Happy New Year


We are all gathered in Bodhgaya,
The Karmapa and thousands of us.
We pray here day and night;
We resolve to work towards our aspirations:

May each of us help all beings.
That we may free them from all problems.
That we may bring them lasting and true happiness.
That we can share all our good fortune with all beings.
That peace may prevail over all the world.
That all violence and atrocities may end at once.
That all beings may be kind to each other.

There is a presence of kindness.
There is a feeling of peace.
There is a joyful atmosphere.
This is, to me, the most wonderful celebration.
A celebration of peace, joy and kindness towards all, and each other.

I celebrate the New Year with these aspirations.
Let us all celebrate the New Year with these aspirations.

Happy New Year 2015

Ringu Tulku


Second French Kagyu Monlam



On Easter week-end, Rinpoche will preside over the second French Kagyu Monlam in Paris and teach on the Eight Verses for Training the Mind.

Interview with Ringu Tulku

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche interviewed in Totnes, Devon, UK Summer 2012.


Bodhicharya Berlin

Here’s a nice little film about Bodhicharya Berlin. It is German only for the time being but it should give you a pretty good idea of why this place is so special.

Bodhicharya Berlin needs your help to develop more have a look here for how you can help.

Lazy Lama


Today Aku or Uncle who traveled with Rinpoche for many years passed away in Gangtok, Sikkim, India.


Uncle looking at birds in Siliguri in 2006.

Here’s Rinpoche’ statement:

This is to inform you that my uncle Thondup Dorjee passed away today the Full moon day at 5 pm Indian time at the age of 90. He had some yogurt and some milk about half an hour before and also took one Karmapa black pill. He did not seem to be in any kind of pain or discomfort. Then he seem to go to sleep and after sometime when mother looked to see if he needed anything he was no more. He was sleeping on his right side. It was like going to sleep. I have already informed HH the Gyalwang Karmapa, H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche, H.E. Goshir Gyaltsap Rinpoche, Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, Bod Tulku Rinpoche and Lachung Rinpoche who was kind enough to come and do prayers. We have monks from Chorten Monastery and Rumtek monastery already doing practices. The monks in Rigul Monastery in Tibet are also informed. We will continue to inform and ask prayers from Rinpoches and Monasteries of course starting from HH the Dalai Lama.

He was very happy to visit many of the countries in the west and continued to talk about his pleasant times there. Please pray for his smooth transit and that he will be able to continue his Bodhisattva activities in a grand way. Kindly inform people who might like to know.

Thank you,
Ringu Tulku

Winter Retreat in Berlin, January 2013

We are happy to announce that the 1st Bodhicharya Winter retreat will take place in Bodhicharya Berlin from January 3rd to 7th 2013.


As announced by Rinpoche the retreat is organized as a fundraiser for the building of the new temple in Berlin.


Ringu Tulku will teach from a text taken from the 108 Instructions of Jonang.
The 108 Instructions of Jonang is a collection of the pith instructions of all the lineages that came from India to Tibet. This collection was put together by Kunga Drolchok (1507-1566) and Jetsun Taranatha (1575-1634).

The retreat will have a limited capacity. Registration will open on September 1st. More details about the retreat and the registration procedure will be posted here soon.