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.

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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

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.