Events

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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Rinpoche’s Travel Schedule 2013

Dear friends and Students,

We have now added most of the dates for Rinpoche’s 2013 Travel Schedule. There are some more dates to be added once they are confirmed. If you are interested in attending one of these events please use the contact link shown in the details.

You can see the Travel Schedule here.


Don’t forget, if you use iCal or another digital calendar, you can get these events automatically added to your calendar as they are individually published. Just follow the instructions at the bottom of the Travel Schedule page to subscribe.
 

Behind the Picture exhibition

The Directors of Crane Kalman Gallery invite you to the Exhibition ‘BEHIND THE PICTURE’. Paintings and Narrative by Simone Sandelson.

Friday 15th March – Saturday 6th April 2013

Proceeds from sale of giclée prints will be donated to The Rigul Trust and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

CRANE KALMAN GALLERY LTD
178 Brompton Road, London SW3 1HQ
Tel: 020 7584 7566 Fax: 020 7584 3843
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(Image: ‘Prostrations’ by Simone Sandelson).