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.
Gangtok, 12th Feb 2021
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.
(Image: Dawn from the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre, Sikkim)
Traduction française (pdf) Message pour la nouvelle année 2021
Prayer of Samantabhadra (Kunzang Mönlam)
14th – 21st December 2020
Daily at 2:30pm (GMT/UTC)
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.
Wednesday 18th November at 12pm (GMT)
Free Online Talk
Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 816 1701 8921
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00 44 203 901 7895 United Kingdom
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.
Find out more here.
The Office of Tibet, London is pleased to announce H.E Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s talk to Tibetan Youth on topic Introduction to Buddhism Series 2: Four Noble Truths on Saturday, 21st November 2020 from 11am-12.00 pm. as a part of the celebration of gratitude year to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
As before, Rinpoche will speak for 20-30 minutes followed by a Q and A session.
The main objective of organising this Introduction to Buddhism monthly talk series is to present our youth an opportunity to listen and interact with distinguished Tibetan Buddhist masters and scholars about Tibetan Buddhism and Culture.
This virtual event will be broadcast live on Office of Tibet, London face book page and Tibet House Trust London website page.
Don’t forget to join us live on 21st November, 2020!
London Time 11am -12PM and Indian time 4.30PM to 5.30PM
We have recently received some videos and photos of building a new temple in Rigul Monastery.
Click here to view the images and videos.
“The old temple became unusable some years ago. They dismantled it this year, and in its place they are building a new one completely, in the traditional way, with clay and wood. Not using cement and iron. Local people and monks are doing most of the unskilled labour.”
Many of you have helped Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to run the school, clinic and Shedra of the Rigul Monastery. We want to thank you for your ongoing support.
The Embodiment Conference
Thursday, October 15th 2020 – 11.00 CET (Central European time)
Rinpoche will speak at this year’s ‘Embodiment Conference’ on the topic of Buddhist Meditation. The conference runs from 14th – 25th October 2020 and Rinpoche’s talk is scheduled for 11.00 CET (Central European time) on Thursday 15th October.
To join this live session, visit theembodimentconference.org to register for the event (free).
Once you are logged in, you can see Rinpoche’s talk here:
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
This event will be followed up with a Panel Discussion entitled Monks and Scientist Discuss Meditation on 25th October at 13.00 CET (Central European time).
The Office of Tibet, London is delighted to host Tibetan youth interaction session with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on the topic ‘Introduction to Buddhism’ on Saturday, 29th August 2020 from BST 11am-12.30pm to celebrate the year 2020 gratitude year for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The total duration of the session is 90 minutes. The first 30-40 minutes, Rinpoche will introduce Introduce དཀོན་མཆོག་གསུམ། Three Refuges bases on our popular ཇ་མཆོད། Offering Prayer སྟོན་པ་བླ་མེད་སངས་རྒྱས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།། then open it for discussion and questions from the youth.
Around 25-30 children from age group 9-18 years old are joining in this live interaction with Rinpoche. But all others can join from the Office of Tibet and Tibet house trust facebook live broadcast. The webinar will be taking place on BlueJeans platform on 29th August, British summer Time 11Am to 12.30PM.
We are pleased to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s teaching schedule for Spring/Summer 2020 is now complete and available to view on his Teaching Schedule page. It shows all confirmed teaching events in Europe, UK and South America. More details will be confirmed over the coming weeks, so check back in to find out more.
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.
For the past five years, 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 Archive almost as soon as they arrive. This means that members can listen to these recordings as he travels around the globe.
The Online Archive currently contains over 460 teachings from the past 30 years and we are now in the final stages of publishing all remaining recordings from the original archive in Berlin.
Image: Matt Linden and Yura Milyutin ‘Interview with Ringu Tulku’, Study Buddhism