In this series of online teachings, recently recorded in Sikkim, India, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche takes us on a journey through the Buddha’s life, illustrating how its stages and key turning points offer valuable insights into how we can bring Buddhist values to dealing with the challenges we ourselves face in this life.
List of all Episodes (each episode is 20 min. long)
- The birth of Prince Siddhartha
- The education of Prince Siddhartha
- Prince Siddhartha discovers the nature of this world
- Renouncing palace life and practising with teachers
- Buddha’s enlightenment
- How all beings can become buddhas
- The training on the five paths and Buddha’s conviction to teach
- The first turning of the wheel of Dharma—the Four Noble Truths
- Defining ‘awakening’ & the establishment of the Sangha
- The Buddha’s two main disciples—Shariputra & Maudgalyayana
- The story of Anathapindika and the gradual approach of Buddha’s teachings
- The story of Gotami, impermanence and karma
- Stories of transformation: Devadatta & Nanda
- The main goal is to transform ourselves & the story of Angulimala
- Meditation and how the Buddha taught students in various skilful ways
- The second turning of the wheel of Dharma—prajnaparamita
- There is no contradiction in all the teachings of the three turnings
- The nonsectarianism and spirit of the Buddha’s teachings
- How the Dharma continues & heart advice for difficult times
♦ Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will also be offering live online Question & Answer sessions with all those who followed this event in September and October (dates to be later communicated).
All of the pre-recorded videos (6h 20min. in total) are available to watch until 31 October 2020.
The teachings were given in English but have also been translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Upon payment you will receive an email with the link to the online event, this can take up to one hour.
- Note that this registration software only accepts payment with "Carte Bleue", "VISA", "EUROCARD" or "MASTERCARD". Any other cards like Amex will not work, also payment through Paypal is not possible. Bank transfer is possible upon request.
This, and other online teaching events in 2020, will directly support Rigpa’s two main retreat centres, Lerab Ling in France and Dzogchen Beara in Ireland which are facing a significant loss of income due to the cancellation and disruption of their programmes this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.