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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.

Inauguration of the Bodhicharya Berlin Stupa

On the morning of July 19th, 2018, the Stupa on the grounds of Bodhicharya Berlin was inaugurated.

It was a joyous event shared by many friends from near and far. Together with our special guest, the Very Venerable Master Hai Tao, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche led the ceremony, assisted by Khenpo Karma Namgyal.

A Stupa is the symbolic representation of enlightened mind, to bring peace and harmony to the area and the world. People from all faiths are invited to find a place here to sit quietly, meditate or walk around the Stupa, to feel the healing qualities and to increase their positive potentials.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche begins his European teaching tour

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in Berlin 2018

Photo: Conrad Harvey

Dear friends,

Wishing you all a very happy and auspicious Saga Dawa Düchen!

As many of you may have seen or heard, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has arrived in Europe and has commenced his 2018 Teaching Tour. Rinpoche started at the Dharma-Tor Centre, Huttenried, Germany and then spent last week teaching in Bodhicharya Berlin and a number of other centres in Berlin. He is now in Bodhicharya Brussels.

You can find out about all the places Rinpoche will visit on his Teaching Schedule page.

Since 2015, Rinpoche has been making audio recordings of most of his talks and teachings. These recordings are now 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 Archive now also contains over 250 teachings from the past 14 years. Currently we are working on the last upload which will bring us back to 1989!

To find out more about the Ringu Tulku Archive visit:

bodhicharya.org/teachings

Radiance of the Heart

 

To bring you some warmth this wintertime, Bodhicharya Publications is very happy to announce the publication of a new Heart Wisdom book.

Radiance of the Heart presents Ringu Tulku’s teachings on Kindness, Compassion and Bodhicitta. Following on from the publication last year of the Lazy Lama booklet Lazy Lama looks at Loving-Kindness, this text develops this core topic further. Drawing on five teaching sources, the text first encourages us with a practical look at how to bring kindness and compassion into our daily lives. Ringu Tulku discusses themes of meditation and the practice of tonglen; and answers a wide range of questions.

The text then looks towards kindness and compassion from a more ultimate perspective: Ultimate Bodhicitta, the heart essence of enlightenment. Embodying such understanding brings an ever purer expression of kindness and compassion, imbued with deepening wisdom. Thus, the text aims to present a wide-ranging, but pithy, contemplation of this subject, central to the hearts and lives of us all.

Copies will be available in February and you can pre-order your copy from Bodhicharya Publications here in the Book Shop.

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Rigul Monastery has a new car

Dear Friends,

At last we bring good news! Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has just sent us a photo of the brand new car/ambulance that Dr Chuga and his team bought on Saturday 12 August.

They are so pleased with the car. It will help a lot of people getting to hospital which is one or two days journey.

The car can help Dr Chuga visit patients near and far, sometimes several hours drive. The car/ambulance is robust and built for rough terrain in the mountains.

The car can take five passengers.

The open back of the car will be used for collecting medicinal herbs from he mountains, hillsides and valleys in Tibet as well as transporting goods and materials.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s 3Disc DVD – Living and Dying in Peace and with Dignity.


Dear Friends,

In ‘Living and Dying in Peace and with Dignity’, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche addresses how best we can prepare ourselves for death and how to support a person and their family through the process of dying as well as afterwards. These three discs have chapter headings.

  • Disc 1 includes: Motivation, Meditation, Stable Mind and the Four Bardos.
  • Disc 2 includes: Practice, Phowa, Practical support for the dying person, Violent death, Six Liberations, Forgiveness and Purification.
  • Disc 3 includes: The meaning of Peace and Dignity, What is Dharma Practice, Suppression is about….., Transforming emotions, Pride and Humility.

100% of all proceeds from the sale of this DVD received by Rigul Trust, will go to fund health care, education and poverty relief.

Cost of DVD: £12.00 plus postage and packaging.

Postage and Packaging:
United Kingdom: £2.00
Europe: £4.20
Worldwide: £5.20

Available for purchase on the Rigul Trust website here: www.rigultrust.org

Wishing you all the very best,

Margaret Richardson

Launching The Ringu Tulku Archive

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of The Ringu Tulku Archive.

This website will become a repository for all of the teachings given by Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche that have been recorded since January 1990 when, at the invitation of students and friends, he first began to travel in the West. He has given countless teachings during that time, on all levels and on all kinds of topics, according to whatever is requested and whoever is listening. The range of topics is immense and varied, interesting for newcomers to Dharma as well as long term students. Rinpoche’s command of the English language means the teachings are given and received with incredible ease – as if, he often says, “I’m chatting with friends while on my holidays”. Even repeated requests for the same topic are responded to with a wonderful freshness and delivered as if for the first time. He has said that what we are receiving through these Dharma teachings is very, very rare and there are actually very few places in the world, even in Tibet, that this level of instruction is given.

What an extraordinary opportunity.

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The Gift of Group Altruism in Action at Summer Camp

One evening at Bodhicharya summer camp, Andy Lowe so very kindly invited all of us to watch the film Akong Rinpoche – A Remarkable Life.

Akong Rinpoche has left a remarkable legacy of kindness, dedication, helped thousands and thousands of Tibetans and westerners, often under very challenging situations. A doctor, a spiritual friend, a labourer, an innovator of so very many Samye activities and centres in so many countries.

The escape from Tibet was gruelling, without food many times, having to eat the leather they carried.

His journey out of Tibet would have been similar to that of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s escape from Tibet, over the Himalayas for nearly two years constantly under threat of gunfire from the Chinese. They had to leave everything behind, possessions, home, friends, families, animals and country.

The incredible life of Akong Rinpoche has brought and still is bringing great inspiration to his students, friends and those who are hearing about his bodhisattva and altruistic life through this heart touching story.

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