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Ricard on Trulshik Rinpoche: “a perfect example of a non-sectarian teacher”

September 21, 2011


This series of photos from the blog of Matthieu Ricard shows the late Trulshik Rinpoche wearing the ceremonial hats of each of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. From left to right: Gelugpa, Sakya, Kagyu and Nyingma: Ricard states: “Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche was chiefly a master of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism but, […]

1992 BBC documentary concerning the FWBO (Triratna Buddhist Community)

September 16, 2011


This video, recently uploaded to the internet by the Dialogue Ireland website, is called ‘Going For Refuge’. It was made by BBC (East) and broadcast in the Eastern region of the UK on 12 November 1992, as part of BBC East’s ‘Matter of Fact’ series. It is about the organisaton formerly known as The Friends […]

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in London, September 2011

September 9, 2011


This September Chögyal Namkhai Norbu will visit London to give Dzogchen Atiyoga teachings. Born in Tibet in 1938, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s outstanding spiritual qualities were recognised at a very early age. In 1960, he was invited to Italy and was professor of Tibetan & Mongolian studies at Naples University for over 30 years. He began […]

Trulshik Rinpoche passes away

September 5, 2011


Trulshik Rinpoche, one of the last giants of Tibetan Buddhism and head of Nyingma school, left his body on Friday 2 September 2011 at the age of 82. Born in Lho Talung, Tibet in 1923, Trulshik Rinpoche sought refuge in the Nepal following China’s invasion of Tibet in 1959, and later established Thupten Choling monastery, […]