EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

16- 18 November: TEACHINGS ON GURU RINPOCHE PADMASAMBHAVA AND TSOG OFFERING with ven. Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Amipa
Since this weekend marks a very special and rare Guru Rinpoche day, we will recieve very special teachings of Guru Rinpoche on Saturday, and perform a big ritual offering called Tsog for accumulation of merits and wisdom on Sunday.
Teaching schedule: Friday 20:30 – 21:30, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 15:30
Teachings are in English with consecutive translation to Italian. No pre-registration is necessary.

Weekly activities, November 2018

TUE, 6.11. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 20.15 LOJONG – MIND TRAINING  teachings
Lojong consists of mind training practices for refining and purifying our bad attitudes and habits. This collection of teachings provides a series of antidotes to our negative habits that are the source of our suffering, such as method to cultivate Bodhicitta.  
20.15 - 20.45 Meditation

TUE, 13.11. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.30 THE COMPLETE PATH: Thupa Gongsal by Sakya Pandita “The 4 Means of Gathering Desciples”
You are all welcome to join us anytime, even if you have not been following the complete path in its integrity. Bodhisattvas progress on the path through the practice of the six perfections, bringing one’s own mind to spiritual maturation in this way. With the wish to lead others on the path to spiritual maturation (s)he practices the four means of gathering.  
20.30 - 21.00 Meditazione Samatha

MON, 19.11. Birthday of H. H. Kyabgon Gongma Trizin Rinpoche
We will celebrate together on 20 Nov.

TUE, 20.11. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike e Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 20.30 The Profound Path of Mahamudra in 5 parts  
The Profound Path of Mahamudra in 5 Parts includes essential instructions for the practice of sutras or tantras, just like they were practiced for centuries by countless yogis e yoghinis in the Milarepa tradition. All fundamental aspects of meditation are explained in 5 points: Refuge and Bodhicitta, Yidam, Guruyoga; Mahamudra; Dedication.
20.30 - 21.00 Meditation on Chinlab Tsarsum Khugpa to celebrate the 44th birthday of H. H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin

TUE, 27.11. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike and Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 20.30 THE COMPLETE PATH: Thupa Gongsal by Sakya Pandita
“Grounds and Paths”
You are all welcome to join us anytime, even if you have not been following the complete path in its integrity. Grounds and Paths explain the progressive development of the mind along one’s spiritual path. From the moment we enter the path until we attain complete, perfect enlightenment, our mind goes through different stages of gradual spiritual ripening, becoming more and more sublime. Buddhist scriptures offer great details about different stages of the path.  
20.30-21.00 Meditation and prayers (Samantabhadra and Amitabha’s long prayer) to commemorate the anniversary of late Ven. Khenpo Dakpa

THU, 29.11. Anniversary of Ven. Khenpo Dakpa W√∂ser’s passing (1940 - 2017)
Khenpo Tashi will be at SAKYA TSECHEN LING in Kuttolsheim (France) to guide rituals and prayers there in the honour of Ven. Khenpo Dakpa. If you would like to join him in Kuttolsheim and/or on the way to Kuttolsheim, contact Khenpo Tashi. In Arosio we will do prayers and practices in the honour of Ven. Khenpo Dakpa on 27th Nov (see above).

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.