Tous les soirs :
Le rituel de Tchenrézi (aspect d’amour et de compassion) est pratiqué tous les soirs entre 20h et 20h45.

Depuis juillet 2015, nous avons commencé la récitation du mantra d’Amitabha que l’on va accumuler 100 millions de fois. Cette pratique se fait chaque soir durant la méditation de Tchenrézi. De telles accumulations de mantras ont déjà été accomplies à Montchardon avec les Mani, le mantra de Tchenrézi, et plus récemment, avec celui de Gourou Rinpoché dont l’accumulation s’est terminée en juin 2015.

Lama Teunsang insiste sur les bienfaits de cette récitation du mantra d’Amitabha que l’on peut dédier à des personnes décédées, depuis longtemps ou récemment, pour des victimes de catastrophes naturelles (tremblements de terre, inondations ou autres cataclysmes) ou encore pour des personnes décédées de mort violente, dans des accidents, au cours de conflits, d’attentats ou autres.

Il est possible de faire cette pratique chez soi et de communiquer le nombre de mantras accomplis à Montchardon afin de participer directement à cette accumulation collective. Retrouvez ci-dessous le formulaire de totalisation de ces mantras.
Lama Teunsang a ajouté une courte pratique d’Amitabha que l’on récite durant la méditation de Tchenrézi et qui introduit à la récitation du mantra d’Amitabha. Vous pouvez la demander à la Boutique de Montchardon.

Mode d’utilisation : Chaque fois que vous avez récité l’équivalent d’un tour de mala (ou chapelet de 108 perles), vous barrez le chiffre d’un cercle en commençant par le centre, depuis le cercle 1 jusqu’au cercle 200, ce qui vaut pour 20 000 mantras. Vous pouvez transmettre votre nombre de mantras récités à Montchardon par mail, à l’accueil, ou par courrier postal. Un envoi mensuel ou bi-mensuel du décompte est suffisant.

Votre participation à cette pratique de récitation de mantras est semblable à l’ajout d’une goutte dans un océan, goutte qui ne s’asséchera pas tant que l’océan existera.
Tous les participants bénéficieront du mérite découlant de l’accumulation des 100 000 000 de mantras récités.

Les soirs de nouvelle lune :
Le rituel du Bakcha Randreul, « l’Autolibération des tendances inconscientes » est pratiqué à la place du rituel de Tchenrézi, ou parfois à la suite d’une courte pratique de Tchenrézi.

Les 10eme et 20eme jour du calendrier lunaire Tibétain :
Lama Teunsang a institué la pratique régulière de Tcheu Ludjing “l’offrande du corps”

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 ".