Archive for the ‘Tibetan Buddhism’ Category

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

Venue:

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

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Bosham House 2013

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Bosham House 2013

 

 

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Ven Rinchen at Bosham 14th May

April 29, 2015

Rinchen

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)

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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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:

ian.stuart108@gmail.com 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

Buddhanature

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

Contact: bbgbosham@buddhalight.org

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 
Contact:  info@rigultrust.org

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
Contact:   info@rigultrust.org

 

Ringu Tulku dates in Sussex

March 17, 2013

_MG_4749 dr1   Good news for all Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s students, we have received the dates for his visit to UK this year and we are very pleased to say that we will be hosting him at Bosham House this year.

The dates for Sussex will be Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th June, timings and subject to be decided as yet.

Rinpoche will also be teaching in Scotland, Wales and the West Country, for details you can click here.

 

 

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: http://www.tseringpaldron.net/

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?

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.