His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche in Arosio


It was an immense pleasure and joy to host
HIS HOLINESS THE 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN 
at our center in Arosio between 11 and 13 July 2017

CLICK HERE to see our photo gallery of this wonderful event!

Next event with with ven. Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Amipa


6- 8 October: GURU RINPOCHE (PADMASAMBHAVA) – INITIATION AND EXPLANATION OF THE PRACTICE AND TSOG OFFERING
Guru Rinpoche, the ‘Precious Master’ was responsible for the spread of Buddhism in Tibet. He came to this Earth, and particularly to Tibet, to impart Vajrayana teachings. He embodies the ‘Guru principle’, which is the very essence of the Vajrayana Buddhism. He is also referred to as the Second Buddha. His practice and blessings allow us to overcome external, internal and secret obstacles. YOU ARE KINDLY REQUESTED TO ATTEND ALL SESSIONS.
Schedule: Friday: 20.30 - 21.30 / Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 12.00 / 13.30 - 15.30

Weekly Activities, September 2017

TUE, 5.9. Tuesday Study with con Khenpo Tashi
19.15  LOJONG / MINDTRAINING teachings:
Lojong is a mind training practice that allows us to refine and purify our attitude and motivation.  

20.30   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara

THU, 7.9. Birthday of His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trichen
No activity at the centre on this auspicious day, however, we will celebrate together with prayers on Sunday, 10 September.  

TUE, 12.9. Tuesday Study with Guido Ferrari
19.15   Dharma cinema: “RELIGION OF THE HEART. THREE PRAYER GROUPS” by Guido Ferrari.
This film was shot was shot in Ticino with a catholic group guided by capuchin monk Andrea Schnöller, a Buddhist group guided by Lama Sherab and a Sufi group.

The documentary will be presented by its author Guido Ferrari.

TUE, 19.9. Mahakala Day with Khenpo Tashi CANCELLED
19.15 - 20.45  MAHAKALA RITUAL HAKALA.

TUE, 26.9. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Brigitte NEW
19.15 - 20.45  THE HEART SUTRA, part 1

This is the heart of the perfection of wisdom. We will listen parts of the teachings conferred by Khenchen Sherab in January 2011. 

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.