May you live long and in good health.
May your wishes for yourself and others be effortlessly realised.
Love, kindness, harmony and happiness may prevail.
And the whole world be filled with auspiciousness.
This prayer is sent by Ringu Tulku,
on the Water Tiger Tibetan New Year.
My mother passed away peacefully this morning, Thursday 24th December.
Somebody was always with her day and night, but we could not find when exactly she passed away. Last night I was with her until 11pm. I gave her all the relics and precious pills that I had. She awoke around 1.30 am and had a little hot water and recited Karmapa Chenno for some time. Then she went back to sleep around 3.30 am.
I went in her room at 6am and it looked as if she was peacefully asleep. When she did not move at all for about an hour we checked and she seemed not to be breathing. Then we called Nichung, my niece who is a doctor, and she found that she had died. She probably passed away between 4am and 6am in the morning.
We have informed all the great masters of all schools and they have done phowa and are doing prayers for 49 days in Sikkim, Nepal and Tibet.
We now have eight Lamas doing Akshobya sadhana. The cremation on Sunday will be done by three groups of Lamas, Lamas from Rumtek monastery will do Akshobya ritual. A group from Sakya monastery and group from Nyingma monastery of Dodrup Rinpoche will do different rituals.
Please pray for her smooth journey and good rebirth.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Rigul Trust have been asked to help a village in very remote Nepal, near the Tibetan border which is now only accessible by helicopter. There are 200 nuns and staff in urgent need of shelter, food and medicines. The monastery and nunnery there have been completely destroyed by the earthquake.
The monsoon rains will be arriving within the next few weeks and there is urgent need to get provisions, tents, sheds, food and medicines to them.
Some nuns were buried under the rubble, some were injured and one died. The cost of hiring a helicopter is very expensive and only takes 4 to 5 people to help rebuild their community in this emergency situation.
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.
Sad news came today of the death of Lama Tsering Paljor yesterday in Tibet. Lama La was resident monk at the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre in Sikkim, and any who spent time there with him discovered a very special person, an absolute joy and inspiration to be around.
He constructed the fire house on the roof for smoke offerings, and every morning at dawn he’d light the brush and incense, and recite mantras and protector prayers to greet the day. We hardly noticed that he spoke no English and his method of getting to know us came via a really well worn photograph album with photos of himself taken through his lifetime, in Tibet, and during seven years on retreat in Pharping, Nepal, as a chödpa, long hair, damaru and kangling in hand. Continue reading →
On the sunny morning of June 6, 2014 , the Karmapa and his entourage drove down Kinzigstrasse in the former East Berlin to pay a visit to the Bodhicarya center, founded by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. The wood fence lining the street outside the center is decorated with colorful drawings of the eight auspicious symbols, which lead up to the main gate. Its doors are opened wide to reveal a vista of the countryside hidden in this corner of Berlin. Winding paths lined with grasses and flowers wend their way past red brick, single-story buildings to the tall meditation hall at the back of the property. On top are special rooms for the Karmapa including a balcony with a view of the gardens and the surrounding area. Continue reading →
+++ Tickets sales start Thursday, 8 May, 6 p.m. CEST +++
500 more tickets per event are available for the Karmapa’s visit to Berlin – we have moved to a larger hall at the same venue, the Estrel Convention Center. All tickets sold so far, as well as their categories, keep their validity.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Bodhicharya Summer Camp in Portugal. This year’s camp is from the 14th – 20th July.
Rinpoche will continue his teaching on ‘Mahamudra: The Moonlight – Quintessence of Mind and Meditation’ composed by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal (1512-1587), a brilliant scholar and accomplished meditator of the Kagyu tradition.
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