Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche (Tib. རི་མགུལ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་, Wyl. ri mgul sprul sku), Karma Tsultrim Gyurmé Trinlé (ཀརྨ་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་འགྱུར་མེད་ཕྲིན་ལས་, kar+ma tshul khrims 'gyur med phrin las) (b.1952) was born in Kham Lingtsang, in east Tibet, and recognised by His Holiness the sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa as the incarnation of one of the tulkus of Ringu monastery, a Kagyüpa monastery in his home province. He studied with some of the most distinguished khenpos of the Nyingma and Kagyü traditions and received teachings from many outstanding masters, including Thrangu Rinpoche, Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoche and the Gyalwang Karmapa. He was also a close disciple of Khenpo Tsöndrü. In 1975 he was awarded the title of Khenpo, and in 1983 the title of Lopön Chenpo. Since 1990, he has been travelling and teaching in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. He is the author of a number of books on Buddhism, as well as children’s books in both Tibetan and European languages. Rinpoche is extremely knowledgeable and with his excellent command of the English language, he is able to transmit the most complicated teachings in a remarkably accessible way, infused with his characteristic warmth and sense of humour.
He is the founder of Bodhicharya, an international organization that coordinates his worldwide activities to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings, to promote intercultural dialogues as well as educational and social projects.
Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha
- Dzogchen Beara, 1992, visits Dzogchen Beara centre
- Lerab Ling, 1992, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche explains mind according to Madhyamaka philosophy
- Lerab Ling, March 1994, 'Meditation and Action'
- Mt. Madonna Retreat Centre in Watsonville, CA, US autumn retreat, November 1994
- June 1996, a series of teachings in London on Madhyamaka and meditation
- Lerab Ling, 10-14 August 1996, teaches on the text Notes on Kyerim and Dzogrim by Do Khyentse
- Dzogchen Beara, July 1997, 'Awakening the Heart of Enlightened Mind'.
- Rigpa centres around the world, 1997-2001, teaches on chapters 1-9 of the Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva
- Paris, Rigpa centre, Levallois, 23-24 May 2001, 'Mindfulness In Everyday Life'
- Dzogchen Beara, Ireland, 31 May-3 June 2002, the Four Noble Truths
- Lerab Ling, Rigpa Shedra West, 2002, teaches on Mipham Rinpoche’s Wheel of Analytical Meditation
- Lerab Ling, Rigpa Shedra West, 2004, teaches on Shantarakshita’s Madhyamakalankara using the commentary of Mipham Rinpoche
- Lerab Ling, Rigpa Shedra West, 2005, continues and finishes his teaching on Shantarakshita’s Madhyamakalankara using the commentary of Mipham Rinpoche.
- Pharping, Nepal, Rigpa Shedra East, 9 February 2007, answers a series of questions from shedra students. Download the teaching: MP3
- Pharping, Nepal, Rigpa Shedra East, 5 March 2008, answers a series of questions from shedra students
- Kathmandu, 23 February 2010, answers a series of questions from shedra students.
- Lerab Ling, Rigpa Shedra West, 14-16 May 2010, An Instruction on the View of the Mahayana Clarifying the Two Truths  by Patrul Rinpoche.
- Lerab Ling, 6-12 June 2015, overview of the Bodhicharyavatara
- Lerab Ling, 7-12 May 2016, Bodhicharyavatara, Chapter 5
- Dzogchen Beara, 26-28 May 2017, The Four Seals
- Lerab Ling, 10-15 June 2017, Bodhicharyavatara, Chapter 6
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 24 May 2018, Buddhistische Ethik – ein nicht dogmatischer Ansatz (Buddhist Ethics)
- Lerab Ling, 19-24 June 2018, Bodhicharyavatara, Chapter 7
- Rigpa Barcelona, 6 September 2019, The Four Noble Truths
- Dzogchen Beara, 14-16 September 2018, Teachings for Difficult Times
- Rigpa Brussels, Belgium, 13 April 2019, absolute and relative bodhichitta
- Dharma Mati, Berlin, Germany, 15 April 2019, Chapter 9 of the Bodhicharyavatara
- Dzogchen Beara, 17-19 May 2019, Meeting Challenges—Unshaken by life’s ups and downs
- Lerab Ling, 9-14 June 2019, Bodhicharyavatara, Chapter 8 and start of Chapter 9
- Rigpa Amsterdam, 5-6 August 2019, The Power of Compassion
- Sikkim, India, June/July 2020, prajnaonline: The Life of the Buddha: Heart Lessons. Available here
- Rigpa Germany online, 26 September 2021, Beyond Us and You—Buddha's idea of spiritual community
- Rigpa Germany online, 1 January 2022, Parting and New Beginning. Available here
- Ringu Tulku, 'Zog-chen Gon-pa' in Tibet Journal, Volume 1, No. 3 & 4, Autumn 1976
- Ringu Tulku, Lazy Lama Series (Bodhicharya Publications)
- Ringu Tulku, Path to Buddhahood: Teachings on Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, (Shambhala Publications, 2003)
- Ringu Tulku, Daring Steps Towards Fearlessness: The Three Vehicles of Buddhism, Snow Lion Publications, 2005
- Ringu Tulku, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great, Shambhala Publications, 2006
- Ringu Tulku, Mind Training (Shambhala Publications, 2007)
- Ringu Tulku, Confusion Arises as Wisdom—Gampopa's Heart Advice on the Path of Mahamudra (Shambhala, 2012)
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Journey from Head to Heart: Along a Buddhist Path (Bodhicharya Publications, 2013)
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Lazy Lama Looks at Relaxing in Natural Awareness (Bodhicharya Publications, 2015)
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Riding Stormy Waves: Victory Over the Maras (Bodhicharya Publications, 2015)
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Parables from the Heart: Teachings in the Tibetan Oral Tradition (Bodhicharya Publications, 2016)
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Radiance of the Heart: Kindness, Compassion, Bodhicitta (Bodhicharya Publications, 2018)
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Meeting Challenges: Unshaken by Life's Ups and Downs (Bodhicharya Publications, 2018)
- Prayer for the Long Life of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche's Bodhicharyavatara Teachings
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche 2008 teaching MP3
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche Shedra East 2010 Q&A session
- Ringu Tulku Rinpoche 2010 Interview About Shedra
- Döndrup Dorje