Tuesday, 21 April 2009

New Rigul Trust Newsletter

To read the latest Rigul Trust Newsletter click here and then go into 'projects'.
It includes an account of Rinpoche's Meditation Centre in Sikkim written by Pat Murphy.

Friday, 17 April 2009

INDIA, INDIA - A new book from Pat Little,

Pat Little, from Co Wicklow, has made several visits to India and also Sikkim, where she spent time at Ringu Tulku's meditation centre.
This book is an account of her visits in 2005 & 2007

Available to order from:

Patricia Little
Om Productions Unlimited
An Tinteán Eile Plattinstown
Arklow Co. Wicklow
Republic of Ireland
Email: jplittle@eircom.net
Paperback: ISBN 978-0-9561920-0-4
price €20, GB £20, US $27; India 400 Rs(including p. & p.)
p. & p. Ireland €4.35; rest of world €5.35

All proceeds to Sadhana Village, Pune, and Udayan, Jaipur.

When Patricia said she intended, well into retirement, to realise an old dream and go to India as a volunteer, the family were sceptical. ‘You’re too old. You’ll get sick’, they said. ‘You’ll get lost.’ But she went anyway, and thrived. And then, two years later, she went again. Patricia’s diaries bring to life the intimate daily involvement in two volunteer projects in rural India, via some of the notable tourist sites. Encounters with some of the more stressful modes of Indian transport bring her up into the Himalayas, and to Sikkim, land of lamas, gompas and sacred lakes. This vivid personal account of an encounter with the vastness of India in all its diversity transports the reader into a world that is at once alien and deeply welcoming. Patricia Little has taught, usually French, at Colleges and Universities in Ghana, Sierra Leone, France, England and Ireland, and has published books on Simone Weil, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, Georges Hardy and Cheikh Hamidou Kane. She and her husband divide their year between Ireland, where their son lives, and a village in France half-way between the Cévennes and the Camargue.

Om Productions Unlimited

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Updates for forthcoming visit from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche:

Evening talks: 20/21/23& 25th May. 7.30 pm.

Venue: Kagyu Samye Dzong,
Kilmainham well House, 56 Inchicore Road, Dublin 8.

7 Points of Mind Training is a well known traditional teaching on the practice of mind training. These talks will give a foundational overview of the Buddhist path, giving advice on how to transform everyday experience into the path of wisdom and awakening.
cost: 18€ per talk.
Places for the evening sessions are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
bookings: Kagyu Samye Dzong. tel. 01 473 7427

Weekend: 23rd/24th May.
Public Talk: Writers Museum Parnell Square. Dublin 1.

The Mind, is Devoid of Mind, the Nature of Mind is Clear Light. What is mind and what is true nature? Rinpoche will speak on this profound topic from the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra.
10.30am - 4.30 pm The Writers Museum, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
cost: 50€ per day.
All welcome, early booking will avoid disappointment.
Chairs will be provided, but if you prefer to sit on a cushion, feel free to bring one. There will be space and the floor is carpeted.

Bookings for all Rinpoche's teachings can now be made through Kagyu Samye Dzong, (click for link to website) Phone no. for enquiries to Ani Tsondru, 01 473 7427.
Cheques payable to Kagyu Buddhism Ireland and posted to KSD, Kilmainham Well House, 56, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8

These talks have been arranged by Bodhicharya Ireland, Kagyu Samye Dzong & Rigpa Ireland .

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

News from Berlin

Rinpoche has just spent a week in his new Centre in Berlin.
Here are some recent photos taken by Francois, of the Bodhicharya centre in Berlin, including the 'laying of the first stone ceremony' of their new temple. Salga, Rinpoche's brother is now there to paint the shrine room. A great thank you to Francois for these photos.

Also from Margaret Richardson of the Rigul Trust, who was also there:

'It was a memorable visit to Bodhicharya Berlin. The setting of the vase of precious mineral etc, that had been blessed in Sikkim, in the base of the site of one of the pillars for the new temple, was blessed again by Rinpoche, Lama Soga, Lama Shenga and a Lama I don't know the name of.
Salga had an exhibition of some of his thankas and gave a talk.
There was a great warmth of welcome among the Berlin sangha. The teachings that Rinpoche gave were on The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra from Rangjung Dorje 3rd Karmapa
I was also very impressed by the hospice work that the sangha are engaged with in the community'.

film of Bodhicharya Meditation Centre, Sikkim

Here's is a short film taken by Bruno when he visited Rinpoche's Meditation and Retreat Centre in Sikkim during December 2006 : click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oui3YJRHLVk

Currently there are 8 people practising here long term, in the 2nd year of a 3 year retreat. There will be an article written by Pat Murphy in the upcoming Rigul Trust Newsletter.
More details of that when it is published.
Rinpoche has initiated the planting of a herb garden here to grow Himalayan Medicinal Plants. We are waiting news from Rahima who has been working on that recently with Rinpoche. The retreat is self funded in part, and in part by the Rigul Trust - but also depends upon donations - of time, money, and energy to enable the supporting projects. We hope to bring further news of this soon, including practical ways to contribute.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

These cards will be available for sale at Rinpoche's Irish teachings.

All proceeds from sales will go to Rigul projects in India and Tibet.

1. Shrine room decoration, Sherab Ling Monastery
Himachal Pradesh.

2. Blue doorway. Sarnath. India

3. Nizam-ud-din's Shrine. Old Delhi, India

4. Green doorway. Sarnath, India.

Cards are standard greeting cards, blank inside. Generously sponsored by the O'Brien Family and printed by Wood Printcraft. Dublin.
Enquiries : contact Annie at bodhicharya.ireland@gmail.com