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Ringu Tulku Dates

April 18, 2011

 This year for his European teachings, to honour the 700th Anniversary of the Karmapa lineage Rinpoche will be teaching on the works of the first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa.   These are ancient teachings, yet relevant to our modern Western lives, focussing on peace of mind, compassion and the interdependence of all beings.

Rinpoche is visiting many centres in the UK, from Scotland to Wales, London and ending with 3 days of teachings in the south of England.  BBG Bosham is honoured to be hosting Rinpoche on the 1st and 2nd of May.  Please click on the image above for details.

Click on these images for details of his visits to Southampton, Oxford and London.  Rinpoche will be signing his latest book on Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of compassion at all venues.

New book by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

March 14, 2011

New book by Ringu Tulku

A Commentary on the practice of Chenrezig – Bodhisattva of Compassion – by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

This new book, available from 31st of March 2011, presents a wonderful introduction to both new comers and old timers – it’s so nourishing and warms the cockles of our hearts! An inspiring and beautiful book by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, it presents a complete approach for generating and working with loving kindness and compassion in our every day lives, making ourselves, and the world, a better place.

The book is beautifully illustrated with colour diagrams to aid visualisation and includes both a drawing and print of a traditional Tibetan painting of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, by the renowned thanka painter R. D. Salga.

Pre-order this inspiring and beautiful book now at


The book is in three sections:

The Commentary: Ringu Tulku’s accessible commentary on the sadhana is full of clarity, sound advice and warmth of language on how we can enhance and extend our loving kindness and compassion. How to feel, how to visualize, how to aspire to our true compassionate nature; how to clear our negativities and let our inner selves shine out and benefit ourselves and all other beings; and to open up our hearts and minds to greater loving kindness.

The Sadhana: The sadhana is complete with the Tibetan script, the phonetics for this script and the English translation. This makes it easy to understand and to chant or say in Tibetan or English.

The Commemoration of Rigul: The third part of this book is commemorating Rigul, Kham, Tibet, the birthplace and homeland of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, the abbot of Rigul Monastery. It is with such good news of the flourishing of the Dharma in Rigul that this book has come into being.

100% of all the proceeds received by Rigul Trust from the sale of this book will go to fund Rigul Trust health, education and poverty relief projects. This will help to bring benefit to all the children, the teachers, the cooks, the health clinic, the doctor, his assistant, the nurse, and all the people in Rigul, Tibet.

And finally we dedicate this book to the people of Rigul, Tibet, for all who find inspiration and joy in their hearts from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s commentary on this Chenrezig sadhana and for the benefit of all beings everywhere.

Special thanks to Francois Henrard, whose photos of Rigul, Tibet are amazing; and to Paul O’Connor for the visual delight and quite stunning design and typesetting of this book. Thanks also to the kind sponsors of this book.

HH Karmapa and investigations

January 31, 2011

 There’s lots on the internet about HH Karmapa at present and not all of it is positive.  We have been asked to say Guru Rinpoche mantras for HHK and his works – Om Ah Hum, Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hum.  See also slow and fast mantra recorded by yours truly.  With thanks to John Crook, The Western Chan Fellowship and the sangha.

Below is a summary by the West Wight Sangha of the accusations against His Holiness:

The authorities in India have taken it upon themselves to investigate nearly half a million pounds worth of foreign currency “found” in the Gyuto monastery, the home of Ugyen Thinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa.

The money was in nearly two dozen foreign currencies, including a large amount of Chinese yuan,the Karmapas’ office pointed out that they received support and donations from followers in many countries including Tibet hence the Chinese currency!

It seems that the motivation here may be Indian antagonism against Tibetan exiles purchasing land in the Himalayan region of north India. There has been a long running smear campaign in the Indian media against his Holiness with the suggestions of his being a “Chinese Agent”.

Police raided the Gyuto monastery on Thursday and arrested a monk on suspicion of trying to illegally buy land in the region.

The raid followed the arrest of two Indians a day earlier who were found carrying 10 million rupees (£14,000) in cash, said Santosh Patial, a superintendent of police. On questioning, the two said they had received the money from the monk, an Indian national, to buy a plot of land in Himachal Pradesh where Dharmsala is located.

His Holiness Karmapa and Monlam teachings December 2010

December 2, 2010

His Holiness Karmapa’s teachings at this year’s Monlam in Bodhgaya will be streamed live from December 8th – 22nd.  For the past few years our beloved Rinpoche has given the live translation from Tibetan, I haven’t heard if he will this year but I haven’t heard that he won’t be!

I was able to see some of these last year and it was fabulous; live teachings from Karmapa, half way  across the world, interactive chat room – make new dharma friends worldwide! 

Teachings will be based around Atisha Dipamkara’s 11th Century text “The Lamp for the path to Enlightenment”.  Click on the link below for details:

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