Depuis les dernières nouvelles du 30 juillet, la santé de Lama Teunsang est restée stable. Les dernières analyses de sang sont aussi bonnes que le mois précédent : les cellules cancéreuses de la leucémie sont contenues par le traitement de chimiothérapie à doses minimes. L’état général semble satisfaisant.
Lama Teunsang reste encore fatigué, bien qu’il ait maintenant moins besoin de dormir de longs moments dans la journée. Lorsqu’on lui rend visite, il est la plupart du temps occupé à réciter des mantras, celui d’Amitabha en particulier, dont il souhaite finir au plus tôt l’accumulation des 100 millions. Il est d’ailleurs l’un des contributeurs les plus actifs de ce cumul que l’on fait collectivement chaque soir à Montchardon !
Il se rend toujours deux fois par jour au temple à pied, mais se fatigue rapidement dès qu’il doit faire un effort un peu soutenu.

Il a tenu à participer au long rituel annuel de Tcheu Tsoklé, qui a eu lieu durant trois jours ce dernier week-end d’août, et auquel ont participé sept lamas et une vingtaine de drouplas. Comme d’habitude, en marge de cette pratique de Tcheu, la procession du Kangyour autour du centre s’est déroulée samedi après-midi, en profitant d’une accalmie dans ce week-end pluvieux qui marquait la fin des stages d’été.

News of Lama Teunsang’s Health

Since the last newsletter on July 30th, Lama Teunsang’s health has remained stable. The latest blood tests are as good as the previous month: the leukemia cancer cells are contained by minimal doses of chemotherapy treatment. Lama’s overall condition seems satisfactory.
Lama Teunsang still remains tired, although now he needs shorter periods of sleep during the day. When we visit him, he is mostly busy reciting mantras, Amitabha in particular, which he wishes to finish accumulating as soon as possible. He is also one of the most active contributors to the accumulation of the 100 million Amitabha mantras that we collectively do every evening in Montchardon!
He walks to the temple twice a day, but tires quickly as soon as he has to make a little sustained effort.

He made a point of participating in the annual long ritual of Chod Tsokle, which took place for three days on the last weekend of August, and in which seven lamas and about twenty druplas participated. As usual, in addition to the Chod practice, the procession of the Kangyur around the Centre took place on Saturday afternoon, taking advantage of a lull in this rainy weekend which marked the end of the summer courses.

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.