Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Ringu 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 also at Sampurnanada Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India. Rinpoche has served as a Tibetan textbook writer and Professor of Tibetan Studies in Sikkim for 25 years. He has authored over 12 books in English [all available on “http://www.amazon.com” http://www.amazon.com] which range from Rime Philosophy, Mahamudra to Children’s graphic novels.
Since 1990 he has been traveling and teaching Buddhism and Meditation at universities, institutes and Buddhist centres in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. He participates in various interfaith and science Buddhist dialogues. In 2009 HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, asked Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to be his personal representative in Europe.
In 1997 Ringu Tulku Rinpoche founded the non-profit charity registered in Brussels Belgium called “Bodhicharya” [www.bodhicharya.org]. Bodhicharya has three main themes; healing, helping and harmony. These projects include cancer hospice in Europe as well as educational and cultural projects in China and Tibet.
In 2007 Rinpoche traveled to Thailand for the first time to give a keynote address at an international conference on gross national happiness and to give several teachings organized by the Thousand Stars Foundation. He also visited the Khadiravana Center and gave a White Tara empowerment there.