Lama Teunsang – Souhaits et conseils pour 2021

En ce 2 janvier 2021, Lama Teunsang nous transmet ses voeux et conseils pour 2021. Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur la pratique de Tonglen dont parle le Lama, vous pouvez vous rendre sur le site de Montchardon et consulter la page consacrée à la pratique de Lodjong transmises du 28 décembre 2020 au 1er janvier 2021 à Montchardon. Les deux premiers jours Lama Teunsang à transmis le texte des commentaires de Djamgoen Kontrul Lodreu Thayé sur l’Entrainement de l’esprit en 7 points de Tchekawa Dorjé avec les commentaire. Puis Lama Sangpo à transmis les instructions sur la pratique de Lodjong avec les explications sur “Tonglen”. Vous trouverez les détails sur cette pratique sur : https://www.montchardon.fr/lodjong
 

Lama Teunsang – Wishes and advices for 2021

Lama Teunsang – Wishes and advices for the new year 2021
On this 2nd of January 2021, Lama Tonsang sends us his wishes and advice for 2021.
If you wish to know more about the practice of Tonglen which the Lama speaks about, you can go to the Montchardon website and consult the page dedicated to the practice of Lodjong transmitted from December 28th, 2020 to January 1st, 2021 in Montchardon.
The first two days Lama Tonsang transmitted the text of Djamgoen Kontrul Lodreu Thayé’s comments on “Tchekawa Dorje’s 7-point mind training”.
Then Lama Sangpo transmitted the instructions on the Lodjong practice with the explanations on “Tonglen”.
You will find the details on this practice on: https://www.montchardon.fr/lodjong

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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 ".