We have sadly taken the decision to close the online bookshop until the situation with Corvid-19 improves. There are increasing restrictions in the UK and the advice is to try and minimise all social contact. Sending books involves social contact as they are sent through the post.
We will close the shop after Sunday 22nd March, so if you want to buy some books to get you through the next few difficult months please place your order now and they will be sent next week.
We are still able to supply bulk orders to centres as a courier is used for these – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Hopefully we will back in action soon.
Bodhicharya Publication Team
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
Patron: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Dear friends worldwide,
Having celebrated 10 years of Rigul Trust registering as a UK Charity in 2008 we continue to celebrate your wonderful ongoing generosity and funding for the health clinic, the school and the Shedra in Rigul, Tibet.
The people in Rigul send their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to everyone worldwide who so generously donate, advise and help in so many ways to support the school and the clinic to flourish.
We now have news that there are about 140 children in the school, so a big increase in numbers this year. Continue reading
Photo: Conrad Harvey
This Friday (4th October 2019) Rinpoche will commence his month long Teaching Tour around North America with a brief stop in Mexico.
You can see an overview of all of Rinpoche’s teaching dates on his Teaching Schedule page.
Members of the Ringu Tulku Archive will be able to follow the audio recordings of the teachings in the Archive as they become available.
To find out more, please visit Rinpoche’s North America website.
I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Sogyal Rinpoche this afternoon, 28th August 2019. I knew him from childhood and he remained a friend to me all his life. I first met him when he was studying in Dr. Graham’s Home School in Kalimpong. Every weekend and vacation he went to see his Masters and Khenpo’s to study Dharma. He was sent for western education and he later graduated from the prestigious St. Stephan’s College, Delhi, but the deep impact left by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro in his childhood never dwindled. His confidence in Dharma and his devotion to his Gurus took him to devote all his life to Dharma. He was teaching Dharma to his fellow students in school as well as in University and continued even when the King of Sikkim sent him to Cambridge University for further studies in the UK.
I rest in the natural state of being.
Appearances of six senses flow unobstructed.
Peace and joy permeates without seeking.
Life is just a continuous celebration.
~ Ringu Tulku
Rinpoche shared this stanza during his teaching on the topic Facing Difficulties at Bodhicharya Berlin, where he was staying for the week of his 67th birthday celebrations. The verses had spontaneously arisen in his mind at 4 am on July the 20th, 2019.
The teaching can be listened to in the Teachings Archive.
Photo by Harald Schwericke.
Happy Saga Dawa Duchen!
The first part of Rinpoche’s 2019 teaching tour is now completed and audio recordings of nearly every event have been published in the Ringu Tulku Archive website. We cannot recommend enough this opportunity to follow Rinpoche on his tour through these recordings, which are posted almost the same day.
Please consider joining the Archive so that you can access all these teachings along with nearly all the recorded teachings from the past 30 years.
Becoming a member both supports this ongoing project and keeps the teachings online and accessible into the future.
Rinpoche will soon continue his teaching tour starting with the Kagyu Monlam in Paris on the 28 June.
(Picture of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche by Conrad Harvey – Palpung Wales, May 2019)
Dear Dharma Friends,
We are sorry to inform you that due to Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa’s health concerns, the “Six-day Retreat with Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa in Portugal” scheduled in July 2019 has been cancelled.
If you have made a booking already, please contact the organisers directly to seek a refund for the full payment of the shared expenses and shuttle.
Please note that If you need to be refund by Zmar, please contact Zmar as soon as possible. We suggest you to contact Zmar by 15th May 2019 (UTC 0).
We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this decision and apologise to you all. We thank you for your support and understanding.
Yours in the Sacred Dharma,
Palpung Dharma Chakra
Rager Ossel, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Ger Reinders – Brussels 9th April 2019
Rager Ossel or Karma Gyurme was a close friend of mine and I knew him for over 40 years. He often used to come to Sikkim to see HH the 16th Karmapa. He was a devoted student of the Karmapa and his devotion never wavered all through his life. He served the HH the 17th Karmapa also in many ways including as a Director of Karmapa Foundation Europe.
He drove Karmapa in Europe and also in USA. The 16th Karmapa told him not to become a monk but serve the Dharma and people through his training and expertise in computer technology. He started the company InTouch more as a mission than a business and was always ready to help people in whatever way possible. Continue reading