Photographs from His Holiness Karmapa's UK visit 2017

Friday 19 January 2024

A New Year aspiration

May the year 2024 start with auspiciousness.
May it be auspicious in the beginning, middle and end. 
May it start auspiciously with the motivation of kindness, love and equality in every heart. 
May there be auspiciousness of friendship, respect and wisdom in the mind of all the beings. 
May there be auspiciousness of peace, prosperity and genuine happiness in the life of each and every individual in the universe as the result.

Ringu Tulku

Rinpoche is currently in Bodhgaya attending the Kagyu Monlam presided over this year by HE Tai Situ Rinpoche.  The Dalai Lama is also in Bodhgaya and Ringu Tulku expressed his delight at receiving a  precious blessing from His Holiness this week.

He says:  'Today I had an audience with HH the Dalai Lama. He was so very kind to me. He took my head and touched his heart.
Ringu Tulku, Bodhgaya, 15.01.2024'

Tuesday 20 June 2023

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche visit to Dublin 27th & 28th June 2023


 Visit to Minh Tam Pagoda, Coolock, Dublin
We are very happy to welcome Ringu Tulku once again to Dublin next week, and delighted to announce his first visit to the Vietnamese Minh Tam Pagoda on Tuesday 27th June from 11 am to 3 pm, when he will be given a tour of the new temple and give a teaching on Amitabha Practice. The invitation from the Vietnamese sangha is open to all Bodhicharya Ireland members and anyone else interested. There is no need to book and this event is free. Details and directions are here. 

Public Talk Dublin City Centre 
On Wednesday evening Rinpoche will give an introduction to the meaning and practise of Vajrasattva, [Tib. Dorje Sempa]. 7.30 - 9 pm.
Venue: Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 at the junction with Kildare Street, opposite the Dail. It can be easily reached via the Luas in Dawson St. stop or any bus along Nassau Street or St Stevens' Green.

Doors open 7.00pm – please be seated before 7.25pm 

Suggested donation €20.00 (card payments can be accepted).   

This year the Dublin visit will be over two days, slightly shorter than in previous years, due to the temporary closure of KSDD.   Numbers will be limited, if you have made a booking through KSDD and wish to attend this public talk instead, please come early, as we should like to try to honour your registration for the public talk at Buswells Hotel. 

Bodhicharya Ireland is a not for profit organisation and we rely on  donations to cover costs of Rinpoche's visit.  

Thursday 29th June – Rinpoche will Teach at Palpung Ireland Buddhist Centre, Banteer, Co Cork

Friday 30th June - Sunday 2nd July – Dzogchen Beara, Co Cork

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Irish Retreat with Donal Creedon

Donal Creedon will lead the annual Bodhicharya Ireland retreat in Tullow, Co Carlow, Ireland 1st - 7th September 2023 inclusive.     Donal has spent many years studying with eminent masters of meditation, in Buddhist and other traditions, and has spent twelve years in enclosed retreat. Between the years 2002-2005 he was resident scholar at the Krishnamurti Institute in Varanasi, India  and has subsequently facilitated seminars and dialogue in Krishnamurti centres both in India and the UK. His easy and accessible style of presentation and vast knowledge of the field make Donal very popular with practitioners of all traditions.

For many years he has facilitated meditation retreats in Ireland and the UK as well as mainland Europe and Africa. This year's Irish retreat will be a little shorter than usual due to greater demand for the venue, so we begin on the evening Friday 1st September and finish Thursday 7th September 2023 after lunch.

We have a few places left – click on this Link for all the details; several standard and ensuite rooms are still available. 
Please register your interest and room preference to and wait for confirmation – we will then request a deposit to confirm your place.  
Do not transfer a deposit  until you hear from us.  


Wednesday 26 April 2023

Rinpoche's visit to Ireland 2023 slight change of programme.

There have been some changes to the programme for Ringu's Visit to Dublin.

 June 27th  + Wednesday June 28th 2023

Tuesday 27th June  

Rinpoche will teach on the practice of Amitabha at the Vietnamese Temple in Coolock at the invitation of Abbott Venerable Thích Phước Huệ and the Vietnamese Buddhist Community in Ireland.The visit will begin with a tour of the temple at 11am. Teachings will be at approximately 1.30pm-3 pm  on Tuesday, 27th June    

Everyone is very welcome to attend, and the event is free.  

Address: Minh Tâm Pagoda, Unit 6, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Coolock, Dublin 17.  Details can be found on the link above. 

Wednesday 28th June

Teachings on the Practice of Vajrasattva

Buswells Hotel, Molesworth St Dublin 2. 

Georgian Room, Ground floor

7.30 - 9 pm

Suggested donation €20.00 for the evening.

doors open 7 pm.  

All are welcome.

There will not be a teaching on Monday 26th.

Thursday June 29th, 2023 

Ireland - Banteer, West Cork

Location:  Palpung Ireland Buddhist Centre, Banteer, Co. Cork, Ireland

Friday June 30th - Sunday July 2nd 

Dzogchen Beara, Garranes, Allihies, Co. Cork, P75 C670, Ireland


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 - 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 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


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.