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

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 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 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).


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

Three Peak Challenge in aid of Rigul Trust and Bodhicharya Kent

Members of Bodhicharya Kent are going to do the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge, climbing 3 mountains in 12 hours. They are hoping to raise £2,000 to be divided equally between Rigul Trust and the Community Group Bodhicharya Kent.

This year is Rigul Trust’s 10 Year anniversary, so to celebrate a kind benefactor will donate an extra 25% of all donations given, so please give generously!

You can make a donation here

Thank you!

Bodhicharya Kent | Rigul Trust

New Bodhicharya Communities Website

Bodhicharya CommunitiesWe would like to invite all Bodhicharya students and friends to join our new Bodhicharya community website.

This project has been developed over the past weeks with the support, and sponsorship, of the Dutch IT company InTouch. It was then put to the test at this years Summer Camp in France. As a result of that experiment, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche wished us to make it widely available to all Bodhicharya groups, students and friends.

To become a member and start your own community, just visit and click on the Sign Up Now text in the top right corner of the page.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in Dzogchen Beara 2011.

Here are some images taken from Rinpoche’s recent Easter weekend visit to Dzogchen Beara, Ireland. Just click on any of the images to see a slideshow of them all.

To see more images from our collection, visit our Bodhicharya Flickr Group. If you have images of Rinpoche on his travels that you would like to share, just visit and click on “Join this Group”. Then just follow the Flickr instructions and notes on the Bodhicharya Group page to upload your images.

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche teaching in Berlin.

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will teach in English on the topics MOTIVATION and DEVOTION, GENEROSITY and PROSPERITY

Date: 10th-11th May 2011

Bodhicharya Buddhist Centre for Peace and Understanding,
Kinzigstr. 25-29, 10247

All on donation basis.
Please arrive early to make sure you get a seat.

Please note Khandro Rinpoche will also teach 8th and 9th of May in Berlin at the Rigpa center on meditation.

About Her Eminence Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

Photo ©2011 Diana Blok

Topping out ceremony for the Bodhicharya Berlin temple.

3397232825_94032dea7b_bBodhicharya Berlin will celebrate the topping out ceremony for the temple on August 22nd, 2009. A lot has been accomplished, thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of many dedicated people, and we invite everyone to come and see what has been done so far. However, there is still so much to be done and we urgently need your help so that we can finish the building of the temple and the centre.

Click here to see beautiful photographs, and information (in English and German) about how you can help and become part of this very important project