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
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.
3D-view by Joe Burke, U.K
“The Stupa is a monument representing peace, harmony, and love. It symbolises the essence of the five elements and the qualities of the awakened mind with its unlimited compassion and most profound wisdom. It contains numerous texts of buddhist teachings and prayers, and it is built to help maintain world peace. The stupa on the grounds of the Bodhicharya Centre for Peace and Understanding in Berlin promotes outer balance, inner peace, and all encompassing love.”
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Evidently Berlin, a world city of cultures and the capital of Germany, is slowly changing into a spiritual place. Many religious traditions are represented here, as well as all Buddhist traditions from Asia. Berlin is a city where many memorials and monuments call to mind the victims of World War I and II and the genocide of the Jewish population in Europe. A traditional Tibetan-Buddhist Stupa will strongly influence the development of Peace and Harmony between people, as well as in the environment. Continue reading