Rinpoche’s News

Happy Year of the Iron Ox!

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.

ལྕགས་གླང་གནམ་ལོ་གསར་ཚེས་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་པའི་སྨོན་འདུན་གྱི་མཆོད་སྤྲིན་འདི་གུས་སེམས་དྭངས་མས་འབུལ།།

སྐུ་ཚེ་རིང་ནད་མེད་འཛུམ་མདངས་འབྲལ་མེད་ཤོག།
གསུང་ཀུན་ཕན་སྙན་འཇེབ་དགོད་སྒྲ་འབྲལ་མེད་ཤོག།
ཐུགས་ཟབ་ཡངས་བྱམས་བརྩེ་ཞི་བདེ་འབྲལ་མེད་ཤོག།
ལོ་གསར་པར་ཅི་བསམ་གང་འདོད་ལྷུན་འགྲུབ་ཤོག།
རི་མགུལ་སྤྲུལ་མིང་པས།

Ringu Tulku
Gangtok, 12th Feb 2021

Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Dear Friends,

We just want to let you know that the Buddhist Society London is starting a free 10 lesson online course on Thursday 18th February.

Each lesson will explore a chapter of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will analyse the Bodhicharyavatara, often translated as A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, an 8th-century masterpiece from Indian scholar and yogi Shantideva. In each of the ten lessons, H.E. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will focus on one of the ten chapters of the Bodhicharyavatara.

The Bodhicharyavatara is regarded as one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts and is studied extensively by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners everywhere. Rinpoche delivers his understanding of the text in a way that makes it fully accessible to anyone who is looking for support and help in these times.

Course Outline

Times in GMT

  • Lesson 1. The Excellence of Bodhicitta – Thursday 18th February at 12pm
  • Lesson 2. Confession – Thursday 25th February at 12pm
  • Lesson 3. Taking Hold of Bodhicitta – Thursday 11th March at 12pm
  • Lesson 4. Carefulness – Thursday 25th March at 12pm
  • Lesson 5. Vigilance – Thursday 22nd April at 12pm
  • Lesson 6. Patience – Thursday 6th May at 12pm
  • Lesson 7. Diligence – Thursday 20th May at 12pm
  • Lesson 8. Meditation – Thursday 3rd June at 12pm
  • Lesson 9. Wisdom – Thursday 17th June at 12pm
  • Lesson 10. Dedication – Thursday 1st July at 12pm

These classes are free and open to non-Buddhist Society members, but students are encouraged to join The Buddhist Society as members to support our wonderful free classes and courses and donations are very welcome.

Each class will also be recorded and made available to members of the Ringu Tulku Archive at a later date. But by registering with The Buddhist Society you will gain access to any extra online materials such as bibliographies, notes, slides, links and a question and answers forum.


To find out more, visit:

www.thebuddhistsociety.org


 

New Year Message 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.

Ringu Tulku
31.12.2020
Gangtok

(Image: Dawn from the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre, Sikkim)

 

Traduction française (pdf) Message pour la nouvelle année 2021

‘Dealing with Anger and Fear on the Bodhisattva’s Path’ – A Live Teaching

Wednesday 18th November at 12pm (GMT)

Free Online Talk

Join us on Zoom:

https://thebuddhistsociety.zoom.us/j/81617018921?pwd=K2l4a2M5dHh2TldQVHVYNllGbEJJQT09

Meeting ID: 816 1701 8921
Passcode: 681387

Dial by your location
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 BodhicharyavataraThe 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.

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.


Translations

French:
 

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