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, October 2018

TUE, 2.10. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Brigitte  
19.15 - 20.30   THE COMPLETE PATH: Sakya Pandita's Thupa Gongsal, “Guru's words on the paramita of concentration”
We will listen to a recording of a teaching by Ven. Khenchen Sherab Amipa Rinpoche on Sakya Pandita's “Thupa Gongsal”.
20.30 - 21.00 Meditation

TUE, 9.10. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Guido Ferrari
19.15 - 20.30   We will watch the documentary ‘La vita oltre la vita’, which talks about the experiences at the time of death.
Evening with the author – Guido Ferrari.

TUE, 16.10. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Brigitte
19.15 - 20.30   THE COMPLETE PATH: Sakya Pandita's Thupa Gongsal, “Guru's words on the paramita of concentration”
We will listen to a recording of a teaching by Ven. Khenchen Sherab Amipa Rinpoche on Sakya Pandita's “Thupa Gongsal”.
20.30 - 21.00 Meditation

TUE, 23.10. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 20.30 GURU YOGA – LAMA CHOPA with butter lamp offerings for our masters
This day mark the anniversary of many great masters, among them also the 1st founder of the Sakya school – Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, his father – Khon Konchok Gyalpo – who founded the 1st Sakya monastery, and Bari Lotwasa the translator. Through the group practice of the Guru Yoga on this very special day we can invoke the powerful blessings of the masters. 

TUE, 30.10. NB: WE MEET ON WEDNESDAY NOT TUESDAY!!!

WED. 31.10. LHABAB DUCHEN with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 – 20.30 Prayer to Buddha Shakyamuni and 16 Arhats’ Ritual
One of the 4 great Buddhist festivals commemorating Buddha’s return from the realm of gods. 

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.