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Rigul Celebrations for His Holiness the Karmapa’s Birthday

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Dear Friends worldwide,

We’ve received some amazing and inspiring photos and news of Rigul’s celebrations of HH Karmapa’s birthday.

Not only are these resplendent images awe inspiring, they are from Ringu Tulku’s monastery, his people and his homeland in Tibet. Ringu Tulku is the Abbot of this very monastery in Rigul.

Lama Wangmo kindly forwarded the photos of Rigul and the commentary below is given by Ringu Tulku.

“All these photos are from Rigul.
Rigul is celebrating HH Karmapa’s birthday.
The monks and nuns and people of Rigul are doing many pujas and prayers and making offerings.
They are building a big monastery, having pulled down the old monastery
They are building the monastery with their own hands.
It’s very hard work. They are doing very well.
Making processions.
Cleaning up the environment as an offering to HH Karmapa
And they are planting lots of trees.”

Ringu Tulku’s main responsibility is helping his monastery, the education and welfare of his people in Rigul, Tibet.

It is with enormous gratitude to all Rinpoche’s friends, family and students who have helped and are still helping his people over the last 30 years or so that Rinpoche’s people are flourishing once again.

Wishing you all the very best and a joyful mind,

Margaret Richardson
Founder of Rigul Trust
www.rigultrust.org

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.


Translations

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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

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

Life Is A Continuous Celebration

RTR July 16, 2019, at Bodhicharya Berlin. Photo by Harald.

I rest in the natural state of being.
Appearances of six senses flow unobstructed.
Peace and joy permeates without seeking.
Life is just a continuous celebration.

~ Ringu Tulku

Rinpoche shared this stanza during his teaching on the topic Facing Difficulties at Bodhicharya Berlin, where he was staying for the week of his 67th birthday celebrations. The verses had spontaneously arisen in his mind at 4 am on July the 20th, 2019.

The teaching can be listened to in the Teachings Archive.

Photo by Harald Schwericke.

 

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)

H.E. Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche visits Bodhicharya Berlin

Following on from his first European teachings this year in Brussels last week, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has been teaching in Berlin all this week. On the 18th of April 2019, H.E. Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche came to visit Bodhicharya Berlin to give her blessing to the new Stupa, which was inaugurated last year.

Her Eminence was received by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche together with the Berlin sangha, and after a simple and beautiful blessing ceremony in the garden, bathed in the gentle afternoon sunshine, the Rinpoches and their retinues sat down for a cup of tea. Continue reading

Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule 2019

Dear friends,

Wishing you all a very happy and auspicious Chotrul Düchen!

We are pleased to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s teaching schedule for 2019 is now available to view on his Teaching Schedule page. It shows all confirmed teaching events in Europe and the UK. More events, for summer, will be confirmed and added to the list over the coming weeks.

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.

Since 2015, 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 contains over 323 teachings from the past 27 years and we are now in the final stages of publishing all remaining recordings from the original archive in Berlin.

To find out more about the Ringu Tulku Archive visit:

bodhicharya.org/teachings