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Losar greetings from Rinpoche

March 11, 2014

Tibetan New Year of the Wood Horse

by RINPOCHE on MARCH 1, 2014


With each year passing
I realize how precious the life is.
With each day passing
I realise how fast the time moves.
Do we have time to waste
In being nasty to each other?
Isn’t it wiser to make our day nice
By being just kind towards each other.
Why not start on this auspicious day,
The New Year of the Wood Horse.

Live Compassionately – toward yourself, the environment, & all beings.

With greetings from

Ringu Tulku

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16 Guidelines workshop

September 26, 2013

16G PosterWe have great pleasure in hosting a 16 Guidelines course on weekend of 2nd and 3rd November.

This programme was designed by some people at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London and is strongly endorsed by HH Dalai Lama, it is strongly influenced by Buddhist practice and philosophy, yet is presented in lay language.

The 16 Guidelines for Life are a set of practical and straightforward tools for developing happiness and meaning in everyday life. It is the first project of The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom, a non-profit organisation that aims to help people develop their natural capacity for compassion and wisdom. The 16 Guidelines are featured in a book, 16 Guidelines For Life: The Basics by Alison Murdoch and Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw, first published in 2005.

The 16 Guidelines are not a prescriptive doctrine or a set of commandments. They are offered as opportunities to explore one’s own life experiences and to see whether the 16 Guidelines can help to improve the quality of that experience.

Venue:  The Village Hall at Birdham on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd November.

The cost for the 2 days will be just £40.00, if you would like to reserve a place you will need to book with Nicola Hobson, call 07894 909 201 or email  (You can also download and complete the registration form), 16G workshop info sheet16G Poster

Tong Len teaching BBG Thursday 8th August

August 5, 2013
Venerable Kassapo has agreed to talk about Tong Len (one of the practices for transforming suffering), at this Thursday’s meeting.
Kassapo has visited us previously and some of you may remember him from his days at Chithurst Monastery.  Following his initial training there he ordained in the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism and has been in India working with HH Dalai Lama and HE Dorje Dhenpa (see biog below).
Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 start at The Hamblin Hall, Bosham House, Main Road, Bosham, PO18 8PJ.
Venerable Kassapo (also known as Ngawang Khyenste la) is an English-born monk, who has received extensive training in all three traditions of the Dharma. He has been meditating since he was 11 years old. He is one of the senior monks of Gongkar Dorje Dhenpa Rinpoche (the head of the Dzongpa lineage of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism). Kassapo’s root gurus are: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and His Eminence Dorje Dhenpa Rinpoche. Kassapo has a deep understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and how to apply them practically in our modern world.
If you would like to see more about Kassapo, here is a link to his Facebook page:

Tenzin Peljor visit 14th July

July 5, 2013

Tenzin Peljor JPG



Our friend the Venerable Gelong Tenzin Peljor is making another visit to the group at Bosham House on Sunday July 14th.

All are welcome to attend, the teachings will run from 10.00 – 4.00 with lunch from 12.00 – 2.00.

German born Tenzin Peljor is a Buddhist monk has varied spiritual experience. In 2007, at the request of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Ven. Tenzin became resident monk at Rinpoche’s Berlin Centre. He has studied Buddhist philosophy in Italy and visits prison inmates on their request. Ven. Tenzin has a warm, empathetic approach and is fluent in English.

You are invited to make a donation at the door to help cover costs and to contribute towards our offering to Tenzin.                                                              

There will be a shared buffet lunch, please bring food to share!

If you have any questions please contact: or phone 07811 956016.

Ringu Tulku dates in Sussex and Hampshire

May 11, 2013


Rinpoche 2013 We can now confirm details of Ringu Tulku’s visit to Sussex and Hampshire in June this year:

Rinpoche will be visiting us at Bosham House on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th   and will be giving teachings on Buddhanature – the qualities of Buddhahood present in all beings.

Rinpoche will also be giving talks in Southampton on Monday 17th when he will speak on Generating Immeasurable Loving-Kindness and Compassion, and Tuesday 18th when the topic will be: Responding with Compassion to Invasion and Exile.

All donations given will go to Rigul Trust, Ringu Tulku’s charity which funds a school, hospital and monastery in Kham, northern Tibet.  All teachings are open to anyone interested in Buddhism and meditation, please see below for details:

Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th


10.30 to 12.30 and 2.30 to 4.30 both days. 

Bosham House, Main Road, Bosham, Hampshire, PO18 8PJ

Admission by donation
You are invited to attend all or any of the teachings and to bring lunch to share suitable for a buffet if you wish


Monday  June 17th

Generating Immeasurable Loving-Kindness and Compassion

7.15 to 9.15 pm
Venue: The Friend’s Meeting House Southampton, 1A Ordnance Road, Southampton SO15 2AZ
Admission by donation 

Tuesday June 18th

The Tibetan Experience: Responding with Compassion to Invasion and Exile, a Buddhist Perspective

7.15pm to 9.15 pm
Venue: The Avenue St. Andrew’s URC
 (Junction of The Avenue & Alma Road,) Southampton SO17 1XQ
Admission by donation


Tsering Paldron visit change of venue for 14th October

October 5, 2012


We have been fortunate to secure a visit from Tsering Paldron whilst she is briefly in the UK, she is a nun who is currently living in Portugal and is a long term student of Rinpoche.

She will be with us at our home base, Bosham House, Hamblin Hall on Sunday 14th October from 10.00 – 4.00 and will be sharing her thoughts and experience of Green Tara and the practise of Green Tara the Bodhisattva who frees beings from fear.

No need to book but it would be helpful if you can email to let us know you are coming so we have an idea of numbers.  We will be having a shared lunch, so you are invited to bring some vegetarian food to share.

This is a brief extract from Tsering’s website:

When I left Portugal in 1973 (heavens, I am so old!) The word self-esteem did not yet exist. Consequently, one would be more at peace with yourself and others less but nobody suffered from low self-esteem because nobody knew what it was.

This is the problem of words and concepts: from the moment that there are shape and transform reality – often complicating it.

After that I lived 22 years in a world where nobody told me about self-esteem. Rather Buddhist teachings … I heard during these two decades all spoke of how pampered less ego. Of how much more we are focusing more about us and how we suffer, to be happy, you may want to think more about others and less on themselves. So the first time I came across the word self-esteem reacted with surprise to an alien: what the hell would that be and how it could be a good thing to have yourself in high regard?

Tenzin Peljor visit

July 8, 2012

     Our friend the Venerable Gelong Tenzin Peljor is making a surprise visit to the group at Bosham House this Thursday July 12th.

    All are welcome to attend, doors open at 7.00pm and the meeting will start at 7.30

German born Tenzin Peljor is a Buddhist monk has varied spiritual experience. In 2007, at the request of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Ven. Tenzin became resident monk at Rinpoche’s Berlin Centre. He has studied Buddhist philosophy in Italy and visits prison inmates on their request. Ven. Tenzin has a warm, empathetic approach and is fluent in English.





Ringu Tulku dates

May 8, 2012




Saturday 9th June, 10 to 12 am and 2 to 4 pm

Sunday 10th June, 3 to 7 pm with a break

Friends Meeting House, 1a Ordnance Road, SouthamptonSO15 2AZ

Donations on the door will go to Rinpoche’s Charity

Rigul Trust

HH Dalai Lama visit to UK June 2012

January 16, 2012


Tibet House Trust is delighted to announce that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting the UK from 16th to 23rd June 2012.

The key themes throughout the visit will be the promotion of His Holiness’ message, particularly to young people, of non-violence, dialogue and universal responsibility.

The visit will start in Manchester on 16th June with an event with His Holiness, especially for young people followed, on 17th and 18th, by a Public Talk and three sessions of Buddhist teachings.


On the 19th June there will be a Public Talk in London and then His Holiness will visit Scotland on 22nd and 23rd.

The Box Offices for Manchester Arena and the Royal Albert Hall, London will open mid March.

For further information:

This website will be kept updated as details of the programme are confirmed.

Day Retreat with Chudrun

November 27, 2011

 Ani Chudrun has long been a friend and supporter of BBG and for may years she was an ordained Nun. Recently she has become a householder and handed back her Nuns vows.  Like most of us she is navigating a dharma path which includes running a business and making money.

 This day retreat/ workshop is about dealing with some of the ethical issues which arise for all of us.  ‘What is a fair price?’ How to live within an ethos of Right Livelihood and how to make an ethical living in a consumer based culture where the idea of money and self worth seem impossible to separate. Sometimes placating the ‘ethical’ demon and maybe undervaluing ourselves seems to be an easier option than asking the going rate.

The retreat will be held at Bosham House on Saturday December 10th from  10am to 4pm and I’m sure it will create some debate and reveal some practical experience and solutions based on our dharma and especially Vajrayana practice.  Even The Buddha and all his subsequent followers through the ages have to sustain themselves.

Suggested donation £10 to cover the hire of the hall and a donation to Chudrun, however we urge you to come along  and offer what you can, be it less or more!  You are invited to bring lunch to share.