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.

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.

6-7 NovembreLama SangyeStage de Chenrezi
13-14 NovembreLama SergeLojong
20 Novembre (matin)Jeanne Dumanoir Yoga de l'énergie
21 Novembre (matin)Les bénévoles du centreJournée Portes ouvertes
27 Novembre (matin)Jeanne DumanoirYoga de l'énergie
28 Novembre (matin)Lama SangyeShangpa Meunlam
4-5 Decembre Lama SangyeDécouvrir le bouddhisme
11-12 DecembreLama SergeLojong - entrainement de l'esprit
18 DecembreLama Sangye Milarepa Tsok
(matin et après-midi)
8 -9 JanvierLama SangyeYoga tibetain pratique (samedi matin) et
theorie (dimanche matin)
22-23 JanvierLama SergeNgondro - pratiques preliminaires
19 Janvier (19 - 20h30)Jeanne DumanoirYoga de l'energie
29 Janvier (matin) Lama SangyeLa rue de la vie - comprendre le cycle du karma
30 JanvierLama SangyeLettre a un ami - Le conseils de Nagarjuna, philosophe du bouddhisme Mahayana
5 Fevrier (10 - 12h) Jeanne DumanoirYoga de l'energie
6 Fevrier (10h - 13h)Les benevoles du centreJournée portes ouvertes
12 - 13 Fevrier Lama SergeNgondro - pratiques preliminaires
19-20 FevrierLama SangyeLettre a un ami - Le conseils de Nagarjuna, philosophe du bouddhisme Mahayana
26 Fevrier (10-12h)Lama SangyeYoga tibetain
27 Fevrier (10h30-11h30)Lama SangyePratique de Tara verte
28 FevrierLama SangyePreparation des torma pour la puja de Mahakala du losar (nouvelle année tibetaine)
1-2 Mars Lama SangyePuja de Mahakala
3 MarsLama Sangye10h00 : Puja Losar Tendrel
6 MarsLama SangyeMatin 9h30 - Tara blanche
Midi -celebration du losar dans la tradition tibetaine et dejeuner (chacun apporte quelque chose)
9 MarsJeanne19-20h Yoga de l’énergie
12-13 MarsLama SergeNgondro - pratiques preliminaires
(10h30 - 16h30)
16 MarsJeanne19-20h Yoga de l’énergie
19 -20 Mars Lama Sangyesamedi 10h-12h
dimanche 10h -16h
Lettre a un ami, de Nagarjuna.
26 MarsLama Sangye10h. Tara verte
27 MarsLes benevolesPortes ouvertes
30 MarsJeanne19-20h Yoga de l'énergie
2-3 AprilLama Sangye10h Stage de Tara verte
6 AprilJeanne19h Yoga de l'énergie
9-10 AprilLama SergeNgondro - pratiques preliminaires
13 AprilJeanne19-20h Yoga de l'énergie
16 - 17 April Lama PhuntsokLojong - entrainement de l'esprit
20 AprilJeanne19-20h Yoga de l'énergie
23 AprilLama Sangye10h, pratique du Bouddha de Medecine
24 April10h - 12h30 Porte ouvertes au temple
30 April - 1 MaiLama SangyeEnseignements : Lettre a un ami de Nagarjuna
7-8 MaiLama SergeEnseignements : Ngondro - les preliminaires
15-16-17 MaiLama ShakiaRetraite de Milarepa
29 Mai10h - 12h30 Porte ouvertes au temple
1 JuinJeanne19-20h Yoga de l'énergie
4-5 JuinLama SergeEnseignements : Shamata et Vipassana (10-12h via zoom)
8 JuinJeanne19-20h Yoga de l'énergie
11-12 JuinLama PhuntsokEnseignements: Tara verte
15 Juin Jeanne19-20h Yoga de l'énergie
18-19 JuinLama PhuntsokEnseignements: Les quatre causes qui font renaitre en Dewatchen
25 JuinLama Sangye10h Pratique de Tara
26 Juin 10h - 12h30 Porte ouvertes au temple
11- 12 JuilletLama Sangyea partir de 10 h Pratique de Amithaba
13 JuilletLama Sangye19 h Pratique de Milarepa

Participation is free, but inscription is required.

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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.