Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has accepted an invitation to give the lung and some teaching sessions on Sechen Gyaltsap’s text 'The Path of Heroes‘ on 18th – 21st May 2023 inclusive, at Bodhicharya Berlin.
The event will be open to everyone.
The event will take place at Bodhicharya Berlin beginning on Thursday 18th May at 9 am, when Ringu Tulku Rinpoche plans to start reading the lung: it is a long text, and there will be several hours of readings both morning and afternoon on each day. In the evenings Thursday – Saturday, Rinpoche will give teachings on the text. On Sunday 21st there will be two sessions, morning and afternoon, ending at 5 pm. If the lung is complete Rinpoche will also teach in those sessions.
The Path Of Heroes––otherwise known as “A Good Vase of the Nectar of the Deep Teachings of the Mahayana” or “A Good Jar of Honey,” is a commentary by Shechen Gyaltsab Rinpoche, one of the three Lamas of Kham, (the others being Kongtrul Lodro Taye and Sechen Rabjam) on a text called the Seven Essentials of Self Mastery by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje [12century]. Kongtrul Lodro Taye incarnated as Shechen Kongtrul who was also a student of Shechen Gyaltsab and later became Abbot of Sechen Monastery.
The following timetable is provisional and may be adjusted, please check back closer to the time.
09.00 hrs & 16.00hrs CT daily: Lung transmission - times to be confirmed (not on zoom)
1930 hrs CT. 6.30 pm BST Thursday to Saturday: *Teachings on Sechen Gyaltsap's commentary.
Sunday sessions: 10.00hrs & 1500 hrs CT teachings if lung transmission is complete. (not on Zoom)
*The evening & weekend teachings (only) will be transmitted via zoom for those who are unable to attend in person.
A 'lung' is one aspect of transmission given to a student for study and practise of a particular teaching or text. During a lung the whole text is read aloud, usually in Tibetan, giving 'transmission through hearing' to students wishing to study and practise the text. There is usually also an explanation of the context and instructions to practice, a 'tri'. In the Tibetan tradition it is said these aspects may be received if one wishes to get most benefit from studying a particular text.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche received the transmission from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche who received it from Sechen Kongtrul. This is a rare and special opportunity to receive these teachings from him. They will be given in English with German translation. Accommodation: There’s no accommodation at Bodhicharya, but there are plenty of reasonably priced hotels & cafe’s close by.
It will be helpful to know how many will attend, so please register your interest with Maria Huendorf firstname.lastname@example.org and put 'POH transmission‘ in the subject line to receive further updates.
zoomlink for the teachings: Please see Bodhicharya Berlin website
There is no set fee to attend, however we'll make a collection at the weekend for an offering for Rinpoche and Bodhicharya Berlin.
Bodhicharya Centre Address: 25 Kinzigstraße, Friedrichshain, Berlin, 10247 see also bodhicharya.de