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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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 Archivealmost 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: