This summer the programme will take place under special circumstances, since the Centre can resume activities provided that sanitary measures are strictly observed.

Whether you are vaccinated or not, whether you have a negative PCR test or not, does not change the need to respect sanitary measures.

Your presence in Montchardon implies that you strictly respect sanitary measures in all circumstances.

We are now used to these measures:

  1. Wear a protective mask in the temple during the whole teaching or practice period, in the refectory until you start eating, and in all situations where it is difficult to maintain a 1m distance with others.
  2. Hand wash with hydro-alcoholic gel when entering and leaving the temple and refectory, whenever accessing the self-service area and on all occasions when touching a collective object.
  3. Maintain a distance of 1m around yourself, in the temple, in the refectory and when moving around in the Centre.

Access to the temple will be limited to 70/80 people to respect sanitary distances.

For accommodation, the rooms that accommodate several people will become individual rooms, except for couples or families. The number of places in the dormitory will be reduced to space out the beds. This will allow us to accommodate about 80 people.

The campsite area will be open, and the layout of the tents should follow the same guidelines. Disinfectant will be available in all places where necessary.

These rules must be maintained in Montchardon at all times.


We have a moral obligation to protect ourselves and others from disease, especially as we live in collective premises.

It is important to continue to protect Lama Teunsang, whose immunity is greatly diminished, even though he has been vaccinated.

For these reasons, we are asking all those who come this summer to commit to respecting sanitary measures. This commitment will take the official form of a box to be ticked on the registration form, which will allow everyone to come to the Centre with complete peace of mind.

If you cannot or do not wish to follow these guidelines, we ask you not to come to the Centre while these rules are in effect.

The same applies, of course, if you are ill or have symptoms of the virus.

When you leave, if you need to have a PCR test, this can be done in the cities in the area. However, it will be up to you to organise (making an appointment, travelling to and from the test site), because the Centre cannot manage these procedures.

Accumulations of Mantras of Tara

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa has published two letters in the last few days in which he expresses his alarm at the catastrophic situation in India and Nepal due to the Covid and proposes that those who wish to do so join him in reciting the Tara mantra.
He expressed himself in these terms in the letter of 2 May 2021 (published on 6 and 9 May 2021)

Just as we did last year for the recitation of manis, we have set up this page dedicated to the counting of mantras

You can join this beautiful and useful accumulation.
In addition to the Karmapa’s recommendations, it is also an opportunity to perform these recitations to promote longevity; that of our masters as well as that of our loved ones and all beings whose lives are threatened.

Recitation Contribution Form

This very simple form allows you to indicate the number of turns of mala (rosary) that you have performed.
Please note: these are the turns of Full Mala and not the number of Tara’s mantras recited.
From May 2021 onward

Your contribution will automatically be added to the existing total.