Visit of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Visit of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

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Date(s) - 13/05/2019 - 16/05/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin


Dear Friends,


We are delighted to announce the details of the visit of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin this year from 13th – 16th May 2019. Teachings will take place in the Centre on three evenings – Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th – starting at 7.30pm each evening.

Precious Garland GampopaThis year, Rinpoche will teach from the text ‘The Instructions of Gampopa: A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path’ a commentary by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Precious Garland is considered one of Gampopa’s masterworks, giving instruction on the correct view, meditation and conduct, offering answers to some of the common questions regarding obstacles to Dharma practice, with guidance for practitioners of various levels on how to perfect their spiritual practice. As in previous years, the text will be taken in sections, with the full text being covered over a number of years.

In the words of Gampopa: “To all future individuals devoted to me who think they cannot meet me: Please read the treatises composed by me, such as Precious Garland and The Ornament of Precious Liberation. It will be no different from meeting me personally.”

This will be an opportunity to receive teachings from one of the great teachers of modern times, with the wisdom of times past, presented in an accessible and easy way – as only Ringu Tulku can!

Space is the Shrine Room is limited, but we will have an overflow space with audio and visual. We would encourage early booking to guarantee a place in the Shrine Room – booking is now open on 01 4537427 or email ***Teachings begin at 7.30 sharp! Please be early to ensure seating in the Shrine Room, there will be no admittance to Shrine Room once Rinpoche has entered, but we will accomodate latecomers in the overflow space.

***We are expecting a large crowd each evening, please arrive in plenty of time to allow KSDD volunteers to seat you, once the Shrine Room has reached capacity we will seat all the remainder (latecomers or those not previously booked in) in the overflow space, which will have sound and vision. We will endeavour to ensure everyone will have an opportunity in the Shrine Room over the three evenings***

***For those who wish to have an interview with Rinpoche we still have some spaces available – mostly on Thursday morning – if you would like to have an interview, please contact the Office on 01 4537427 or email***

Suggested donation €15 per evening – donations help cover the costs of bringing Rinpoche and his attendant to Dublin and also allow us to make a donation to Rinpoche and his charitable projects. Please fee free to give whatever you can afford.

There will also be opportunities for an interview with Rinpoche during the visit – Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May, morning and afternoon sessions. If you would like an interview, please email or call 01 4537427 to arrange.

If you are free to help prepare the Centre in advance of the visit, or can help during the visit – cleaning and preparing the Lama’s Room and Shrine Room, meal preparation, hosting etc please get in touch – many hands make light work, and lots of merit generated!

Gampopa (1070-1153), the father of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, was the foremost student of the great yogi Milarepa. Among his many writings the two most influential are The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path. As Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche points out in his commentary to the Precious Garland, for those with faith in Gampopa, studying his text can be “exactly the same as receiving teachings directly from him.”

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