Monday, 16 May 2016

RINGU TULKU'S IRISH VISIT 2016

Illustration: the Prince Siddartha is tempted by the Maras, prior to his enlightenment. Sakya Temple Painting Bodhgaya.

May 21st in the Buddhist calendar is Wesak, which carries three auspicious events in one, celebrating the birth of the Buddha in Lumbini, His enlightenment at the age of 35 in Bodhgaya, after years of austerity and practise; and also marking His death at the age of 84, in Kushinagar, Northern India surrounded by many disciples. 

Ringu Tulku has shared a message below noting the importance of this day for all Buddhists: 

'I WISH YOU ALL A VERY AUSPICIOUS VESAK DAY. THE DAY ON WHICH BUDDHA WAS BORN, BECAME ENLIGHTENED AND PASSED AWAY. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE BUDDHISTS. IN TIBETAN WE CALL IT SAGA DAWA.  EVERY THREE YEARS OR SO THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN BUDDHIST CALENDARS COME TOGETHER AND 2016 IS ONE SUCH AUSPICIOUS YEAR.
MAY ALL BEINGS BE KIND TO EACH OTHER, 
RINGU TULKU'

We are also really happy to announce that following the visit to Europe of His Holiness 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, (starting this week in Switzerland and ending on June 6th In Paris, tickets are still available, please see link and previous posts),  Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will be teaching in Dublin KSD and Dzogchen Beara, West Cork.  
In Dublin, he has been invited to continue his teachings of previous years on the  'Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones' by Dza Patrul Rinpoche, a mendicant whose preferred shelter was a cave, preferred nickname was 'Old Dog', who was a master of dzogchen and one of the greatest known teachers in 19th century Tibet.  The talks  will take place each evening 20th - 23rd June inclusive, from 7.30 - 9 pm.  Interviews with Rinpoche can be arranged through Alison at  info@buddhism.ie Please see the website for more information.
Rinpoche will also be teaching at Dzogchen Beara in West Cork, on the weekend of 24th - 26th June, and will be teaching from his recent publication 'Dealing with Emotions'.

For anyone still thinking about coming to hear Jetsun Khandro this weekend at DzB there are still a few places available.