Bodhicharya is a non-profit Educational & Cultural Association founded by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche in 1997. Activities include collecting, transcribing, translating, and publishing Buddhist teachings and educational materials, and supporting educational and healthcare projects around the world.
Bodhicharya is a worldwide network of people, projects, centers, organizations, etc working under the inspiration of Buddhist teachings in various of activities and taking various forms. It started in 1997 with the creation of Bodhicharya International in Belgium. Since then, many projects have taken place in various places under the guidance and inspiration of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, an eminent Buddhist teacher. Its fields of activities are organized around three main themes: Healing – Helping – Harmony.
The three hands on the Bodhicharya Logo represent the three main activities of Healing, Helping, and Harmony.
Healing : Buddha Dharma is regarded to be the Science of Mind. There are facilities for the study and practise of Dharma and other ancient wisdoms originating from both Eastern and Western traditions, which provide a basis for healing body and mind.
Helping : Life is meaningless if we do not do something useful to benefit society and the world we live in. Bodhicharya has already funded schools, clinics, and hospices, and plans to generate similar projects in the future for the benefit of those in need.
Harmony : Peace and progress in the world is dependent upon the harmony of its people. Inter-religious, inter-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue and study are initiated to help bring better understanding and more harmony amongst communities worldwide.