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.
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.
“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.
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.
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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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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.
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