Collective accumulations for the swift dissolution of COVID-19 pandemic

Our Sakya Dharma Family is accumulating the Loma Gyonma mantra and the prayers of Thangtong Gyalpo to help purify the causes and conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic. You are welcome to join us. Click here to read more.
All these accumulations will be dedicated for the benefit of all sentient beings in a special puja service at our main center SAKYA TSECHEN LING, France on 7 August at 5 pm during Loma Gyonma ritual. 

JULY PROGRAM

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THURSDAY 2nd JULY: MEDITATION

18:30 – 20.00 SAKYA KUNGA CHOELING, TRIESTE

Subject: Meditation with Ani Malvina (in Italian)

FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY 3rd - 5th JULY: SEMINAR + RITUALS

SAKYA TSECHEN LING, Kuttolsheim: with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo

Subject: Continuation of “The Prayer of Samantabhadra” (from seminar in June) & 37 heap mandala offering (English/French)

Friday 3.7.: 

20.30 - 22.00: Explanation of “The Prayer of Samantabhadra”

Saturday 4.7.:

09.00 - 12.00: Vajrayogini Ritual for Dominique, Urban Nilsson and Els Simonis

(You can practice the Vajrayogini Sadhana or your daily Sadhana.)

If you would like to include people who passed away in this ritual, please send the name until 3 July 7 HERE.

15.00 - 17.00: Explanation of “The Prayer of Samantabhadra”

Sunday 5.7.:

10.00 - 12.00: Guruyoga Lama Chöpa and long-life prayers for the birthday of His Holiness Dalai Lama (6.7.) & His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche (5.7.)

14.00 - 16.00: 37 Heap Mandala offering: explanation and practice

MONDAY 6th JULY: MEDITATION

18.30 – 20.00 SAKYA KUNGA CHOLING, TRIESTE: with Ani Malvina

Subject: Meditation and celebration of H. H. Dalai Lama's Birthday

TUESDAY 7th JULY: TEACHING

19.15 - 21.00 THUPTEN CHANGCHUP LING, Arosio: with Mike Bortolotti

Subject: The Triple Vision / Nang Sum (The impure vision: impermanence & death), meditation (only in Italian)

FRIDAY 10th JULY: RITUAL

19.15 - 20.30 TARA RITUAL + Thangtong Gyalpo’s prayer: with Lama Gendun Gyatso

SATURDAY 11th JULY: RITUAL

9.00 - 12.00 SAKYA TSECHEN LING, Kuttolsheim: VAIROCANA RITUAL with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo & Lama Gendun Gyatso

Ritual for Dominique (7th week), Urban Nilsson and Els Simonis

(You can practice the Vairocana Sadhana or your daily sadhana.)

If you would like to include people who passed away in this ritual, you can send the name until 10 July HERE

SATURDAY/SUNDAY 11th/12th JULY: SEMINAR

10.00 - 12.00 / 13.30 - 15.30 THUPTEN CHANGCHUP LING, Arosio: with Mike Bortolotti

Subject: “Canti spirituali, l'espressione mistica della realizzazione dei Mahasiddha” (only in Italian)

On Saturday 10.00 we start with the Samantabhadra prayer in memory of Dominique.

WEDNESDAY 15th JULY: RITUAL

19.15 - 21.30 THUPTEN CHANGCHUP LING, Arosio: VAJRAYOGINI TSOG (Dakini Day) with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo & Lama Gendun Gyatso

ONLY FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY RECEIVED VAJRAYOGINI EMPOWERMENT.

WE USE THE TSOG TEXT PREPARED BY HER EMINENCE JETSUN KUSHOK.

(If you don’t have this text please practice your own Sadhana.)

You can order your copy of this Tsog text (in Tibetan/English) until 31.7. HERE

End of August you will be informed when it will be ready for you to pick it up at your center (€/CHF 20.-).

FRIDAY 17th JULY: RITUAL

19.15 - 20.30 TARA RITUAL + Thangtong Gyalpo’s prayer: with Ani Laura Coccitto

SATURDAY 18th JULY: TEACHING

16.00 - 18.00 SAKYA TSECHEN LING, Kuttolsheim: with Bernard Altschuh

Subject: Avalokiteshvara meditation followed by “Étude de deux superbes quatrains d'une prière à Vajrayogini” (only French)

TUESDAY 21st JULY: TEACHING

19.15 - 21.00 THUPTEN CHANGCHUP LING, Arosio: with Mike Bortolotti

Subject: The Triple Vision / Nang Sum (The impure vision: impermanence & death), meditation (only in Italian)

WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY: TEACHINGS

19.15 – 21.00 SAKYA CHANGCHUB CHÖLING, Stockholm/SWEDEN: with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo

Subject: The Jewel Lamp, by Khunu Rinpoche (in English/Swedish)

FRIDAY 24th JULY: RITUAL & PRAYERS FOR CHÖKHOR DÜCHEN    

CHÖKHOR DÜCHEN - The First Turning of The Wheel of Dharma - is one of the four major Buddhist feasts. Buddha, immediately after enlightenment, gave no teaching. Then, in Sarnath, at the request of Indra and Brahma, Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma for the first time and gave the teaching on The Four Noble Truths.

19.15 - 21.00 THUPTEN CHANGCHUP LING, Arosio: with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo & Lama Gendun Gyatso

Important: Please download the Sakya Monlam Prayerbook and prayer booklet in your language to participate at this event HERE.

Program:

- Bodhicitta prayer (page 2 / booklet “prayers”)

- Buddha Shakyamuni prayer (page 21 / MONLAM)

- 16 Arhat Ritual (page 45 / MONLAM)

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.