Training & Path

Applying formal practice into daily life is the most needed skill for a Buddhist practitioner. In happy times and challenging times, how can we make use of our training and bring all circumstances into the Path. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has kindly agreed to teach on this most essential topic for five days, from 29th of July to the 2nd of August.

As you know, due to the Corona virus outbreak, this year’s Bodhicharya Summer Camp in Portugal was canceled. We are now very happy to announce that Rinpoche has kindly agreed to teach online for five days, on the topic of “Training & Path“. There will be a session a day, with time for questions & answers too.

Like every year, the online Summer Camp will be accessible to everyone, even to those who do not have a deep knowledge of the Buddhist path and did not attend previous years’ sessions.

29 July to 2 August - 2pm UTC

See below for time zones

Simultaneous translation into French, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Rinpoche will be using the root text “Three Principal Aspects of the Path” by Je Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa. You can download the translation here

Summer Camp fee includes a collective offering to Rinpoche but, if you would like to make a personal offering to Rinpoche, along with a message, please use the button below:

Your presence is valued far more than your money and finances will not be a barrier to receiving the Dharma. Please contact us.

2pm (GMT/UTC) is the following times in different locations:

Dublin, London, Lisbon 3 pm
Madrid, Paris, Berlin 4 pm CEST
Gangtok, India 7:30 pm IST
South Africa 4 pm SAST
Helsinki, Finland 5 pm EEST
New York, USA 10 am EDT
Seattle, USA 7 am PDT
New Zealand +1 day – 2 am NZT

If you miss a live session, recordings will be accessible through the archives.

If you experience any technical problems, contact us.

Group Photo – Summer Camp 2020

Keeping the tradition, in 2020 we also had a group photo!

Discussion groups

Rinpoche suggested that Summer Camp participants could gather in smaller groups, for group practice and further discussion on the topic. Below a list of times and practices the local English, Italian, and German-speaking Bodhicharya groups will be doing during the five days of teachings.


Registering for Rinpoche’s teachings doesn’t automatically enroll you for the discussion groups. You will have to choose which group you want to join. For other languages, please check the French and Portuguese webpages.

Summercamp Breakfast Zoom

A universal space to pop in and meet during the Bodhicharya Summercamp 2020. Bring your own coffee/tea and croissants.

Daily from Thu 30th July to Sun 2nd August at 6.00-7.30 am UTC

English speaking groups

Hours are given in local time

London and Kent group

Every evening at 7pm (UK time) – Discussion and Shamatha meditation
Each day during Summer Camp, we will spend some time reflecting on Rinpoche’s teachings together as a group for approximately one and a half hours.
There will also be some guidance practice in Shamatha, exploring breath, body, sounds, thoughts and objectless awareness over the 5 days.
All are welcome to attend these groups as is helpful and convenient to you and your practice. We hope to see you there.

: Cesare Saguato

London and Kent practice meetings (UK time)

Every day 7.30 am – Shamatha (silent) meditation group. You can arrive late and/or leave early if they want to: they can just drop in when it suits them. 60 minutes.

Every day at 10 am – Chenresig practice, 50 minutes.

Every day at 1 pm – Medicine Buddha, 40 minutes.

The Chenresig practice is accessible to anybody, the text will be displayed when we do the practice. The Medicine Buddha practice can we practiced by people who have the necessary authorisation.

Zoom meeting ID: 325 545 986
Password: 025316
You can also join over the phone: +44 208 080 6591 (UK)

Bosham Group – Guided Group Meditation and Reflecting On Rinpoche’s Teaching

From the 29th to the 1st at 5pm (UK time) – Guided group meditation practice for between 20 – 30 minutes. For those who wish to stay on after the meditation, the group can reflect on and discuss Rinpoche’s teaching that day.

In the spirit of Ri-me, we will play a number of different guided meditations from different teachers and different traditions. After this we have whatever time remains to reflect on, share points of interest and generally having a chat about the days teachings. (If there are any burning questions that did not get answered at the teaching – I can collect them at this point and forward them. If there is time Rinpoche will address them the next day).
Facilitator: Pema Chalmers

Bodhicharya Buddhist Group Somerset

Thursday July 30th, Friday July 31st, Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd: all at 11.30am British Summer Time
A discussion group exploring the topic of Activism and Dharma Practice

Facilitator: Caitlin Collins

To join, please use the button to email Caitlin and you’ll be emailed the Zoom link

Bodhicharya Ireland Group

29th of July to the 2nd of August.
9am-10am. White Tara Sadhana followed by Shinay Practice.
7pm-8pm. Group Discussion based on Rinpoche’s teaching

Bodhicharya North America Group

Afternoons of Wednesday July 29, Friday July 31, and Saturday August 1
4 pm ET / 2 pm MT / 1 pm PT

Evenings of Wednesday July 29, Friday July 31, and Saturday August 1
9 pm ET / 7 pm MT / 6 pm PT

Contact: Spafford Ackerly,, 720-310-0235 (cell)

Bodhicharya Caribbean

6:30pm from the 29th-2nd – Bodhicharya Caribbean will be hosting discussion groups. (local time)

Facilitator: Julian Stollmeyer

German speaking meetings

Donnerstag 30.7., 10 – 11.30 Uhr, Arne Schelling, Bodhicharya.

Geleitete kontemplative Meditation über Rinpoches Belehrungen mit anschließender Diskussion zur Vertiefung und zum Sammeln von Fragen an Rinpoche. Zum Abschluss eine kurze Meditation der liebenden Güte.

Freitag 31.7., 10 – 11.30 Uhr, Irmi Jeuther, Bodhicharya.
Shamata Meditation zur Entwicklung eines ruhigen und stabilen Geistes, dabei schauen wir auf unsere innere Haltung uns selbst gegenüber, unsere Erwartungen, Gefühle von Selbstkritik, Lustlosigkeit und Langeweile. Wir üben und tauschen uns aus, sammeln auch Fragen an Rinpoche

Meeting-ID: 873 3696 6956

Samstag 1.8., 10 – 11.30 Uhr, Irmi Jeuther, Bodhicharya.
Meditationspraxis mit der Haltung von Freundlichkeit unsselbst gegenüber, zusammen mit Beharrlichkeit, Umgang mit schwierigen Gefühlen. Wir üben und tauschen uns aus, sammeln auch Fragen an Rinpoche.
Meeting-ID: 880 4317 6609

Sonntag 2.8., 10.30 – 12 Uhr, Francoise Guillot, Bodhicharya.
Shamata Praxis, wir schauen auf unsere Motivation, auf Zuflucht, Bodhicitta, die 4 allgemeinen Vorbereitungen und die Widmung mit konkretem Bezug zu unserem Alltag, Übung und Diskussion, am Ende Widmung von Shantideva.
Meeting-ID: 845 9297 0329
Kenncode: Camp20

Italian speaking group

Italian Group

Ogni sera 18.30 – 19.30 (ora Italiana)

Durante il periodo del Summer Camp rifletteremo sugli insegnamenti di Rimpoche in gruppo. Faremo inoltre delle brevi sessioni di meditazione Shamata per far decantare e interiorizzare gli insegnamenti prima di rientrare nella dimensione della quotidianita’.
Tutti sono i benvenuti.