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
Our video server has been down for a while. It will soon be up and running again after a thorough maintenance. We apologise for the inconvenience, thank you for your patience, and hope you enjoy listening to the teachings on audio.
As you know, it has been a busy, exciting and successful year for Rinpoche, with a lot of hard work organising His Holiness the Karmapa’s historical first visit to Europe in May-June, and now he is travelling again, without a steady internet access. Nevertheless, we hope that Rinpoche will very soon send us new teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara again.
Our sincere apologies for not posting any new updates on the Online Shedra during the past months. Now, this is to inform you that Ringu Tulku’s Bodhicharyavatara teachings will still be on hold for some time. As you may know, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje’s first visit to Europe will take place in Germany in May-June. Rinpoche is in good health, and very busy, being the main organiser of His Holiness’ visit. We hope that many of you will be able to participate the upcoming events at Kamalashila and in Berlin.
Please find out more on His Holiness the Karmapa’s visit:
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.
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.
The Online Shedra videos are in the process of moving to a new server. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have been be causing you these past days. We expect all videos to be visible from the new server by next weekend. Until then, the number of videos that can be viewed will increase gradually.
The audio teachings are available for listening during the move as usual.
After a successful summer tour Ringu Tulku is now again continuing the video teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara. With this video (BA6_76-86) Rinpoche gives a commentary on the section of cultivating patience towards those who are doing something good for the people we regard as our enemies. This section is covered by stanzas 76 to 86 of the Sixth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara.
To view the video, simply click on the image to view all the Chapter 6 videos.
If you prefer listening to the teaching in audio, use the audio player below.
We are also studying the commentary transcript on Chapter 6, which you can download here and in the Library section. Further recommended reading: the commentary book by Kunzang Pelden (Khenpo Kunpal), The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, p. 216-219.
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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.