Droupla Shérab Dorjé (Olivier Lebret)

Droupla Shérab Dorjé
(Olivier Lebret)

Olivier Lebret a travaillé en entreprise pendant une dizaine d’années dans le management, l’organisation et de la formation, avant d’accomplir en 2010 une retraite de trois ans à Montchardon. Il a été missionné par Lama Teunsang au centre de Cérences (Normandie) en...

Droupla Kunzang ( Olivier Clerc)

Droupla Kunzang
( Olivier Clerc)

Droupla Kunzang ( Olivier Clerc) est français, Il a rencontré le Dharma en 2002. Il a effectué la retraite de trois ans à Montchardon. Depuis la sortie, il vit près de Montchardon, partageant son temps entre la pratique personnelle et des activités professionnelles...

Droupla Tachi Lhamo (Cathy Claude)

Droupla Tachi Lhamo (Cathy Claude)

Droupla Tachi Lhamo (Cathy Claude) est française, elle a rencontré Lama Teunsang dans les années 2000. Après plusieurs retraites personnelles, elle a effectué la retraite de trois ans à Montchardon. Depuis sa sortie, elle partage son temps entre un travail dans le...

Droupla Dorje Gyamsto (Pierre Paret)

Droupla Dorje Gyamsto
(Pierre Paret)

Pierre Paret expérimente puis enseigne le Qi Gong de la verticalité intérieure du bouddhisme T’chan Mahayana depuis 1995. Il a suivi une formation en Réflexologie énergétique auprès de D. Crevenat à Marseille et a exercé cette activité de thérapeute. Il poursuit...

Droupla Nordreul (Anne Glaesner)

Droupla Nordreul
(Anne Glaesner)

Droupla Nordreul (Anne Glaesner) a rencontré le Dharma en 1984. Elle a effectué deux retraites de 100 Nyoung Né et la retraite de 3 ans à Montchardon. Après avoir exercé de nombreuses années les métiers de sage-femme et infirmière, elle est aujourd’hui résidente au...

Droupla Rinchen (Anne-Marie Jourdan)

Droupla Rinchen
(Anne-Marie Jourdan)

Conquise par le Dharma dès son premier stage à Karma Migyur Ling, l’été 2001, elle a quitté l’Éducation Nationale pour effectuer la retraite de 3 ans de 2010 à 2013 à Montchardon. Depuis sa sortie, elle vit en Sarthe et se partage entre activités associatives,...

Droupla Palden (Frédéric Cattin)

Droupla Palden (Frédéric Cattin)

Droupla Palden (Frédéric Cattin) est français. Il vit auprès de Lama Teunsang à Montchardon depuis 1979. Il exerce au Centre la fonction de responsable et de traducteur. Il a effectué la retraite de trois ans à Montchardon, après quoi il a repris ses fonctions...

Droupla Yéshé Tcheudreun (Fabienne Dupuy)

Droupla Yéshé Tcheudreun
(Fabienne Dupuy)

Elle a rencontré le Dharma en 1997 à Montchardon puis a souhaité y effectuer la première retraite de trois ans. Elle exerce aujourd’hui des activités liées au bien-être et à l’accompagnement des personnes, tout en consacrant du temps à la pratique et à...

Qu’est-ce qu’un Droupla ?

Droupla est un terme tibétain : « droup » signifie “accomplir, pratiquer” : « La » est un terme honorifique, qui n’a pas d’équivalent en français. Il désigne un pratiquant, moine ou laïc, homme ou femme, qui a accompli la traditionnelle retraite de 3 ans durant...

Vigilance COVID at Montchardon

The programme now takes place under special circumstances, since the Centre may resume its activities provided that the health rules are strictly observed.

The conditions of participation imply strict compliance with the barrier measures, whether for practices or courses.

Here is how we will organize ourselves.
For places of worship such as Montchardon, the rules set by the State are as follows:

  • - upon arrival at the Centre, the trainee must not be ill or show symptoms of the virus.
  •  obligation to maintain a distance of 1m around oneself, in the temple, in the refectory and when moving around the Centre,
  • - mandatory wearing of a protective mask in :
    •   - the temple: permanently during the teachings and daily collective practices.
    •   - the refectory: from the entrance to the moment of sitting down and if you get up to get a drink or to go out.
    •   - all other situations: as soon as it is difficult to maintain distance from others,
  • - hand washing with hydro-alcoholic gel at the entrance and exit of the temple and refectory, every time you enter the self-service area and on all occasions when you have to touch a collective object.
  • - An identifiable member of the administration will be responsible for the entry and exit phases of the prayer area to ensure that the rules are respected.

If you are unable or unwilling to follow these guidelines, we ask that you do not 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.

About Lama Teunsang

It is essential to protect Lama Teunsang whose immunity is compromised, making him extremely vulnerable to infection, and the people at the centre are in daily contact with him for meals and care. This also means that it is not appropriate to return to Lama Teunsang's home to greet him. For the compelling reasons mentioned above, he currently only receives those who care for his health.

No offering of kata to Lama Teunsang
It is asked to stay away from him, at least 1m and not to offer him a kata.
This use, so much appreciated by all of us, is currently suspended during the Covid period, to preserve its still fragile health.

Individual interview with Lama Teunsang
We asked Lama Teunsang about personal interviews. He does not wish to resume them for the time being. We will inform you of their resumption when he tells us so.
However, it is possible to request an interview with one of the Lamas of Montchardon. See with the translator.

In brief

Access to the temple will be limited to 80 people to respect sanitary distances. For accommodation, the rooms with several people will become individual accommodation, except for couples or families. The number of dormitory places will be reduced to space between beds. We will thus be able to accommodate about 80 people. The campsite will be open, the installation of the tents will have to follow the same instructions. We will have disinfecting liquids in all the places where it is necessary.

We would like to remind you:

  • - on the one hand, failure to respect the rules could lead to the closure of the Centre and legal proceedings.
  • - on the other hand, we have a moral obligation to protect ourselves and others from a potentially dangerous disease, especially since we live in collective premises.

As Buddhist practitioners, the constraints of masks, social distances and frequent hand washing can be integrated into our practice, as a constant training for vigilance and support of attention in our daily actions. It is also a great opportunity to practice the awakening mind, the altruistic attitude: "I commit myself to make this effort, thinking more about the well-being and health of others than about my own inconvenience". These are the skillful means of Dharma called " integrating unpleasantness into the path ".