Ringu Tulku

Rinpoche’s Spring and Summer schedule 2016

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We are pleased to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s Teaching schedule for Spring and Summer 2016 is now available to view on his Travel Schedule page. It shows all confirmed teaching events up until the Bodhicharya Summer camp in August. More events may be added as time goes on, so do check back from time to time.

For further information about any of the events listed, please contact the locations/organisers directly using the links supplied on the Travel Schedule page.

You can also find out more about individual groups here.

Rinpoche’s Spring and Summer schedule 2015

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We are pleased to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s Teaching schedule for Spring and Summer 2015 is now available to view on his Travel Schedule page. It shows all confirmed teaching events up until the Bodhicharya Summer camp in August.

For further information about any of the events listed, please contact the locations/organisers directly using the links supplied on the Travel Schedule page.

29th Birthday of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

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Today is the 29th birthday of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Let us all pray for the long life, good health and accomplishment of all his Buddha activities. May all the obstacles and hindrances for his life and activities be eliminated like the light dispels the darkness. May we all be able to contribute effectively in performing his enlightened activities to benefit all the beings and greater well being to this world.

Ringu Tulku
26/6/2014

Lazy Lama Film

Renowned German filmmaker Niko von Glasow’s newest film is now available online!


Click on the image above to go watch the film.
The film shows Ringu Tulku not only as a Buddhist master and teacher – it also offers a personal, humorous and honest insight into his family and working life. It shows Ringu Tulku preparing four students for a retreat which lasts three years, three months and three days, in Sikkim, North India. Spending time with the Lazy Lama gives the audience the opportunity to reflect on their own lives, and find ways to create more room for spirituality, meditation, empathy and the right kind of “laziness”.

See Palladio Films for more information.

Sherab Palden Beru Passes Away

Uncle Sherab

 
I used to sit at his side and ask for stories.
When I was barely ten years old.
While painting Thankas of many colours
He told me folk tales of Tibet
The epics of Ling Gesar
And life stories of great masters
So colourful and inspiring
Not even slightly distracted from his work.
I have forgotten the big books
That I struggled to study and memorise
But those stories are still fresh in my mind
Giving guidance at every turn of my life.
He was a great artist.
A master in the creation of spiritual symbolism.
He continued to paint Thankas
Until he could no longer see.
He was a great friend to me,
With his kindness and concern;
He helped me to see my pitfalls
Even without mentioning them.
Today he left his body
At the ripe old age of a hundred and one
To continue his work of art
For the benefit of another set of beings.
I know he will be well wherever he goes,
But I will miss him till to my last breath.

By Ringu Tulku


These words spontaneously arose in my mind when I heard the news that my life long friend Sherab Palden Beru passed away in Samye Ling, Scotland on 29th November, 2012.
 
Read also: Prayers for Sherab Palden Beru

Rinpoche in Hong Kong

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is now on teaching tour in Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In Indonesia he gave Dharma teachings and empowerments in Jakarta and visited Borobudur, the ancient Buddhist monument. Currently Rinpoche is in Hong Kong, where he talked to a full house as seen here in the photos, and is teaching for devotees in Hong Kong Tergar centre. Next week Rinpoche will visit Taiwan before returning to Sikkim in early November.

Photos courtesy of Julia Liu.

Berlin Shrine Room Fundraising Project

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Dear Friends,

Today I am asking you all to try and do the best you can to help Berlin Bodhicharya install heating and insulation systems to the already completed main shrine room in Berlin.

Over the past 9 years Berlin Bodhicharya have devised successful strategies to raise over €2.2 million in donations from the German state, charitable institutions, generous private donors and sangha members. Due a combination of situations which were compounded by the global financial crisis unless Berlin Bodhicharya is able to raise at least €100K by October 2012 they will not be able to use the main shrine room for quite sometime.

I do understand that everyone else is also living in difficult financial times, but I appeal to you to consider doing what you can do to help this project now, for three main reasons.  Firstly, the completed shrine room in the Berlin centre would help us fulfill our three main objectives; healing, helping and harmony. There is a well established outreach facility already in the Berlin centre and a completed shrine room would strengthen the resolve of those helping the terminally ill. Secondly,  the completed shrine room would be the spiritual heart of the Berlin centre where the existing harmony amongst the sangha would be consolidated. Finally, when HH the 17th Karmapa is able to visit us in Europe, as his official personal representative in Europe, I would very much like to invite him to a completed shrine room in Berlin.

We are all part of the wider Bodhicharya family and in these financially difficult times any donation from you would be especially welcome.  To help this project please click on the link below which shows how you can help both as an individual or as a group acting together.

Love

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche