Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Bodhicharya Britain Centre Update

Karma Rinchen has been discussing the potential for a Bodhicharya Britain  Centre (BBC) in the UK, the plan is to find central location  to create a base for Rinpoche when he comes to these Islands as well  as a residential centre and 'meet and retreat place'  for UK & Irish Sangha.  Rinchen plans to travel with Ringu Tulku and proposes meetings with interested parties along the way. Please see Rinchen's  mail below, and if you are interested to support  the project in any way, and would available to attend a meeting with Rinchen  between 21st - 24th June while he is in Dublin, please email Bodhicharya Ireland  and we'll do our best to choose a time that can include you. If that is not possible this time, more details on the project and a contact address can be found here

Invitation from Karma Rinchen

I am currently in Sikkim but hoping to attend all of Rinpoche's June meetings in UK and Ireland (excepting Dzogchen Beara) and so looking forward to meeting those interested in this venture to establish a Bodhicharya Centre in the UK.
So I should be in London, Oxford, Southampton,Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as Dublin, Minehead and Samye Ling.  
I'm planning on giving a brief talk at each of these meetings outlining our current proposals and seeing what interest and support there is in the Bodhicharya sangha at this time. 
At the end of Rinpoche's 2012 visit, in Samy Ling, I will ask if he thinks we have enough interest and support to make a start on this.  If he thinks so, the first thing we would do would be to register a Bodhicharya charity with the UK charity commissioners.  After that we would be in a position to start fund raising and perhaps even looking for property.
So I look forward to meeting with you soon.
With best wishes

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Kalu Yoga weekend

Lama Tsultrim with some of the Kalu Yoga study group

Lama Tsultrim and his attendant Ani Palmo presented some simple yet deeply profound teachings during the two days last weekend near Greystones in Co Wicklow. There were twelve participants, including Ani Sherab Tso, from Glasgow. Unfortunately the low temperatures kept us indoors, but thanks to Lama Tsultrim's enthusiasm and relaxed attitude, we were given a wonderfully clear introduction to the Nangpé yogas as taught by Kalu Rinpoche. His experience and erudite transmission of the teachings were very much appreciated by us all, and the instructions went way beyond those of the physical movements. The yogas can be done regularly as an aid to meditation as needed, or on their own as a complete practice. The weekend participants plan to continue to meet and practice together and look forward very much to Lama Tsultrim's next visit.

More updates coming soon on the visit of Ringu Tulku from 20th - 24th June.

Lama Tsultrim is founder of  Bodhicharya France which has its base at the retreat centre in Lusse, in the Vosges dept. of Lorraine  under the spiritual direction of Ringu Tulku. The centre welcomes all those wishing to make short or long term retreats. Please see the link above for details.