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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

Seasons Greetings and Gratitude from Rinpoche

I would like to take this auspicious occasion of Christmas and New Year 2019 to thank all the generous people who helped Rigul Trust for so many years to build and sponsor the school, clinic and shedra in Rigul area of Tibet and other beneficial activities.


My grateful thanks to the founder and the trustees of the past and present and all those who helped in many different ways to make the works of the trust functional. 

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I pray that you all have a healthy, happy and harmonious year ahead and all your positive wishes be fulfilled.

Happy New Year 2019

Ringu Tulku

Meeting Challenges: Unshaken by Life’s Ups and Downs


The Bodhicharya Publications team are very happy to announce the publication at this time of a new Heart Wisdom volume of Rinpoche’s teachings. Meeting Challenges: Unshaken by Life’s Ups and Downs contains Rinpoche’s commentary on a text by the Third Do Drupchen Rinpoche all about bringing happiness and unhappiness onto our paths. Thus it provides a succinct teaching on the very essence of Dharma practice in our own lives and how to go about it.

When times are hard and we have challenges, how can we meet them in a good way; in a way that will not create further unnecessary suffering for ourselves or others? Since we all have our own challenges in life, this really is an extraordinarily useful teaching. But, similarly, how can we take the joyful times in our lives so they do not become a cause for problems (when they pass, as all things must, for example)? Learning these techniques will offer us a path towards true equanimity and peace.


Preorder your copy here

Books will be despatched early in the New Year.


Apart from the Lazy Lama series (7 books now) and a book of Rinpoche’s stories (Parables from the Heart), we now publish 9 Heart Wisdom books. They cover topics such as Emptiness (Like Dreams and Clouds), Dealing with Emotions, Vajrasattva practice and purification (Being Pure) and Kindness and Compassion (Radiance of the Heart).

These can all be ordered from the Bodhicharya online Book Shop. Orders of 10 or more books qualify for a 35% discount.

With our very best wishes that these books may inspire and uplift you through difficult times, and good ones too.

Rigul Children Telling Stories

Dear Friends Worldwide,

On November 18th, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche posted the following news from Rigul on the Bodhicharya International Facebook page:

“A new special program that started in Rigul is now being appreciated by many other places in Tibet. In “Rigul Children Telling Stories,” the children tell all the stories, legends and jokes that they learnt from their parents and grand parents. This program was organised by Rigul School. It is a good way to preserve the old folk culture of the land, a culture which is slowly being forgotten.”
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

Rigul Trust is celebrating ten years of raising funds for education, welfare projects and poverty relief among the Tibetan communities of Rigul and other Himalayan regions.

Over the last decade we have funded the children’s education at Rigul School, including text books, boarding costs, teachers and cooks salaries as well as two free hot school meals daily.

In addition, the Rigul Trust also covers running costs for the health clinic, including the salaries of Dr Chuga and Ani Choden the nurse.

On top of that we funded a dining room so the the children do not have to eat outside, built the first ever toilets in Rigul and financed an underground water pipe, which carries water from the stream to five taps within the village.

The Trust has also donated towards disaster relief in Yushu, Ladakh, Sikkim and Nepal.

A very big thank you. Your generosity has helped thousands of people over the ten years.

If you would like to donate to the school in Rigul, please visit www.rigultrust.org and click on DONATE. If you donate with the Celebration option a kind sponsor is offering 25% extra on your donation up to £40,000 GBP

Be happy, be joyful, go well,
Margaret Richardson
Founder of Rigul Trust

www.rigultrust.org

Three Peak Challenge in aid of Rigul Trust and Bodhicharya Kent

Members of Bodhicharya Kent are going to do the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge, climbing 3 mountains in 12 hours. They are hoping to raise £2,000 to be divided equally between Rigul Trust and the Community Group Bodhicharya Kent.

This year is Rigul Trust’s 10 Year anniversary, so to celebrate a kind benefactor will donate an extra 25% of all donations given, so please give generously!

You can make a donation here

Thank you!

Bodhicharya Kent | Rigul Trust

Rigul Trust celebrates 10th anniversary

Rigul Trust was founded ten years ago in 2008 and to celebrate the Trust is aiming to raise one years funding for Rigul school and health clinic amounting to £40,000.

For every donation given from now, a kind sponsor is also offering an additional 20% for each donation until that target is reached as gratitude to Ringu Tulku for his great kindness, wisdom and compassion. If you would like to donate please click the donate button below or on the Rigul Trust donation page.





Thanking you for your great kindness.

There is a small chance that more money than is needed may be raised for any project. If this happens and with your agreement, which we will assume has been given unless we hear otherwise, your gift will be used wherever the need is greatest.