Enthronement ceremony of His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trizin

On 9th March 2017 at Sakya Monastery Magon Thubten Namgyal Ling, Puruwala, Himachal Pradesh, India, the 42nd Sakya Trizin will be enthroned.

For further details click HERE.

Next teaching with Mike Bortolotti

20 – 22 JANUARY 2017: MAHAMUDRA VAJRA SONGS (DOHA)
The great enlightened masters sometimes manifest their realisation of the nature of the mind through Vajra Songs. We will look at some of them, more specifically those on Mahamudra. We will draw inspiration from our studies for meditation.
Schedule: Friday from 20:30 to 21:30, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 15:30

Weekly Activities, December 2016

TUE, 10.1. Tuesday Evening Meditation with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 20.45   GURUYOGA ritual (Lama Chöpa) with butter lamp offerings for the “Five Jetsuns”, five Sayka founders, especially for the parinirvana of Sakya Pandita (actual date 11 Jan.), one of the greatest Tibetan scholars.
In January we also celebrate the parinirvana anniversary of the other two founders, Sönam Tsemo (8 Jan.) and Chögyal Phagpa (19 Jan.).

TUE, 17.1. Tuesday Evening Meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45   SAMATHA, CALM ABIDING: meditation session dedicated to the special method that is used to develop stable concentration, which is an indispensable foundation for all other types of meditation.  

TUE, 24.1. Tuesday Evening Meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45   WHITE TARA practice to accumulate mantras for the long life of H. H. 41st Sakya Trizin, which is part of a worldwide initiative of mantra accumulation for his long life.  
Only for those who have received White Tara initiation. Please bring your sadhanas!

TUE, 31.1. Tuesday Evening Meditation with Mike
19.15   UTTARATANTRA DI MAITREYA, part 4: This important text talks about the nature of the Buddha, the very essence of Enlightenment that is present in all sentient beings. This teaching will also help us understand the teachings of Vajrayana and Mahamudra.
20.30   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara

HOMAGE TO THE GURU

On 14 April 2014 at 11:04 our belowed Guru left his body, however we are constantly surprised by his relentless capacity to continue to transmit the pure Holy Dharma.

His journey was accompanied with prayers and practices performed at his home in Rikon, where his precious presence has been felt strongly day and night.


In accordance with Tibetan tradition, many auspicious prayers and rituals were performed for our Guru for at Rikon, his centers and many different monasteries for  seven consecutive weeks. 
 
Khenchen Lama Sherab dedicated his whole being to the practice of Dharma and was awarded the highest level of recognition from the Sakya monastic university. In the 60', he was chosen by His Holiness Dalai Lama to offer support to the first Tibetan refugee settlement in exile in Switzerland. However, his mission did not end there; he founded various Dharma centres throughout Europe and shared his profound spiritual experience of great loving kindness and wisdom with his followers.

He was a role model Dharma practitioner, a living example of profound faith that transcends the impermanence of phenomenal world. He taught us that it is the role of the disciples to give rebirth to the Masters through our sincere devotion and practice in accordance with the instructions we have received.

He offered all he had and clearly showed us the Path to follow. If we follow his instructions, there is absolutely no doubt we shall reach the state, where the feeling of sorrow and separation from what we think we had lost vanishes completely.

He did not leave us behind; he only temporarily changed his teaching method. He is with us every time we perform a virtuous deed and we are putting into practice his teachings every time our face radiates with a smile filled with love, and we are getting more and more familiar with the Dharma every time we make the right decision.

A disciple in harmony with oneself is never alone.