Saturday, 14 August 2010

Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche visits Lerab Ling - Compilation

On the 17th of July 2010, the Rigpa Sangha welcomed Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche to Lerab Ling in France. Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche was making his first visit to the West, to mark the centenary of the birth of his previous incarnation, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. After a visit to La Sonnerie in the Dordogne region of France he traveled south to Sogyal Rinpoche's retreat centre near Montpellier where he was greeted by thousands of dharma students from all over the world.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Lerab Ling - A Temple for Tibet and the World

A short film about Lerab Ling, a retreat centre founded by the Tibetan Buddhist master Sogyal Rinpoche.

The Lineage of Good Heart, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, 19 July 2010, Lerab Ling, France

Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche teaches at Lerab Ling, Rigpa's main retreat centre, to Rabjam Rinpoche, Sogyal Rinpoche & 1000's of students.
Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche visited Lerab Ling for 5 days as part of his first world tour, coinciding with the centenary celebrations of Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Saturday, 1 May 2010

The Treasury of Wisdom Servers are now in Lerab Ling

The move of the Treasury of Wisdom servers to Lerab Ling has been successful. In total, we moved more than 2 tons of equipment including more than 200 hard disks. None of the hard disks failed after transport, and once everything was linked up properly again, it is all working. Our dspace webinterface is accessible again on https://tow.rigpa.org or (https://tow.rigpa.org:8443 if you are inside the Lerab Ling network)

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Thursday, 29 April 2010

The Treasury of Wisdom is on the move

Exciting times these days: the Treasury of Wisdom servers are moving to Lerab Ling which amounts to quite an enormous data transfer speed (you can do the math: 111 000 GB in 48 hours...). Of course the data transfer occurs by vehicle not via internet.

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Friday, 16 April 2010

Infrastructure in the Server Room is done

The infrastructure in the new server room is done, we have electricity and cooling. The mark the special occasion, Sangye and Robert installed a first network switch. It still needs to be connected to the network, but it is a start. And of course we still need to clean the room from the leftover of all the building work.

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Electricity is coming into the new Server room

The dirty building room in the new server room is finished, and the electricty is being installed at this moment. The air-conditioning is coming tomorrow, so the move of the ToW servers to LL is moving closer. The network connections to the server room were already done yesterday.

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Friday, 9 April 2010

9-Ringu Tulku Rinpoche@Rigpa Shedra East 2010

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche answers a Rigpa Shedra East student's question about how to deal with desire.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche answers a Rigpa Shedra East student's question about prayers.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche a Rigpa Shedra East student's question about the accumulation of merit and wisdom.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche a Rigpa Shedra East student's question about how to deal with desire.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche a Rigpa Shedra East student's question about the clear and cognizant quality of the mind.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche answers a Rigpa Shedra East student's question about reincarnation.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche answers a Rigpa Shedra East student's question about how to meditate on the meaning of the Umajugpa (Madhyamakavatara).

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche answers a Rigpa Shedra East student's question about the Two Truths.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche answers a Rigpa Shedra East student's question about emptiness and compassion.

Friday, 19 March 2010

The Server Room is taking shape

The building company has finished their work of putting up the main wall the creates the server room space. Next week, our own people will create the inside of the server room. It is all coming together slowly. We are still hoping to move the Treasury of Wisdom servers to Lerab Ling in the middle of April.



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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

The Making of the Home Retreat

Rigpa has been running a unique study programme for years. This short film documents all the work that has gone into this ambitious project.

Friday, 12 March 2010

The wall is going up

The server room is slowly starting to take shape. The wall is being created, and the site team has already cleared the space. It is pretty dark in there, so please excuse the quality of the picture.


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Thursday, 11 March 2010

1500 Transcripts in DSpace

Today, we finally crossed the 1500 mark!!! There are now 1502 transcripts in DSpace, available for Rigpa researchers to search online. I hope we can increase the number of available transcripts more and more!!!

The concrete is down

The concrete floor in the Lerab Ling workshop is done, so the construction of the wall between workshop and server room can begin. The Lerab Ling site team is vacating the future server room area today. I do wonder though if we will ever see Spring here.

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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Construction of the Server Room in Lerab Ling has started

Last week the site crew in Lerab Ling emptied out the workshop room in the main house in Lerab Ling in order to prepare the costruction of the new server room which will occupy one end of the current workshop area.

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Today, as the last snow in Lerab Ling is melting, the construction of the new floor has begun.

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More updates to come soon. Stay tuned!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

The Treasury of Wisdom is moving to Lerab Ling

The Treasury of Wisdom is moving to Lerab Ling in April 2010. This move comes with a re-orientation of the work towards servicing the needs of Rigpa researchers, and many other changes.

Work for a new server room in Lerab Ling is starting in one week (A part of the existing wood workshop is remodelled into a server room which will host Treasury of Wisdom servers and Lerab Ling and Rigpa International IT infrastructure.

Check back often, we will keep posting updated info, drawings, photos and so on.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Mind and the Nature of Mind

Sogyal Rinpoche talks about the appearance and the essence of mind in an extract from 15 November 2009 in Vancouver

Who do buddhists pray to?

Rinpoche explains how prayers work from a buddhist point of view. An extract from a teaching given in Vancouver, 15 December 2009

Friday, 22 January 2010

Tsoknyi Rinpoche's advice to Rigpa Shedra students in Pharping, Nepal, 12 Jan 2010

When Tsoknyi Rinpoche, accompanied by Richard Gere, visited Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche's monastery, the place where Rigpa Shedra East takes place every year, he gave a short teaching, answering questions of the shedra students. Richard Gere attended the class too!