Saturday, 4 May 2019

Preparing for Ringu Tulku's visit

Please come along to Kagyu Samye Dzong on Saturday 11th May to help prepare the centre for Rinpoche's visit.  Fresh flowers for the shrine will also be very welcome.
If you have not yet booked your place at the teachings please do so to ensure a seat in the shrine room.
There will be seating in the library with a video link for those who haven't booked.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

 Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s visit to Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin this year is from 13th – 16th May 2019. Teachings will take place in the Buddhist Centre at 56 Inchicore Road, Dublin 8 on three evenings – Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th – starting at 7.30pm each evening. 

Rinpoche will be  teaching on  ‘The Instructions of Gampopa: A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path’ 

Space is the Shrine Room is limited, early booking is advisable to guarantee a place – booking is now open on 01 4537427 or email ***Teachings begin at 7.30 sharp!  There will be no admittance to Shrine Room once Rinpoche has entered, but we will accomodate latecomers in the overflow space.   

On Friday 17th Rinpoche will begin his annual teachings at Dzogchen Beara in West Cork:

Meeting Challenges  :  Unshaken by life’s ups and downs

Friday 17, 8pm to Sunday 19 May, 1pm

On this weekend retreat, Rinpoche will teach on the topic of his most recent book, a commentary on “Turning Suffering and Happiness into Enlightenment” a text by the Third Dodrupchen Rinpoche, (1865-1926)  who was one of the most outstanding Tibetan masters of his time and the teacher of many great lamas, including Jamyang Khyentsé Chökyi Lodrö.   
When times are hard and we have challenges, how can we meet them in a good way; in a way that will not create further unnecessary suffering for ourselves or others? Since we all have our own challenges in life, this really is an extraordinarily useful teaching. But, similarly, how can we take the joyful times in our lives so they do not become a cause for problems (when they pass, as all things must, for example)? Learning these techniques will offer us a path towards true equanimity and peace.

Monday, 22 April 2019

A Tribute to Rager Ossel

Rager Ossel has died suddenly in Brussels during a visit to attend Ringu Tulku Rinpoche's teachings in April this year. He was founder of In Touch technologies and a founding member of the board of the Karmapa Foundation Europe, supporting the KFE website and online activities. Rager first came across Buddhism when he was 20 years old after meeting 16th Karmapa and since that time he has devoted his life to Dharma, using his skills in IT to help facilitate sharing live teachings of His Holiness Karmapa directly into our homes. He also initiated the live transmission of the Bodhgaya Monlam ceremonies, through his communications company In Touch.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him, in particular his two sons, Rager jnr. and Ender.  Bodhicharya Ireland joins Ringu Tulku in sending our prayers to Rager's family and friends.  He will be hugely missed in the extended Buddhist community.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has paid a wonderful tribute to Rager and his life's work, which can also be read on the and KFE websites.
Rager Ossel, left, and Ger Rrenders, with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in Brussels.   photo Rager Ossel. 9.4.19

"Rager Ossel or Karma Gyurme was a close friend of mine and I knew him for over 40 years. He often used to come to Sikkim to see HH the 16th Karmapa. He was a devoted student of the Karmapa and his devotion never wavered all through his life. He served the HH the 17th Karmapa also in many ways including as a Director of Karmapa Foundation Europe.
He drove Karmapa in Europe and also in USA. The 16th Karmapa told him not to become a monk but serve the Dharma and people through his training and expertise in computer technology. He started the company InTouch more as a mission than a business and was always ready to help people in whatever way possible.
I never saw a man whose heart was as pure and with no grudge against anybody. He was always there to help anyone in need. I am sure that his journey beyond would therefore be all well and good but I have informed all the great masters of our lineage to pray for him and 49 days of practices are being done in both men’s and women’s three year retreats in Palpung Sherab Ling.
I would like to express my deep condolences to his family and friends and pray for a wonderful rebirth. His absence will be a big vacuum in my life and I will miss him deeply."
Ringu Tulku
Berlin, April 2019

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche's dates for Ireland in 2019

Ringu Tulku planted a tree on Wild Birch Farm in
county Wicklow last year where Amy Jennings and
her partner Miles,  have started  an organic farm.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s teaching schedule for 2019 is now available to view on his Teaching Schedule page of Bodhicharya International.  It shows all confirmed teaching events in Europe and the UK. More events, for summer, will be confirmed and added to the list over the coming weeks.
Rinpoche will be in Ireland this year at 
Dublin KSDD  13th - 16th May
Dzogchen Beara, 17th - 19th May. 

Further details will follow soon. 

For further information about any other events listed, please contact the locations/ organisers directly using the links supplied on the Teaching Schedule page. You can also find out more about individual groups here.
Since 2015, Rinpoche has been making audio recordings of most of his talks and teachings. These recordings are automatically uploaded to the Archive and we are able to share these recordings to members of The Ringu Tulku Archive almost as soon as they arrive. This means that members can listen to these recordings as he travels around the globe.
The Online Archive contains over 323 teachings from the past 27 years and we are now in the final stages of publishing all remaining recordings from the original archive in Berlin.
To find out more about the Ringu Tulku Archive visit:
Lighting butter lamps at Tashi Ding Monastery, Sikkim, March 2017 

Wishing you all a very happy and auspicious Chotrul Düchen!

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

A Losar Message from Ringu Tulku

Wish you Tashi Delek on the auspicious occasion of the Tibetan New Year of Female Earth Pig year and pray that all the obstacles in your life will be cleared and you will play an important role in bringing joy and lasting peace and happiness to all the beings. May all your good wishes be fulfilled effortlessly.
Ringu Tulku
5th Feb. 2019

Rinpoche's Irish students send love and gratitude in return for  your constant presence, blessings  and tireless guidance throughout our lives. Happy Losar!

Thursday, 3 January 2019

A powerful New Year's message from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche for 2019, it reminds us to remain in the presence of this moment as it occurs in the transience of time.  As it comes, so it goes.   With this understanding,  practise to remain joyful. 

Saturday, 22 September 2018

The latest edition of Many Roads, Bodhicharya's e-magazine includes some retreat inspired haiku from Dublin poet, Maeve O'Sullivan. This one has an especially Irish flavour.

discarded crisp bag:

faded Mr. Tayto

still smiling

For more of her work and many other interesting articles please go to the link above. The e-magazine is edited by Albert Harris and all contributions are welcome.