May you live long and in good health.
May your wishes for yourself and others be effortlessly realised.
Love, kindness, harmony and happiness may prevail.
And the whole world be filled with auspiciousness.
This prayer is sent by Ringu Tulku,
on the Water Tiger Tibetan New Year.
By the blessings of Enlightened and Compassionate ones,
By the power of my positive actions of three times,
And my prayers of pure aspiration,
May wars, conflicts, epidemics
And all other maladies dissolve in this world,
And may the earth and all who live on this earth enjoy the abundance of wellbeing,
May all learn to live lovingly with each other.
Durch den Segen von Erleuchteten und Mitfühlenden,
Durch die Kraft meiner positiven Handlungen aus drei Zeiten,
und meine reinen Wunschgebete,
Mögen Kriege, Konflikte, Epidemien
Und alle anderen Leiden in dieser Welt sich auflösen,
Und möge die Erde und alle die auf dieser Erde leben
die Fülle des Wohlergehens genießen,
Mögen alle lernen, liebevoll miteinander zu leben.
Ringu Tulku Bodhicharya e.V. Berlin, 24 February 2022
His Holiness the 4th Dodruchen Rinpoche (1927-2022) entered into parinirvana yesterday at around 4pm in his retreat at Lukshama near Gangtok in Sikkim. He was one of the main lineage holders of the Nyingma School of Buddhism and especially the Longchen Nyingthik set of teachings. He is regarded as one of the most respectable teachers of Tibetan Buddhism.
He was personally one of my main teachers and was our refuge and protection. His presence in Sikkim was one of the main reasons for us to settle there. I remember all the kind and wise ways that he helped us in various ways.
Once when an insect entered into my ear he woke up in the middle of the night and found a way to get it out. He was the same way to all the people who came to get his help. Buddhists and non Buddhists all went to get his blessings in Sikkim. We would go to him when a child couldn’t sleep at night and for any major and minor needs. The community now feel like they have lost their protector.
We pray for a swift return of his reincarnation who would be similarly kind and wise.
This humble offering of wishing prayers is made on the New Year of Iron Ox Year.
May you have a constant smile on your face and live long and healthy.
May there always be laughter in your speech and bring solace to countless lives.
May your heart be ever filled with loving kindness, joy and peace.
May all your wishes come true in this year without making any efforts.
My mother passed away a week ago. I miss her deeply but not sad. 68 years I basked at her loving presence. This is the time to celebrate that fortune. She only thought of what to give. Never lost her genuine smile and good heart. Even in our worst days She never let any visitors to leave Without a cup of hot tea. I wish to thank all who sent me love And kind messages I wish you all a wonderful New Year With health, wealth and harmony And lots of kindness.
Ringu Tulku 31.12.2020 Gangtok
(Image: Dawn from the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre, Sikkim)
Rinpoche has very kindly accepted our request to give a teaching on the ‘Prayer of Samantabhadra (Kunzang Mönlam)’.
This direct and important text is not only an aspiration prayer, but also a very profound teaching and an introduction to the Dzogchen approach. The popular and well-known prayer is especially recommended to be recited during special times like earthquakes, eclipses and solstices, utilising such times as an opportunity for liberation.
The eight day Winter Teaching will start on Monday 14th December on a solar eclipse, and end on Winter solstice on Monday 21st, when we will recite the prayer together.
During this week of teachings Rinpoche will go through the text and also provide us some background and perspective. There will be one session each day at 2.30 pm UTC (GMT). The sessions will be on Zoom and the recordings will become available for registered participants.
The root text is available in different translations in English and other languages, for instance, here at Lotsawa House.
The Winter Teaching is open for all and given freely.
Without Bodhichitta even the highest teachings will not benefit us and can even harm us. Rinpoche often recommends that we study the Bodhicharyavatara. This famous Mahayana text by Shantideva on the Bodhisattva’s way of life and the Six Paramitas is taught by Rinpoche as an ongoing course here in the Ringu Tulku Teachings Archive.
Study and Practice of the Bodhicharyavatara will lay a good foundation for those who wish to participate in the Winter Teaching.
What is Buddhism? A religion, a philosophy, a tool to train our mind, a spiritual path to understanding ourselves, or a lifestyle that is defined by wholesome and unwholesome actions?
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche explains the basics of the Buddhist view and practice through his clear and insightful answers to 61 simple questions for all beginners on the path.
This series is now launched on YouTube with Rinpoche’s answer to the first question: “What is Buddhism?” A new video will be published every day, so don’t forget to check out our YouTube playlist regularly!
‘Answers for Beginners’ was recorded by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in Sikkim during October and November 2020 and produced by Ela Crain.
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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will give a teaching on how to transform anger and fear in daily life, with reference to the Bodhicharyavatara, The Way of the Bodhisattva, an 8th-century masterpiece from Indian scholar and yogi Shantideva.
Bodhicharyavatara is regarded as one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts and is studied extensively by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners everywhere. Rinpoche will deliver his understanding of the text in a way that will make it fully accessible to anyone who is looking for support and help in these times.
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