Nouvelles de Montchardon n°56 du 31 juillet 2020
Montchardon News n°56 of July 31, 2020

(English in italic blue)

En ce magnifique mois de juillet, nous vous proposons un peu de lecture avec les « Nouvelles de Montchardon ». 
Dans ce courrier nous allons vous parler de  :

  • La santé de Lama Teunsang
  • Les stages d’été à Montchardon à l’épreuve du Covid
  • Présentation du projet du nouveau bâtiment
  • Stupa d’une relique du 3ème Karmapa Rangjoung Dorjé
  • La nouvelle station d’épuration

In this beautiful month of July, we suggest you to read a little bit with the “Nouvelles de Montchardon”. In this mail we will tell you about :

  • Lama Teunsang’s health
  • Summer internships in Montchardon during the Covid pandemic
  • Presentation of the new building
  • Stupa sheltering a relic of the 3rd Karmapa 
  • The new sewage system

Stages de juillet et août

Depuis les dernières nouvelles du 15 juin, la santé du lama semble se stabiliser, voire s’améliorer doucement. 

Since the last news on June 15th, Lama Teunsang’s health seems to be stabilizing, even improving slowly. 

Pour en savoir plus / Read more

Stages de juillet et août

Nous voulions témoigner de l’ambiance qu’il y a dans le Centre actuellement, dans le contexte singulier de la pandémie

We wanted to bear witness to the Centre’s atmosphere at the moment, in the singular context of the pandemic.

Pour en savoir plus / Read more

Règles de Montchardon - Covid-19

Depuis la dernière communication sur ce sujet, le projet s’est agrandi. Afin de vous faire une idée plus précise de ce projet, nous vous proposons une animation vidéo faite à partir d’une maquette numérique

Since we last mentioned this idea, the project has expanded. In order to give you a more precise idea of this project, we present a video animation made from a digital model.

Pour en savoir plus / Read more

Règles de Montchardon - Covid-19

Une remarquable relique a été offerte à Lama Teunsang par Chokling Rinpoché, la 4ème incarnation de Chokgyur Lingpa, un grand terteun du 19° siècle (1829-1870) contemporain de Jamgon Kontrul Lodreu Thayé. 

A remarkable relic was offered to Lama Teunsang by Chokling Rinpoche, the 4th incarnation of Chokgyur Lingpa, a great tertön of the 19th century (1829-1870) contemporary to Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.

Pour en savoir plus / Read more

Règles de Montchardon - Covid-19

Récemment, durant l’instruction du permis de construire pour le nouveau bâtiment, l’Administration nous a demandé d’augmenter la capacité de notre système d’assainissement.

Recently, during the building permit process for the new building, the Administration asked us to increase the capacity of our sewage system.

Pour en savoir plus / Read more

Voilà pour aujourd’hui. That’s all for today

Cordialement dans le Dharma / Yours in the Dharma
L’équipe de Montchardon

Centre de Montchardon – Karma Migyur Ling

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

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 ".