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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.

Tenzin Peljor visit 24th July

July 17, 2014

Our old friend Tenzin Peljor will be visiting us at Hamblin Hall next Thursday from 7.30.

He will be teaching on wisdom from the Buddhist perspective.

Tenzin Peljor was born in Germany and has experience of many spiritual traditions including the Catholic Church, the Hindu path, Shamanism and Sufism.

He briefly trained in the New Kadampa tradition and quickly became disillusioned with this school.  In 2002 he made contact with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and other Lamas from the four Tibetan schools.

In 2005 he studied for Gelong ordination with the support of HH Dalai Lama, which he achieved in 2006.  In 2007 Ringu Tulku requested him to become resident monk at his Berlin Centre.  Since 2008 he has studied in Italy. 

This will be Tenzin’s third visit to our group and he has always spoken from a very practical perspective whilst coming from a deep and traditional lineage. 

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




Ringu Tulku teaching in London

April 20, 2014

Ringu Tulku will be teaching over the weekend of 3rd and 4th May at Samye Dzong in Bermondsey, London.

Click here  to link with the Samye Dzong website for more details and to book a place.  You will need to scroll right down to the bottom on the page to book via the Paypal button.

Saturday’s teaching will be the Kagyu lineage and the Sunday teachings are on the Four Seals of Mahamudra.

We are hoping Rinpoche will return to the UK for more teaching dates later in the summer and will post details when we hear more.

The text following is from the Samye Dzong website:

The forefathers in the Kagyu lineage are known as the “Golden Rosary.” The lineage of the Kagyu emphasizes the continuity of oral instructions passed on from master to student. This emphasis is reflected in the literal meaning of “Kagyu.”

The Four Seals of Mahamudra are the four main principles of Buddhism and are sometimes also called the ‘Four Keys of the Buddha’s teaching’. These four main principles that mark a doctrine as Buddhist are:

  1. All composite things are impermanent
  2. All that is tainted entails suffering
  3. Realization is Peace
  4. All phenomena are devoid of independent entity




Day retreat teachings 17th May

April 3, 2014

Image We have a visit from Andy Wistreich booked for Saturday 17th May.

Andy is an old friend of BBG and has offered to give a day of teachings and meditations on the 8 Verses for Transforming the Mind, our current study topic.  It will be held at the Village Hall in Birdham, from 10.00 – 4.00, suggested donation for the day will be £10.00 to cover expenses including Andy’s travel.  

Andy’s teachings are a mix of theory and practice and all are welcome, experienced practitioners and newcomers alike, you are invited to bring lunch to share.

The address is: Birdham Village Hall, Crooked Lane, Birdham, Chichester, PO20 7HA, West Sussex, where there is ample car parking, you can click here for a map 

Andy Wistreich is from Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom Bristol.  He has been meditating for over thirty years, and has done some long retreats too in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  He is retired from full-time paid work in Education and now works full-time unpaid on Buddhist activities, study and practice.

Karmapa’s visit to Europe

March 11, 2014

His Holiness Karmapa is due to visit Europe in May and June, this is the first time His Holiness has visited Europe.

Please see the web sites for more information. and 



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

– See more at:

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.