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Interfaith Prayers for World Peace

Tuesday 8th March 2022 at 5pm (GMT/UTC)

This coming Tuesday Rinpoche will speak at the week long Interfaith Prayers for World Peace* event. Rinpoche has chosen to teach and recite a prayer by Thangtong Gyalpo entitled ‘Prayer of Truthful Words to Pacify the Fear of War.

Find out more about the event here.


*The Interfaith Prayers for World Peace series is jointly organized by Ligmincha International and CyberSangha® under the guidance of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

Summer Camp 2022 – 25th to 31st July

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We are happy to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has kindly agreed to teach at Summer Camp 2022, live in Casa da Torre, Portugal. Sessions will also be broadcasted, making it possible to attend either at the venue or via Zoom. The topic is yet to be decided.

For more information, and to register your interest in attending either live or online, please visit:

Bodhicharya Portugal

A Prayer for peace

By Ringu Tulku Rinpoche (in Tibetan, English and German).

སངས་རྒྱས་བྱང་སེམས་རྒྱ་མཚོའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།།
བདག་གིས་དུས་གསུམ་བསགས་པའི་དགེ་བའི་ཚོགས།།
ལྷག་བསམ་རྣམ་དག་སྨོན་པའི་ནུས་མཐུ་ཡིས་།།
འཇིག་རྟེན་ཁམས་འདིར་འཁྲུག་རྩོད་ནད་ཡམས་སོགས།།
ཉེས་ཚོགས་ཀུན་ཞི་བདེ་སྐྱིད་ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས།།
ཕན་ཚུན་བྱམས་པའི་སེམས་དང་ལྡན་གྱུར་ཅིག། །།

By the blessings of Enlightened and Compassionate ones,
By the power of my positive actions of three times,
And my prayers of pure aspiration,
May wars, conflicts, epidemics
And all other maladies dissolve in this world,
And may the earth and all who live on this earth enjoy the abundance of wellbeing,
May all learn to live lovingly with each other.

Durch den Segen von Erleuchteten und Mitfühlenden,
Durch die Kraft meiner positiven Handlungen aus drei Zeiten,
und meine reinen Wunschgebete,
Mögen Kriege, Konflikte, Epidemien
Und alle anderen Leiden in dieser Welt sich auflösen,
Und möge die Erde und alle die auf dieser Erde leben
die Fülle des Wohlergehens genießen,
Mögen alle lernen, liebevoll miteinander zu leben.

Ringu Tulku
Bodhicharya e.V. Berlin, 24 February 2022

The passing of His Holiness the 4th Dodruchen Rinpoche

His Holiness the 4th Dodruchen Rinpoche (1927-2022) entered into parinirvana yesterday at around 4pm in his retreat at Lukshama near Gangtok in Sikkim. He was one of the main lineage holders of the Nyingma School of Buddhism and especially the Longchen Nyingthik set of teachings. He is regarded as one of the most respectable teachers of Tibetan Buddhism.

He was personally one of my main teachers and was our refuge and protection. His presence in Sikkim was one of the main reasons for us to settle there. I remember all the kind and wise ways that he helped us in various ways.

Once when an insect entered into my ear he woke up in the middle of the night and found a way to get it out. He was the same way to all the people who came to get his help. Buddhists and non Buddhists all went to get his blessings in Sikkim. We would go to him when a child couldn’t sleep at night and for any major and minor needs. The community now feel like they have lost their protector.

We pray for a swift return of his reincarnation who would be similarly kind and wise.

Ringu Tulku
26.01.2022

Dealing with Life, Death and Beyond – Online Summer Camp 2021

Summer Camp 2021

Bardos, Phowa and Thukdam.

23rd – 27th July 2021


Dealing with the different stages of this life and beyond, into the next, is a precious skill for a Buddhist practitioner. If we can use life and death as opportunities for transformation and spiritual growth, we can make the most of this human life.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has kindly agreed to teach on this most essential topic for five days, from 23rd to the 27th of July. There will be live simultaneous translations into French, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Like last year, due to the Corona virus outbreak, this year’s Bodhicharya Summer Camp will still be happening via Zoom. Rinpoche has kindly agreed to teach online for five days. There will be a session a day, with time for questions and answers too.

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.

Click the link below to find out more and register:

https://bodhicharyaportugal.org/novo/summer-camp-2021-eng

 

Birthday wishes for His Holiness Karmapa’s 36th birthday

I and all the followers of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje in Europe celebrate his 36th Birthday on the 26th of June. May he live long and turn the wheel of dharma to help countless beings. May all the obstacles to his health and activities be completely cleared so that he will be able to bring great benefit to the whole world. May all our prayers and good wishes, that we earnestly offer, be effortlessly accomplished.

Ringu Tulku
Sikkim, 25 June 2021

Happy Year of the Iron Ox!

This humble offering of wishing prayers is made on the New Year of Iron Ox Year.

May you have a constant smile on your face and live long and healthy.
May there always be laughter in your speech and bring solace to countless lives.
May your heart be ever filled with loving kindness, joy and peace.
May all your wishes come true in this year without making any efforts.

ལྕགས་གླང་གནམ་ལོ་གསར་ཚེས་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་པའི་སྨོན་འདུན་གྱི་མཆོད་སྤྲིན་འདི་གུས་སེམས་དྭངས་མས་འབུལ།།

སྐུ་ཚེ་རིང་ནད་མེད་འཛུམ་མདངས་འབྲལ་མེད་ཤོག།
གསུང་ཀུན་ཕན་སྙན་འཇེབ་དགོད་སྒྲ་འབྲལ་མེད་ཤོག།
ཐུགས་ཟབ་ཡངས་བྱམས་བརྩེ་ཞི་བདེ་འབྲལ་མེད་ཤོག།
ལོ་གསར་པར་ཅི་བསམ་གང་འདོད་ལྷུན་འགྲུབ་ཤོག།
རི་མགུལ་སྤྲུལ་མིང་པས།

Ringu Tulku
Gangtok, 12th Feb 2021

Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Dear Friends,

We just want to let you know that the Buddhist Society London is starting a free 10 lesson online course on Thursday 18th February.

Each lesson will explore a chapter of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will analyse the Bodhicharyavatara, often translated as A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, an 8th-century masterpiece from Indian scholar and yogi Shantideva. In each of the ten lessons, H.E. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will focus on one of the ten chapters of the Bodhicharyavatara.

The Bodhicharyavatara is regarded as one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts and is studied extensively by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners everywhere. Rinpoche delivers his understanding of the text in a way that makes it fully accessible to anyone who is looking for support and help in these times.

Course Outline

Times in GMT

  • Lesson 1. The Excellence of Bodhicitta – Thursday 18th February at 12pm
  • Lesson 2. Confession – Thursday 25th February at 12pm
  • Lesson 3. Taking Hold of Bodhicitta – Thursday 11th March at 12pm
  • Lesson 4. Carefulness – Thursday 25th March at 12pm
  • Lesson 5. Vigilance – Thursday 22nd April at 12pm
  • Lesson 6. Patience – Thursday 6th May at 12pm
  • Lesson 7. Diligence – Thursday 20th May at 12pm
  • Lesson 8. Meditation – Thursday 3rd June at 12pm
  • Lesson 9. Wisdom – Thursday 17th June at 12pm
  • Lesson 10. Dedication – Thursday 1st July at 12pm

These classes are free and open to non-Buddhist Society members, but students are encouraged to join The Buddhist Society as members to support our wonderful free classes and courses and donations are very welcome.

Each class will also be recorded and made available to members of the Ringu Tulku Archive at a later date. But by registering with The Buddhist Society you will gain access to any extra online materials such as bibliographies, notes, slides, links and a question and answers forum.


To find out more, visit:

www.thebuddhistsociety.org


 

New Year Message 2021

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.

Ringu Tulku
31.12.2020
Gangtok

(Image: Dawn from the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre, Sikkim)

 

Traduction française (pdf) Message pour la nouvelle année 2021

Bodhicharya Winter Teaching 2020 – LIVE Teaching

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.


Please visit the Archive to Register and find out more.