Ossel, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Ger Reinders – Brussels 9th April 2019

Rager Ossel or Karma Gyurme was a close friend of mine and I knew him for over 40 years. He often used to come to Sikkim to see HH the 16th Karmapa. He was a devoted student of the Karmapa and his devotion never wavered all through his life. He served the HH the 17th Karmapa also in many ways including as a Director of Karmapa Foundation Europe.

He drove Karmapa in Europe and also in USA. The 16th Karmapa told him not to become a monk but serve the Dharma and people through his training and expertise in computer technology. He started the company InTouch more as a mission than a business and was always ready to help people in whatever way possible. Continue reading

H.E. Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche visits Bodhicharya Berlin

Following on from his first European teachings this year in Brussels last week, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has been teaching in Berlin all this week. On the 18th of April 2019, H.E. Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche came to visit Bodhicharya Berlin to give her blessing to the new Stupa, which was inaugurated last year.

Her Eminence was received by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche together with the Berlin sangha, and after a simple and beautiful blessing ceremony in the garden, bathed in the gentle afternoon sunshine, the Rinpoches and their retinues sat down for a cup of tea. Continue reading

Six-day Retreat with the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa in Portugal

‘How to be a true Dharma practitioner in today’s challenging world.’

We are glad to share with you the great news that Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa has accepted Palpung Dharma Chakra Association’s request to give a six-day teaching in Portugal.

This is the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa’s first teaching in Europe in twenty years and the teaching is open to anyone who is interested in the Dharma.

Subject: How to be a true Dharma practitioner in today’s challenging world.
Dates: 16th to 21st July 2019
Venue: Zmar Eco Experience in Odemira, Portugal.
Organiser: Palpung Dharma Chakra

Please find more details regarding the registration for this event on their website:

palpungdharmachakra.org

Kindly contact: registration@palpungdharmachakra.org for further information.

Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule 2019

Dear friends,

Wishing you all a very happy and auspicious Chotrul Düchen!

We are pleased to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s teaching schedule for 2019 is now available to view on his Teaching Schedule page. It shows all confirmed teaching events in Europe and the UK. More events, for summer, will be confirmed and added to the list over the coming weeks.

For further information about any of the events listed, please contact the locations/organisers directly using the links supplied on the Teaching Schedule page. You can also find out more about individual groups here.

Since 2015, Rinpoche has been making audio recordings of most of his talks and teachings. These recordings are automatically uploaded to the Archive and we are able to share these recordings to members of The Ringu Tulku Archive almost as soon as they arrive. This means that members can listen to these recordings as he travels around the globe.

The Online Archive contains over 323 teachings from the past 27 years and we are now in the final stages of publishing all remaining recordings from the original archive in Berlin.

To find out more about the Ringu Tulku Archive visit:

bodhicharya.org/teachings

Happy Losar

 

Wish you Tashi Delek on the auspicious occasion of the Tibetan New Year of Female Earth Pig year and pray that all the obstacles in your life will be cleared and you will play an important role in bringing joy and lasting peace and happiness to all the beings. May all your good wishes be fulfilled effortlessly.

Ringu Tulku
Kathmandu
5th Feb. 2019

Summer Camp 2019

Summer Camp 2019 – 29th July to 4th August 

Dear friend,

Registrations for Summer Camp are now open. Please check the Bodhicharya Portugal webpage to register.

Summer Camp 2019 – Du 29 juillet au 4 Août

Cher ami,

Les inscriptions pour le Summer Camp 2019 sont ouvertes. Visitez notre page internet pour vous inscrire.

Summer Camp 2019 – de 29 de Julho a 4 de Agosto

Car@ amig@,

As inscrições para o Summer Camp 2019 estão abertas. Visite a nossa página para se inscrever.

Seasons Greetings and Gratitude from Rinpoche

I would like to take this auspicious occasion of Christmas and New Year 2019 to thank all the generous people who helped Rigul Trust for so many years to build and sponsor the school, clinic and shedra in Rigul area of Tibet and other beneficial activities.


My grateful thanks to the founder and the trustees of the past and present and all those who helped in many different ways to make the works of the trust functional. 

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I pray that you all have a healthy, happy and harmonious year ahead and all your positive wishes be fulfilled.

Happy New Year 2019

Ringu Tulku

Meeting Challenges: Unshaken by Life’s Ups and Downs


The Bodhicharya Publications team are very happy to announce the publication at this time of a new Heart Wisdom volume of Rinpoche’s teachings. Meeting Challenges: Unshaken by Life’s Ups and Downs contains Rinpoche’s commentary on a text by the Third Do Drupchen Rinpoche all about bringing happiness and unhappiness onto our paths. Thus it provides a succinct teaching on the very essence of Dharma practice in our own lives and how to go about it.

When times are hard and we have challenges, how can we meet them in a good way; in a way that will not create further unnecessary suffering for ourselves or others? Since we all have our own challenges in life, this really is an extraordinarily useful teaching. But, similarly, how can we take the joyful times in our lives so they do not become a cause for problems (when they pass, as all things must, for example)? Learning these techniques will offer us a path towards true equanimity and peace.


Preorder your copy here

Books will be despatched early in the New Year.


Apart from the Lazy Lama series (7 books now) and a book of Rinpoche’s stories (Parables from the Heart), we now publish 9 Heart Wisdom books. They cover topics such as Emptiness (Like Dreams and Clouds), Dealing with Emotions, Vajrasattva practice and purification (Being Pure) and Kindness and Compassion (Radiance of the Heart).

These can all be ordered from the Bodhicharya online Book Shop. Orders of 10 or more books qualify for a 35% discount.

With our very best wishes that these books may inspire and uplift you through difficult times, and good ones too.

Rigul Children Telling Stories

Dear Friends Worldwide,

On November 18th, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche posted the following news from Rigul on the Bodhicharya International Facebook page:

“A new special program that started in Rigul is now being appreciated by many other places in Tibet. In “Rigul Children Telling Stories,” the children tell all the stories, legends and jokes that they learnt from their parents and grand parents. This program was organised by Rigul School. It is a good way to preserve the old folk culture of the land, a culture which is slowly being forgotten.”
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

Rigul Trust is celebrating ten years of raising funds for education, welfare projects and poverty relief among the Tibetan communities of Rigul and other Himalayan regions.

Over the last decade we have funded the children’s education at Rigul School, including text books, boarding costs, teachers and cooks salaries as well as two free hot school meals daily.

In addition, the Rigul Trust also covers running costs for the health clinic, including the salaries of Dr Chuga and Ani Choden the nurse.

On top of that we funded a dining room so the the children do not have to eat outside, built the first ever toilets in Rigul and financed an underground water pipe, which carries water from the stream to five taps within the village.

The Trust has also donated towards disaster relief in Yushu, Ladakh, Sikkim and Nepal.

A very big thank you. Your generosity has helped thousands of people over the ten years.

If you would like to donate to the school in Rigul, please visit www.rigultrust.org and click on DONATE. If you donate with the Celebration option a kind sponsor is offering 25% extra on your donation up to £40,000 GBP

Be happy, be joyful, go well,
Margaret Richardson
Founder of Rigul Trust

www.rigultrust.org