In Spring of 2005 Ringu Tulku returned to Samye Ling to lead a week of Retreat in the Purelands. Both teacher and retreatants attended the Main Temple at Samye Ling for a weekend course where Rinpoche taught on Mahayana Buddhism over 4 sessions.
Rinpoche also discusses how: awareness is the key to meditation, and references his first flight with Air India; and how a shift in our attitude can fundamentally alter our way of reacting.
This was an important year for Rinpoche as these teachings immediately preceded his long-awaited return to Tibet and Rigul Monastery in 2005.
All photography by Conrad Harvey.