Short video on Rigul School, Tibet

Francois Henrard has made this delightful video of some of the children and the school when he visited Rigul in October 2013.

We wish to thank everyone for their kind-hearted, ongoing support and generous donations for the children and the school in Rigul, Kham, Tibet. Since the school was built in 2006, many children have benefited from an education, some going on to higher studies and becoming useful members of the community. This progress is even more remarkable knowing that most people in the area for miles around are illiterate. The parents and the community are now witnessing the value and importance of education.

Rigul Trust funds the education of the children, the teachers’ and the cooks’ salaries, the text books and two free, hot school meals a day for all the children.

pupil-rigulTo make a donation to Rigul school and welfare projects please visit: www.rigultrust.org.

Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness.


Many Roads Magazine: Contributions and help needed

Dear Friends

I’ve decided to extend the deadline for contributions to the second issue of Many Roads magazine until the end of March.   A few people have promised articles for the magazine but they need more time.  I also need more contributions and I’ll be contacting others whom I know will be able to write interesting and helpful articles.  But can you? I’m looking for personal stories;  fiction; poems; photographs; articles on health and diet and exercise; interviews.  This is your platform! If you are interested but not sure how you can contribute then please email me to discuss.

Rinpoche has expressed a wish that we continue with our e-magazine but I need your help. If you don’t think you can send an article but wish to help with putting the magazine together I would also like to hear from you.  I do need help!!

Please email me at manyroads@bodhicharya.org

All best wishes,

Margaret Ford

The principle of relativity-emptiness

During the 2009 Bodhicharya Summer Camp, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche invited the astrophysicist Laurent Nottale to say a few words about the principle of relativity. Subsequently, many participants expressed their wish to have more details about this point, especially concerning the possible link with the Buddhist concept of emptiness. Therefore, Laurent presented a separate talk in which he more precisely addressed the principle further.

This talk has now been transcribed and translated into English. You can download the document from our Transcribed Teachings page in Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s section on the website.

Developments to the website

We have simplified our Members and News subscription services. Now all you need to do is register as a member (in the sidebar on the left) to receive news updates from the website. Becoming a member also allows you to leave comments on all the news that is posted.

It also allows you to join in the new Shedra section. However, to participate in the Shedra’s Online Study Group, you will still need to email your name to shedra@bodhicharya.org to be added to the list of participating students. For more info on the Shedra, see our article here or visit the Shedra section here.

We have also translated the website into eleven additional languages (French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Polish, Norwegian, Chinese, German and Finnish). This service is provided by Google Translate and it is currently still being undertaken. To access the website in a different language, just click on the relevant flag icon in the sidebar. The translations may not be super perfect, but they will make the website much more accessible to all of Rinopche’s non-English speaking students.

We now have a Bodhicharya Group Flickr area where students can share all their images relating to Bodhicharya events and projects. You can visit it it here or at this address: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bodhicharya/. You will need to sign up with Flickr to upload your images. This will hopefully become a resource of images for the website. Don’t forget to tag your images with at least the year and location and add a description though!

Finally, just a reminder. If you, or your group, have any news you feel is relevant to our news home page, just send it in (with images) to news@bodhicharya.org.

All the best to everyone,