Monthly perspectives May 2021

Monthly perspectives May 2021

In view of the current health situation in Europe, to participate in one of the activities proposed below, please register in advance by clicking on: KUTTOLSHEIM CENTER.

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.   

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Monthly session “DECHEN MÖNLAM PRAYER”

On 14 May at 20:30, 15 and 16 May from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag
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Dechen Mönlam is an important aspirational prayer. Originally composed by Karma Chakmé in eastern Tibet in the 17th century, this prayer deals with rebirth in the pure realm of Sukhāvatī, where the Buddha Amitabha is believed to reside.

It belongs to the category of prayers recited to seek rebirth in Buddha realms that are considered conducive for spiritual practice to reach enlightenment.

Dechen Mönlam is chanted mainly during Pure Land practices to obtain rebirth in Sukhāvatī. It is based on the teachings of rebirth in pure lands found in some Mahāyāna sutras. Thus, it is a practice common in Himalayan Buddhism and also in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Buddhism.

SAGA DAWA DÜCHEN

On 26 May at 20:00.

SAGA DAWA DÜCHEN is one of the four major Buddhist feasts. It celebrates Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment and Parinirvana.

On his enlightenment at the age of thirty-five in Bodhgaya, the Buddha proclaimed:

“Profound peace, natural simplicity, uncompounded luminosity, I have found a nectar-like Dharma.”

When Buddha lay dying in a forest grove in Kushinagara, surrounded by five hundred of his disciples, he said to them with his last breath:

“It is in the nature of all things that take form to dissolve again. Strive with your whole being to attain perfection.”

Our prayers during this evening are dedicated to universal peace.

Also to be noted :

  • 4 May at 19:15 : Teaching on “The Jewel Lamp”, Written by Y Khunu Rinpoche Tendzin Gyaltsen (1895 – 1977),  followed by meditation on Bodhiccita by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo.
  • 6 May at 19:15 : Vajrayoghini Tsog Offering by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo
  • 22 May at 14:00 : Chenrézig meditation by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo, followed by “I, Buddhist, I take refuge.” by Christophe Ingold (Only in French).
  • 29 May at 14:00 : Chenrézig meditation by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo, followed by “I, Buddhist, I take refuge.” by Christophe Ingold (Only in French).

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES APRIL 2021

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES APRIL 2021

In view of the current health situation in Europe, to participate in one of the activities proposed below, please register in advance by clicking on: KUTTOLSHEIM CENTER.

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.   

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Commemoration of Khenchen Shérab G. A. Rinpoché

14 April at 19h15
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag
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Monthly session “GURUYOGA TEACHINGS”

16 April at 20:30, 17 and 18 April at 10:00 to 12:00, and 14:00 to 16:00
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag
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H.E. Chogye Trichen Rinpoche says about the practice of Guru Yoga: “During the course of one’s practice we can receive blessings and recognize the nature of mind. This is especially true of the practice of Guru Yoga. When the Guru dissolves into our heart, and our mind merges with the mind of the Guru, we remain in a state of emptiness. This is simply a less elaborate form of what takes place during empowerment, the method by which blessings may be received and the recognition of the nature of mind may occur.”

Also to be noted :

  • 3 April at 14:00 : Méditation de Chenrézig par Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, puis “Entrer en intimité avec soi-même” par Francis Caterino.
  • 18 April at 07:00 : Tara ritual and Thangtong Gyalpo prayer by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag.
  • 24 April at 14:00 Chenrézig meditation by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag, and then “Preliminary practices and their importance, by Bernard Altschuh.

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES MARCH 2021

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES MARCH 2021

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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.  

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MONTHLY SESSIONS

The monthly session will be held by videoconference only

MONTHLY SESSIONS IN MARCH :
13 and 14 march, from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 15:30
By Mike Bortolotti

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE

Great realized beings sometimes communicate their experiences through spiritual songs. Such songs are powerful teachings that can awaken one’s spiritual potential and inspire disciples. Those who have directly realized the nature of the mind are free and spontaneous. They can express all Dharma in the form of spiritual songs. During this weekend we will study, contemplate and meditate upon some of this mystic poetry. 

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES FEBRUARY 2021

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES FEBRUARY 2021

At the occasion of the Tibetan New Year 2148, the year of the Iron Ox (12 February 2021), we send you our warmest wishes so that peace, happiness, joy and good health flourish on your paths.

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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

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MONTHLY SESSIONS

The monthly session will be held by videoconference only

MONTHLY SESSIONS IN JANUARY :
13 and 14 February, from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 15:30
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

THE 16 ARHATS

Buddha Shakyamuni personally selected the Sixteen Arhats from amongst his disciples and requested them to remain in this world, protecting the Dharma for as long as beings are capable of benefitting from the teachings. They vowed at the time of the Parinirvana to remain in the world and maintain the Dharma until the time of the future Buddha Maitreya. To visualize Buddha Shakyamuni surrounded by the Sixteen Arhats and an assembly of Bodhisattvas generates great merit and quickly develops insight into the teachings of the Buddha.  

On Sunday, we will do the 16 Arhats ritual, because it is auspicious to pray after Losar for the long life of the Gurus and for universal peace.

Download HERE the 16 Arhat Ritual from the prayerbook SAKYA MONLAM page 45.

Monthly Perspectives January 2021

Monthly Perspectives January 2021

At the dawn of this new year, we send you our warmest wishes for peace, happiness, joy and good health to blossom on your paths.

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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.

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MONTHLY SESSIONS

The monthly session will be held by videoconference only

MONTHLY SESSIONS IN JANUARY:
23 and 24 January, from 10h00 to 12h00 and from 13h30to 15h30
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

A Bouquet of Udumbara Flowers: an Explanation of the 10th Day

Saturday, 23 January is a very special Guru Rinpoche day called ‘Chupen’. For this occasion we will practice the Tsog offering to Guru Rinpoche together. Khenpo Tashi will explain the ritual called the 10th day Practice on the basis of the text called “A Bouquet of Udumbara Flowers: an Explanation of the 10th Day”, which includes stories from the life of Guru Rinpoche, explanation of the importance of the 10th day feast offering, explanation of the Tsog practice and its benefits.

Guru Rinpoche was the Indian master who played a fundamental role in the spread of Buddhism in Tibet, mainly because he possessed great power to remove all obstacles.

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES DECEMBER 2020

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES DECEMBER 2020

The monthly session will be held by videoconference only

MONTHLY SESSIONS IN DECEMBER :
5 and 6 December, from 10h00 to 12h00 and from 13h30to 15h30
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

The Universe Mandala Offering

You can fill in the online inscription form from here

The mandala offering is one of the uncommon preliminary practices, as it allows you to quickly accumulate the necessary merits to be able to effectively undertake the path of Vajrayana. In this practice all the virtues of the three times accumulated by all ordinary beings and by all realized beings, as well as all the good qualities imaginable, are visualized in the form of the mandala of the universe and offered to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES NOVEMBER 2020

MONTHLY PERSPECTIVES NOVEMBER 2020

The monthly session will be held by videoconference only.

MONTHLY SESSIONS IN NOVEMBER :
14 – 15 November, during normal monthly session hours
By Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag

Parting from the four attachments (Zenpa Zidrel/tib.)

You can fill in the online inscription form from here

“Parting from the four attachments” includes the essential teachings on how to genuinely engage in the practice of the Dharma by going to the very heart of the path. This teaching was received by Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092-1158) directly from Manjushri and is considered to be one of the pearls of Tibetan Buddhism. The four root verses include the essence of the Dharma:
 “If you are attached to this life, you are not a Dharma practitioner. If you are attached to the cyclic existence, you do not have renunciation. If you are attached to your own self-interest, you do not have the thought of enlightenment. If grasping arises, you do not have the view.”

For the ceremony on 29 November, you can download handouts here :

Monthly Perspectives October 2020

Monthly Perspectives October 2020

Because of reduced availability,

prior registration is compulsory.

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.  

You can fill in the online inscription form here

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

Because of reduced availability,

prior registration is compulsory.

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.

You can fill in the online inscription form here

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

Because of reduced availability,

prior registration is compulsory.

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

You can fill in the inscription form online.

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.