Winter Retreat with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche –

Practice and Study Group

14th – 21st December 2020

 

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has very kindly accepted to give a teaching on the “Prayer of Samantabhadra (Kunzang Mönlam)”.

This direct and important text is not only an aspiration prayer, but also a very profound teaching and an introduction to the Dzogchen approach. This Winter Retreat is a rare and precious opportunity to receive these teachings and introduction directly from Rinpoche.

This practice and study group is open to anyone who is attending these online teachings with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. To attend the teachings you will need to sign up here.
 
Throughout the Winter Retreat, Bodhicharya Sangha members from the UK will be hosting a number of practice sessions throughout the day and a study group to reflect on Rinpoche’s daily teachings in the evening. Everyone is welcome to all or any of what is on offer. Please see below for more details, thank you.

 

Time Zone

All times are GMT – UK time, so please adjust accordingly for your time zone if you would like to attend. You can use the Time Zone Converter here to help.

 

Zoom Meeting Details

All of the below sessions (accept Rinpoche’s teachings) can be accessed via the same Zoom link and meeting details here:
 
Zoom Link
https://zoom.us/j/325545986…
Meeting ID: 325 545 986
Password: 025316

 

The Daily Offering

Calm Abiding Meditation
07:30 – 08:30
Silent meditation meeting. Together, we shall practice ‘Shamatha’ (Calm Abiding) meditation. Please feel free to drop in and out if you can’t attend the whole meditation.
 
Breakfast Zoom
08:30 – 09:30
Hang out, catch up and have breakfast with other retreatants over Zoom (breakfast not included, hehe).
 
Chenrezig Practice
10:00 – 10:45
The Chenrezig Practice is the most widely practised Tibetan Buddhist meditation which involves recitation, a visualisation and mantras. It is designed to stabilise the mind in compassion. We will be doing this practice together in Tibetan with English translation. It involves a simple visualisation, reading the text together and reciting the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum”. Through doing this practice, we invoke love and compassion for all sentient beings in the form of Chenrezig, a symbol of the compassion of all Buddhas. All are welcome, no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism required.
 
Medicine Buddha Practice
13:00 – 13:40
The Medicine Buddha Practice we do is a concise Tibetan Buddhist meditation which involves recitation, a visualisation and mantras. It is designed to improve stability and health. It can be done by everybody who has the necessary authorisation.
 
Rinpoche’s Teaching
14:30 –
You need to sign up here to access Rinpoche’s teachings.
 
Calm Abiding Meditation
17:00 – 17:30
Silent meditation meeting. Together, we shall practice ‘Shamatha’ (Calm Abiding) meditation.
 
Reflecting on the Teachings
19:00 – 20:00
An opportunity to discuss and reflect on Rinpoche’s daily teachings together.
 
We look forward to seeing you there and sharing the retreat space together 🙂