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20-22 April 2018: Guru’s qualities & Practice of Jinlab Tsar Sum
The anniversaries of parinirvana of H. H. Jigdal Dagchen and Khenchen Sherab both occur during this month, therefore we will remember them by studying the qualities of a Guru on the basis of the text written by the great Dzogchen master Patrul Rinpoche.
You will also receive the transmission of JINLAB TSAR SUM of Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen, a short practice that bestows Guru’s blessings.
On Sunday, if the weather conditions are good, we will visit a special energy power spot in Ticino and do a group practice there.   
* Schedule: Friday 20:30 – 21:30, Saturday 10 -12 and 13:30 - 15:30, Sunday to be defined

Weekly Activities, April 2018


TUE, 3.4. Tuesday study and meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.30   THE COMPLETE PATH: Thupa Gongsal by Sakya Pandita, “The six perfections / paramitas”
Our next topic are the six perfections, the very essence of the Bodhisattvas’ path. The practice of the six perfections covers everything we need to develop our spiritual potential and attain enlightenment. Therefore, this is going to be a very practical study of the essential elements of the Buddhist path.  
20.30 - 21.00   Meditation

19.15 - 20.45  Guru Padmasambhava Tsog
On this Dakini day, we will do a Guru Padmasambhava tsog offering that is a very efficent method for accumulating merits as a group. You can bring food offerings to offer during the ritual.  
Please, bring your own text.

SAT 14.4. Anniversary of Ven. Khenchen Sherab (1931 - 2014)
Our center will remain closed, however, all are invited to join us in the Guruyoga and other practices thinking of him. We will also dedicate the weekend teachings in April to Ven. Khenchen Sherab.

TUE, 17.4. Tuesday study and meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.30   THE COMPLETE PATH: Thupa Gongsal by Sakya Pandita, “The six perfections / paramitas”
Our next topic are the six perfections, the very essence of the Bodhisattvas’ path. The practice of the six perfections covers everything we need to develop our spiritual potential and attain enlightenment. Therefore, this is going to be a very practical study of the essential elements of the Buddhist path.  
20.30 - 21.00   Meditation

TUE, 24.4.  Tuesday study and meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45  HEVAJRA SADHANA
Only for those who have received Hevajra initiation!
Our monthly session reserved for those who wish to study and practice Hevajra, a very efficient method that allows us to transform our ordinary minds into primordial wisdom and all-encompassing love.  
Please, bring your practice text with you.

SUN, 29.4. Anniversary of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen (1929 - 2016)
Our center will remain closed, however, all are invited to join us in the Guruyoga and other practices thinking of him. We will also dedicate the weekend teachings in April to H. H. Jigdal Dagchen).

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.