Rinpoche’s News

Fire Monkey New Year Greetings

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On the Fire Monkey New Year
I wish you a heart felt Tashi Delek.
Next year this time may we meet again
With smiles on our face
And hearts full of joy.
May our teachers live long
May the goodness spread wide
May the world be filled with compassion
May the earth revive its vitality
May the beings live in peace.
May all these wishes come true
That I made with a pure heart.

With respect from Ringu Tulku

Remembering Chatral Rinpoche

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ཤར་ཀ་ཐོག་དགོན་དུ་གསན་བསམ་རྫོགས་པར་མཛད།།
མཁན་ངག་ཆུང་མདུན་ནས་གདམས་ངག་རྡོ་རུས་གཏུགས།།
གནས་འཆིམས་ཕུ་སོགས་སུ་སྒྲུབ་པའི་རྒྱལ་མཚན་བཙུགས།།
མགོན་གྲུབ་པའི་དབང་ཕྱུག་སངས་རྒྱས་རྡོ་རྗེ་མཁྱེན།།
ཟས་ཤ་ཁྲག་སྤངས་ནས་སྲོག་བསླུ་གྲངས་མེད་མཛད།།
ལས་ཆོས་བརྒྱད་སྤངས་ནས་བྱ་བྲལ་བརྟུལ་ཞུགས་འཆང་།།
ཆོས་བཤའ་མ་དེ་གང་ཡིན་ཁྱེད་ཀྱིས་གསལ་པོར་བསྟན།།
ཁྱེད་རིག་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོའི་དབུས་ན་ལམ་མེར་གསལ།།
བྱ་བྲལ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ཞི་བར་གཤེགས་པ་ཐོས་ཕྲལ་རི་མགུལ་སྤྲུལ་མིང་པས་དད་གདུང་གིས་རྗེས་དྲན་དུ་ཐལ་ལོ།།

You mastered all the studies at the Monastery of Kathok.
You grounded the Instructions into experience with Khenpo Ngakchung.
You accomplished those at Samye Chimphu and various retreats
The master of Sidhas, Sangye Dorje please take care of us.
You gave up eating meat and saved countless beings
You gave up eight worldly concerns and became a true Chatral.
You showed us what true dharma practice really is.
You shine bright amidst the oceans of Vidyadharas.

These words of devotion escaped me when I heard the sad news that Chatral Rinpoche had passed away in Nepal.

Ringu Tulku
Gangtok 5th. January 2016

Greetings for the New Year 2016

Kanchenjunga

Gazing at the golden peak of Kanchenjunga
In this glorious winter morning
I feel what a blessed life I am living
And what a wonderful world we have here.

May the New Year bring peace and joy
May there be no fear and hatred
May the earth be saved from degradation
May we find a way to live in harmony and kindness.

Ringu Tulku,
Gangtok, Sikkim

སྤྱི་ལོ་༢༠༡༦ དགའ་བས་བསུ།
ཉི་གཞོན་གྱིས་བསུས་པའི་སྔ་དྲོའི་ཆར། གྭངས་ཆེན་མཛོད་ལྔའི་གསེར་མདོག་གི་རི་རྩེ་ལ་བལྟས་པས། ངའི་མི་ཚེ་འདི་ཅི་འདྲའི་བདེ་སྐྱིད་ལྡན་པ་དང་། འཇིག་རྟེན་འདི་ཅི་འདྲའི་མཛེས་སྡུག་ལྡན་པའི་སེམས་ཚོར་ཞིག་སྐྱེས། ལོ་གསར་པ་འདི་ཞི་བདེ་དང་བདེ་སྐྱིད་ཀྱིས་ཕྱུག་ཅིང་། འཇིགས་ཞུམ་དང་ཁོང་ཁྲོ་མེད་པར། གོ་ལ་འདི་ཉམས་ཉེས་ལས་བསྐྱབས་ནས། མཛའ་མཐུན་དང་བརྩེ་སེམས་ཀྱིས་གནས་པའི་སྨོན་ལམ་ཞུ།། རི་མགུལ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུས་སྒང་ཏོག་ནས་ཕུལ།

Winter in Berlin, Summer in Portugal

8364125899_608d38f7fe_zMark your agendas, Rinpoche has accepted to lead a second Winter Retreat in Bodhicharya Berlin to raise funds for the new temple.

It will probably take place in early December 2015. The full details should be available around mid-september.

The dates for the next Bodhicharya Summer Camp are also known. It will once again take place at the Centro de retiros, Soutelo, near Braga in Portugal from August 1st to 7th 2016.

See you there.

Rinpoche in North America 2015

Rinpoche will visit North America in November. Here is his detailed schedule:

usaNov 3 (Tue), Boulder, Rime Society
Nov 4 (Wed), Boulder, Nalandabodhi
Nov 5-8 (Thur-Sun), Crestone
Nov 9 (Mon), Boulder, Naropa
Nov 11 (Wed), Boulder, Shambhala Mahamudra Group
Nov 13-15 (Fri-Sun), Mexico, Mexico City
Nov 17-18 (Tue-Wed), Mexico, San Luis Potosi
Nov 20-22 (Fri-Sun), New York, KTD
Nov 23 (Mon), New York, KTC
Nov 24 (Tue), New York, Westchester Buddhist Center
Nov 27-28 (Fri-Sat), Maine, Vajra Vidya Maine
Nov 30-Dec 1 (Mon-Tue) Toronto, KSDL

 

You can find more details on the Bodhicharya North America website.

Happy Losar!

sheepབཀྲ་ལ་ཤིས་པའི་རྭ་ཅོ་མཁའ་ལ་གཟེངས།།
ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པའི་བལ་འཇམ་ས་ལ་འཁྱིལ།།
བདེ་ཞིང་སྐྱིད་པའི་འབར་ཤས་རི་གླིང་གང་།།
གཡང་མོ་ལུག་གིས་ཁྱེད་ལ་དགེ་གྱུར་ཅིག།

The horns of auspiciousness touch the sky.
The wools of prosperity swirl on the ground.
The bleats of happiness resound the valleys.
The year of Sheep may bring you all the goodness.

Ringu Tulku
19th February, 2015

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.

Happy New Year 2015

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We are all gathered in Bodhgaya,
The Karmapa and thousands of us.
We pray here day and night;
We resolve to work towards our aspirations:

May each of us help all beings.
That we may free them from all problems.
That we may bring them lasting and true happiness.
That we can share all our good fortune with all beings.
That peace may prevail over all the world.
That all violence and atrocities may end at once.
That all beings may be kind to each other.

There is a presence of kindness.
There is a feeling of peace.
There is a joyful atmosphere.
This is, to me, the most wonderful celebration.
A celebration of peace, joy and kindness towards all, and each other.

I celebrate the New Year with these aspirations.
Let us all celebrate the New Year with these aspirations.

Happy New Year 2015

Ringu Tulku

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