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 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.
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.