Enthronement ceremony of His Holiness the 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.

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10 - 12 March: WHITE TARA PRACTICE AND ENTHRONEMENT OF 42ND SAKYA TRIZIN, CHOTRÜL DÜCHEN
This weekend the 42nd Sakya Trizin will be enthroned in India. At our centre, we will follow a part of this important ceremony in streaming live from India. We will also do the practice of White Tara for the long life of the current Sakya Trizin. Please bring your White Tara sadhana.
Schedule: Friday: 20.30 - 22.00 / Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 12.00 / 13.30 - 15.30

Weekly Activities, February 2017

TUE, 7.2. Tuesday Mediation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45 Practice of White Tara, as the part of a global initiative for the mantra accumulation for the long life of H. H. the 41st Sakya Trizin.
For those who have received a White Tara initiation. Please bring your sadhanas!

WED, 8.2. Introduction to Meditation with Mike
19.30 - 20.45   Course on calm abiding meditation for beginners (4 meetings)

TUE, 14.2. Tuesday Study with Mike
19.15 MAITREYA’S UTTARATANTRA, part 5: This important text focuses on the Buddha nature, the enlightened essence of all beings. This text is of essential importance for those who wish to understand the Vajrayana and Mahamudra teachings.
20.30 Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara

WED, 15.2. Introduction to Meditation with Mike
19.30 - 20.45   Course on calm abiding meditation for beginners (4 meetings)

TUE, 21.2. Tuesday Meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45 Practice of White Tara, as the part of a global initiative for the mantra accumulation for the long life of H. H. the 41st Sakya Trizin. Since this is dakinis‘ day, the power of our practice is multiplied.
For those who have received a White Tara initiation. Please bring your sadhanas!

SAT, 25.2. GUTOR / Mahakala Day with Khenpo Tashi
16.30 - 17.30 Mahakala Ritual with GUTOR, purification of negativities accumulated during the past year, for a fresh start into the new Tibetan year, followed by a Tibetan soup with nine ingredients and fortune dumplings.

MON, 27.2. LOSAR – Tibetan New Year 2144, the year of Fire Rooster with Khenpo Tashi
9.00 Offerings to the deities, new prayer flags, ritual of the three long-life deities for a long and happy life of our members, and all other sentient beings.
18.30 16 Arhats Ritual, prayers
19.30 Tibetan dinner offered by our center -> Please, book your seat by 20 Febbruary!

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.