Rigpa's Shedra West in Lerab Ling recently recommenced after a four-year break to accommodate the Three Year Retreat. The first event of 2010 was a weekend of teachings, from May 14-16, by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on Patrul Rinpoche's Instruction on the View of the Mahayana, Clarifying the Two Truths.
The teachings, in which Rinpoche displayed his customary clarity, humour and uncanny knack for conveying difficult points in a practical and accessible way, were attended by more than a hundred students in Lerab Ling, and simultaneously streamed via the internet to centres in Dublin, Barcelona, Madrid, Sydney, Düsseldorf, Munich and Nice.
We are very happy to announce that the audio files are now available online for free download here.
The Shedra West will continue on May 26th with teachings by Khenchen Pema Sherab on Mipham Rinpoche's Beacon of Certainty.
Meanwhile, a small group of shedra students recently began a programme of intensive training in Tibetan language in Namdroling Monastery, South India. You will be able to follow their progress on the shedra website.