Retreat Centre

Update on Lama Tsering Paljor.

(Photo taken on the way to Kolkata)

(Photo taken on the way to Kolkata)

Lama Tsering Paljor’s health has deteriorated and he is now in Kolkata for medical treatment. He is very kindly being taken care of by Sudhir and his Mystic Yoga colleagues.

Lama left Sikkim on September 23, and after the treatment at Kolkata he wants to return to Tibet to his home and his monastery.

Mystic Yoga is kindly taking care of his current medical expenses.

The post operative care and travel to Tibet is going to involve more expenses, so any contributions towards that are welcome. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has asked us to help to communicate his request for help to his friends worldwide.

If you would like to make a contribution, please visit the ‘Sikkim BMC Resident Lama Fund’ section at the bottom of this webpage.

Rinpoche says that Lama wants to thank everyone very, very much for all your help, without it he says he would be dead by now or in a very, very bad shape.

Lama also sends to all of you his prayers and best wishes and many tashi deleks!

Thank you very much!

Recent Mystic Yoga Retreat at Bodhicharya Meditation Centre.

By Mystic Sudhir.

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For those of you wanting to experience what taking up a veil could mean and what it is to lead a cloistered life, a visit to BMC for a week or two is a must. Tucked in a valley, it is hidden and screened off from the world in every sense. The Bodhicharya Meditation Center (BMC) is located in Rumtek, East Sikkim, at an altitude of about 5800 ft, 20 km from Gangtok, the state’s capital, and about 3 kms from Rumtek Monastery.

BMC is ideally suited for Mystic Yoga Retreat with its peaceful setting surrounded by forest and terraced gardens, and about 1 km from the nearest road. It has given us ample opportunity for indoor practice sessions and outdoor classes with majestic Himalayas as the backdrop.

This last Mystic Yoga Retreat had been arranged from 28-30th June ’13 at the beautiful premises of BMC with an opportunity to breathe in fresh air and gaze at the clear sky and mountains. This rejuvenating retreat was aimed to expand our understanding of yoga’s timeless wisdom and give us a profound experience of practicing yoga and meditation in the mountains. Continue reading

Invitation to a 14 day Retreat with Ringu Tulku

At the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre
Near Rumtek in Sikkim
1st – 15th March 2013

Medicine Buddha (the Buddha of Outer and Inner Healing) is the theme of this Vajrayana retreat: the manifestation of the healing energies of all enlightened beings.

There will be places for 16 people only, each in single room with meditation box! A unique opportunity for a 14-day retreat with Ringu Tulku and for really understanding the Medicine Buddha practice.

We are once again hugely privileged that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has invited us for a retreat at his beautiful Bodhicharya Meditation Centre in Sikkim – and to be present as our Retreat Master. He will be supported by Lama Tsering Paljor and Ani Wangmo as in the past two retreats (Vajrasattva 2010, Guru Rinpoche 2011/12).

Please contact Erika for more information on the retreat. Emaho!

Erika – Karma ö Jinma
Dreaming the Dharma Journeys
Cape Town, South Africa
Skype : ekajati2
Tel: +27 21 786 5261


Gardening and Gilding the Buddha in Bodhicharya Retreat Centre

Pat Little’s Diary of her visit to Bodhicharya Retreat Centre, Sikkim, and a fascinating insight into the creation of the new kitchen garden for the recently completed Buddhist Retreat Centre and the medicinal Himalayan plants project.

“In November 2009 I had the great privilege of spending three weeks in Ringu Tulku’s Bodhicharya Retreat Centre in Rumtek, Sikkim, helping in the early stages of setting up the Sowa Rigpa garden for endangered Himalayan medicinal plants that is Rinpoche’s long-term dream. What follows are some notes on my experience.

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Rupa has arrived in Sikkim.

Retreat Centre BuddhaRingu Tulku has sent us a photo of the new Buddha Rupa which is now in Sikkim, at the Bodhicharya Meditation & Retreat Centre, close to Rumtek Monastery. The statue was made in Kathmandu, Nepal and Rinpoche says it has yet to be filled and blessed with relics, prayers and precious stones, before taking it’s place on a throne in the new shrine room. He thanks all those who have helped to bring it into being.
The retreatants will come to the end of their long term retreat in the spring. Irish retreat master Donal Creedan is travelling to Sikkim next week, to spend the next few months with them as they complete the last stages of the retreat and begin to re integrate into the outside world after more than three years of intensive practise.