Nouvelles Flash Montchardon du 8 juin 2020

(see English below)

Chèr(e) Ami(e) de Montchardon,

Nous vous communiquons dans ce bref courrier 2 informations importantes :

  • quelques images de la sortie des retraitants de 3 ans à Montchardon
  • des informations sur la reprise des stages

La sortie de retraite de Montchardon

En effet, pour chacun d’entre vous, famille, amis et proches des retraitants de Montchardon, nous avons avons mis en ligne une première courte vidéo quatre minutes résumant les deux journées des 4 et 5 juin :  l’ouverture des portes du Droupkhang et la sortie des retraitants.

Sortie de Retraite à Montchardon

Un évènement important dans la vie de Montchardon et que nous souhaitions partager avec vous, le Covid 19 ayant malheureusement interdit l’accès du centre aux personnes non résidentes en ce moment que nous aurions aimé vivre avec beaucoup d’entre vous.

An important event in the life of Montchardon that we would like to share with you (in French ) the Covid 19 having unfortunately forbidden the access of the center to non-resident people at this time that we would have liked to live with many of you.

Reprise des stages à Montchardon

Nous avons également le plaisir de vous annoncer que dans quelques jours nous enverrons un courrier “Nouvelles de Montchardon” avec les stages qui reprendront dès le 4 juillet.

Il est inutile d’écrire ou d’appeler l’accueil pour avoir plus de renseignements. 

La prochaine “Nouvelle de Montchardon” vous informera des détails des stages et des conditions pour y participer. 

Cordialement dans le Dharma
L’équipe de Montchardon

English Version: Flash news of June 8, 2020

Dear Friend of Montchardon,

In this short letter, we provide you with two important pieces of information:

  • a short video of the 3 year  retreat exit
  • about the reopening of Montchardon in July


The retreat exit of Montchardon

For each one of you, family, friends and relatives of the Montchardon retreatants, we have put online a first short four-minute video summarizing the two days of June 4 and 5: the opening of the doors of the Drubkhang and the exit of the retreatants.


The retreat exit of Montchardon

An important event in the life of Montchardon that we would like to share with you (in French ) the Covid 19 having unfortunately forbidden the access of the center to non-resident people at this time that we would have liked to live with many of you.

Reopening of Montchardon

We are also pleased to announce that in a few days we will send you a “Newsletter of Montchardon”  with the courses that will start again on July 4th.

There is no need to write or call the reception for more information. 

The next “Newsletter of Montchardon” will inform you of the details of the courses and the conditions to participate. 

Sincerely in the Dharma,

The team of 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.