Birthday Cards for Ringu Tulku


 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

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


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 website. For more information on ticketing and locations, visit

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.

178 Brompton Road, London SW3 1HQ
Tel: 020 7584 7566 Fax: 020 7584 3843 –

(Image: ‘Prostrations’ by Simone Sandelson).

Invitation to a 14 day Retreat with Ringu Tulku

At the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre
Near Rumtek in Sikkim
1st – 15th March 2013

Medicine Buddha (the Buddha of Outer and Inner Healing) is the theme of this Vajrayana retreat: the manifestation of the healing energies of all enlightened beings.

There will be places for 16 people only, each in single room with meditation box! A unique opportunity for a 14-day retreat with Ringu Tulku and for really understanding the Medicine Buddha practice.

We are once again hugely privileged that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has invited us for a retreat at his beautiful Bodhicharya Meditation Centre in Sikkim – and to be present as our Retreat Master. He will be supported by Lama Tsering Paljor and Ani Wangmo as in the past two retreats (Vajrasattva 2010, Guru Rinpoche 2011/12).

Please contact Erika for more information on the retreat. Emaho!

Erika – Karma ö Jinma
Dreaming the Dharma Journeys
Cape Town, South Africa
Skype : ekajati2
Tel: +27 21 786 5261


Seats for the Winter Retreat in Berlin still available

About 20 seats are still available for the very first Bodhicharya Winter Retreat in Berlin with Ringu Tulku from January 3rd to 7th 2013.



This intensive retreat, that we hope to make an annual event, is organised as a fundraiser for the building of the new temple in Bodhicharya Berlin.

You can find further information about the retreat and the registration procedure here.




Please join us if you can!