Every Monday close to the underground line is a group meditation in the Shambhala lineage. Short meditation instructions will be given in the Samatha-Vipassana method, and extra guidence is available on request. Those who have their own meditation method already are welcome to go along and join in the group sitting.
In late October and November there will be some extra activities after the regular sitting for those who can stay longer. The short 20 minute long video’s that will be shown of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche are in preparation for the visit of this venerable teacher to Bangkok probably in late November. Several events will be arranged with him both by us and by the Thousand Stars Tibetan group, so this is a chance to look at some of his teachings in advance of meeting Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in person (brief Bio below)
- Monday 27th October – Shambhala meditation preceded by guided yoga practice with instuctor Claude Brina, incorporating 10 minutes of simple yoga asanas that aid setting the mind ready for meditation.
- Monday 3rd November – Shambhala meditation followed by a 20 minute DVD teaching by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche “Living without fear or anger“
- Monday 10th November – Shambhala meditation followed by a 20 minute DVD teaching by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche “Dharma the path and the goal“
- Monday17th November – Shambhala meditation followed by a 20 minute DVD interview with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche by our very own Andy, from 2004.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche. He took his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India and has served as Professor of Tibetology in Sikkim for 17 years. His doctoral thesis was on the Ecumenical Movement in Tibet.
Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and Meditation at more than 50 Universities, Institutes and Buddhist Centers in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. He also participates in various interfaith dialogues. He authored several books on Buddhism as well as some children’s books both in Tibetan and European languages.
He founded Bodhicharya, an international organization that coordinates the worldwide activities to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings, to promote intercultural dialogues and educational & social projects.