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We are happy to invite you to the second part of the international online course led by the Professor of Buddhist Philosophy, Khenpo Tenzin Wangdu. This is an explanation of one of the most important texts that reveal the true meaning of Buddhist philosophy – “Mula-Madhyamaka-Karika” by Nagarjuna. Khenpo Tenzin Wangdu will give lectures in accordance with the commentary of the great Nyingma Master Ju Mipham Rinpoche.
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The lecture course is divided into 3 weekends.
Dates: May 22-23, May 29-30, June 5-6
Time: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-15:15, 15:30-16:30 (GMT + 3)
Translation: Russian, English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese
Online in ZoomThis course will be useful for all Buddhists as well as those interested in Buddhist philosophy. This course will help you learn the Buddhist view and the path of human development. This course will also help you understand the ultimate goal of meditation and other important Buddhist practices.Part two continues with these teachings with the following chapters :5. Examination of the primary elements, dhatu.
6. Examination of the desire and the one who desires.
7. Examination of origin, stay and disappearance.
8. Examination of the act and figure.
9. Examination of staying in the former.
10. Examination of fire and fuel.
11. Examination of the limits of the preceding and subsequent.
12. Examination of what is being done by yourself and others.
13. Examination of formative factors.You can check the time of the event in your time zone.

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Khenpo Tenzin WangdueKhenpo Tenzin Wangdue became a monk of the Ripa Monastery at the age of 13, where he studied philosophy and was instructed and trained in ritual performance. He successfully completed the nine-year study program of Buddhist Philosophy studies in the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (Higher Buddhist Studies & Research Center) of Namdrolling Monastery, Mysore. Due to his great knowledge and understanding of the Buddhist teachings, he was enthroned as Khenpo of the Ripa lineage by H.E. Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche.

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If you are currently engaged in any of the Ngondro practices and wish to join the monthly Ngondro accumulation, please click on the registration link below.

Date: Sunday, June 13th

Timing: 10:00 – 12:00 AND 14:30 – 16:30 (Central European Time)

Zoom Link:

Lhasang at 07:00 via Facebook only
Protectors at 19:30 via Facebook only

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Summer Retreat

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RIPA International Summer Retreat 2021

Due to COVID the RIPA International Summer Retreat has been shortened to two weeks. The dates and events are as follows :

July 24 – 28 (arrival on July 23 for those participating on-site)
Lojong: The Training Of The Mind In Seven Points
Public teachings with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

July 29 – August 2 (arrival on July 28 for those participating on-site)
Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö 

August 4 – 8 (arrival on August 3 for those participating on-site)
Enriching Gesar Drupchö 

Further details will be published on the Ripa International website soon. If all goes well, we will be able to host a hybrid retreat on site and on Zoom. We look forward to seeing you at the RIC and/or online!

Mantra Accumulation Update

Following up on Lama Tenzin’s letter to the sangha regarding accumulating mantras that were requested by the Office of the Tibetan Government in Exile, the Ripa International sangha was able to accumulate the following amounts. Many, many thanks to all who participated, it was an honor for us to be included in their request!

1- OM MANI PADME HUNG (Chenrezig or Awalokiteswora)   532,199 mantras

2- OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNIYE SWAHA (Buddha Shakyamuni)  7,952
3- OM TARE TU TARE TURE SWAHA (Green Tara)  61,374
6- TEYA THA OM BHE KHAZE BHE KHAZE … (Medicine Buddha) 66,524