Here are some news from Montchardon that we wish to send you as soon as possible.
Karma Migyur Ling has decided to close the Centre temporarily, as a precautionary measure, given the health situation related to the coronavirus epidemic. This measure is being taken in view of the uncertainty regarding meetings and travel, which could be limited if France moves to stage 3 in the management of the epidemic.
The Centre will therefore be closed from Monday, March 16th to Thursday, April 30th.
Without getting carried away by anxiety or fear, this decision is one of common sense, caution and concern for prevention. It follows the advice of His Holiness Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, who himself cancelled his annual week of teaching at Kibi (Kagyu International Buddhist Institute) in New Delhi in March.
Many courses were planned in Montchardon during this period, attracting people from all over France and various European countries. It would be very unfortunate if these sessions were an occasion for further spread Covid-19. It therefore seems reasonable to us to suspend activities during this period.
In the next few days, we will send an e-mail to each person registered for the cancelled sessions, so that all are well informed of this measure. The deposit will, of course, be fully refunded. We will try to reschedule these courses if possible, at a later date.
The rest of the program, from May to the end of the summer, is for the time being maintained. We will take appropriate measures according to the evolution of the health situation in the country. We will, of course, keep you informed.
Concerning the opening date for booking courses from May to September, there is no point in starting registrations as long as the uncertainty of the situation remains. As soon as circumstances permit, we will open bookings for this period.
As a Buddhist practitioner, you can refer to the instructions of His Holiness Thaye Dorje, who recently wrote two letters concerning the situation of coronavirus in the world:
He recommends the practice of Tchenrezi which he will teach in streaming on his site and his Facebook page on Sunday, March 15th, at 10:30 a.m. French time.
Finally, and following Karmapa’s recommendations in his last message where he mentions the importance of reflecting on the “Four Seals of the Dharma”, we will make available the full teaching of Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche on this subject given in November 2017. This teaching will be available from Monday 16 March 2020 on
This teachings is in Tibetan translated in French only
News from the Centre today
The retreat of the eight Nyung Ne is in full swing, with 60 to 70 people following the sessions. It ends on Monday, March 16th, and the Centre will be closed from then on. Lama Teunsang, of course, leads the sessions. He is doing well, however for health reasons he is doing Nye Ne, therefore he eats and drinks every day, instead of fasting every other day, as is the rule in the practice of Nyung Ne. But this does not prevent him from doing prostrations, at his own pace!
His health has improved much, he eats well and has no pain. The examinations and the medical follow-up are very satisfactory. We can feel he still has a few aftereffects of last year’s ordeals, but he has regained his usual vitality and energy.
We have just heard that India has cancelled all visas as a precautionary measure against Covid-19 until further notice. Lama Teunsang’s trip to Bombay for the Ayurveda cure is therefore momentarily suspended. We will see in the near future if these measures are relaxed, otherwise this trip will be postponed.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Yours in the Dharma,
The team of Montchardon
Message from the Montchardon Boutique (Shop)
The SNC Montchardon Diffusion bookstore will be exceptionally closed from March 16th to April 30th, due to the temporary closure of Karma Migyur Ling.
During this period, we will therefore not be able to welcome you at the shop.
Nevertheless, we will continue to do our best to answer your orders, which will be sent to you by Colissimo. We will inform you in advance of the shipping costs to be paid.
Please send your orders by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will not be possible to collect orders from the shop.
We remain at your disposal for any further information.
Thank you for your understanding.
We send you our best wishes for your activity and your good health,
The shop team