Next event with with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Amipa

16 - 18 March 2018: Guruyoga of Sakya Pandita / Manjushri – Teachings and Empowerment with Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Amipa
The practice of Guruyoga of Sakya Pandita, who is considered an emanation of Manjushri, an embodiment of wisdom is one of the special practices of the Sakya school. Guru’s blessings combined with intense devotion allow us to swiftly recognise the nature of mind.
YOU ARE KINDLY REQUESTED TO ATTEND ALL SESSIONS. 
* Schedule: Friday,20:30 – 21:30, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 12:00 and  13:30 – 15:30 

Weekly Activities, February 2018


TUE, 6.2. Tuesday study and meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.30   THE COMPLETE PATH: Thupa Gongsal by Sakya Pandita, “The six perfections / paramitas”
Our next topic are the six perfections, the very essence of the Bodhisattvas’ path. The practice of the six perfections covers everything we need to develop our spiritual potential and attain enlightenment. Therefore, this is going to be a very practical study of the essential elements of the Buddhist path.  
20.30 - 21.00   Meditation

TUE, 13.2. – NO ACTIVITIES!

WED, 14.2. GUTOR with Khenpo Tashi
19.15    Mahakala Ritual with Gutor, a ritual to dissipate the negativities of the past year and protection for the upcoming year.
After the ritual, you are all invited to join us for a traditional Tibetan soup with nine ingredients and secret messages.

FRI, 16.2. LOSAR – Tibetan New Year 2145, Year of the Earth Dog with Khenpo Tashi
10.00 - 12.00   ritual and prayers, new prayer flags and incense offering

SAT, 17.2. LOSAR CELEBRATIONS (during the weekend event): with Khenpo Tashi
You are welcome to join us with all of your family members and friends.
12.00 - 13.30   lunch offered by our center --> Please, reserve your seat by  14.2. HERE (limited no. of chairs)
13.30 - 16.00   16 Arhats Ritual, video, tea and dessert to celebrate together

TUE, 20.2. Tuesday study and meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.30   THE COMPLETE PATH: Thupa Gongsal by Sakya Pandita, “The six perfections / paramitas”
Our next topic are the six perfections, the very essence of the Bodhisattvas’ path. The practice of the six perfections covers everything we need to develop our spiritual potential and attain enlightenment. Therefore, this is going to be a very practical study of the essential elements of the Buddhist path.  
20.30 - 21.00   Meditation

TUE, 27.2.  Tuesday study and meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45  HEVAJRA SADHANA
Only for those who have received Hevajra initiation!
Our monthly session reserved for those who wish to study and practice Hevajra, a very efficient method that allows us to transform our ordinary minds into primordial wisdom and all-encompassing love.  
Please bring your practice text with you.

HOMAGE TO THE GURU

On 14 April 2014 at 11:04 our belowed Guru left his body, however we are constantly surprised by his relentless capacity to continue to transmit the pure Holy Dharma.

His journey was accompanied with prayers and practices performed at his home in Rikon, where his precious presence has been felt strongly day and night.


In accordance with Tibetan tradition, many auspicious prayers and rituals were performed for our Guru for at Rikon, his centers and many different monasteries for  seven consecutive weeks. 
 
Khenchen Lama Sherab dedicated his whole being to the practice of Dharma and was awarded the highest level of recognition from the Sakya monastic university. In the 60', he was chosen by His Holiness Dalai Lama to offer support to the first Tibetan refugee settlement in exile in Switzerland. However, his mission did not end there; he founded various Dharma centres throughout Europe and shared his profound spiritual experience of great loving kindness and wisdom with his followers.

He was a role model Dharma practitioner, a living example of profound faith that transcends the impermanence of phenomenal world. He taught us that it is the role of the disciples to give rebirth to the Masters through our sincere devotion and practice in accordance with the instructions we have received.

He offered all he had and clearly showed us the Path to follow. If we follow his instructions, there is absolutely no doubt we shall reach the state, where the feeling of sorrow and separation from what we think we had lost vanishes completely.

He did not leave us behind; he only temporarily changed his teaching method. He is with us every time we perform a virtuous deed and we are putting into practice his teachings every time our face radiates with a smile filled with love, and we are getting more and more familiar with the Dharma every time we make the right decision.

A disciple in harmony with oneself is never alone.