Monday, 25 May 2015

Navan Retreat in July - places available

Donal discussing a text with Ringu Tulku, Bodhicharya Meditation Centre, Sikkim.
Several  places have become available on the annual retreat with Donal Creedon at An Tobar, Navan, Ireland 4-11th July 2015.

The topic, On Being Hurt, will focus on dealing with difficulties and discovering freedom from a Mahamudra perspective.  The week will include periods of silence, personal study, sitting and walking meditation practise, dialogue, and, most importantly,  really excellent vegetarian food.....
Accommodation is in individual rooms. The venue, An Tobar, is set in beautiful wooded grounds beside a lake, not far from the sacred hill of Tara.Please click on this link for details.

About Dónal
Dónal Creedon studied and practiced with Buddhist masters of the Kagyu practice lineage in Europe as well as in India and Nepal. This involved many years of intense retreat.
He also spent a number of years at the Krishnamurti Centre in Varanasi as resident Buddhist scholar. Thus the radical inquiry of Krishnamurti informs his approach.
He is currently involved in leading retreats in a number of countries.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Rigul Trust Disaster Fund - please give for nuns in Nepal

 Since the great quake on 25th April 2015 much of the world has focussed on Nepal and made essential contributions, through the help of NGO's, monasteries and charitable organisations in areas that are barely reachable, slowly bringing supplies and aid into the vast areas of mountainy terrain that are accessible only on foot, perhaps after days of walking.  There are many such places that have not yet received help because they are so remote.  One such place that has not yet received aid is a nunnery with 200 inhabitants: their needs will go on for a long time, so perhaps you may consider this group in the future when you are able to help again.  Please see below from Rinpoche and the Rigul Trust

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Rigul Trust have been asked to a help village in very remote Nepal, near the Tibetan border which is only accessible by helicopter. There are 200 nuns and staff in urgent need of shelter, food and medicines. The monastery and nunnery there has been completely destroyed by the earthquake.

The monsoon rains will be arriving within the next few weeks and urgent need is to get provisions, tents, sheds, food and medicines to them.

Rigul Trust has a Disaster/Emergency Fund at with a Donate page. Any help you can give then would of such great benefit.. Some nuns were buried under the rubble, some were injured and one died. The cost of hiring a helicopter is very expensive and only takes 4 people to help rebuild their community in this emergency situation. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.
With best wishes and great gratitude
on behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees at Rigul Trust, 

Margaret Richardson - - Tel:+44 (0)23 8046 2926
Patron: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche UK registered charity no.1124076

Saturday, 2 May 2015