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:

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 Commentary on Patrul Rinpoche’s Text ‘Meditation Instructions on Bodhicharyavatara’

Dear Friends,

For the past two months Ringu Tulku could not send new video teachings on the Sixth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, and we have been missing his videos badly. In the meantime, the website has gone through some technical improvements, and the Online Shedra teachings were moved to a new platform. Re-linking of the videos is still under way and we apologize for the delay.

However, now we are happy to present a series of videos from Rinpoche’s teaching on Patrul Rinpoche’s concise text on the Bodhicharyavatara. It is a wonderful recapitulation of the practice of a bodhisattva based on Shantideva’s book.

The teaching will be published in several parts during the next weeks. It was given by Rinpoche in Vajradhara Ling, France, in August 2013. Warm thanks to the hosts and organisers of that event; and to Michéle for informing us about this teaching; and Lama Shenga for recording it on video, and everybody else who helped. And, of course, all gratitude to Rinpoche for sharing his knowledge and experience of the dharma to all of us with such kindness and care.

Click here to go to ‘Meditation Instructions on Bodhicharyavatara’

Teachings from Rinpoche’s Summer Tour


Dear Online Shedra followers,

After the glorious Bodhicharya Summer Camp in Portugal, Rinpoche is continuing his summer tour, currently traveling in France. He’s not had the circumstances to send new videos on the Bodhicharyavatara so far, so why not enjoy this summer gap and maybe catch up with the previous online shedra teachings  — or listen to the recordings of Rinpoche’s wonderful teachings generously shared by some of the centers he has visited on his tour recently.

For instance:

“The Nature of Mind” and “Change Starts in Our Heart”, two teachings given by Ringu Tulku in Totnes, UK, for Bodhicharya Southwest:

“Meditation – What’s the Point?”, a public talk by Ringu Tulku in Dublin, organised by Bodhicharya Ireland:
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With best wishes for your summer,

Bodhicharya Online Shedra


Photo courtesy of Ani Könchog Lhamo, 2013.