Nouvelles No 61 mars 2021
News n°61 of March 2021

(English in italic blue)

Le printemps s’approche mais timidement encore.
Nous vous avons préparé quelques nouvelles qui, nous le pensons, vont vous faire plaisir.
Dans ce courrier nous allons vous parler de  4 sujets :

  1. La santé de Lama Teunsang
  2. Le chantier du nouveau bâtiment – Situation fin mars 2021
  3. Programme en cours d’élaboration…
  4. A propos des chaînes YouTube


Spring is approaching but still timidly. We have prepared some news for you which we think will please this letter we will tell you about 4 subjects:

  1. The health of Lama Teunsang
  2. Life in the center & News of the new building Nyung Né Temple
  3. Programme under construction…
  4. About the YouTube channels


Stages de juillet et août

Les problèmes de santé de Lama Teunsang sont bien pris en charge et il a recommencé à faire de l’exercice. 

Lama Teunsang’s health problems are managed well, and he has started to exercise again. 

Pour en savoir plus / Read more


Stages de juillet et août

Le chantier du nouveau bâtiment – Situation fin mars 2021
News of the new building site – Situation end of March 2021

Les maçons ont repris le travail courant février, après la neige abondante de janvier. L’étage du temple de Nyoung Né est terminé. Vous pouvez voir sur les photos le volume de ce nouvel espace, qui s’étend sur 200m2 de surface au sol.

The masons resumed work in February, after heavy snow in January. The first floor of the Nyung Ne temple is finished. You can see on the pictures the volume of this new space, which covers 200m2 of floor space. 

Pour en savoir plus / Read more


Programme en cours d’élaboration…
Programme under construction…

Si la conception du programme des stages de Montchardon n’est jamais facile, cette année cet exercice est devenu très compliqué ! Avec une telle incertitude dans l’avenir immédiat, difficile d’imaginer des activités sur plusieurs mois.
Mais nous avons déjà des choses pour vous !! 🙂

If organizing Montchardon’s programme is never easy, this year it has become very complicated! With such uncertainty in the immediate future, it is difficult to imagine activities over several months.
But we already have some things for you ! 🙂

Pour en savoir plus / Read more


Règles de Montchardon - Covid-19

A propos des chaînes YouTube
About the YouTube channels

A présent, Montchardon dispose de deux Chaînes YouTube :
1) La Chaîne Montchardon Media: vous la connaissez déjà certainement. Depuis plus d’un an nous y diffusons des documentaires, interviews et plus récemment des enseignements organisés par Montchardon.
2) KM Gompa TV: Depuis le jour du Lossar 2021 , le 12 février dernier, nous avons commencé à diffuser les pratiques du matin et la pratique de Tchenrézi le soir. Vous êtes déjà nombreux à les suivre. Nous voulions vous en dire davantage.

At present, Montchardon has two YouTube channels:
1) The Montchardon Media Channel: you probably already know it. For more than a year we have been broadcasting documentaries, interviews and more recently teachings organised by Montchardon
2) KM Gompa TV: Since the day of Losar 2021, on February 12, we have started to broadcast the morning practice and the evening practice of Chenrezig. Many of you are already following them. We wanted to tell you more.

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 ".