To bring you some warmth this wintertime, Bodhicharya Publications is very happy to announce the publication of a new Heart Wisdom book.
Radiance of the Heart presents Ringu Tulku’s teachings on Kindness, Compassion and Bodhicitta. Following on from the publication last year of the Lazy Lama booklet Lazy Lama looks at Loving-Kindness, this text develops this core topic further. Drawing on five teaching sources, the text first encourages us with a practical look at how to bring kindness and compassion into our daily lives. Ringu Tulku discusses themes of meditation and the practice of tonglen; and answers a wide range of questions.
The text then looks towards kindness and compassion from a more ultimate perspective: Ultimate Bodhicitta, the heart essence of enlightenment. Embodying such understanding brings an ever purer expression of kindness and compassion, imbued with deepening wisdom. Thus, the text aims to present a wide-ranging, but pithy, contemplation of this subject, central to the hearts and lives of us all.
Copies will be available in February and you can pre-order your copy from Bodhicharya Publications here in the Book Shop.
Wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year for 2018.
May you feel love, kindness, purpose and inner peace.
May each day be a festival and each moment a time to enjoy.
May all of us do something each day that we will be proud of because it will be good for ourselves and others.
Location: Casa da Torre – Centro de Retiros | Soutelo – Vila Verde – Braga
Start: 01/08/2018 | End: 07/08/2018
The 2018 Bodhicharya Summer Camp will again be held in Portugal. The chosen place is a Christian retreat house, in the North of Portugal. The facilities are excellent, with single and double rooms with twin beds. Vegetables and fruit are grown by the community itself and taste absolutely delicious. There is a river, at a short walking distance away, where one can swim or just refresh oneself. There is a fluvial beach and a small terrace, perfect to sit, relax and enjoy a drink. Participants may also relax and enjoy the activities available around the centre.
The teaching subject for the summer camp is yet to be confirmed. Please refer to the Summer Camp webpage for more updates.
To find out more, and to register, visit here:
In ‘Living and Dying in Peace and with Dignity’, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche addresses how best we can prepare ourselves for death and how to support a person and their family through the process of dying as well as afterwards. These three discs have chapter headings.
- Disc 1 includes: Motivation, Meditation, Stable Mind and the Four Bardos.
- Disc 2 includes: Practice, Phowa, Practical support for the dying person, Violent death, Six Liberations, Forgiveness and Purification.
- Disc 3 includes: The meaning of Peace and Dignity, What is Dharma Practice, Suppression is about….., Transforming emotions, Pride and Humility.
100% of all proceeds from the sale of this DVD received by Rigul Trust, will go to fund health care, education and poverty relief.
Cost of DVD: £12.00 plus postage and packaging.
Postage and Packaging:
United Kingdom: £2.00
Available for purchase on the Rigul Trust website here: www.rigultrust.org
Wishing you all the very best,
It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of The Ringu Tulku Archive.
This website will become a repository for all of the teachings given by Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche that have been recorded since January 1990 when, at the invitation of students and friends, he first began to travel in the West. He has given countless teachings during that time, on all levels and on all kinds of topics, according to whatever is requested and whoever is listening. The range of topics is immense and varied, interesting for newcomers to Dharma as well as long term students. Rinpoche’s command of the English language means the teachings are given and received with incredible ease – as if, he often says, “I’m chatting with friends while on my holidays”. Even repeated requests for the same topic are responded to with a wonderful freshness and delivered as if for the first time. He has said that what we are receiving through these Dharma teachings is very, very rare and there are actually very few places in the world, even in Tibet, that this level of instruction is given.
What an extraordinary opportunity.
As many of you have noticed, Rinpoche’s planned travel schedule from 22nd August to 22nd September has been cancelled. This is so Rinpoche can attend Mahamudra Teachings in India. Thank you for your understanding.
You can see Rinpoche’s complete Travel Schedule here: https://bodhicharya.wpengine.com/ringu-tulku/schedule/
Photo: Karma Changchub.
Members of Bodhicharya Kent are going to do the Three Peak Challenge (climbing the biggest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon) over a period of 72 hours. Funds raised will be split between the Charity Rigul Trust and the Community Group, Bodhicharya Kent.
In this seventh booklet in the Lazy Lama series, Ringu Tulku looks at how we all need love and asks us to consider the benefits of generating loving kindness for each other. Rinpoche shares with us an Indian saying;
‘ When the trees support each other then we have houses and cities, when human beings support each other we have society, we have civilization.’
So, the whole of society, of civilization, survives by supporting and helping each other. But how can we, as imperfect human beings, offer even an ‘imperfect’ love, and is that enough? Yes, says Rinpoche, we can and should start from where we are. We can offer loving kindness, help and support for each other now, while aspiring towards an ideal unconditional love. Rinpoche encourages us, in these seemingly simple and concise teachings, to develop the courage of a hero dedicated to love, and to find our true brave heart.
It is available to pre-order now in the Book Shop.
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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s complete teaching schedule for Spring and Summer 2017 is now available to view on his Travel Schedule page. It shows all confirmed teaching events up until October.
For further information about any of the events listed, please contact the locations/organisers directly using the links supplied on the Travel Schedule page.
You can also find out more about individual groups here.