Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Rinpoche has a dedicated page on the Shambhala Publications website

Shambhala Publications have given Ringu Tulku Rinpoche a dedicated page with links to Bodhicharya on their website coinciding with the publication last summer of  'Confusion Arises as Wisdom'.

This book is the result of a series of teachings that Rinpoche gave across Europe on 'Gampopa's Teachings on the Great Assembly' over a number of visits, including here in Ireland. It was edited by Ann Helm, who also worked very closely with Ringu Tulku to translate and edit his book on Rimé, also available from Shambhala.

"The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the freedom that comes from perceiving the emptiness of all phenomena—teachings known collectively by the name Mahamudra—are presented here with remarkable clarity through commentary on a twelfth-century text. The text is "Gampopa's Great Teachings to the Assembly," by Gampopa, the foremost disciple of the legendary figure Milarepa and founder of Tibetan Buddhism's Kagyu school. The commentary is by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a contemporary teacher of deep learning and profound practice with a remarkable gift for presenting these traditional teachings in a way that is accessible to Western hearts and minds. 
Gampopa in his teaching combined the general Mahayana teachings he received from the Kadampa tradition of Atisha with the quintessential Vajrayana teachings, which he received from his teacher, Milarepa. These became the basis of the Kagyu lineage teachings that he founded. This particular text, which includes both Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings, is representative of the classic teachings of the Kagyu tradition in general". 

Nikko Odiseos Director of Shambhala Publications, wrote to Rinpoche prior to the launch of 'Confusion Arises as Wisdom'  :
'I also wanted to reach out and say how excited we are about Confusion Arises as Wisdom coming out soon.  Your editor, Dave O’Neil, who has been at Shambhala nearly a quarter century was raving – much more than usual – about how wonderful it is and the clarity of your presentation.' 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Rinpoche's Dublin visit

Rinpoche arrived on Wednesday morning and has been giving some inspired teachings on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's volume 'The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones'  (Good at the Beginning, Good in the Middle, Good at the End) to a full house at Dublin Samye Dzong.  He has also been busy giving interviews to various Irish media sources on the benefits of meditation. An interview on the Sean Moncrieff show on Thursday's News Talk Radio was well received,   and last night's  delivered a nice article on the topic, in time for this afternoon's public talk on the benefits of meditation starting at 2.30 in the Hilton Kilmainham - which is beside the back entrance to IMMA and close to the Kilmainham Gaol Museum.   Bus no 79 stops outside the door, or it's a short walk from Luas stop at Suir Road. Please come early to be sure of a seat. Doors open at 2 pm.
See last posts below for details.