Rinpoche’s News

How to face difficult times – LIVE Teaching

Dear Friends,

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has very kindly accepted a request by Lama Guelongma Tsondru, of Samye Dzong Spain, to teach on the topic of How to face difficult times.

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th July 2020

Live Daily at 3pm – 4:30pm GMT/UTC

There will be simultaneous translations in Spanish, French and German for all these live teachings. Portuguese will also be added afterwards.

You can find out much more about all these live events, membership and everything else by visiting The Ringu Tulku Archive.

Find out more here.

Live White Tara teaching

Dear Friends,

Rinpoche has very kindly agreed to teach on the practice of White Tara.

He will teach from the text ‘A short daily practice for White Tara’ , composed by Benchen Tulku Tenga Rinpoche, from Monday 15th June – Wednesday 17th June 2020.

The teaching will include an explanation of the practice, time for questions and answers, permission and a guided practice. Each of the three teaching sessions will last approximately 45 minutes.

Find out more here.

The live Bodhicharyavatara Question and Answer webinars continue every other Sunday as part of the Bodhicharyavatara Course, also in the Ringu Tulku Archive. During these question and answer sessions students can ask Rinpoche questions live on Zoom. The next session is this Sunday 14th June.

There will be simultaneous translations in French, German and Portuguese of all these live teachings.

You can find out much more about all these live events, membership and everything else by visiting the The Ringu Tulku Archive.

bodhicharya.org/teachings

Rinpoche Has Started Teaching on the Bodhicharyavatara

Rinpoche is now continuing the course on the Bodhicharyavatara, and the first new session was posted today.

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 whether or not they are buddhist. According to the His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the buddha dharma should not be taught as a religion, but more as a general teaching applicable to all traditions; it must be useful and help us deal with life’s problems. He feels that in this way it will be beneficial to everyone.

Each session will be around 15 minutes long, and there will be a new teaching each week. We are currently in Chapter 6, but before going into the chapter, Rinpoche begins by giving a synopsis of the Bodhicharyavatara, the name and subject of this book.

Everybody can follow Rinpoche’s new teachings as they are posted every week on the Archive Bodhicharyavatara page. There you will also find all the previous sessions. You don’t have to be an Archive member to view them. However, you may consider becoming one to have access to all the additional materials for the course, like transcripts, and all the other recorded teachings in the Ringu Tulku Archive.

Questions to Rinpoche can be submitted through the teaching page, and he will answer them in a later video. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

You can visit the Bodhicharyavatara course here on the Ringu Tulku Archive:

bodhicharya.org/teachings/courses/bodhicharyavatara

These teachings are dedicated for all who are sick and dying of corona virus, and for all who are tirelessly working in order to help them.

A message from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Rinpoche has recorded a brief message for everyone which you can watch above. More details will follow regarding the continuation of the Bodhicharyavatara teachings online.

Rinpoche started giving teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara in 2010.  All sessions from Chapter 1 to Stanza 86 of Chapter 6 can be accessed in the Courses section of the Teachings Archive. And now new sessions will be added there very soon.


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Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule 2020

Dear friends,

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.

The Ringu Tulku Archive


Image: Matt Linden and Yura Milyutin ‘Interview with Ringu Tulku’, Study Buddhism

North America Teaching Tour 2019

Photo: Conrad Harvey

This Friday (4th October 2019) Rinpoche will commence his month long Teaching Tour around North America with a brief stop in Mexico.

You can see an overview of all of Rinpoche’s teaching dates on his Teaching Schedule page.

Members of the Ringu Tulku Archive will be able to follow the audio recordings of the teachings in the Archive as they become available.

To find out more, please visit Rinpoche’s North America website.

www.bodhicharyana.org

Sogyal Rinpoche: As I Remember

I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Sogyal Rinpoche this afternoon, 28th August 2019. I knew him from childhood and he remained a friend to me all his life. I first met him when he was studying in Dr. Graham’s Home School in Kalimpong. Every weekend and vacation he went to see his Masters and Khenpo’s to study Dharma. He was sent for western education and he later graduated from the prestigious St. Stephan’s College, Delhi, but the deep impact left by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro in his childhood never dwindled. His confidence in Dharma and his devotion to his Gurus took him to devote all his life to Dharma. He was teaching Dharma to his fellow students in school as well as in University and continued even when the King of Sikkim sent him to Cambridge University for further studies in the UK.

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Life Is A Continuous Celebration

RTR July 16, 2019, at Bodhicharya Berlin. Photo by Harald.

I rest in the natural state of being.
Appearances of six senses flow unobstructed.
Peace and joy permeates without seeking.
Life is just a continuous celebration.

~ Ringu Tulku

Rinpoche shared this stanza during his teaching on the topic Facing Difficulties at Bodhicharya Berlin, where he was staying for the week of his 67th birthday celebrations. The verses had spontaneously arisen in his mind at 4 am on July the 20th, 2019.

The teaching can be listened to in the Teachings Archive.

Photo by Harald Schwericke.

 

The passing of Rager Ossel

Rager Ossel, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Ger Reinders – Brussels 9th April 2019

Rager Ossel or Karma Gyurme was a close friend of mine and I knew him for over 40 years. He often used to come to Sikkim to see HH the 16th Karmapa. He was a devoted student of the Karmapa and his devotion never wavered all through his life. He served the HH the 17th Karmapa also in many ways including as a Director of Karmapa Foundation Europe.

He drove Karmapa in Europe and also in USA. The 16th Karmapa told him not to become a monk but serve the Dharma and people through his training and expertise in computer technology. He started the company InTouch more as a mission than a business and was always ready to help people in whatever way possible. Continue reading