Nouvelles de Montchardon n°50  du 22 mars 2020

(see English below)

Chers amis,

Nous venons d’apprendre qu’en fait l’enseignement sur le “changement” que Karmapa a donné cette semaine, le 18 mars, remplaçait l’enseignement normalement prévu ce matin dimanche 22 à 10h30.

Nous sommes désolé de vous apprendre cette nouvelle à la dernière minute mais nous l’avons nous même appris maintenant.

Vous pouvez cependant vous rendre sur la page qui parle ce l’enseignement de Karmapa du 18 en allant sur :

Pour le moment il n’y a que la version anglaise et sommes dans l’attente d’un version française et espagnole qui doit nous parvenir de Dhagpo. Nous la mettrons en ligne sur ce même lien et l’annoncerons sur les site web de et sur la page Facebook de Montchardon dès qu’elle sera disponible.

En guise de compensation nous vous proposons ici une vidéo inédite d’une interview de Karmapa qui s’exprime sur Lama Teunsang et qui est désormais en ligne sur notre nouvelle Chaine Youtube. Vous pouvez voir cette vidéo ici :

Dans quelques jours nous vous parlerons davantage de cette nouvelle Chaine et de ce que nous y publierons désormais.

Par ailleurs vous pouvez également découvrir l’enseignement sur “les quatre sceaux” donné par Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpotché à Montchardon en novembre 2017 et que nous avons mis en ligne sur notre site :

Nous espérons que ces contenus adouciront le changement par rapport à l’enseignement de Karmapa prévu ce matin.

A très bientôt.

Bien à vous dans le Dharma
L’équipe de Montchardon

English Version

Dear friends,

We have just learned that in fact the teaching on “change” that Karmapa gave this week, on March 18, replaced the teaching normally scheduled for this morning, Sunday 22nd at 10:30 am.

We are sorry to bring you this news at the last minute but we have learned it ourselves now.

You can however go to the page (in French) that speaks about the Karmapa’s teaching of the 18th by going to :

For the moment there is only the English version and we are waiting for a French and Spanish version to be sent to us from Dhagpo. We will put it online on this same link and announce it on our website et Facebook page as soon as it is available.

As a compensation, we offer you here a new video of an interview with Karmapa speaking about Lama Teunsang which is now online on our new Youtube Channel. You can watch this video here :

In a few days we will tell you more about this new Channel and what we will publish from now on.

You can also discover the teaching on “the four seals” given by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche in Montchardon in November 2017, which we have put online on our website:

We hope that these contents will soften the change from Karmapa’s teaching planned for this morning.

See you soon.

Yours in the Dharma,

The team of Montchardon

Centre de Montchardon – Karma Migyur Ling

8900 Route de Montchardon – 38160 Izeron – France – tel : +33 4 76 38 33 13

This summer the programme will take place under special circumstances, since the Centre can resume activities provided that sanitary measures are strictly observed.

Whether you are vaccinated or not, whether you have a negative PCR test or not, does not change the need to respect sanitary measures.

Your presence in Montchardon implies that you strictly respect sanitary measures in all circumstances.

We are now used to these measures:

  1. Wear a protective mask in the temple during the whole teaching or practice period, in the refectory until you start eating, and in all situations where it is difficult to maintain a 1m distance with others.
  2. Hand wash with hydro-alcoholic gel when entering and leaving the temple and refectory, whenever accessing the self-service area and on all occasions when touching a collective object.
  3. Maintain a distance of 1m around yourself, in the temple, in the refectory and when moving around in the Centre.

Access to the temple will be limited to 70/80 people to respect sanitary distances.

For accommodation, the rooms that accommodate several people will become individual rooms, except for couples or families. The number of places in the dormitory will be reduced to space out the beds. This will allow us to accommodate about 80 people.

The campsite area will be open, and the layout of the tents should follow the same guidelines. Disinfectant will be available in all places where necessary.

These rules must be maintained in Montchardon at all times.


- We have a moral obligation to protect ourselves and others from disease, especially as we live in collective premises.

- It is important to continue to protect Lama Teunsang, whose immunity is greatly diminished, even though he has been vaccinated.

For these reasons, we are asking all those who come this summer to commit to respecting sanitary measures. This commitment will take the official form of a box to be ticked on the registration form, which will allow everyone to come to the Centre with complete peace of mind.

If you cannot or do not wish to follow these guidelines, we ask you not to 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.

When you leave, if you need to have a PCR test, this can be done in the cities in the area. However, it will be up to you to organise (making an appointment, travelling to and from the test site), because the Centre cannot manage these procedures.