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.


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 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

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.


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).

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