The Life of the Buddha: Heart Lessons
Teachings with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
The Life of the Buddha: Heart Lessons Book
Fri Jul 24, 2020 to Sat Oct 31, 2020 Timezone : Europe/Paris Add to my calendar
2020-07-24 00:00:00 2020-10-31 00:00:00 Europe/Paris The Life of the Buddha: Heart Lessons Reservations on : https://www.rigpa.org/upcoming-events/ringu-tulku-rinpoche-2020 -- 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 SiddharthaThe education of Prince SiddharthaPrince Siddhartha discovers the nature of this worldRenouncing palace life and practising with teachersBuddha’s enlightenmentHow all beings can become buddhasThe training on the five paths and Buddha’s conviction to teachThe first turning of the wheel of Dharma—the Four Noble TruthsDefining ‘awakening’ & the establishment of the SanghaThe Buddha’s two main disciples—Shariputra & MaudgalyayanaThe story of Anathapindika and the gradual approach of Buddha’s teachingsThe story of Gotami, impermanence and karmaStories of transformation: Devadatta & NandaThe main goal is to transform ourselves & the story of AngulimalaMeditation and how the Buddha taught students in various skilful waysThe second turning of the wheel of Dharma—prajnaparamitaThere is no contradiction in all the teachings of the three turningsThe nonsectarianism and spirit of the Buddha’s teachingsHow 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).Practical DetailsAll 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. - Rigpa

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)


  1. The birth of Prince Siddhartha
  2. The education of Prince Siddhartha
  3. Prince Siddhartha discovers the nature of this world
  4. Renouncing palace life and practising with teachers
  5. Buddha’s enlightenment
  6. How all beings can become buddhas
  7. The training on the five paths and Buddha’s conviction to teach
  8. The first turning of the wheel of Dharma—the Four Noble Truths
  9. Defining ‘awakening’ & the establishment of the Sangha
  10. The Buddha’s two main disciples—Shariputra & Maudgalyayana
  11. The story of Anathapindika and the gradual approach of Buddha’s teachings
  12. The story of Gotami, impermanence and karma
  13. Stories of transformation: Devadatta & Nanda
  14. The main goal is to transform ourselves & the story of Angulimala
  15. Meditation and how the Buddha taught students in various skilful ways
  16. The second turning of the wheel of Dharma—prajnaparamita
  17. There is no contradiction in all the teachings of the three turnings
  18. The nonsectarianism and spirit of the Buddha’s teachings
  19. 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).


Practical Details

  • 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 FrenchGermanItalian 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.

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