About Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Ringu Tulku RinpocheRingu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters including HH the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche. He took his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Sikkim, and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India, and has served as Tibetan textbook writer and Professor of Tibetan Studies in Sikkim for 25 years.

Since 1990, Rinpoche has been travelling and teaching Buddhism and meditation at universities, institutes, and Buddhist centers in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and Asia. He participates in various interfaith and ‘Science and Buddhism’ dialogues, and is the author of many books on Buddhist topics; these include Path to Buddhahood, Daring Steps, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, Confusion Arises as Wisdom, the Lazy Lama series, and the Heart Wisdom series, as well as several children’s books, available in Tibetan and European languages (see publications).

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is the founder of Bodhicharya,a non-profit Educational & Cultural Association based in Brussels. Bodhicharya activities include collecting, transcribing, translating, and publishing Buddhist teachings and educational materials, and supporting educational and healthcare projects around the world.

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Ringu Tulku, Rinpoche, author of “The Rimé Philosophy” is a Master of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu Order and trained under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche. He has served as Professor of Tibetology in Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok Sikkim for 17 years and his doctoral thesis illuminates in detail the profound history and philosophy on the Rimé or Ecumenical Movement in Tibet. Rinpoche founded Bodhicharya, an international organization that preserves and transmits Buddhist teachings and promotes inter-cultural dialogue and educational & social projects. [from Wisdom Seat, Philadelphia]

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Buddhist teacher of great warmth, eloquence and learning. Rinpoche has authored Path to Buddhahood: Teachings on Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, and several other titles. Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and meditation in Asia, Europe, North and South America and Australia. He is the founder of Bodhicharya, an international organization for the study and practice of Buddhism (www.bodhicharya.org). Rinpoche is the Official Representative of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa for Europe. [from Rime Society, Boulder]