In this new video, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche introduces the forthcoming Online Study Group and the object of the study, Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara—a core textbook in a traditional Shedra and one of the most important texts to study on the Buddhist path.
As Rinpoche says, according to the great Tibetan Master Patrul Rinpoche, “If you really understand this book, then you understand more or less everything about Buddhism. This book contains not only the understanding, but also the heart, the practice, the meditation, the action – therefore you don’t need anything else to study but this book, Bodhicharyavatara.”
The Online Study Group will start on the Bodhicharya website around the beginning of October. Please read more about the study schedule, text resources and requested commitments on the Online Shedra area.
Everybody is warmly invited to partake in this wonderful opportunity and follow Rinpoche’s teachings on the Bodhicharya website. Please pass on the invitation to all your dharma friends.
As Rinpoche says in the video, this year he was not able to visit all the centers he usually visits, so he hopes that this online Shedra will be a way to connect and study together.
We wish to thank Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Tom Zachmeier, who kindly recorded this video recently at Bodhicharya Berlin in the midst of a busy schedule.
We will soon launch a wonderful new feature on the Bodhicharya website: the Shedra. The Bodhicharya online Shedra will have two different sections, Study and Debate.
In the Study section, we will study the Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has kindly promised to give us explanations on this great Mahayana classic regularly on the website. To begin our study, we will need a large enough number of students who would like to join in the study group and commit to study this together under Rinpoche’s guidance. If you would like to commit yourself to this study and participate in the online study group, please contact us now at email@example.com and send your name and email.
In the Debate section, Rinpoche has asked Tsering Paldron from Portugal and Bernhard Kaiser from Germany to demonstrate debating on various interesting subjects. The debated subjects will fall under three categories of View, Meditation and Action. Everybody is invited to follow the debates and post comments and questions.
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We are intending to put together a blog style e-magazine on our new Bodhicharya site at www.bodhicharya.wpengine.com. The blog will include articles; interviews; poems; reviews of books and films and music and regular features about health and food. It will be called ‘Many Roads‘. But, we need your help and input if we are going to make this a success and a place of real interaction between friends from all over the world. Continue reading →
From May 14th until the 16th there will be a live streaming video webcast of Rinpoche’s teachings which you can watch in several Rigpa centres all over the world. You can contact your local Rigpa centre for information. Many thanks to Rinpoche, Lerab Ling and the Rigpa centres for making this possible!
Here are the times for Rigpa Berlin (address Berlin 14050, Soorstr. 85):
14 May, 14:45 – 17:00
15 May, 10:45 – 13:00 and 14:45 – 17:00
16 May, 10:00 – 13:00 (this time not yet confirmed)
Video streaming is also available for centres in e.g. Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, London, Sydney and Dublin.
Update on May 17th: Now there is a very nice blog article about the past weekend webcast teaching in the Irish Bodhicharya blog.
Update on May 23rd: Rinpoche’s recent teachings are now freely available for downloading as audio files at Rigpa Shedra website.