Activities

The center is open for practice. However, be sure to be wearing a mask in respect of COVID regulations.

Weekly program

The following table summarizes the daily activities of the temple (* Friday night: excluding teaching weekends). They are provided by Lama Sangye, with the exception of the mental calm sessions on Tuesday evening, provided by a French-speaking animator.

These practices are open to the public. Financial participation is optional and free.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8AM : Green Tara8AM : Green Tara8AM : Green Tara8AM : Green Tara8AM : Green Tara
5PM : Mahakala7PM : Calm abiding meditation —-7PM : Mindfullness meditation 7PM : Tchenrezi

Tantric practices

The approach of the vajrayana, ‘diamond path’, is specific to Himalayan Buddhism. It takes root in the deep qualities of the vehicle of the listeners and the big vehicle to rise beyond the usual notions centered on an ego. The application of particular methods flourishes all the qualities that make compassion and love shine in equanimity. They culminate in the emergence of the wisdom that passes through illusion and place the mind directly in its fundamental nature.

The practices are based on a text recited in Tibetan and translated into French.

  • Green Tara is the female yidam of compassion. His practice is common to all lineages of Tantric Buddhism. On the external level, it helps ward off dangers. On the inner level, it helps develop the compassion and qualities of enlightenment. Finally, on the ultimate plane, Tara is none other than enlightenment itself.
  • Chenrézi is the male yidam of love and compassion. His practice and the recitation of his mantra lead him to reduce his own faults, to develop his qualities and to go beyond the construction of the ego. The purification of harmful acts allows the recognition of the nature of the spirit. This practice is considered extremely beneficial, to the point of being mentioned in the Sutras of Shakyamuni Buddha.
  • Mahakala is an awake protector. His practice, recited in Tibetan, allows the protection of the Dharma and its practitioners, as well as the destruction of internal obstacles (greed, anger) or external to the pursuit of spiritual realization. Mahakala is considered an angry emanation of Chenrézi.

Other practices

  • Mental calm (or shamata or shine): This practice, common to all Buddhist schools and especially accessible to beginners, uses concentration exercises to develop lasting stability of mind and inner peace. In the Tibetan tradition, inner calm is finely studied to be able to experience it at its source, develop qualities, reduce negativities and free oneself from egocentrism. As we learn to calm our minds down, we gradually reveal our innate natural freedom.

Program of weekends and special days

The following table presents the program of weekends and special days of teaching and practice.

DateEnseignant/guideÉvénement
4 Septembre 10hles bénévolesMatinée portes ouvertes
10-11 Septembre, 10h - 12h & 14h30 - 16h30Lama Serge Shamatha et Vipassana
17 Septembre 9h30Lama SangyeAnniversaire de Kalou Rinpoche
18 Septembre 10h -12hLama SangyeYoga spirituel
9 Novembre 19hJeanneYoga de l'energie
16 Novembre 19 hJeanneYoga de l'energie
19-20 Novembre 10-12h et 14h30 16h30Lama SergeRetraite de meditation avec instructions
23 Novembre 19 hJeanneYoga de l'energie
26 Novembre 10-12h et 14h30 16h30Lama SangyeStage "meditation de Chenrezi"
27 Novembre 10hLama SangyeMeunlam pour les defunts et pour la paix dans le monde
30 Novembre 19h JeanneYoga de l'energie
3-4 Décembre BénévolesKarma yoga - Aidons le centre (nettoyage, peinture ...)
7 Décembre 19 h JeanneYoga de l’énergie
10-11 Décembre 10-12h et 14h30 16h30Lama SergeMeditation de Shiné Lakhtong -Entrainer notre esprit a la présence et a la compréhension de la nature des pensées
4 Janvier 19hJeanneYoga de l’énergie
6-7 Janvier 10-12h et 14h30-16hLama SangyeLojong
11 Janvier 19h JeanneYoga de l’énergie
14 Janvier 10-12hLama SangyeYoga de Kalou Rinpoche
18 Janvier 19hJeanneYoga de l’énergie
21-22 Janvier 10-12h et 14h30-16hLama SergeMeditation de Shiné Lakhtong -Entrainer notre esprit a la présence et a la compréhension de la nature des pensées
25 Janvier 19hJeanneYoga de l’énergie
28 Janvier 10-11hLama SangyePratique de Tara verte
29 Janvier 10 - 12h30Les bénévolesMatinée portes ouvertes (visite du temple et té tibétain)
5 Février 10h30-12h30Lama SangyePleine lune : pratique de Milarepa, tsok
11-12 Février 10-12h et 13h30-15h Lama SergeMeditation de Shiné Lakhtong, 2 -Entrainer notre esprit a la présence et a la compréhension de la nature des pensées
25 FévrierLama Serge Célébration de la Losar : affichage des drapeaux de priere, Tara blanche et Rio sangchwo

Participation is free, but inscription is required.

For inscriptions please send an email to krtlpaldenshangpa@gmail.com

On Saturdays and Sundays, the lessons take place from 10AM to 12AM and from 2:30PM to 5PM. We demand a minimum of € 10 per half day and 15 € for a full day to cover the traveling expenses of the lamas.

Weekends and special days of practice, guided by Lama Shakya and Lama Sangye, are open to all; in the case of tantric practices, it is advisable (but not mandatory) to be familiar with the practice if one wishes to do so.

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The lamas

Lama ShakyaLama Shakya retired from Sonada monastery in Darjeeling, India from 1987 to 1990. He then stayed on the shores of Kalu Rinpoche and came with him to France in 1997. He currently lives in the Paris region and regularly accompanies Kalu Rinpoche in Paldenshangpa centers around the world.
Lama SangyeLama Sangye did his 3-year retreat at Sonada Monastery in Darjeeling, India from 2010 to 2013. He was one of the first lamas trained by kyabje Kalou rinpoche. He studied under different masters in India and had the role of dordje loepon (master of ceremonies) for 3 years at the monastery of Salugara, West Bengal. He arrived in France in 2019. He teaches at weekends and conducts daily practices of the center at the request of Kalu Rinpoche.
Lama SergeLama Serge performed the traditional 3-year retreat in France at the Kalou Rinpoche Retreat Center in Kagyu Ling, under the direction of Lama Tenpa Gyamtso, as well as a one-year retreat under the guidance of HE Situ Rinpoche and a pilgrimage of 6 months in India with the previous Kalou Rinpoche and Bokar Rinpoche.
He currently resides in the Marseille area where he teaches in the center of the Shangpa lineage.