My mother passed away a week ago.
I miss her deeply but not sad.
68 years I basked at her loving presence.
This is the time to celebrate that fortune.
She only thought of what to give.
Never lost her genuine smile and good heart.
Even in our worst days
She never let any visitors to leave
Without a cup of hot tea.
I wish to thank all who sent me love
And kind messages
I wish you all a wonderful New Year
With health, wealth and harmony
And lots of kindness.
(Image: Dawn from the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre, Sikkim)
Traduction française (pdf) Message pour la nouvelle année 2021
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.
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
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will give a live teaching at Tibet House Trust’s annual lecture event on Saturday 24th October at 11am BST / 3:30pm IST.
You can attend the event, streamed live on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/tibethouse.trust/
More information on their website here: http://www.tibet-house-trust.co.uk/
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).
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.
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:
A video of making the Online Summer Camp group photo can be viewed in the Teachings Archive.
Reflections on Bodhicharya Summer Camp 2020
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
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:
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has very kindly accepted a request by Lama Guelongma Tsondru, of Samye Dzong Spain, to teach on the topic of How to face difficult times.
Friday 17th – Sunday 19th July 2020
Live Daily at 3pm – 4:30pm GMT/UTC
There will be simultaneous translations in Spanish, French and German for all these live teachings. Portuguese will also be added afterwards.
You can find out much more about all these live events, membership and everything else by visiting The Ringu Tulku Archive.