Marion died suddenly on 29th April. She was a valued member of the Bodhicharya publications team. We wish to share two beautiful poems that Marion wrote whilst on retreat at Bodhicharya Meditation centre in 2010 and also Ringu Tulku’s message:
“I am sad to hear the news of the sudden demise of Marion Knight. She had so much to do but still wanted to help. This is another reminder to us all that life is uncertain and we need to appreciate our life and live each day as well as we can. I pray for her smooth transition and good rebirth. I also pray and wish well for all her family and friends with whom we remember her together.”
The Light of Empowerment
esoteric sky dancer
your subtle trajectory
the timeless space
of my mind’s eye
oh! rainbow warrior!
your shining orb
atoms of light
in a glorious display
and your after-image
hanging like incense
in the clear night sky
Dakini Sky Dancer
Inspired by a shooting star
Bodhicharya Retreat Centre
31 Oct 2010
Written by Marion during the Sikkim retreat 2010 to read to Ringu Tulku on the last day.
Of Heavenly Skyscapes
landsliding into vibrant verdant
waterfalls of heart-flooding synergy
tear-cleansing eye-running colours
of light dissolving into thunderous
ear-roaring rivers overflowing
onto shallow banks strewn
with monumental boulders
gravestones of abandonment
impermanence washed downstream
on a short history of ideas
flotsam ghosts are we
crossing bridging suspending
the rushing waters of thought
entering into the stillness
of the hidden cave
encountering the void
as the mind.
After his US tour, Rinpoche is back in Europe and returned to Berlin on Monday May 6th, 2013. He taught at Rigpa for one night and then spent three days in Bodhicharya.
At his “home” in Berlin, Rinpoche gave teachings on Karma in a fully packed gompa.
He had lunch with the sangha.
Meetings were also held to prepare the annual general assembly that took place on May 8th, to organise fundraising and to plan the next winter retreat to be held in Bodhicharya Berlin in February 2014.
After Berlin, Rinpoche will travel to Hamburg, Vienna and Huttenried before flying back to India. The Summer leg of his European tour will start in Southampton on June 15th 2013. See Rinpoche’s travel schedule for more details.
Dear friends and Students,
We have now added most of the dates for Rinpoche’s 2013 Travel Schedule. There are some more dates to be added once they are confirmed. If you are interested in attending one of these events please use the contact link shown in the details.
You can see the Travel Schedule here.
Don’t forget, if you use iCal or another digital calendar, you can get these events automatically added to your calendar as they are individually published. Just follow the instructions at the bottom of the Travel Schedule page
The Directors of Crane Kalman Gallery invite you to the Exhibition ‘BEHIND THE PICTURE’. Paintings and Narrative by Simone Sandelson.
Friday 15th March – Saturday 6th April 2013
Proceeds from sale of giclée prints will be donated to The Rigul Trust and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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(Image: ‘Prostrations’ by Simone Sandelson).
A new childrens kindle book, by Tsering Paldron, is now available via the Amazon Store. It contains a foreword by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and illustrations by Cécile Eyen.
The book, called ‘The adventures of Tashi, the tibetan cricket’, is available in English, French and German. It can also be found in other e-book formats here.
It is also available in iTunes.
Wednesday 19th June – Tuesday 25th June
This retreat is open to all, new and long-term students, interested in spending some time in this beautiful natural setting, receiving teaching on Buddhism and meditation.
Holy Isle is situated off the Scottish coast, a little north of Glasgow. [click to continue…]
We hope that you are well and joyful.
We are very grateful, appreciative and rejoice at the kindness, generosity and help given to Ringu Tulku’s enlightenend projects through Rigul Trust and bring you news of Rigul, Kham, Tibet with this edition of the Trust 2013 Newsletter.
There are regular updates on Bodhicharya Communities Rigul Trust page, Rigul Trust blog www.rigultrust.wordpress.com and information on www.rigultrust.org.
Wishing you all the very best.
Be happy, be joyful, go well,
Trustee of Rigul Trust
As many of you will know, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche was born in Rigul, Kham , Tibet, and he is still the Abbot and director of Rigul monastery. Through many difficult years, Rinpoche has had to operate from afar, in a position of exile in India. Students, friends and family worldwide have helped Rinpoche to realise his dream of restoring his monastery, the teaching shedra, providing a health clinic and school for all the people of Rigul and for people coming from many miles around.
Here is a very moving account of daily life in Rigul by Shannon Lui, who visited Rigul last October. [click to continue…]