His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche in Arosio

It was an immense pleasure and joy to host
at our center in Arosio between 11 and 13 July 2017

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Next event with with ven. Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Amipa

10 - 12 November: LHABAB DÜCHEN* AND TEACHINGS ON DHAMMAPADA AND SACRED PLACES with ven. Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Amipa and Mike Bortolotti
Friday, 10 November: LHABAB DÜCHEN* - at 8.30 pm 16 Arhats’ Ritual
Saturday, 11 November: Dhammapada with ven. Khenpo Tashi Sangpo AmipaDhammapada is a collection of verses about the timeless truths the Buddha spoke over 2500 years ago. Every opportunity we have to study and examine these truths is extraordinarily gratifying. Sunday, 12 November: Sacred places with Mike BortolottiThe sacred places, the meeting of the inner and outer natures.

Schedule: Friday: 20.30 - 21.30 / Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 12.00 / 13.30 - 15.30

Weekly Activities, September 2017

TUE, 3. 10. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Brigitte
This is the heart of the perfection of wisdom. We will listen parts of the teachings conferred by Khenchen Sherab in January 2011
20.30   Heart Sutra recitation with Khenpo Tashi

TUE, 10. 10. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
Life and teachings of Padmasambhava (VIII century) are very important in Tibetan Buddhism. Having received the empowerment, we will now look for inspiration for our practice and meditate upon his teachings.

TUE, 17. 10.     Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45     HEVAJRA SADHANA, part 1.
Only for those who have received Hevajra empowerment!
Sadhana means ‘method for realisation’ and it is a swift path to Enlightenment. In order to practice such method efficiently, it is essential to understand very well the profound meaning.
We will gradually familiarise with this practice, and regularly meet to practice the Hevajra Sadhana together in the upcoming months.
à Please, bring your sadhana.

TUE, 24. 10. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45   “THE COMPLETE PATH” - Intro
His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche started giving a cycle of teachings that will be bestowed over the period of 7 years. The cycle of teachings is called ‘The Complete Path’, and it includes the study and practice of all key points of the Buddhist path on the basis of important Sakya tests.

As of next month, we will start the same cycle of studies and practice at our centre. This is an exceptional opportunity for all of us to familiarize with the key points of the path to Enlightenment. Anyone can join us. The course is appropriate for beginners who want to know more about Buddhist philosophy as well as for those who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding.

MAR, 31. 10. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
Wrathful Buddha aspect is a special form of great compassion that Buddhas manifest for a very specific reason, specially in order to pacify obstacles on the path to enlightenment. Monasteries regularly perform Mahakala protector and grand annual Vajrakilaya rituals. These are very important for the Sakya school. These practices are very helpful for us, for other beings and the universe at large.


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.