Le vendredi 12 février a eu lieu le Losar (nouvel an tibétain), après 5 jours de rituel de Goutor qui ont été retranmis en direct pour la première fois sur la nouvelle Chaîne YouTube “KML Gompa TV” et qui depuis le 12 retransmet les pratiques quotidiennes du matin ainsi que la pratique de Tchenrézi du soir qui ont lieu dans le Temple de Montchardon.
A l’occasion de cette journée, nous avons demandé à Lama Teunsang si il était possible de filmer une courte vidéo pour nous transmettre un message.
Nous somme très heureux de vous proposer cette courte interview (9 minutes) et espérons que ce moment avec Lama vous apportera autant de joie qu’à nous. 

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Tout comme en début  janvier, le Lama mentionne à nouveau la précieuse la pratique de Lodjong et deTonglen.
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 Tonsang – Message for Losar 2021

On Friday 12th February, the Losar (Tibetan New Year) took place, after 5 days of the Gutor ritual which were broadcast live for the first time on the new YouTube Channel “KML Gompa TV“. Since the 12th, the daily morning practices as well as the evening Chenrezig practice which take place in the Temple of Montchardon have been broadcast live.
On the occasion of this day, we asked Lama Tonsang if it was possible to film a short video and give us a message.
We are very happy to offer you this short interview (9 minutes) and hope that this moment with Lama will bring you as much joy as it did to us. 

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As in early January, the Lama again mentions the remarkable practice of Lodjong and Tonglen.
You can go to the Montchardon website and consult the page dedicated to the practice of Lodjong given from December 28th, 2020 to January 1st, 2021 in Montchardon. The first two days Lama Teunsang transmitted the text of Djamgoen Kontrul Lodreu Thaye’s comments on Tchekawa Dorje’s 7-point Mind Training with the comments. Then Lama Sangpo transmitted the instructions on the practice of Lodjong with the explanations on “Tonglen”. You will find details about this practice on: https://www.montchardon.fr/lodjong

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 ".