Events

Summercamp 2016 with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche – In August!

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Location: Casa da Torre – Centro de Retiros | Soutelo – Vila Verde – Braga
Start: 01/08/2016 | End: 07/08/2016

The teaching subject for the summer camp has now been announced. The subject will be ‘Ney Ju Rig Sum‘ instructions of Mahamudra and Step by Step Training on how to visualise. No preparation and text needed.

“I invite all my students to try to attend it. A short instruction will be given and each participant will be given a chance to talk about their understanding and experience either in public or in private.”
Ringu Tulku

After the previous years’ success, in 2015, the 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.

To find out more, and to register, visit here:

Registration open for the Winter Retreat in Berlin

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The second Bodhicharya Winter Retreat will take place at Bodhicharya Berlin from December 3rd 6pm to December 6th 5pm.

This retreat is once again organised as a fundraiser for the building of Bodhicharya Berlin.

Ringu Tulku will teach from the text ‘108 Instructions of Jonang’, a collection of pith instructions from all the lineages that came from India to Tibet. This collection was compiled by Kunga Drolchok (1507-1566) and Jetsun Taranatha (1575-1634).

For more information and to register, visit the Winter Retreat page.

A Short Reflection on Bodhicharya Summercamp 2014

Bodhicharya summercamp at Casa da Torre

Portugal is a great place to take a summer holiday – especially at Casa da Torre, a Jesuit Centre for Spirituality and Culture, near Braga in the Costa Verde, which is the venue that has hosted the Bodhicharya Summercamp for the last three years. It’s an ancient, cool, cloistered monastery with a tiny, exquisite, four hundred year old chapel, and seemingly endless corridors set in an enormous organic farm estate where the main crops seem to be the grapes that produce a light white wine that was served with dinner, and enormous peaches and nectarines that promised heaven at each mealtime. On the last evening a local choir filled the church with their singing, causing faint echoes of the gods to resonate around the buildings.

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Birthday Cards for Ringu Tulku

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 Dear Friends,

Rinpoche’s birthday falls on the week of Bodhicharya Summer Camp which will be held in Portugal July 14-20. We would like to ask all of you to send Rinpoche a happy birthday greeting card, whether you are coming to summer camp or not. Either bring your card with you, along with the cards of your friends and sangha members who are not able to come this time, or send it via snail mail (yes, through post office, with a stamp on!) to:


Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
C/o Tsering Paldron
Casa da Torre
4730 570 SOUTELO
Vila Verde
Portugal

Please send your birthday card soon, so that it will arrive by July 16th!

PS. It could be a postcard from your own country – maybe with some landmark, with a personal message? Then there is no need to even use an envelope. Of course, you can also make your own card if you like.

First visit to Europe by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

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As many of you may already know, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, will visit Germany from 28th May until 8th June. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, being the official Representative of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa for Europe, is the main coordinator of the visit. Therefore Rinpoche will be visiting fewer locations than he normally would this spring (See the travel schedule here).

We hope that many of you will consider attending some of these wonderful events based in Kamalashila and Berlin. To view the Provisional Schedule in various languages, see www.karmapafoundation.eu website. For more information on ticketing and locations, visit www.karmapa-germany.de.

Please also consider supporting the events if you can.

Registrations for the 2014 Bodhicharya Summer Camp are now open!

Registration is now open for the 2014 Bodhicharya Summer Camp in Portugal. This year’s camp is from the 14th – 20th July.

Rinpoche will continue his teaching on ‘Mahamudra: The Moonlight – Quintessence of Mind and Meditation’ composed by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal (1512-1587), a brilliant scholar and accomplished meditator of the Kagyu tradition.

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