Rigul Trust

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

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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Changes in Rigul Trust Team

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Since the summer there have been some changes in Rigul Trust. Jude Tarrant resigned as a trustee after serving for over seven years, and Margaret Richardson has officially become the Founder of the Trust. Frank Goh, who was also a founding Trustee, and Brigid Shaughnessy agreed to fill the posts of two trustees for the time being.

Now we are happy to welcome Colin Moore and Sarah Delfont as new Trustees in place of Frank and Brigid. I would like to thank Jude, Frank and Brigid for their great contribution towards Rigul Trust and helping so many people through the Trust.

Margaret will continue to work as the Founder, guiding, assisting and helping the trustees. I thank her for her dedication and all out support for Rigul and many other projects. I have no words to thank David Curtis who continues to serve the Trust as a Trustee and has tirelessly worked for it day and night since the beginning. He was also a founding Trustee.

I am very grateful to all of them and all the people who helped, contributed and continue to contribute to Rigul Trust to help educate and give healthcare to the people in one of the most remote corners of Tibet.

I would like to take this opportunity to give my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Gangtok 21.12.2015

Rigul Trust Disaster Fund Update – Aid being safely delivered

Dear Friends,

So many people have generously donated to Rigul Trust disaster fund to help with the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal. We set out to help 200 nuns, stranded, homeless and without shelter in a remote part of the Nepalese Himalayas near the Tibet border, the only access for provisions and help was by helicopter. A helicopter could only take about 4 people at a time and would have cost about £1,000 a trip.

Following the second earthquake the area became too dangerous for the nuns to stay in from the risk of landslides. 150 nuns made a hazardous journey by foot to Kathmandu, travelling for days. The needs of the nuns are the same, they need shelter, food, money and medicines.

At Rigul Trust we are working closely with Salga and his friends in the Lingstang society.
A carpet factory owner has let the nuns stay in his factory and Salga and Tashi visited the nuns, hired a truck and filled it with provisions, rice, solar panels etc all donated by Rigul Trust.

Salga and Tashi spent time with the nuns assessing their needs, distributing the goods and giving money for medical help. Many of the nuns are sick and in need of a doctor and now in hospital.

Thank you again so much, every picture tells a story! .

These people will still need aid after the rainy season to help rebuild their health and lives.

We have great gratitude to Salga, Tashi and the Lingstang Society for monitoring your donations, assessing needs, buying provisions and giving funds for medical help to these people, on behalf and donated by Rigul Trust.

With every best wish,
Margaret Richardson,
on behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees of Rigul Trust.

www.rigultrust.org

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Solar panels donated by Rigul Trust

Rigul Trust Disaster Fund

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Rigul Trust have been asked to help a village in very remote Nepal, near the Tibetan border which is now only accessible by helicopter. There are 200 nuns and staff in urgent need of shelter, food and medicines. The monastery and nunnery there have been completely destroyed by the earthquake.

The monsoon rains will be arriving within the next few weeks and there is urgent need to get provisions, tents, sheds, food and medicines to them.

Rigul Trust has a Disaster/Emergency Fund at www.rigultrust.org with a Donate page. Any help you can give then them would be of such great benefit..

Some nuns were buried under the rubble, some were injured and one died. The cost of hiring a helicopter is very expensive and only takes 4 to 5 people to help rebuild their community in this emergency situation.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

With best wishes and great gratitude on behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees at Rigul Trust,

Margaret Richardson
www.rigultrust.org – info@rigultrust.org – Tel:+44 (0)23 8046 2926

Patron: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
UK registered charity no.1124076

Rigul Trust Newsletter 10 Autumn 2014

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Dear friends,

We are pleased that we are able to share with you some photos of the fruits of our recent support in Rigul village.

Our patron, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, has forwarded some photographs and says that the school is doing very well.

The people of Rigul send their heartfelt thanks and immense gratitude to everyone who is supporting the school and clinic and the basic sanitation projects.

On behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees of Rigul Trust
Thank you for all your support and we wish you all the very best.

Be happy, be joyful, go well,

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Margaret and Jude.
Trustees of Rigul Trust

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Short video on Rigul School, Tibet

Francois Henrard has made this delightful video of some of the children and the school when he visited Rigul in October 2013.

We wish to thank everyone for their kind-hearted, ongoing support and generous donations for the children and the school in Rigul, Kham, Tibet. Since the school was built in 2006, many children have benefited from an education, some going on to higher studies and becoming useful members of the community. This progress is even more remarkable knowing that most people in the area for miles around are illiterate. The parents and the community are now witnessing the value and importance of education.

Rigul Trust funds the education of the children, the teachers’ and the cooks’ salaries, the text books and two free, hot school meals a day for all the children.

pupil-rigulTo make a donation to Rigul school and welfare projects please visit: www.rigultrust.org.

Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness.

 

Rigul School Update

We wish to thank everyone for their kind hearted ongoing support and generous donations for the children and the school in Rigul, Kham, Tibet. Since the school was built in 2006, many children have benefited from an education, some going on to higher studies and becoming useful members of the community.

This progress is even more remarkable knowing that most people in the area for miles around are illiterate. The parents and the community are now witnessing the value and importance of education.

Very recently we received news that the government said some of the children had to go to a new government school, whereby many of them would only be able go home for the weekends because of the distance.

Now, at the request of the Rigul parents to the government authorities, 30 of these children will no longer have to go to the government school but continue their education at Rigul school.

Wishing everyone all the very best,

Rigul Trust

Image – Francois