Photographs from His Holiness Karmapa's UK visit 2017

Friday, 25 February 2022

 A Prayer for peace

By Ringu Tulku Rinpoche (in Tibetan, English and German).

ཕན་ཚུན་བྱམས་པའི་སེམས་དང་ལྡན་གྱུར་ཅིག། །།

By the blessings of Enlightened and Compassionate ones,
By the power of my positive actions of three times,
And my prayers of pure aspiration,
May wars, conflicts, epidemics
And all other maladies dissolve in this world,
And may the earth and all who live on this earth enjoy the abundance of wellbeing,
May all learn to live lovingly with each other.

Durch den Segen von Erleuchteten und Mitfühlenden,
Durch die Kraft meiner positiven Handlungen aus drei Zeiten,
und meine reinen Wunschgebete,
Mögen Kriege, Konflikte, Epidemien
Und alle anderen Leiden in dieser Welt sich auflösen,
Und möge die Erde und alle die auf dieser Erde leben
die Fülle des Wohlergehens genießen,
Mögen alle lernen, liebevoll miteinander zu leben.

Bodhicharya e.V. Berlin, 24 February 2022

Sunday, 12 September 2021

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Vivid Awareness - 
Khenpo Gangshar’s guidance on using difficulties as the path of Dharma practice.

Monday 13th - Saturday 18th September 2021 


Monday, September 13 to Friday, September 17:
from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (CEST) each day

Saturday, September 18:
from 10:00 to 11:00 am and 7:00 to 8:00 pm (CEST)
Register Here

Sunday, 8 August 2021

All information on the Bodhicharya Ireland Retreat with Donal Creedon 13th - 21st August 2021 can be found on the above link.  In earlier times this has been an annual residential retreat held in Ireland. For the time of Covid-19 we have moved onto zoom and invite students of Donal to join us. There will be a limit to the number of participants that can be facilitated, and a wait list will be made should the retreat be oversubscribed. In the case of your need to cancel please email to notify us so that another person can be given a place.  Thank you.

Sunday, 11 July 2021


Dealing with Life, Death and Beyond – Online Summer Camp 2021

By Wangdu on Jul 08, 2021 09:35 pm

Summer Camp 2021

Bardos, Phowa and Thukdam.

23rd – 27th July 2021

Dealing with the different stages of this life and beyond, into the next, is a precious skill for a Buddhist practitioner. If we can use life and death as opportunities for transformation and spiritual growth, we can make the most of this human life.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has kindly agreed to teach on this most essential topic for five days, from 23rd to the 27th of July. There will be live simultaneous translations into French, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Like last year, due to the Corona virus outbreak, this year’s Bodhicharya Summer Camp will still be happening via Zoom. Rinpoche has kindly agreed to teach online for five days. There will be a session a day, with time for questions and answers too.

Like every year, the online Summer Camp will be accessible to everyone, even to those who do not have a deep knowledge of the Buddhist path and did not attend previous years’ sessions.

Click the link below to find out more and register:

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Today we join Ringu Tulku in sending birthday wishes to Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. May you be well and your retreat be of benefit. We look forward to the time when our paths can once again cross with yours. 

Birthday wishes for His Holiness Karmapa’s 36th birthday

I and all the followers of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje in Europe celebrate his 36th Birthday on the 26th of June. May he live long and turn the wheel of dharma to help countless beings. May all the obstacles to his health and activities be completely cleared so that he will be able to bring great benefit to the whole world. May all our prayers and good wishes, that we earnestly offer, be effortlessly accomplished.

Ringu Tulku 
Sikkim, 25 June 2020

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Calling all Writers, Poets, Musicians, Filmmakers, Hillwalkers, Sea Swimmers, Painters, Photographers, Birdwatchers

                                  Image clipping  from 'The Boy, Tthe Mole, The Fox and The Horse'. by Charley Mackesy, Ebury Press

Please consider bringing your thoughts, images and stories to Many Roads e-magazine. 
 Many Roads was established as a virtual hub for the Bodhicharya Community  to share dharma related activity––whatever your medium for creative expression––to the attention of others who may or not be like minded, but are potentially kindred souls travelling a path for the betterment of all.  
It is compiled and edited by Albert Harris who is now collecting and collating articles and images for the next publication  Many Roads welcomes anyone who is interested, all are invited to contribute and read what might inspire and help other people on the road, regardless of background or belief. 
So if the mountains or wildlife instil you with a sense of wonder, or if lockdown has given you fresh insight into life (and death); if you have had an experience or heard a dharma teaching that might give others hope or help their engagement with what has been a truly challenging year, or if you have something that will purely and simply entertain us, please send your article, or image, or recipe, or video link, or book/film review) to Albert. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 14th March 2021 

Hi everyone. 
I'm compiling articles for the next edition of Many Roads for Bodhicharya. Submissions   can be made under the following titles: Personal Stories; Fiction/Creative Writing; Poetry; Recipes; Video Links; Humour; Reviews of Music, Poetry, Literature, Film, etc. If you would like to be published in the next edition, please send articles to: (or to my personal email) The deadline for articles is Sunday March 14
Albert Harris

On the Western [Gregorian] Calendar] Friday 12th February marked the first day of the Tibetan and Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Ox,  traditionally considered to be  bring calmness and stability,  to be welcomed following the turbulence of 2020.  In the previous post, Rinpoche offers reminders in his aspiration prayer to set the focus of the mind on effortless harmony and peace, love and joy  - the ultimate objective of dharma practice, as in The Four Immeasurables. 

Rinpoche will begin a new series of teachings on the Bodhisattvas Way of life, the Bodhicharyavatara, on Thursday February 18th, summarising the 10 chapters in weekly sessions until July. The series is free but a donation can be made if you wish, to Tibet House, who are hosting the event. Please click on the link for details. The teachings will also be made available on the Bodhicharya Archive.

There will be more teachings from HH 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, on the life of the 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje starting on Monday, 15th February, daily for one month until 14th March and details of those can be found here.   

For regular updates of Ringu Tulku's teachings schedule, and more, please visit and sign up to receive information via email.