‘Introduction to Buddhist Meditation’ – A Live Teaching

The Embodiment Conference

Thursday, October 15th 2020 – 11.00 CET (Central European time)

Rinpoche will speak at this year’s ‘Embodiment Conference’ on the topic of Buddhist Meditation. The conference runs from 14th – 25th October 2020 and Rinpoche’s talk is scheduled for 11.00 CET (Central European time) on Thursday 15th October.

To join this live session, visit theembodimentconference.org to register for the event (free).

Once you are logged in, you can see Rinpoche’s talk here:

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

This event will be followed up with a Panel Discussion entitled Monks and Scientist Discuss Meditation on 25th October at 13.00 CET (Central European time).

‘Introduction to Buddhism’ – A Live Teaching

The Office of Tibet, London is delighted to host Tibetan youth interaction session with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on the topic ‘Introduction to Buddhism’ on Saturday, 29th August 2020 from BST 11am-12.30pm to celebrate the year 2020 gratitude year for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The total duration of the session is 90 minutes. The first 30-40 minutes, Rinpoche will introduce Introduce དཀོན་མཆོག་གསུམ། Three Refuges bases on our popular ཇ་མཆོད། Offering Prayer  སྟོན་པ་བླ་མེད་སངས་རྒྱས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།། then open it for discussion and questions from the youth.

Around 25-30 children from age group 9-18 years old are joining in this live interaction with Rinpoche.  But all others can join from the Office of Tibet and Tibet house trust facebook live broadcast. The webinar will be taking place on BlueJeans platform on 29th August, British summer Time 11Am to 12.30PM.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/otlondon.net

LIVE Teaching – The practice of Shine (Shamatha) and Lhaktong (Vipassana)

30th August 2020 – 14:30 pm GMT/UTC

Rinpoche has kindly accepted Bodhicharya Berlin’s request to give a teaching on the two basic meditation practices, Shine (Shamatha) and Lhaktong (Vipassana).

Shine meditation is focused on quieting the mind, to train in calm abiding, open awareness and not following your thoughts and impulses. Lhaktong meditation is aimed at insight, seeing things clearly as they are.

We are very much looking forward to Rinpoche’s explanations and advice to help with our daily practice.

To find out more, and to register, visit:

The Ringu Tulku Archive

Let’s Meet on Zoom

Online Summercamp 2020 Breakfast Zoom

Breakfast Zoom 2nd Sunday of every month

As a follow-up to the Breakfast Zoom at the Summer Camp, Andy Lowe has kindly offered to host an open breakfast meeting on Zoom for the international Bodhicharya sangha on a monthly basis as follows

Sunday 9th August 2020 07.00 UTC
Cancelled due to technical problems: Sunday 13th September 2020 07.00 UTC
Sunday 11th October 2020 07.00 UTC
Sunday 8th November 2020 07.00 UTC
Sunday 13th December 2020 07.00 UTC

The equivalent local time zones are as follows:
08.00 UK/Ireland/Portugal
09.00 Most of the EU
10.00 Finland
12.30 India
14.00 Thailand
15.00 Philippines
19.00 New Zealand

In the US and South America this will be at night, but you are equally welcome to join these sessions, and we wish to see you all there.

Please email Andy Lowe at globalnomad999@gmail.com for Zoom ID and passcode.

Here is a topic Andy introduced during the Bodhicharya Breakfast on Sunday 9th August in something which can be a regular feature where Bodhicharya Breakfast participants are invited to share their own “good reads” of interesting and inspiring publications to be discussed during the BB zooms:
Wood Wide Web 1
Wood Wide Web 2

Practice and discussion groups by Bodhicharya Ireland

The Irish sangha invites everybody to join the following groups on Zoom:

White Tara Sadhana: weekly on Sunday mornings at 11am Irish/UK time. Starting August 9th.

Je Tsongkhapa’s “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path” Discussion Group: first Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm Irish/UK time. Starting September 1st.

Please  email pat.murphyspace@gmail.com for Zoom ID and passcode.

Bodhicharya London’s ongoing Zoom activities

All times are UK:

Daily 7:30am – 8:30am: Shamata meditation
Daily 10:00am: Chenresig sadhana (approx. 40 mins)
Daily 1:00pm: Medicine Buddha sadhana (approx. 40 mins)

Every Wednesday 7:00pm: Chenresig sadhana (approx, 40mins)
Every Thursday 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Meditation and discussion
Every Friday 7:00pm: White Tara sadhana (approx. 40mins.)

Everyone welcome (Medicine Buddha and White Tara sadhanas require empowerments).

Link:
https://usa.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a881f102bd51d266a248c576b&id=ab45785dd2&e=7ee0797c6e

Zoom ID: 325 545 986
Password: 025316

Reflections on Bodhicharya Summer Camp 2020

Online Summercamp 2020 Group photo

A video of making the Online Summer Camp group photo can be viewed in the Teachings Archive.

Reflections on Bodhicharya Summer Camp 2020
Tessa King

2020’s virtual Summer Camp finished yesterday and I am feeling rather sad!  It was a wonderfully rich five days. The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa is a central text in the Gelug tradition and is described ‘as a summation of all the paths of practice which lead to enlightenment’. The text is short and packed with meaning and Rinpoche in his gentle style laid out all its riches before us.   When Rinpoche says his signature phrase:  ‘now it’s like this’ – you know you are going to be given the heart of the teachings in an accessible and meaningful way.  Rinpoche’s gift to us all is that he makes you feel it is possible, we can progress on the path and that is the sign of a teacher who has fully realised the teachings himself. Continue reading

Online Summer Camp 2020

This year’s Bodhicharya Summer Camp will now take place online via a Zoom Webinar with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche teaching from Gangtok, Sikkim.

Topic: Training & Path
Dates: Wednesday 29th July – Sunday 2 August 2020

Like every year, the online Summer Camp will be accessible to everyone, even to those who do not have a deep knowledge of the Buddhist path and did not attend previous years’ sessions.

To find out more and register, click on the link below:

bodhicharyaportugal.org/novo/summer-camp-2020-eng

How to face difficult times – LIVE Teaching

Dear Friends,

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has very kindly accepted a request by Lama Guelongma Tsondru, of Samye Dzong Spain, to teach on the topic of How to face difficult times.

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th July 2020

Live Daily at 3pm – 4:30pm GMT/UTC

There will be simultaneous translations in Spanish, French and German for all these live teachings. Portuguese will also be added afterwards.

You can find out much more about all these live events, membership and everything else by visiting The Ringu Tulku Archive.

Find out more here.

Birthday wishes for His Holiness Karmapa

On the auspicious occasion of the 35th birthday of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, I would like to offer homage and express our heartfelt greetings to His Holiness on behalf of myself and all the Bodhicharya sangha.

We pray that he may live a long and healthy life. May all his vast and beneficial activities and aspirations for the world, humanity, environment, dharma and Tibet be effortlessly and swiftly accomplished.

May we be able to see him soon in person and guide us and lead us to a better world and better life.

Ringu Tulku
25 June 2020

Live White Tara teaching

Dear Friends,

Rinpoche has very kindly agreed to teach on the practice of White Tara.

He will teach from the text ‘A short daily practice for White Tara’ , composed by Benchen Tulku Tenga Rinpoche, from Monday 15th June – Wednesday 17th June 2020.

The teaching will include an explanation of the practice, time for questions and answers, permission and a guided practice. Each of the three teaching sessions will last approximately 45 minutes.

Find out more here.

The live Bodhicharyavatara Question and Answer webinars continue every other Sunday as part of the Bodhicharyavatara Course, also in the Ringu Tulku Archive. During these question and answer sessions students can ask Rinpoche questions live on Zoom. The next session is this Sunday 14th June.

There will be simultaneous translations in French, German and Portuguese of all these live teachings.

You can find out much more about all these live events, membership and everything else by visiting the The Ringu Tulku Archive.

bodhicharya.org/teachings

Live online teachings in the Ringu Tulku Archive

Dear Friends,

We just wanted to make you aware that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is now taking part in live webinars every other Sunday as part of the Bodhicharyavatara Course in the Ringu Tulku Archive. During these question and answer sessions students can ask Rinpoche questions live on Zoom.

Rinpoche has also very kindly agreed to teach on the practice of Medicine Buddha. He will teach from Karma Chagmey’s ‘Sādhana of Bhaiṣajya Guru‘ text for approximately 45 minutes each day from Monday, 11th May – Wednesday, 13th May 2020. The last session on Wednesday will also include a reading transmission of the text and an empowerment for the practice.

There are also plans to follow on from this with a teaching on Tara practice with a reading transmission of the text and empowerment.

These live teachings, like most of the teachings in the Archive, require membership to view them. Joining the Archive not only gives you access to these live teachings, but the entire Archive. Taking out a Membership is also a direct way to support the running costs of the archive and all its services.

To celebrate the start of these live teachings, we are currently offering a free 7 day membership.

You can find out much more about all these live events, membership and everything else by visiting the The Ringu Tulku Archive.

See you there!