EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

9 - 10 February: LOVE AND WISDOM, INSEPARABLE ON THE PATH TO ENLIGHTEMENT with Ani Lauro Coccitto
Teachings are in Italian. (Please contact us in advance, if you need translation). 
Teaching schedule: Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 15:30
Please note:
From now on the weekend events start on Saturday.  
Friday evenings, for those who wish to join, we will meet at the temple for a guided meditation from 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm.
Topics of guided meditations to be announced…  

Weekly activities

TUE, 8.1. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 20.30   LOJONG – MIND TRAINING
Lojong is a mind training practice that refines and purifies our attitude and motivation. This collection of teachings offers a series of antidotes for the negative habits that cause us suffering, as well as methods for the cultivation of Bodhicitta.
20.30 - 21.00   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara

FRI, 11.1. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 20.15   Meditation on Bhutadamara
Only for those who have received Bhutadamara initiation!
We will do the practice together (initiation was given in December 2018) in order to better integrate the profound method of Bhutadamara.  
Please, bring your sadhana.
           
TUE, 15.1. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
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

TUE, 22.1. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
19.15 - 21.00 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.

TUE, 29.1. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
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

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.