Nouvelles du No 58 Octobre 2020
News n°58 of October 2020

(English in italic blue)

L’automne est arrivé ! 
Avec l’automne les nuages et la fraicheur est arrivée également. Les activités se déroulent bien à Montchardon toujours avec les précautions sanitaires d’usage.
Dans ce courrier nous allons vous parler de  :

  • La santé de Lama Teunsang
  • Situation financière du Centre
  • Nouvelles du chantier du nouveau bâtiment mi-octobre
  • Deux interviews supplémentaires de drouplas


Autumn has arrived! 
With autumn the clouds and the coolness has arrived too. The activities are going well at Montchardon, always with the usual sanitary precautions. In this letter we will tell you about :

  • The health of Lama Teunsang
  • Financial situation of the Centre
  • News from the new building site mid-October
  • Two more interviews of drouplas

Stages de juillet et août

Lama Teunsang suit des traitements d’homéopathie et de médecine ayurvédique qui semblent tous deux apporter un complément très efficace. 

Lama Teunsang has been following homeopathic and ayurvedic medicine treatments, which both seem to be very effective complements.. 

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Stages de juillet et août

Pour Karma Migyur Ling, le confinement imposé a été plus long que pour les autres organismes, puisqu’en tant que lieu de culte et structure d’hébergement collectif, nous n’avons été autorisés à rouvrir qu’au cours du mois de juin.

For Karma Migyur Ling, confinement measures were longer than for other organisations, because as a place of worship and collective accommodation we were only allowed to reopen in June.

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Règles de Montchardon - Covid-19

Cette nouvelle rubrique va revenir régulièrement ces prochains mois dans les « Nouvelles de Montchardon », pour tenir informés celles et ceux qui s’intéressent à la progression de cette construction.

This new section will be coming back regularly over the next few months in the “Nouvelles de Montchardon”, to inform those interested in how the construction progresses.

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Règles de Montchardon - Covid-19

Quelques jours après la sortie de retraite de Montchardon, le 5 juin 2020, certaines retraitantes et retraitants ont accepté de parler de leur expérience de vie. Nous vous livrons ici les témoignages de Agnès et Sigvald. 

A few days after Montchardon’s retreat on June 5, 2020, some retreatants agreed to talk about their life experience. Here are the testimonies of Agnès et Sigvald. (not subtitled-french only)

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

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


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.