Photographs from His Holiness Karmapa's UK visit 2017

Saturday, 25 February 2023

Ringu Tulku will give teachings on The Path of Heroes, a text by Sechen Gyaltsap, in Berlin

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 (not on zoom)

1900 hrs CT. 6 pm BST  Thursday to Saturday: *Teachings on Sechen Gyaltsap's commentary.                

Sunday sessions: 10.00hrs & 1500 hrs CT teachings.       (9 am & 2 pm BST)                   

*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 and put 'POH transmission‘ in the subject line to receive further updates. 

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


Sunday, 1 January 2023

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche's New Year message.

The signs of degenerate times are even clearer.
Effects of war and pandemic continue to torture the whole world.
Extreme weather screams of environmental tragedies.
The future does not look good for this world of ours.
And yet this is no time for us to weaken.
The real solution lies in each of us.
Let us turn the hatred into kindness.
Let us open our eyes to interdependence and realise the futility of disunity and greed.
Let each of us light a lamp of wisdom and compassion in our hearts.
And turn this world of ours into a paradise of kindness and harmony.
No one else - only each one of us can do this.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year of healing, harmony and helping each other with courage, confidence and clarity.

Ringu Tulku

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

News just in : Rinpoche will visit Ireland at the end of October.

We look forward to welcoming Ringu Tulku Rinpoche once more to Ireland at the end of the month. He will be teaching at Kagyu Samye Dzong in Dublin each evening 24-26th October,  Palpung Ireland (Banteer) Thursday 27th* visiting Glendalough Sanctuaryand teaching at Dzogchen Beara, Co Cork 28th - 31st October.  

*The talk at Palpung Ireland will take place at  "Culturlann Newmarket " -  (Culture Centre Newmarket) Co  Cork. P51D854.  bookings can be made by emailing

Due to such short notice the full programme is not yet available, so please use the links above for information and bookings.

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: