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.
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:
Prayer of Samantabhadra (Kunzang Mönlam)
14th – 21st December 2020
Daily at 2:30pm (GMT/UTC)
Rinpoche has very kindly accepted our request to give a teaching on the ‘Prayer of Samantabhadra (Kunzang Mönlam)’.
This direct and important text is not only an aspiration prayer, but also a very profound teaching and an introduction to the Dzogchen approach. The popular and well-known prayer is especially recommended to be recited during special times like earthquakes, eclipses and solstices, utilising such times as an opportunity for liberation.
The eight day Winter Teaching will start on Monday 14th December on a solar eclipse, and end on Winter solstice on Monday 21st, when we will recite the prayer together.
During this week of teachings Rinpoche will go through the text and also provide us some background and perspective. There will be one session each day at 2.30 pm UTC (GMT). The sessions will be on Zoom and the recordings will become available for registered participants.
The root text is available in different translations in English and other languages, for instance, here at Lotsawa House.
The Winter Teaching is open for all and given freely.
Without Bodhichitta even the highest teachings will not benefit us and can even harm us. Rinpoche often recommends that we study the Bodhicharyavatara. This famous Mahayana text by Shantideva on the Bodhisattva’s way of life and the Six Paramitas is taught by Rinpoche as an ongoing course here in the Ringu Tulku Teachings Archive.
Study and Practice of the Bodhicharyavatara will lay a good foundation for those who wish to participate in the Winter Teaching.
What is Buddhism? A religion, a philosophy, a tool to train our mind, a spiritual path to understanding ourselves, or a lifestyle that is defined by wholesome and unwholesome actions?
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche explains the basics of the Buddhist view and practice through his clear and insightful answers to 61 simple questions for all beginners on the path.
This series is now launched on YouTube with Rinpoche’s answer to the first question: “What is Buddhism?” A new video will be published every day, so don’t forget to check out our YouTube playlist regularly!
‘Answers for Beginners’ was recorded by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in Sikkim during October and November 2020 and produced by Ela Crain.
Wednesday 18th November at 12pm (GMT)
Free Online Talk
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Meeting ID: 816 1701 8921
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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will give a teaching on how to transform anger and fear in daily life, with reference to the Bodhicharyavatara, The 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.
The Office of Tibet, London is pleased to announce H.E Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s talk to Tibetan Youth on topic Introduction to Buddhism Series 2: Four Noble Truths on Saturday, 21st November 2020 from 11am-12.00 pm. as a part of the celebration of gratitude year to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
As before, Rinpoche will speak for 20-30 minutes followed by a Q and A session.
The main objective of organising this Introduction to Buddhism monthly talk series is to present our youth an opportunity to listen and interact with distinguished Tibetan Buddhist masters and scholars about Tibetan Buddhism and Culture.
This virtual event will be broadcast live on Office of Tibet, London face book page and Tibet House Trust London website page.
Don’t forget to join us live on 21st November, 2020!
London Time 11am -12PM and Indian time 4.30PM to 5.30PM
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will give a live teaching at Tibet House Trust’s annual lecture event on Saturday 24th October at 11am BST / 3:30pm IST.
You can attend the event, streamed live on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/tibethouse.trust/
More information on their website here: http://www.tibet-house-trust.co.uk/
The Office of Tibet, London is delighted to host Tibetan youth interaction session with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on the topic ‘Introduction to Buddhism’ on Saturday, 29th August 2020 from BST 11am-12.30pm to celebrate the year 2020 gratitude year for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The total duration of the session is 90 minutes. The first 30-40 minutes, Rinpoche will introduce Introduce དཀོན་མཆོག་གསུམ། Three Refuges bases on our popular ཇ་མཆོད། Offering Prayer སྟོན་པ་བླ་མེད་སངས་རྒྱས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།། then open it for discussion and questions from the youth.
Around 25-30 children from age group 9-18 years old are joining in this live interaction with Rinpoche. But all others can join from the Office of Tibet and Tibet house trust facebook live broadcast. The webinar will be taking place on BlueJeans platform on 29th August, British summer Time 11Am to 12.30PM.
30th August 2020 – 14:30 pm GMT/UTC
Rinpoche has kindly accepted Bodhicharya Berlin’s request to give a teaching on the two basic meditation practices, Shine (Shamatha) and Lhaktong (Vipassana).
Shine meditation is focused on quieting the mind, to train in calm abiding, open awareness and not following your thoughts and impulses. Lhaktong meditation is aimed at insight, seeing things clearly as they are.
We are very much looking forward to Rinpoche’s explanations and advice to help with our daily practice.
To find out more, and to register, visit:
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:
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.
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.
Image: Matt Linden and Yura Milyutin ‘Interview with Ringu Tulku’, Study Buddhism