Chères Amies, chers amis,

Depuis quelques temps nous avons pu améliorer sensiblement notre connexion internet, raison pour laquelle nous commençons à envisager de nouveaux projets de diffusions d’enseignements en direct depuis Montchardon.
Il s’agit d’une excellente nouvelle et nous nous réjouissons de pouvoir à nouveau partager le précieux Dharma du Bouddha avec les personnes qui ont à coeur de garder un lien avec le Centre et avec les Lamas.

Nous sommes donc très heureux de vous annoncer :


Dear friends, dear friends,

For some time now we have been able to significantly improve our internet connection, which is why we are beginning to consider new projects for broadcasting live teachings from Montchardon. This is great news and we look forward to once again sharing the precious Buddha Dharma with those who care about keeping a connection with the Centre and with the Lamas.

Unfortunately for the moment we cannot offer English content but we hope that soon it will be possible.


En visioconférence le 19 et 20 décembre 2020
depuis Montchardon

Stages de juillet et août

Pour la première fois, le centre de Montchardon organise un enseignement en visioconférence. La transmission de l’enseignement se tiendra à Montchardon et sera diffusée sur Zoom et Youtube Live.
L’enseignement donné par Lama Sangpo sera traduit du tibétain en français par Jean-Marc Falcombello.
Vous ne pouvez pas suivre l’enseignement en direct ces jours là ? 
Aucun problème !
Toutes les sessions seront enregistrées et diffusées sur notre site pour un visionnage ultérieur. Toutes les explications sur notre site.

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Stages de juillet et août

Conséquence de la pandémie actuelle, les Kagyu Mönlam qui ont lieu chaque année à Bodh Gaya (Inde) à cette époque, se déroulent en ce moment, du 16 au 22 décembre, dans différents monastères en Inde et au Népal, reliés entre eux par une retransmission audio en direct

As a consequence of the current pandemic, the Kagyu Mönlam, which takes place every year in Bodh Gaya (India) at this time, is currently taking place from 16 to 22 December in different monasteries in India and Nepal, linked to each other by a live audio broadcast.

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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 ".