Sunday, 20 April 2014

Visit to Germany of His Holiness 17th Karmapa. Tickets for Berlin Events Available

The global response to the European visit of His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje the 17th Karmapa has been overwhelming,  tickets for Nurburgring sold out within a few hours. There may be returns, so if you have been disappointed please check back to the website occasionally. There is still seating available for the Berlin events. The new teaching on June 6th, Mind Training, is not included in the 5 day season ticket, it has been added in response to demand and tickets must be bought separately. See the Karmapa Germany Website for details of seating and pricing. Seating is allocated only for the section/block you have paid for, there are no individual seat allocations. The Estrel Hotel, as part of the Convention Centre in Berlin, is offering twin rooms at a great reduced rate for those attending the conference. If you would like to avail of the offer, you can email for the booking code. If you would like to receive regular updates please sign up to the newsletter on the German website.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Rinpoche visit to Dublin in May cancelled

We are sorry to let you know that  Ringu Tulku regrets that due to pressures elsewhere he has to cancel his  visit to Dublin - originally planned for 5th - 9th May 2014.
Rinpoche will however visit Dzogchen Beara in West Cork on the weekend 9th - 11th May, where he will be talking (topically) about 'Living with Uncertainty and Change'.
Bookings can be made through their website.
If you are not able to attend the teachings of His Holiness 17th Karmapa in Germany, there will be an opportunity to see Rinpoche at the Bodhicharya Summercamp close to  Porto,  from 14th - 21st July this year. A lovely venue and very relaxed atmosphere, and of course he will be leading the French Kagyu Monlam in Paris over Easter weekend. Rinpoche will also teach on the 4 Seals of Mahamudra over  the first weekend in May at Kagyu Samye Dzong,  London.
If you would like to go further afield to see him, there's plans afoot for the US later in the year.  We will keep you posted!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. Dublin 2014

Bodhicharya Ireland are really please to let you know that Rinpoche's programme for Dublin KSD continues with teachings on the 'Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones', a commentary by the great Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche on a 19th century teaching by Patrul Rinpoche, who was himself a wondering yogi who spent much of his life living in caves and trying not to be recognised. He wrote many important texts during his life, this is one of those. As the name implies, 'The Heart Treasure' is a set of teachings that, although written 150 years ago,  can be applied in very practical ways to help guide us through these difficult times of the 21st century.  Ringu Tulku has taught from a number of important but unpublished texts by Patrul Rinpoche, and the Bodhicharya Publications team are working to help make these accessible to a greater audience.

The Lantern Hospitality Centre
One of the aims of Bodhicharya Ireland has been to help facilitate meetings and exchange with communities of other faiths, and we are delighted to announce that Rinpoche will be hosted by The Lantern Centre, 15 Synge St., Dublin 8 (formerly Synge St. School) for an evening of talk and discussion on 'Forming Communities of Compassion'.  The Lantern Centre is a community forum in the heart of Dublin that hosts extensive arts and multicultural cultural events as well as interfaith groups in ongoing dialogue.  Everyone is welcome to listen and/or participate.  Minimum cover charge €5, and donations can also be offered to Rinpoche's personal charity The Rigul Trust, which supports children's welfare and education in Rigul, his monastery and birthplace in Tibet.
Venue : 15 Synge Street, Dublin 8   -  Monday 5th May - 7 pm.

Friday, 4 April 2014


We're delighted to confirm that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will be visiting Ireland very soon, he'll teach at  Dublin Kagyu Samye Dzong during the week 5th - 8th May, and Dzogchen Beara, West Cork on the weekend  9th - 11th May. As we already mentioned on this blog, this year Rinpoche in his role as Chairperson for Karmapa Foundation Europe and for Bodhicharya Germany, is organising to bring His Holiness 17th Karmapa to Kamalashila and Berlin for two weeks at the end May and early June.  This requires changes in Rinpoche's usual schedules, and sadly his time with us Ireland will be restricted. It will not be possible for the weekend teachings normally hosted by Bodhicharya at Kilmainham Hilton to go ahead.  When the Irish programme is confirmed we'll post the details here.