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.
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.
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.
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.
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.