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Rigul Greetings and Gratitude

Dear friends worldwide,

So very many of us have so willingly and graciously helped Ringu Tulku’s people in Tibet over the years.

The people in Rigul send their heartfelt greetings, appreciation and gratitude for all the help and the kindness that so many of us have provided with support and funds for health, education and poverty relief in Rigul.

Over the years we have helped fund the first purpose built school, the first purpose built health clinic. And! Funded two free school meals a day, free textbooks, free boarding, salaries for teachers and cooks. With the clinic we have funded the salaries of the doctor, the nurse and the running costs of the clinic along with funding an ambulance. We’ve helped fund the first ever piped water to several taps located in the school and the clinic  etc. And- the first ever toilets with water supply too.

Sometime ago, I was told by a lama from Rigul that the whole atmosphere of the people in Rigul had changed with them developing more confidence, more interest in the children’s education and  now receiving health care.

There are so many ways that we can help and will share with everyone some of the numerous fund raising activities that have taken place in the next Rigul news posting.

Wishing us all good health and a joyful mind for the new year,

Margaret Richardson and Ringu Tulku

 

New Lazy Lama title – The Six Paramitas


The Bodhicharya Publications team are very happy to announce the publication of a new book in Rinpoche’s ‘Lazy Lama series’ about ‘The Six Paramitas‘.

At 268 pages, this is by far the largest Lazy Lama book to date, lovingly transcribed and edited by Karma Trinley Paldron with illustrations by Karma Orgyen Namdreul. The text was compiled from teachings given in 2015 at Gaunts House, Dorset UK, and in 2016 at Karma Dzong, Paris.

The Six Paramitas, or “transcendent perfections,” contain all the skills needed for taming the mind and opening the heart. Rinpoche reveals the Six Paramitas as bodhicitta in action, rather than an unattainable state of perfection. Through his wisdom and great compassion, warm humour and unfailing patience, Rinpoche shows us how these profound teachings are essential to our lives, especially in these times of stress and great uncertainty.

“I think everything that we need to improve our world, our society and our humanity is in the Six Paramitas. These practices can make our lives good temporarily, as well as bringing lasting peace and happiness.

This is an approach based on compassion, on wishing to help not only myself, but all of us together. The attitude is not “I and you,” but “me and we.” Someone who has the courage or heart for this approach is called a Bodhisattva; and this awakening is not only of yourself, but of everybody.”


Order your copy here


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A Meeting of Two Faiths – LIVE Teaching

A Buddhist perspective on the ‘Gospel of Mary Magdalene’.

Thursday 22nd July at 3:30pm BST (UK)


Ringu Tulku Rinpoche offers his reflections on this long lost little known Christian text, along with a Q&A session after. This session will explore the common themes that link this more mystical, feminine version of Christianity and Buddhist teachings. Themes like interdependence, craving and attachment.

This event is a fundraiser in aid of Rigul Trust.

A generous donor has kindly offered to fund match every donation made to Rigul Trust, up to £5,000, in gratitude for this talk.

Let’s Cheer for Rigul!!

100% of all donations received will go to help Ringu Tulku’s people in Rigul, Tibet for the school, health clinic and poverty relief.

Click here to find out more and register.

 

Online book shop has now reopened

Bodhicharya Publications would like to wish everyone very best wishes for the Iron Ox Year we have entered. We hope you have been enjoying the wealth of online teachings and recordings offered by the Archive.

In addition, we are happy to confirm our online shop is once again fully open for purchasing Rinpoche’s books. We have the full Heart Wisdom series and Lazy Lama series available, as well as a compilation book of stories.

With topics that range from ‘Dealing with Emotions‘ to Emptiness and Interdependence (in ‘Like Dreams and Clouds’) and ‘Meeting Challenges,’ hopefully there is something to inspire everyone.

There is also a book of short teachings designed to be read one a day (‘Journey from Head to Heart‘) and books on Kindness, Compassion and Bodhicitta (‘Radiance of the Heart,’ and the little Lazy Lama book looking at ‘Loving-Kindness’).

Hope these teachings can help you through these challenging times.

You can visit the Online Bookshop here.

Building a new temple in Rigul

We have recently received some videos and photos of building a new temple in Rigul Monastery.

Click here to view the images and videos.

Rinpoche says:

“The old temple became unusable some years ago. They dismantled it this year, and in its place they are building a new one completely, in the traditional way, with clay and wood. Not using cement and iron. Local people and monks are doing most of the unskilled labour.”

Many of you have helped Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to run the school, clinic and Shedra of the Rigul Monastery. We want to thank you for your ongoing support.

How to face difficult times – LIVE Teaching

Dear Friends,

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.

Find out more here.

Live White Tara teaching

Dear Friends,

Rinpoche has very kindly agreed to teach on the practice of White Tara.

He will teach from the text ‘A short daily practice for White Tara’ , composed by Benchen Tulku Tenga Rinpoche, from Monday 15th June – Wednesday 17th June 2020.

The teaching will include an explanation of the practice, time for questions and answers, permission and a guided practice. Each of the three teaching sessions will last approximately 45 minutes.

Find out more here.

The live Bodhicharyavatara Question and Answer webinars continue every other Sunday as part of the Bodhicharyavatara Course, also in the Ringu Tulku Archive. During these question and answer sessions students can ask Rinpoche questions live on Zoom. The next session is this Sunday 14th June.

There will be simultaneous translations in French, German and Portuguese of all these live teachings.

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

bodhicharya.org/teachings

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!

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