Events

Bodhicharya Winter Teaching 2020 – LIVE Teaching

Prayer of Samantabhadra (Kunzang Mönlam)


14th – 21st December 2020

Daily at 2:30pm (GMT/UTC)


Rinpoche has very kindly accepted our request to give a teaching on the ‘Prayer of Samantabhadra (Kunzang Mönlam)’.

This direct and important text is not only an aspiration prayer, but also a very profound teaching and an introduction to the Dzogchen approach. The popular and well-known prayer is especially recommended to be recited during special times like earthquakes, eclipses and solstices, utilising such times as an opportunity for liberation.

The eight day Winter Teaching will start on Monday 14th December on a solar eclipse, and end on Winter solstice on Monday 21st, when we will recite the prayer together.

During this week of teachings Rinpoche will go through the text and also provide us some background and perspective. There will be one session each day at 2.30 pm UTC (GMT). The sessions will be on Zoom and the recordings will become available for registered participants.

The root text is available in different translations in English and other languages, for instance, here at Lotsawa House.

The Winter Teaching is open for all and given freely.

Without Bodhichitta even the highest teachings will not benefit us and can even harm us. Rinpoche often recommends that we study the Bodhicharyavatara. This famous Mahayana text by Shantideva on the Bodhisattva’s way of life and the Six Paramitas is taught by Rinpoche as an ongoing course here in the Ringu Tulku Teachings Archive.

Study and Practice of the Bodhicharyavatara will lay a good foundation for those who wish to participate in the Winter Teaching.


Please visit the Archive to Register and find out more.


‘Dealing with Anger and Fear on the Bodhisattva’s Path’ – A Live Teaching

Wednesday 18th November at 12pm (GMT)

Free Online Talk

Join us on Zoom:

https://thebuddhistsociety.zoom.us/j/81617018921?pwd=K2l4a2M5dHh2TldQVHVYNllGbEJJQT09

Meeting ID: 816 1701 8921
Passcode: 681387

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00 44 203 901 7895 United Kingdom

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will give a teaching on how to transform anger and fear in daily life, with reference to the BodhicharyavataraThe Way of the Bodhisattva, an 8th-century masterpiece from Indian scholar and yogi Shantideva.

Bodhicharyavatara is regarded as one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts and is studied extensively by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners everywhere. Rinpoche will deliver his understanding of the text in a way that will make it fully accessible to anyone who is looking for support and help in these times.

Find out more here.

‘Introduction to Buddhism’ – A Live Teaching – Part 2

 

The Office of Tibet, London is pleased to announce H.E Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s talk to Tibetan Youth on topic Introduction to Buddhism Series 2: Four Noble Truths on Saturday, 21st November 2020 from 11am-12.00 pm. as a part of the celebration of gratitude year to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

As before, Rinpoche will speak for 20-30 minutes followed by a Q and A session.

The main objective of organising this Introduction to Buddhism monthly talk series is to present our youth an opportunity to listen and interact with distinguished Tibetan Buddhist masters and scholars about Tibetan Buddhism and Culture.

This virtual event will be broadcast live on Office of Tibet, London face book page and Tibet House Trust London website page.

Don’t forget to join us live on 21st November, 2020!

London Time 11am -12PM and Indian time 4.30PM to 5.30PM

‘Introduction to Buddhist Meditation’ – A Live Teaching

The Embodiment Conference

Thursday, October 15th 2020 – 11.00 CET (Central European time)

Rinpoche will speak at this year’s ‘Embodiment Conference’ on the topic of Buddhist Meditation. The conference runs from 14th – 25th October 2020 and Rinpoche’s talk is scheduled for 11.00 CET (Central European time) on Thursday 15th October.

To join this live session, visit theembodimentconference.org to register for the event (free).

Once you are logged in, you can see Rinpoche’s talk here:

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

This event will be followed up with a Panel Discussion entitled Monks and Scientist Discuss Meditation on 25th October at 13.00 CET (Central European time).

‘Introduction to Buddhism’ – A Live Teaching – Part 1

The Office of Tibet, London is delighted to host Tibetan youth interaction session with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on the topic ‘Introduction to Buddhism’ on Saturday, 29th August 2020 from BST 11am-12.30pm to celebrate the year 2020 gratitude year for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The total duration of the session is 90 minutes. The first 30-40 minutes, Rinpoche will introduce Introduce དཀོན་མཆོག་གསུམ། Three Refuges bases on our popular ཇ་མཆོད། Offering Prayer  སྟོན་པ་བླ་མེད་སངས་རྒྱས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།། then open it for discussion and questions from the youth.

Around 25-30 children from age group 9-18 years old are joining in this live interaction with Rinpoche.  But all others can join from the Office of Tibet and Tibet house trust facebook live broadcast. The webinar will be taking place on BlueJeans platform on 29th August, British summer Time 11Am to 12.30PM.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/otlondon.net

LIVE Teaching – The practice of Shine (Shamatha) and Lhaktong (Vipassana)

30th August 2020 – 14:30 pm GMT/UTC

Rinpoche has kindly accepted Bodhicharya Berlin’s request to give a teaching on the two basic meditation practices, Shine (Shamatha) and Lhaktong (Vipassana).

Shine meditation is focused on quieting the mind, to train in calm abiding, open awareness and not following your thoughts and impulses. Lhaktong meditation is aimed at insight, seeing things clearly as they are.

We are very much looking forward to Rinpoche’s explanations and advice to help with our daily practice.

To find out more, and to register, visit:

The Ringu Tulku Archive

Let’s Meet on Zoom

Online Summercamp 2020 Breakfast Zoom

Breakfast Zoom 2nd Sunday of every month

As a follow-up to the Breakfast Zoom at the Summer Camp, Andy Lowe has kindly offered to host an open breakfast meeting on Zoom for the international Bodhicharya sangha on a monthly basis as follows

Sunday 9th August 2020 07.00 UTC
Cancelled due to technical problems: Sunday 13th September 2020 07.00 UTC
Sunday 11th October 2020 07.00 UTC

Updated times:
Sunday 8th November 2020 08.00 UTC
Sunday 13th December 2020 08.00 UTC

The equivalent local time zones are as follows:
08.00 UK/Ireland/Portugal
09.00 Most of the EU
10.00 Finland
13.30 India
15.00 Thailand
16.00 Philippines
21.00 New Zealand

Or you can check your own local time at https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

In the US and South America this will be at night, but you are equally welcome to join these sessions, and we wish to see you all there.

Please email Andy Lowe at globalnomad999@gmail.com for Zoom link or ID, or  find it in the email we sent on 6th October under the title “New Link to Bodhicharya Breakfast on Sunday 11th October”.

Here is a topic Andy introduced during the Bodhicharya Breakfast on Sunday 9th August in something which can be a regular feature where Bodhicharya Breakfast participants are invited to share their own “good reads” of interesting and inspiring publications to be discussed during the BB zooms:
Wood Wide Web 1
Wood Wide Web 2

Practice and discussion groups by Bodhicharya Ireland

The Irish sangha invites everybody to join the following groups on Zoom:

White Tara Sadhana: weekly on Sunday mornings at 11am Irish/UK time. Starting August 9th.

Je Tsongkhapa’s “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path” Discussion Group: first Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm Irish/UK time. Starting September 1st.

Please  email pat.murphyspace@gmail.com for Zoom ID and passcode.

Bodhicharya London’s ongoing Zoom activities

All times are UK:

Daily 7:30am – 8:30am: Shamata meditation
Daily 10:00am: Chenresig sadhana (approx. 40 mins)
Daily 1:00pm: Medicine Buddha sadhana (approx. 40 mins)

Every Wednesday 7:00pm: Chenresig sadhana (approx, 40mins)
Every Thursday 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Meditation and discussion
Every Friday 7:00pm: White Tara sadhana (approx. 40mins.)

Everyone welcome (Medicine Buddha and White Tara sadhanas require empowerments).

Link:
https://usa.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a881f102bd51d266a248c576b&id=ab45785dd2&e=7ee0797c6e

Zoom ID: 325 545 986
Password: 025316

Reflections on Bodhicharya Summer Camp 2020

Online Summercamp 2020 Group photo

A video of making the Online Summer Camp group photo can be viewed in the Teachings Archive.

Reflections on Bodhicharya Summer Camp 2020
Tessa King

2020’s virtual Summer Camp finished yesterday and I am feeling rather sad!  It was a wonderfully rich five days. The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa is a central text in the Gelug tradition and is described ‘as a summation of all the paths of practice which lead to enlightenment’. The text is short and packed with meaning and Rinpoche in his gentle style laid out all its riches before us.   When Rinpoche says his signature phrase:  ‘now it’s like this’ – you know you are going to be given the heart of the teachings in an accessible and meaningful way.  Rinpoche’s gift to us all is that he makes you feel it is possible, we can progress on the path and that is the sign of a teacher who has fully realised the teachings himself. Continue reading

Online Summer Camp 2020

This year’s Bodhicharya Summer Camp will now take place online via a Zoom Webinar with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche teaching from Gangtok, Sikkim.

Topic: Training & Path
Dates: Wednesday 29th July – Sunday 2 August 2020

Like every year, the online Summer Camp will be accessible to everyone, even to those who do not have a deep knowledge of the Buddhist path and did not attend previous years’ sessions.

To find out more and register, click on the link below:

bodhicharyaportugal.org/novo/summer-camp-2020-eng