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Live online teachings in the Ringu Tulku Archive

Dear Friends,

We just wanted to make you aware that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is now taking part in live webinars every other Sunday as part of the Bodhicharyavatara Course in the Ringu Tulku Archive. During these question and answer sessions students can ask Rinpoche questions live on Zoom.

Rinpoche has also very kindly agreed to teach on the practice of Medicine Buddha. He will teach from Karma Chagmey’s ‘Sādhana of Bhaiṣajya Guru‘ text for approximately 45 minutes each day from Monday, 11th May – Wednesday, 13th May 2020. The last session on Wednesday will also include a reading transmission of the text and an empowerment for the practice.

There are also plans to follow on from this with a teaching on Tara practice with a reading transmission of the text and empowerment.

These live teachings, like most of the teachings in the Archive, require membership to view them. Joining the Archive not only gives you access to these live teachings, but the entire Archive. Taking out a Membership is also a direct way to support the running costs of the archive and all its services.

To celebrate the start of these live teachings, we are currently offering a free 7 day membership.

You can find out much more about all these live events, membership and everything else by visiting the The Ringu Tulku Archive.

See you there!

Rinpoche Has Started Teaching on the Bodhicharyavatara

Rinpoche is now continuing the course on the Bodhicharyavatara, and the first new session was posted today.

Bodhicharyavatara is regarded as one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts and is studied extensively by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners everywhere. Rinpoche will deliver his understanding of the text in a way that will make it fully accessible to anyone who is looking for support and help in these times whether or not they are buddhist. According to the His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the buddha dharma should not be taught as a religion, but more as a general teaching applicable to all traditions; it must be useful and help us deal with life’s problems. He feels that in this way it will be beneficial to everyone.

Each session will be around 15 minutes long, and there will be a new teaching each week. We are currently in Chapter 6, but before going into the chapter, Rinpoche begins by giving a synopsis of the Bodhicharyavatara, the name and subject of this book.

Everybody can follow Rinpoche’s new teachings as they are posted every week on the Archive Bodhicharyavatara page. There you will also find all the previous sessions. You don’t have to be an Archive member to view them. However, you may consider becoming one to have access to all the additional materials for the course, like transcripts, and all the other recorded teachings in the Ringu Tulku Archive.

Questions to Rinpoche can be submitted through the teaching page, and he will answer them in a later video. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

You can visit the Bodhicharyavatara course here on the Ringu Tulku Archive:

bodhicharya.org/teachings/courses/bodhicharyavatara

These teachings are dedicated for all who are sick and dying of corona virus, and for all who are tirelessly working in order to help them.

A message from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Rinpoche has recorded a brief message for everyone which you can watch above. More details will follow regarding the continuation of the Bodhicharyavatara teachings online.

Rinpoche started giving teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara in 2010.  All sessions from Chapter 1 to Stanza 86 of Chapter 6 can be accessed in the Courses section of the Teachings Archive. And now new sessions will be added there very soon.


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Temporary closure of online bookshop

We have sadly taken the decision to close the online bookshop until the situation with Corvid-19 improves. There are increasing restrictions in the UK and the advice is to try and minimise all social contact. Sending books involves social contact as they are sent through the post.

We will close the shop after Sunday 22nd March, so if you want to buy some books to get you through the next few difficult months please place your order now and they will be sent next week.

We are still able to supply bulk orders to centres as a courier is used for these – please contact publications@bodhicharya.org for information.

Hopefully we will back in action soon.

Bodhicharya Publication Team

Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule 2020

Dear friends,

We are pleased to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s teaching schedule for Spring/Summer 2020 is now complete and available to view on his Teaching Schedule page. It shows all confirmed teaching events in Europe, UK and South America. More details will be confirmed over the coming weeks, so check back in to find out more.

For further information about any of the events listed, please contact the locations/organisers directly using the links supplied on the Teaching Schedule page. You can also find out more about individual groups here.


For the past five years, Rinpoche has been making audio recordings of most of his talks and teachings. These recordings are automatically uploaded to the Archive and we are able to share these recordings to members of The Ringu Tulku Archive almost as soon as they arrive. This means that members can listen to these recordings as he travels around the globe.

The Online Archive currently contains over 460 teachings from the past 30 years and we are now in the final stages of publishing all remaining recordings from the original archive in Berlin.

The Ringu Tulku Archive


Image: Matt Linden and Yura Milyutin ‘Interview with Ringu Tulku’, Study Buddhism

Rigul Trust Newsletter November 2019

Patron: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Dear friends worldwide,

Having celebrated 10 years of Rigul Trust registering as a UK Charity in 2008 we continue  to celebrate your wonderful ongoing generosity and funding for the health clinic, the school and the Shedra in Rigul, Tibet.

The people in Rigul send their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to everyone worldwide who so generously donate, advise and help in so many ways to support the school and the clinic to flourish.

We now have news that there are about 140 children in the school, so a big increase in numbers this year. Continue reading

North America Teaching Tour 2019

Photo: Conrad Harvey

This Friday (4th October 2019) Rinpoche will commence his month long Teaching Tour around North America with a brief stop in Mexico.

You can see an overview of all of Rinpoche’s teaching dates on his Teaching Schedule page.

Members of the Ringu Tulku Archive will be able to follow the audio recordings of the teachings in the Archive as they become available.

To find out more, please visit Rinpoche’s North America website.

www.bodhicharyana.org

Sogyal Rinpoche: As I Remember

I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Sogyal Rinpoche this afternoon, 28th August 2019. I knew him from childhood and he remained a friend to me all his life. I first met him when he was studying in Dr. Graham’s Home School in Kalimpong. Every weekend and vacation he went to see his Masters and Khenpo’s to study Dharma. He was sent for western education and he later graduated from the prestigious St. Stephan’s College, Delhi, but the deep impact left by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro in his childhood never dwindled. His confidence in Dharma and his devotion to his Gurus took him to devote all his life to Dharma. He was teaching Dharma to his fellow students in school as well as in University and continued even when the King of Sikkim sent him to Cambridge University for further studies in the UK.

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Happy Saga Dawa Duchen 2019!

Dear Friends,

Happy Saga Dawa Duchen!

The first part of Rinpoche’s 2019 teaching tour is now completed and audio recordings of nearly every event have been published in the Ringu Tulku Archive website. We cannot recommend enough this opportunity to follow Rinpoche on his tour through these recordings, which are posted almost the same day.

Please consider joining the Archive so that you can access all these teachings along with nearly all the recorded teachings from the past 30 years.

Becoming a member both supports this ongoing project and keeps the teachings online and accessible into the future.

Rinpoche will soon continue his teaching tour starting with the Kagyu Monlam in Paris on the 28 June.

The Ringu Tulku Archive team

 

(Picture of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche by Conrad Harvey – Palpung Wales, May 2019)

Cancelled: Retreat with the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa in Portugal

Dear Dharma Friends,

We are sorry to inform you that due to Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa’s health concerns, the “Six-day Retreat with Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa in Portugal” scheduled in July 2019 has been cancelled.

If you have made a booking already, please contact the organisers directly to seek a refund for the full payment of the shared expenses and shuttle.

Please note that If you need to be refund by Zmar, please contact Zmar as soon as possible. We suggest you to contact Zmar by 15th May 2019 (UTC 0).
Email: reservas@zmar.eu

We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this decision and apologise to you all. We thank you for your support and understanding.

Yours in the Sacred Dharma,

Palpung Dharma Chakra