Lots has happened since we launched the website just over two years ago. It has become a central hub where everyone can find out all about the Bodhicharya organisation, its projects, activities and latest news. A place where you can read about Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s latest teaching schedule, publications and announcements.
Following on from that, we’ve seen the launch of the Bodhicharya ‘blogazine’ Many Roads, which has become a treasure trove of articles, reviews, poetry, and more, generated by Bodhicharya students and edited by Margaret Ford. This was closely followed by the Online Shedra, in October 2010, which signaled an exciting new phase for the website. This facilitated being able to publish regular video teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara to Rinpoche’s students all around the world. It also provided the ability for students to be able to pose questions, which Rinpoche can respond to in later videos. The first video teaching has now been watched 2081 times!
At this year’s Summercamp (August, 2011) we launched the Bodhicharya Communities platform. Since that time it has attracted nearly 400 members with its ability to connect students with each other through communities using our own private social-media-platform (kindly sponsored by InTouch). We hope that, as this platform develops, we can use it to bring more teachings, support and benefit to everyone.
For all the things that have gone on, there are only a few volunteers that make it all happen. If you would be interested in volunteering, we would very much like to hear from you. Computer skills are required for most things, but not always. Gathering, writing or editing the news would be a great help. Getting to know the Bodhicharya Communities platform and helping others there would also be great. It’s a very rewarding job! To volunteer your skills, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not yet signed up to receive our regular News and Online Shedra email updates, you can do so here: Bodhicharya News
Finally, we would like to thank Rinpoche for his tireless support of all these endeavours! Every request for him to do something, learn to use some kind of technical device or listen to our ideas and fanciful plans has always been met with the response,”Okay. Why not!”.