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Interactive Facebook Study Group with the Teachings of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

On his last visit to Bodhicharya Berlin in September 2015, H.H. the 17th Karmapa gave this heart advice on how to practice the Dharma and emphasised the importance of integrating our learnings into the actions of our daily lives.

Those who want to follow the guidance of His Holiness can now join a new, interactive WISDOM-IN-ACTION STUDY GROUP starting very soon on Facebook with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s teachings on the Six Paramitas, condensed into a series of six beautiful videos.

Each paramita will be studied and practised for 2 weeks and the whole course will last 12 weeks. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has kindly agreed to be part of the group and every once in a while share some advice and/or answer some questions. Everybody is warmly invited to join the study group on Facebook: www.wisdom-in-action.com

Read more about the study group on the Facebook page

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For those who are not on Facebook, the videos of Rinpoche’s teachings on the Six Paramitas can also be viewed on our playlist of Short Teachings.

A Commentary on Patrul Rinpoche’s Text ‘Meditation Instructions on Bodhicharyavatara’

Dear Friends,

For the past two months Ringu Tulku could not send new video teachings on the Sixth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, and we have been missing his videos badly. In the meantime, the website has gone through some technical improvements, and the Online Shedra teachings were moved to a new platform. Re-linking of the videos is still under way and we apologize for the delay.

However, now we are happy to present a series of videos from Rinpoche’s teaching on Patrul Rinpoche’s concise text on the Bodhicharyavatara. It is a wonderful recapitulation of the practice of a bodhisattva based on Shantideva’s book.

The teaching will be published in several parts during the next weeks. It was given by Rinpoche in Vajradhara Ling, France, in August 2013. Warm thanks to the hosts and organisers of that event; and to Michéle for informing us about this teaching; and Lama Shenga for recording it on video, and everybody else who helped. And, of course, all gratitude to Rinpoche for sharing his knowledge and experience of the dharma to all of us with such kindness and care.

Click here to go to ‘Meditation Instructions on Bodhicharyavatara’

Update for the Online Shedra

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We are still moving the Shedra teachings to the new server and updating the video links. Our sincere apologies for it taking so much longer than expected! We hope everything to be available again very soon. Thank you for your patience.

Rinpoche is now attending Nam Cho Empowerments in Shechen Monastery. The transmissions last until mid-November. We very much hope that Rinpoche can send some new video teachings after that.

In the meantime, there will be a series of videos posted soon from the teachings Rinpoche gave in France recently. The teaching is a commentary on Patrul Rinpoche’s short text on meditation on the Bodhicharyavatara.

Stay tuned for some great teachings soon, and don’t hesitate to contact us any time by email shedra@bodhicharya.org or via the contact form.

Teachings from Rinpoche’s Summer Tour

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Dear Online Shedra followers,

After the glorious Bodhicharya Summer Camp in Portugal, Rinpoche is continuing his summer tour, currently traveling in France. He’s not had the circumstances to send new videos on the Bodhicharyavatara so far, so why not enjoy this summer gap and maybe catch up with the previous online shedra teachings  — or listen to the recordings of Rinpoche’s wonderful teachings generously shared by some of the centers he has visited on his tour recently.

For instance:

“The Nature of Mind” and “Change Starts in Our Heart”, two teachings given by Ringu Tulku in Totnes, UK, for Bodhicharya Southwest:  http://www.bodhicharyasouthwest.org.uk

“Meditation – What’s the Point?”, a public talk by Ringu Tulku in Dublin, organised by Bodhicharya Ireland:
Log in to the Community site, http://bodhicharya.intouch.net and then go to this address while logged in: http://bodhicharya.intouch.net/dl/cv_content/152288

 

With best wishes for your summer,

Bodhicharya Online Shedra

 

Photo courtesy of Ani Könchog Lhamo, 2013.

Rinpoche in Hong Kong

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is now on teaching tour in Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In Indonesia he gave Dharma teachings and empowerments in Jakarta and visited Borobudur, the ancient Buddhist monument. Currently Rinpoche is in Hong Kong, where he talked to a full house as seen here in the photos, and is teaching for devotees in Hong Kong Tergar centre. Next week Rinpoche will visit Taiwan before returning to Sikkim in early November.

Photos courtesy of Julia Liu.

‘Confusion Arises as Wisdom’ – Rinpoche’s New Book Is Now Available

Rinpoche’s new book, CONFUSION ARISES AS WISDOM, is now available. It will be available through Amazon etc. in September, but can be bought directly from Shambhala.com now.

How could confusion arise as wisdom? According to the Mahamudra view, confusion arises as wisdom when we realize that everything we experience is the radiance of the mind’s own nature. And what is the nature of our mind? And how do we come to recognize that? These are the questions Gampopa answers for his students in the text commented upon here, known as the Great Community Talks. He shows them—and now us—the path of deep understanding and meditation that leads to the realization of Mahamudra, the “Great Seal” of the true nature of reality.

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A discount is available, good until August 13, from Shambhala.com. For details, visit here: http://bit.ly/OGBw9z.