Monthly Perspectives October 2020

Monthly Perspectives October 2020

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MONTHLY SESSION IN OCTOBER :
16 – 18 October, during normal monthly session hours
By Ani Laura Coccitto

“Generating the Mind of Bodhicitta” according to the instructions given by Buddha Maitreya to Asanga.  

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In the Abhisamayalankara (“The Ornament for Clear Realizations”) Buddha Maitreya transmitted to Asanga a kind of a “manual for the Bodhisattvas”, exposing the skills, responsibilities & meditative experiences necessary to guide infinite beings to Enlightenment. The first instruction of Buddha Maitreya concerns “Generating the Mind of Bodhicitta”.
Desiring Enlightenment makes us aware of the nature of our mind, which has the same purity as the mind of all other beings. Therefore, we can say all sentient beings are one big family. Bodhisattvas have joy and courage to offer to those who are still prisoners in samsara everything they need to grow. The text explains how Bodhicitta is strengthened by wisdom. Wisdom will make Bodhisattvas’ deeds, such as granting protection, offering support and ripening the merits of beings more and more powerful, until they are liberated from samsara.  
It is said that this ancient text brings great joy to all who read it, because it considers from the very beginning the result, namely the state of Budhahood.

Monthly Perspectives September 2020

Monthly Perspectives September 2020

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MONTHLY SESSION IN SEPTEMBER :
11 – 13 September, during normal monthly session hours
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Initiation and teachings of Medicin Buddha, and explanations concerning the corresponding ritual.

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Illness is a suffering which is common to all living beings. However, to Tibetan medicine most illnesses are psychosomatic, and for Buddhism many kinds of mental or physical illnesses are in fact generated largely by improper attitude and cannot be cured by conventional medicine alone. There is a link between the correct thoughts, healthy living, and happiness. The Buddha taught a meditative practice for people with illnesses which is based on the practice of a sacred mantra and a Buddha-based meditation of medicine.

Monthly outlook July and August 2020

Monthly outlook July and August 2020

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MOMTHLY SESSION IN JULY:
3 – 5 July, during normal monthly session hours
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Prayer of Samantabhadra (continued) & Mandala offering of 37 heaps

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Guruyoga Lama Chöpa & Longevity Prayers:
5th July, 10h à 12h
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

On the occasion of the birthdays of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (July 6) and His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoché (July 5)

YEARLY SUMMER RETREAT:
1 – 8 August
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Dedicated to Rithrö Loma Gyönma Sermo (Pita Parnashavari)

Initiation and practice. Loma Gyönma Buddha is a female Buddha who specifically purifies contagious diseases.

Monthly outlook : May 2020

Monthly outlook : May 2020

In the light of the current health situation in the world and particularly in Europe (Covid-19), SAKYA TSECHEN LING Institute in Kuttolsheim is closed until further notice.

However, see below for this month’s outlook.



Monthly outlook : February 2020

Monthly outlook : February 2020

MONTHLY SESSION :
14 to 16 February, at regular session times
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

The 37 practices of Bodhisattvas, part II

The mind training text, 37 Bodhisattva Practices, was written in Tibet in the fourteenth century by the Sakya master Togme Zangpo. Togme Zangpo was well known as being an actual Bodhisattva, and his text is studied by all of the various Tibetan traditions. It is in fact a great classic of Tibetan literature and for centuries has inspired many practitioners on the path of Mahayana, as it offers many concrete cues to integrate every experience of life in the spiritual path.


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Monthly outlook : January 2020

Monthly outlook : January 2020

MONTHLY SESSION :
24 January to 26 January , at regular session times
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

The Sampa Lhundrupma Prayer
The prayer to Guru Rinpoche, who spontaneously grants all wishes, forms the 7th chapter of Le’u Dünma, a terma revealed in the 14th century. It was given by Padmasambhava to Prince Mutri Tsenpo, King of Gungthang and son of King Trisong Detsen, as he was leaving for the south-west for the land of the Rkshasa demons. This famous and powerful prayer was revealed by Tulku Zangpo Drakpa.