The center is open for practice. However, be sure to be wearing a mask in respect of COVID regulations.
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 Tara||8AM : Green Tara||8AM : Green Tara||8AM : Green Tara||8AM : Green Tara|
|5PM : Mahakala||7PM : Calm abiding meditation||—-||7PM : Mindfullness meditation||7PM : Tchenrezi|
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.
- 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.
|4 Septembre 10h||les bénévoles||Matinée portes ouvertes|
|10-11 Septembre, 10h - 12h & 14h30 - 16h30||Lama Serge||Shamatha et Vipassana|
|17 Septembre 9h30||Lama Sangye||Anniversaire de Kalou Rinpoche|
|18 Septembre 10h -12h||Lama Sangye||Yoga spirituel|
|9 Novembre 19h||Jeanne||Yoga de l'energie|
|16 Novembre 19 h||Jeanne||Yoga de l'energie|
|19-20 Novembre 10-12h et 14h30 16h30||Lama Serge||Retraite de meditation avec instructions|
|23 Novembre 19 h||Jeanne||Yoga de l'energie|
|26 Novembre 10-12h et 14h30 16h30||Lama Sangye||Stage "meditation de Chenrezi"|
|27 Novembre 10h||Lama Sangye||Meunlam pour les defunts et pour la paix dans le monde|
|30 Novembre 19h||Jeanne||Yoga de l'energie|
|3-4 Décembre||Bénévoles||Karma yoga - Aidons le centre (nettoyage, peinture ...)|
|7 Décembre 19 h||Jeanne||Yoga de l’énergie|
|10-11 Décembre 10-12h et 14h30 16h30||Lama Serge||Meditation de Shiné Lakhtong -Entrainer notre esprit a la présence et a la compréhension de la nature des pensées|
|4 Janvier 19h||Jeanne||Yoga de l’énergie|
|6-7 Janvier 10-12h et 14h30-16h||Lama Sangye||Lojong|
|11 Janvier 19h||Jeanne||Yoga de l’énergie|
|14 Janvier 10-12h||Lama Sangye||Yoga de Kalou Rinpoche|
|18 Janvier 19h||Jeanne||Yoga de l’énergie|
|21-22 Janvier 10-12h et 14h30-16h||Lama Serge||Meditation de Shiné Lakhtong -Entrainer notre esprit a la présence et a la compréhension de la nature des pensées|
|25 Janvier 19h||Jeanne||Yoga de l’énergie|
|28 Janvier 10-11h||Lama Sangye||Pratique de Tara verte|
|29 Janvier 10 - 12h30||Les bénévoles||Matinée portes ouvertes (visite du temple et té tibétain)|
|5 Février 10h30-12h30||Lama Sangye||Pleine lune : pratique de Milarepa, tsok|
|11-12 Février 10-12h et 13h30-15h||Lama Serge||Meditation de Shiné Lakhtong, 2 -Entrainer notre esprit a la présence et a la compréhension de la nature des pensées|
|25 Février||Lama Serge||Célébration de la Losar : affichage des drapeaux de priere, Tara blanche et Rio sangchwo|
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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|Lama 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 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 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.