Next teaching with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo

7 - 9 October: COLLECTION OF LOJONG TEACHINGS written by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892)
Lojong is the mind training practice that allows us to refine and purify our attitudes and motivations. This particular collection of teachings offers a wealth of antidotes to counteract our negative habits that are the main cause of our suffering, and methods for the development of Bodhicitta.

Teaching schedule: Friday 20:30 – 21:30, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 – 15:30

Weekly Activities, July & August 2016

TUE, 6.9. Tuesday Study Session with Mike
19.15   BUDDHA AVALOKITESHVARA: This is the Buddha of Great Compassion, who can take up different forms. We will familiarize with his most common aspect (Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara) and practice, contained in our prayer books.
20.30   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara

SAT, 10.9. Open Doors with Mike
An opportunity for all newcomers to visit our centre.  
14.00 - 18.00   Guided visit of our temple and stupa ground, short presentation of the history of our centre and our activities, Q&A, refreshments.

TUE, 13.9. Tuesday Study Session with Mike
19.15   MAITREYA’S UTTARATANTRA: This is an important treatise on the Buddha nature, the enlightened potential that is present in every sentient. This fundamental treatise allows us to understand both the Vajrayana and the Mahamudra teachings.
20.30   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara

TUE, 20.9. Tuesday Mediation Session with Mike
19.15 - 20.45   SAMATHA, CALM ABIDING: during this session, we will use a special technique that allows us to develop stable meditative concentration, which is prerequisite for all forms of meditation.  
       
TUE, 27.9. Tuesday Study Session with Mike
19.15   MAITREYA’S UTTARATANTRA: This is an important treatise on the Buddha nature, the enlightened potential that is present in every sentient. This fundamental treatise allows us to understand both the Vajrayana and the Mahamudra teachings.
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.