Monthly Perspectives December 2022

Monthly Perspectives December 2022

WINTER-RETREAT ON VAJRAKILAYA
Guided by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

From 26 December 2022 to 1 January 2023 at Sakya Tsechen Ling.
Exclusively upon prior registration.

The 2022 winter retreat, dedicated to Vajrakilaya is open on-site and online. 

During this retreat we focus on the practice of Vajrakilaya. In the beginning of the daily fourth session there will be teachings about the practice of Vajrakilaya.

PARTICIPATION PREREQUISITES FOR TEACHINGS & MEDITATION SESSIONS:

To have already received the Vajrakilaya empowerment from a qualified master.

TRANSLATIONS :

The teachings will be given in English and translated into French. 

Translations in another language – Italian, German, and Dutch – will be arranged if we receive a min. number of requests per language by 15th December.

You can find the presentation and registration info on this site by clicking on the Program / Retreats tab.

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Saturday Afternoons

On Saturday 3, 10 and 17 December from 14:00 to 16:00

Generally, study-sharing for all levels, through listening, reflection and meditation.

More specifically, study – on the basis of video projections – of the teachings given by His Holiness K. G. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche and His Holiness the 42nd K. G. Sakya Trizin Rinpoche from August 4 to 8, 2022 at Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim, and relating to the practices Ngöndro preliminaries (Taking refuge, development of the thought of illumination, offering of the mandala, practice of Vajrasattva, yoga of the Guru).

Study of the teaching given on August 3, 2022 by His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Rinpoche on the Sakya tradition.

Your host: Long-time student and/or resident Lama.

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SAKYA DHRAMA FAMILY

The various centres founded in Europe by Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoche, grouped together in an European SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY, have elaborated, under the impulse of Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, on a common basis and in a completely renewed form, an enriched programming base accessible to everyone. You will find there details of the online teachings, local teachings, study programmes and rituals of this first quarter of 2021 as well as the means to benefit from them. To access it, simply click on the blue “SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY” button at the bottom of this page.    

Monthly perspectives November 2022

Monthly perspectives November 2022

LHABAB DÜCHEN celebration with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Tuesday 15 November from 19:15 to 20:45 at Sakya Tsechen Ling :

LHABAB DÜCHEN – the festival of the descent from heaven – is one of the four major Buddhist holidays.

Buddha’s mother Mayadevi was reborn in Indra’s heaven. To repay her kindness and to liberate her, and also to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teaching in the realm of the gods. He descended to earth in Sankisa, which is located in modern Uttar Pradesh, and which is counted among the eight holy places.

Khenpo Tashi Sangpo will give an introduction on this special day.

Afterwards we recite the 16 Arhat Ritual.

We will also pray for the long life of Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok, who celebrates her birthday on 14th November (according western calendar), and send her our heartfelt wishes.

 

Monthly session with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00 at Sakya Tsechen Ling :

LOJONG/TRAINING OF THE MIND – TEACHINGS

Mind training’s essence: the lamp that clarifies the path of liberation.

Lojong, or mind training, is a core practice in all the lineages of the Tibetan tradition. They can perhaps best be characterized as a method for transforming our mind by turning away from self-centeredness and cultivating instead the mental habits that generate bodhicitta, the awakened mind that puts the benefit of others above all else. 

The practice of lojong is therefore presented as a method to shift our attitude away from our problems, anxieties, hopes, and fears toward an expansive sense of joy and well-being that springs from the very essence of Mahayana—bodhichitta.

On 19th November His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche celebrates his birthday (according western calendar). On this occasion we recite his longlife prayer, sending him our deeply felt and sincere wishes.

For more information about this program please click HERE.

To join us for this even in Kuttolsheim (FR), please click HERE.

VAJRAYOGINI TSOG OFFERING – COMMEMORATION of KHENPO DAKPA WOESER LAG by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag and Lama Nima Lag

Tuesday 29 November from 10:00 to 12:00

Five years ago, on November 29, 2017,our dear Khenpo Dakpa Woeser Lag passed away. Khenpo Dakpa Woeser Lag Was resident lama at SAKYA TSECHEN LING, Kuttolsheim/France for 26 years.

We will perform the Vajrayogini ritual for the deceased in his memory at our center in Kuttolsheim. The ritual will be conducted in the Tibetan language by Lama Nima Lag, our new resident monk in Kuttolsheim, with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag joining online. This ritual has the power to benefit sentient beings, especially the deceased, and create auspicious bonds. You are therefore invited to submit the names of your dearly departed HERE – where you can also add specific dedications in the google form – and/or donate for butter lamps or tsog offering HERE, if you wish.

Everyone is welcome to join us in the temple or online; however, please note that there is no text available for this practice, so you can join in and do your own meditations and practices, or simply be in the presence of the blessings of this powerful ritual.

Saturdays afternoon

Saturdays 5, 12 and 26 Novembre from 14:00 to 16:00

Generally, study-sharing for all levels, through listening, reflection and meditation.

More specifically, study – on the basis of video projections – of the teachings given by His Holiness K. G. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche and His Holiness the 42nd K. G. Sakya Trizin Rinpoche from August 4 to 8, 2022 at Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim, and relating to the practices Ngöndro preliminaries (Taking refuge, development of the thought of illumination, offering of the mandala, practice of Vajrasattva, yoga of the Guru).

Your host: Long-time student and/or resident Lama.

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SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY

The various centres founded in Europe by Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoche, grouped together in an European SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY, have elaborated, under the impulse of Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, on a common basis and in a completely renewed form, an enriched programming base accessible to everyone. You will find there details of the online teachings, local teachings, study programmes and rituals of this first quarter of 2021 as well as the means to benefit from them. To access it, simply click on the blue “SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY” button at the bottom of this page.    

Monthly perspectives October 2022

Monthly perspectives October 2022

Monthly session with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Friday 21 October from 20:30 to 22:00 and Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00 at Sakya Tsechen Ling :

SIMHAMUKHA (SENGE DONGMA/TIB.),
THE LION FACE DAKINI

Simhamukha is a fully enlightened dakini of primordial wisdom, extremely efficient against any kind of obstacles, from the common ones that cause us hardships, such as negative influences, dangers, illnesses and disorders, to the spiritual ones that obstruct our progress towards the state of Buddhahood. In order to destroy all obstacles she manifests in a wrathful form with the face of a lion. The lineage of this most powerful secret practice was brought to Tibet from India by the great translator Bari Lotsawa, who transmitted it to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, and it became one of the Thirteen Golden Dharmas of the Sakya Tradition.

For more information about this program please click HERE.

To join us for this even in Kuttolsheim (FR), please click HERE.

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Saturday afternoons

Saturday 1, 8, 15 and 29 October from 14:00 to 16:00

Generally, study-sharing for all levels, through listening, reflection and meditation.

More specifically, study – on the basis of video projections – of the teachings given by His Holiness K. G. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche and His Holiness the 42nd K. G. Sakya Trizin Rinpoche from August 4 to 8, 2022 at Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim, and relating to the practices Ngöndro preliminaries (Taking refuge, development of the thought of illumination, offering of the mandala, practice of Vajrasattva, yoga of the Guru).

Your host: Long-time student and/or resident Lama.

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SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY

The various centres founded in Europe by Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoche, grouped together in an European SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY, have elaborated, under the impulse of Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, on a common basis and in a completely renewed form, an enriched programming base accessible to everyone. You will find there details of the online teachings, local teachings, study programmes and rituals of this first quarter of 2021 as well as the means to benefit from them. To access it, simply click on the blue “SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY” button at the bottom of this page.    

Monthly perspectives September 2022

Monthly perspectives September 2022

Monthly session with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Only in English and French 🇬🇧🇫🇷

Friday 9 September from 20:30 to 22:00, Saturday 10 from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00 at Sakya Tsechen Ling. Sunday 11 September from 10:00 to 16:00 on Mont Ste-Odile.

THE PRELIMINARY PRACTICES (NGÖNDRO)

The preliminary or ‘foundation’ practices (Ngöndro) of Vajrayana Buddhism are profound and powerful means for effecting a deep purification and transformation, at every level of our being. Not only do they prepare the practitioner for the profound path of Vajrayana, but they also lead him or her gradually towards the experience of enlightenment.

After having received from His Holiness Kyabgön Gongma Trichen Rinpoche and His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgön Gongma Sakya Trizin Rinpoche blessings and teachings on this subject during their visit in Kuttolsheim, we will start to deepen our practice.

Excursion to Mont Sainte-Odile 

Prayers dedicated to Dharma-sisters and -brothers who passed away, to anyone close to you who is ill, suffering or very old, to all sentient beings, followed by a picnic (please bring your own food).

Meeting point:

At 10:00 am at the Parking P3 of Mont Saint-Odile  

ref mappy or google map : 48.43269702491409, 7.399956031062241

Or at 9.00 am at Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim, if you prefer car-pool from Kuttolsheim to Mont Saint-Odile.

For more information about this program please click HERE.

To join us for this even in Kuttolsheim (FR), please click HERE.

The Jewel Lamp with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Tuesday 13 September from 19:15 to 20:45.

For more information about this program please click HERE.

Saturday afternoons

Saturdays 3, 17 and 24 September from 14:00 to 16:00

De manière générale, accueil-étude-partage tous niveaux, par l’écoute, la réflexion et la méditation.

More specifically, study – on the basis of video projections – of the teachings given by His Holiness K. G. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche and His Holiness the 42nd K. G. Sakya Trizin Rinpoche from August 4 to 8, 2022 at Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim, and relating to the practices Ngöndro preliminaries (Taking refuge, development of the thought of illumination, offering of the mandala, practice of Vajrasattva, yoga of the Guru).

Your host: Long-time student and/or resident Lama.

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SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY

The various centres founded in Europe by Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoche, grouped together in an European SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY, have elaborated, under the impulse of Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, on a common basis and in a completely renewed form, an enriched programming base accessible to everyone. You will find there details of the online teachings, local teachings, study programmes and rituals of this first quarter of 2021 as well as the means to benefit from them. To access it, simply click on the blue “SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY” button at the bottom of this page.   

Monthly Perspectives July 2022

Monthly Perspectives July 2022

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PRAYERS FOR THE BIRTHDAY OF HIS HOLINESS the XIVth DALAÏ LAMA

Wednesday 6 July at 19:15

On the occasion of today’s birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, we recite the following prayers (included in the Sakya Monlam prayerbook):

The Noble Sutra for Remembering the Three Jewels & Confession, page 3-17

16-Arhat ritual, page 45-62

Long Life Prayer for His Holiness Dalai Lama, page 67-69.

We wish His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama a very happy birthday and a long life.

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Monthly session by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Friday 8 July from 20:30 to 22:00, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00

THE PRAYER OF SAMANTABHADRA

The Samantabhadra prayer is one of the most important Buddhist prayers, also called ‘The King of Prayers’. Reciting this prayer allows one to accumulate infinite merit, not only for oneself, but especially for others, and is therefore traditionally recited for the dead or for those in particularly difficult situations. It is also the main prayer recited during the 10 days of Universal Prayers for Peace (Monlam) in which monks and nuns from all Tibetan schools participate every year.

This year, from 30th July to 1st August, the second Sakya Monlam in Europe will take place in Paris, which will be guided by Their Holinesses the Sakya Trizin (41st, 42nd and 43rd) and H.E. Asanga Rinpoche, and many great Sakya masters will arrive for the occasion.  

For details of this program please click HERE.

To join us on site in Kuttolsheim, please click  HERE.

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SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY

The various centres founded in Europe by Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoche, grouped together in an European SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY, have elaborated, under the impulse of Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, on a common basis and in a completely renewed form, an enriched programming base accessible to everyone. You will find there details of the online teachings, local teachings, study programmes and rituals of this first quarter of 2021 as well as the means to benefit from them. To access it, simply click on the blue “SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY” button at the bottom of this page

Monthly perspectives June 2022

Monthly perspectives June 2022

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Monthly session with Christian Bernert

Friday 24 juin from 20:30 to 22:00, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00

The three turnings of the Dharma wheel.
Part 1: Free yourself from samsara

To guide his disciples towards liberation and enlightenment, the Buddha gave a wide range of teachings tailored to their individual needs and abilities. These teachings were then grouped into three classes of teachings called the three turnings of the Dharma wheel, each turning revealing another essential dimension of the path. We will address each of these teachings during the summer seminars of the next three years (2022-2024),

2022 : The three turnings of the Dharma wheel.
Part 1: Free yourself from samsara

With the first turning of the Dharma wheel, the main subject of the Buddha’s teaching concern the Four Noble Truths. This teaching is the foundation of the entire system of Buddhist thought and practice of all traditions and lineages. During this seminar, this topic will be supported by a reading of the “Setting in motion of the Dharma Wheel Sutra”, and will explore important related aspects of the Abhidharma teachings.

For details of this programme, please click HERE.

To join us on site in Kuttolsheim, please click HERE.

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Samedis après-midi

ONLY IN FRENCH 🇫🇷

Les samedis 4, 11 et 18 juin de 14h à 16h :

Les trente-sept pratiques des Bodhisattvas.

Intervenant : Marie Madeleine Schmitt.

« Les 37 pratiques des Bodhisattvas » est un texte qui a été écrit au XIV ème siècle par Gyelsé Thogmé Zangpo afin de nous faire avancer vers une ouverture du cœur et de l’esprit. C’est  un enseignement très pratique et très profond. Il rassemble les instructions permettant de développer les qualités des Bodhisattvas. Ces instructions peuvent nous servir d’exemples et nous orientent vers l’aspiration authentique à réaliser le bonheur des autres. Il est important d’avoir une bonne compréhension de ce qui est enseigné, d’en saisir le sens profond et d’enrichir ainsi notre propre expérience. Cet enseignement nous aide à faire naître en nous une attitude plus juste, induisant une action correcte, et c’est ainsi que l’on pourra avancer pas à pas sur le chemin des Bodhisattvas.

Pour venir sur place à Kuttolsheim, veuillez cliquer ICI.

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SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY

The various centres founded in Europe by Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoche, grouped together in an European SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY, have elaborated, under the impulse of Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, on a common basis and in a completely renewed form, an enriched programming base accessible to everyone. You will find there details of the online teachings, local teachings, study programmes and rituals of this first quarter of 2021 as well as the means to benefit from them. To access it, simply click on the blue “SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY” button at the bottom of this page

Monthly Perspectives May 2022

Monthly Perspectives May 2022

Monthly session by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Friday 20 May from 20:30 to 22:00, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00

TEACHINGS ON BARDO & BUDDHA AMITABHA INITIATION

Life is a continuous fluctuation of birth, death and transition. In every moment of our experience, between the birth and fading of thoughts and emotions, there are empty spaces where the primordial nature of the mind manifests. The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Tödröl) is not only about death, but also about the whole life of the individual.

In this seminar, after the teachings on the Bardo – the intermediate state between death and rebirth – the initiation of Amithaba, the Buddha of Infinite Light residing in the Pure Land Sukavati will be conferred, whose door opens at the moment of death and can be entered by those who have lived with a pure heart.

For details of this programme, please click HERE.

To join us on site in Kuttolsheim, please click HERE.

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Saturday Afternoons

ONLY IN FRENCH 🇫🇷

Les samedis 7 et 14 mai de 14h à 16h :

Chenrezig (skr. Avalokiteshvara), le Bodhisattva d’amour-compassion.

Intervenant : Marie Madeleine Schmitt.

Parmi toutes les divinités du monde bouddhiste, Chenrezig (ou Avalokiteshvara) est la plus populaire. Son mantra est également connu par tous, y compris dans le monde non bouddhiste. Chenrezig possède de multiples facettes, il est en quelque sorte devenu universel et accessible à tous. Il regarde le monde entier avec compassion et est prêt à nous apporter son aide.

Voici un petit voyage à faire ensemble dans le monde de Chenrezig, pour mieux le connaître, accompagnés par les enseignements des grands maîtres tibétains.

Pour venir sur place à Kuttolsheim, veuillez cliquer ICI.

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SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY

The various centres founded in Europe by Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoche, grouped together in an European SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY, have elaborated, under the impulse of Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, on a common basis and in a completely renewed form, an enriched programming base accessible to everyone. You will find there details of the online teachings, local teachings, study programmes and rituals of this first quarter of 2021 as well as the means to benefit from them. To access it, simply click on the blue “SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY” button at the bottom of this page.   

Commemoration of venerable Khenchen Sherab G. Amipa Rinpoche

Commemoration of venerable Khenchen Sherab G. Amipa Rinpoche

On commemoration day -14th April- of Ven. Khenchen Sherab G. Amipa Rinpoche, we express the wish that the Dharma teachings of the Sakyapa lineage will spread and prosper throughout Europe and that all auspicious wishes will be granted!

We are pleased to announce on this day of commemoration that the subtitles of the program “Thus have I heard – A garland of jewels”, teaching given by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin on a text by Drogön Chögyal Phagpa, have been translated, and that these ten videos can now be viewed by everyone.

To watch these videos, please click HERE.

Monthly perspectives April 2022

Monthly perspectives April 2022

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Commemoration of venerable Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoché, par Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Thursday 14 April from 19:15 to 21:00

We practice together the Guruyoga ritual Lama Chöpa* in remembrance of our beloved ven. Khenchen Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa (1931 – 2014), the founder of our Dharma centres in Europe.

In your heart, a spacious sky of love,
clouds of compassion fully gather,
with the rain of activity falling down,
you ripen the harvest of ones to be tamed.
Khenchen Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa, at your feet I bow! 

(adapted from Milarepa’s Vajra song.)

On this day we will light many butterlamps in various monasteries in India and Tibet and also in our centers, and will offer food to the Ngöndro practitioners in Bodhgaya/India.

To join us on site in Kuttolsheim, please click HERE.

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Monthly session by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Friday 22 April from 20:30 to 22:00, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00

Guruyoga, blessings and teachings

In Guruyoga, the essential point to understand is that all the Buddhas are of one taste in the dharmakaya. The dharmakaya is the absolute Guru, and this is all the Buddhas. This is the very heart of Guruyoga practice. Without understanding this there’s no way to practice Guruyoga comfortably. Even if we do the visualizations, it won’t be completely satisfactory because we’ll be unclear as to how Buddha is the embodiment of the Guru and the Guru is the embodiment of Buddha. However, it will be extremely clear if we understand the very heart of Guruyoga, that the Guru is Buddha and Buddha is the Guru.

For details of this programme, please click HERE.

To join us on site in Kuttolsheim, please click HERE.

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Saturday Afternoons

ONLY IN FRENCH

Saturday 2 April from 14:00 to 16:00

Shared study of the teaching given by His E. Khöndung ASANGA Vajra Rinpoche on September 18, 2021 on “The Garland of Jewels of the Bodhisattva” by Palden Atisha.

Your host : Marie Madeleine Schmitt.

To join us on site in Kuttolsheim, please click HERE.

Saturdays 9 and 16 April from 14:00 to 16:00

Shared study concerning the teachings given by HH the 42nd Sakya Trizin and by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag about “A concerns of names of Manjushri”.

Your host : Bernard Altschuh.

To join us on site in Kuttolsheim, please click HERE.

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SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY

The various centres founded in Europe by Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoche, grouped together in an European SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY, have elaborated, under the impulse of Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, on a common basis and in a completely renewed form, an enriched programming base accessible to everyone. You will find there details of the online teachings, local teachings, study programmes and rituals of this first quarter of 2021 as well as the means to benefit from them. To access it, simply click on the blue “SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY” button at the bottom of this page

Monthly Perspectives March 2022

Monthly Perspectives March 2022

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Monthly Session

Saturday 26 March from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00

(Reduced program, more information will follow).

Pour les détails de ce programme, veuillez cliquer ICI.

To join us on site in Kuttolsheim, please click HERE.

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Saturday Afternoons

ONLY IN FRENCH

Saturday 5 March from 14:00 to 16:00 (Jean-Claude Huck) :

The three bodies (Kaya) of Buddha.

Saturday 12 March from 14:00 to 16:00 (Bernard Altschuh) :

Shared study of the teaching given by HH. the 42nd Sakya Trizin and by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag about “Chanting the Names of Manjushri”.

To join us on site in Kuttolsheim, please click HERE.

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SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY

The various centres founded in Europe by Khenchen Shérab G. Amipa Rinpoche, grouped together in an European SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY, have elaborated, under the impulse of Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, on a common basis and in a completely renewed form, an enriched programming base accessible to everyone. You will find there details of the online teachings, local teachings, study programmes and rituals of this first quarter of 2021 as well as the means to benefit from them. To access it, simply click on the blue “SAKYA DHARMA FAMILY” button below.