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Ringu Tulku visit to Bosham Thursday 9th July 7pm

July 4, 2015

Just a final reminder that we are hosting our Lama, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on Thursday 9th July at 7pm

The talk is entitled Overcoming obstacles to meditation and admission will be by donation


The Hamblin Hall, Bosham House, Main Road, Bosham, West Sussex

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Bosham House 2013

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Bosham House 2013



Thank you Lama Zangmo

April 29, 2015

BBG was very pleased to host Lama Zangmo from Samye Dzong in London a couple of weeks ago at our Thursday meeting, and also delighted to see so many people! We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and the topic The Sixteen Fears and their remedies. We learnt from Lama Zangmo that these appear in the Green Tara practice, and refer to external and internal fears or dangers. Some of the external fears have changed since the time the text was written (not so many lions and poisonous snakes in England these days), but we can find plenty of our own: pollution, cars, war, environmental threats, crime….each one of us can add to this list. But of course the essence of the teaching is about our internal world, since external change can only happen after internal change. The basis of all our negative emotions is fear – a natural part of being human. Lama Zangmo told us that a good way of measuring our progress in mind-training is whether our negative emotions and behaviour are decreasing. No doubt some days we might take a little step forward, others a giant leap backwards…The eight inner fears are represented by external symbols – such as the elephant of ignorance or the snake of jealousy. We were urged to use the symbols as a way of contemplating the impact of our negative feelings, and were given ways to overcome them, such as generosity and humility, which don’t always rush to us in the heat of the moment! Thank you Lama Zangmo for a lovely talk – let’s hope she will come again soon. In the meantime there are plenty of excellent teachings on offer at Samye Dzong – programme here.

Ven Rinchen at Bosham 14th May

April 29, 2015


Hot on the tails of Lama Zangmo’s visit last month, we are pleased to welcome Venerable Rinchen again – Thursday 14th May at Hamblin Hall, Bosham House starting 7.30 prompt.  He will be teaching on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s pith instructions for the Dzogchen meditation.  Rinchen is based in the Caribbean where he runs Bodhicharya groups for Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

Dzogchen is a Tibetan word that means Great Perfection. On the outer level it refers to a method of meditative practice that enables us to recognize our true nature. Ultimately, great perfection is that very nature: the natural, primordially pure nature of mind. (Lama Surya Das)

BBG AGM Thursday 30th April 7.30

April 21, 2015

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 30th April, 7.30 at Hamblin Hall, Bosham House.

It’s a normal meeting with an opportunity to hear what’s happening and what’s planned for our group, do come along, all are welcome.

Lama Zangmo’s visit to Bosham – Fear Not!!

March 28, 2015

Last Thursday at our usual topic evening we explored some aspects of fear. We began to realise how pervasive and subtle fear can be, and how much it can dominate our thoughts and behaviour. Lucky then that we have Lama Zangmo visiting us in April, as she will be talking about Freedom from the Sixteen Fears, traditionally an element of the Green Tara Practice.

Lama Zangmo will be with us on Thursday 16th April at Bosham House. The meeting will start promptly at 19.30. All welcome. Suggested donation (optional) to cover travel costs etc: £5 – £10.

Lama Zangmo 2

Lama Gelongma Zangmo first became a practising Buddhist when she arrived at Kagyu Samye Ling in 1977 and took refuge with His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. She became ordained as a Buddhist nun in the 1980s, and the first person in the UK to be honoured with the title of Lama by Samye Ling in June 2001. Lama Zangmo is currently Abbott at Kagyu Samye Dzong in London.



Ringu Tulku 2015 visit and further dates for your diary

February 17, 2015

Excellent news about Rinpoche visiting extensively in the UK in July, including a visit to Bosham on Thursday 9th July. Details to be arranged.

Further dates for your diary: 

Thursday 16th April Lama Zangmo, Abbot of the Samye Dzong Centre in London
Bosham House at 7.30pm  Topic – The Sixteen Fears or Dangers

Sunday 7th June Chamtrul Rinpoche
Bosham House 3.00 – 5.00.Topic – The Seven-Branch Practice for Accumulating Merit

Tsering Paldron visit 16th October

September 15, 2014

I am pleased to announce a visit to our group by Tsering Paldron on Thursday October 16th.

She will be giving a teaching at our regular venue: The Hamlin Hall, Bosham House, Bosham from 7.30 to 9.00.

All are welcome to attend, we ask that you give a donation to cover costs.

Tsering Paldron was born in Lisbon, Portugal and traveled to Brussels at the age of 19 where she met Lama Kunzang. Her spiritual journey started in 1973. She did a three years’ retreat in the 80’s in France and has received teachings from many Tibetan lamas. She has been teaching and traveling for the past 20 years, wrote a few books (none of them yet published in English). She gives regular courses, seminars, talks and meditation classes and is in charge of Bodhicharya Portugal.

Recordings of Rinpoche’s 2013 teachings

May 12, 2014

You can listen to or download and save these recordings of Rinpoche speaking about Buddha Nature at Bosham House in 2013.

First session  15/06/2013 morning

Second session 15/06/2013 afternoon

Third session 16/06/2013 morning

Fourth session 16/06/2013 afternoon




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: