Ringu Tulku

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

Remembering Tenga Rinpoche

Lama Chenno!

Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche entered into Samadhi
We have lost another great master
Who lived amongst us and only for us.
We will always miss him,
His immeasurable kindness,
And his tireless work to help us.

At his 80th birthday he declared,
“I never had an obstacle in my life”
All were totally shocked
As he had lost one of his eyes,
One leg and some fingers,
And his other leg was about to go.

Now we do realize
That he was telling the truth.
He had overcome all the obstacles
Even his death was not a problem
It was an act to teach and inspire.
All his life was a teaching and an example.

How fortunate we were!
What a great opportunity it was
To receive his teachings and blessings.
Many people ask me,
“Did you really see an enlightened being.”
Yes, I have and we all have without any doubt.

Ringu Tulku
Gangtok 31st March 2012

 

Read also:
The Passing of Tenga Rinpoche – A Brief Account of the Passing of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche on Benchen Monastery Community website.

 

Rinpoche’s new Travel Schedule now online

Dear Friends,

The planning for the first half of Ringu Tulku’s Summer Travels have just been completed and the organisers are busy working on the details for their centres. As you can see on the Bodhicharya Travel Schedule, Rinpoche will visit Huttenreid in Germany, Ireland, England and Scotland between 25th May and 1st July ’12. His tour will continue until mid-August (including the Summer Camp in Portugal). Details to be announced soon.

Best Wishes
Bernie


 

If you use Apple’s iCal, you can subscribe to Rinpoche’s Travel Schedule for all future events, not just this year. To activate, click on Subscribe in your iCal Calendar menu and paste in this address: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/webmaster%40bodhicharya.org/public/basic.ics

Please use the following address to access the schedule from other applications. You can copy and paste this into any feed reader: https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/webmaster%40bodhicharya.org/public/basic

 

Rinpoche on What Meditation Really Is

When Ringu Tulku Rinpoche came to visit Lerab Ling for a few days this summer, I had a chance to show him this website (whatmeditationreallyis.com). He really liked it. I asked him if he would share a few thoughts on meditation practice that we could share. He agreed and fortunately, I quickly found someone who could make the video. This is what he said spontaneously, no rehearsal, straight and direct from the wisdom of experience to you. Sorry it took so long to get this one up. But it was worth the wait!

Written by Erric Solomon

With thanks to: http://whatmeditationreallyis.com

Rinpoche in Lerab Ling with live video streaming in Rigpa centres

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is now in France and teaching on The Two Truths by Patrul Rinpoche in Lerab Ling.

From May 14th until the 16th there will be a live streaming video webcast of Rinpoche’s teachings which you can watch in several Rigpa centres all over the world. You can contact your local Rigpa centre for information. Many thanks to Rinpoche, Lerab Ling and the Rigpa centres for making this possible!

Here are the times for Rigpa Berlin (address Berlin 14050, Soorstr. 85):

14 May, 14:45 – 17:00
15 May, 10:45 – 13:00 and 14:45 – 17:00
16 May, 10:00 – 13:00 (this time not yet confirmed)

Video streaming is also available for centres in e.g. Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, London, Sydney and Dublin.

Update on May 17th: Now there is a very nice blog article about the past weekend webcast teaching in the Irish Bodhicharya blog.

Update on May 23rd: Rinpoche’s recent teachings are now freely available for downloading as audio files at Rigpa Shedra website.

Recording of Rinpoche’s teaching in Brussels

We have just received a copy of the recording of Rinpoche speaking at the OKC in Brussels (thanks to Francois). You can listen to it in the player below by just pressing the play button. The recording is just under 40 minutes.

Buddha Nature – Brussels – 28th March 2010

The first few minutes are missing and you will need to turn up the volume to maximum using the volume bars on the left hand side, as the recording is quite low. Using headphones should make it easier to hear.