21- 23 April: GURU YOGA TEACHINGS AND PRACTICE This month we are commemorating the anniversaries of H. H. Jigdal Dagchen and Khenchen Sherab. On this occasion, we will receive teachings on the profound practice of Guru Yoga, which allows us to receive direct blessings from the holy masters, and swiftly progress on the path.
Together, we will also do the Guru Yoga ritual with special Tsog offering.
WED, 1.3. Introduction to Meditation with Mike
19.30 - 20.45 Course on calm abiding meditation for beginners (5 meetings) TUE, 7.3. Tuesday Mediation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45 SAMATHA, CALM ABIDING: we will meditate using the special technique that allows us to develop stable concentration, which is the foundation for all other types of meditation.
WED, 8.3. Introduction to Meditation with Mike
19.30 - 20.45 Course on calm abiding meditation for beginners (5 meetings)
MAR 14.3. Tuesday Study with Mike
19.15 - 20.45 MAITREYA’S UTTARATANTRA, part 6: 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. MAR 21.3. Tuesday Meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45 Introduction to AWARENESS MEDITATION in accordance with Padmasambhava’s Terma (sanskr.: “spiritual treasure”): How can we purify our perceptions, thoughts and emotions with awareness? MAR 28.3. Tuesday Meditation (and new moon) with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 20.45 “LUNG” of MAITREYA’S UTTARATANTRA by Khenpo Tashi, part 4.
“Lung” is a reading transmission of a test, which allows for an uninterrupted lineage of transmission of a particular text, and carries all the blessings of the lineage. “Lung” allows us to understand the deeper meaning of the text.
Prayer to BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI and CONFESSION to the 35 Buddhas.
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
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.
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
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
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.