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.

Mahakala Pernatchen est le principal « Protecteur du Dharma » de la lignée Kagyupa. C’est un aspect de sagesse primordiale qui se manifeste sous une forme courroucée pour protéger le Dharma et les pratiquants, ainsi que pour dissiper les obstacles et les conditions adverses. Ce long rituel est accompli à cette période afin de purifier l’année écoulée et de créer les conditions propices pour la nouvelle année. Il commence à 5h du matin, et dure jusqu’au soir vers 21h. Lama Tsultrim en tant qu’oumzé (le maître des chants) dirigera le rituel auquel participeront Lama Sangpo et Lama Teundroup ainsi que les drouplas de Montchardon.

06h55 : Récitation de la Dharani de Vajra Vidharana et des Cent Mille Mantras

Puis alternance régulière des pratiques :

17h45 Puja de Mahakala, le rituel des Protecteurs.

20h00 Méditation de Tchenrézi, qui représente la compassion de tous les Bouddhas.

L'alternance des pratiques du matin et du soir suit cet ordre, sauf certains jours signalés sur la page dédiée du site internet :

La pratique de Tcheu Ludjin : les 10e et 25e jour du calendrier tibétain, à 20h00.

Mahakala Pernatchen is the main Dharma Protector of the Kagyu lineage. This wrathful primordial wisdom aspect manifests to protect Dharma and practitioners, and to clear away obstacles and adverse circumstances. This long ritual is accomplished at this time to purify the past year and create auspicious conditions for the new year. It starts at 5am and lasts until 9pm. Lama Tsultrim will act as umze (singing master) to carry out the ritual, which Lama Sangpo, Lama Teundroup and the Montchardon druplas will attend.

6:55 am: Recitation of the Dharani of Vajra Vidharana and the Hundred Thousand Mantras

Then regular alternation of practices:

- Green Tara puja (starts at 6:40 am); Green Tara puja practice text.

- Shine meditation (calm-abiding); practice is preceded by the text Call to the Lama from afar and followed by the Mahamudra Aspiration prayer and Orgyen Aspiration prayers (to be followed in the text Treasures of Aspiration Prayers).

- White Tara Puja; White Tara Practice text, according to the version by Jamgon Kontrul Lodreu Thaye.

- Preliminary Practices; text of the Preliminary Practices.

- Guru-yoga of the 8th Karmapa and ritual of Sangye Menla, the Medicine Buddha. Text of the Guru-yoga of the four sessions and of Sangye Menla.

5:45 pm: Mahakala puja, the ritual of the protectors.

8:00 pm Chenrezig Meditation, representing the compassion of all the Buddhas.

The alternating morning and evening practices follow this order, except on certain days indicated on the dedicated page on our website:

- Milarepa Ritual: on the day of the full moon, at 6:30 am.

- Ritual of Bakcha Rangdreul, the self-release of karmic tendencies: on the day of the new moon, at 8:00 pm before the practice of Chenrezig.

- The practice of Tcheu Ludjin: on the 10th and 25th day of the Tibetan calendar, at 8 pm.