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KHENCHEN SHERAB GYALTSEN AMIPAS CENTER

3 - 8 AUGUST

AT SAKYA TSECHEN LING, KUTTOLSHEIM, FRANCE 

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Programme Schedule:

 

3 August

at 5 pm      

H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche

Historical perspective of the glorious Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism

 

4 August

at 9.30 am     

Welcome Ceremony

H.H. Kyabgön Gongma Sakya Trichen Rinpoche

Refuge - Bodhisattva Vows - Mandala Offering

at 2.30 pm                                                             

H.H. the 42nd Kyabgön Gongma Sakya Trizin Rinpoche 

Teachings and practice

 

5 August

at 9.30 am

H.H. Kyabgön Gongma Sakya Trichen Rinpoche 

Vajrasattva initiation 

at 2.30 pm  

H.H. the 42nd Kyabgön Gongma Sakya Trizin Rinpoche 

Teachings and practice

 

6 August    

at 9:30 am

H.H. Kyabgön Gongma Sakya Trichen Rinpoche

 Guru Yoga Blessings 

at 2.30 pm 

H.H. the 42nd Kyabgön Gongma Sakya Trizin Rinpoche

Teachings and practice 

 

7 - 8 August            

H.H. the 42nd Kyabgön Gongma Sakya Trizin Rinpoche

 Vajrakilaya Power Transmission (2 days) 

 

N.B. This programme schedule is subject to change.

 

Registration 

The registration will only be validated after receipt of the payment.

In case of payment difficulties, please contact  sakya.tsechen.ling@ozone.net.

 

Please note: Registrations will be closed when the full capacity is reached. Furthermore, if new health measures related to Covid are imposed by the French government, the number of participants could be restricted. The first fully registered participants (with payment) will be retained, as evidenced by the time stamp.

There will be no livestream!

The financial contribution, which does not include accommodation or meals, covers the travel and living expenses of Their Holinesses, His Eminence and the monks accompanying them, and other expenses incurred by the seminar. This contribution is not requested from the monks and nuns. The teachings and initiations are free of charge for everyone.

Fees for the entire event, 3 - 9 August 2022, are as follows:

Sponsors: 500 €

Regular: 300 €

Students: 190 € (only upon presenting an official Student ID)

Minumum partial attendance fees (up to 3 days):

Regular: 140 €

Students: 100 € (only upon presenting an official Student ID)

Program description

Transmissions from Ngöndro:

 “It is very important to choose the right path in this precious human life, and to establish the basis from which to practice the Holy Dharma. For this purpose, all the Foundation practices are very importance. Going for Refuge is the root of all the Dharma, the foundation of all the vows and that which differentiates between the Buddhist and non-Buddhist. Generating the enlightened mind is to enter the Higher path, which is not to seek to overcome sufferings for oneself alone, but for all sentient beings. Then to follow the path it is important to clear all negative karmas and obscurations. We also need to accumulate merits, the best way being through the mandala offering. The most important base of this path is the Spiritual Master. He enables us to receive the blessings of the Buddha, the source of all the common and uncommon siddhis.” - His Holiness K. G. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche (extract).

 

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Vajrakilaya

Vajrakilaya personifies the enlightened activity of all Buddhas, which subdues illusion and negativity in order to dispel obstacles to spiritual practice. The essential purpose of Vajrakilaya practice is to discover the absolute vajra nature, which can transform every dualistic obstacle into clear wisdom and compassion.The Sakya order has countless exoteric and esoteric teachings. Of these, the Vajrakilaya cycle of teachings goes back the furthest in time. Its lineage is unbroken from the time of Padmasambhava and Khön Nagendra Raksita, through to the present time. Throughout the centuries, the successive proponents of the unbroken lineage of Vajrakilaya have all manifested very high realisations, through which they have performed great miracles, practically each of them. Many lamas and masters of various traditions highly praise the Vajrakilaya cycle.

 

Historical perspective of the glorious Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism

The Sakya tradition is one of the four major religious traditions to have existed in Tibet. It emerged to play a significant role in the development and spread of the new tantras that arrived in Tibet in the 11th century. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the holders of the Sakya tradition also held the main political powers in Tibet through their rule. Although its political stature gradually declined over the centuries, the emphasis on its unique religious traditions continued to be nurtured and sustained. As a result, the Sakya tradition has strengthened and flourished, and has produced many prominent practitioners, saints and scholars.

 

The origins of the Sakya tradition are closely linked to the ancestral lineage of the Khön family, a family itself descended from celestial beings. Since Khön Konchok Gyalpo (1034-1102), the founder of the Sakya tradition, the lineage has continued uninterrupted to this day.

 

Practical information

Translations:

Teachings & initiations will be given in English, with simultaneous translations available via closed circuit headsets in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Headset rental: 20 € 

 

Welcome and registration formalities:

Formalities will be carried out at the teaching venue, the community hall "La Source", rue des Prés, 67520 Kuttolsheim.

This can be done either:

Wednesday 3 August 2022 between 1pm - 4.30pm (13.00-16.30) or

Thursday 4 August 2022 between 8am – 9am

N.B. Queues are expected. Please arrive in good time. If you are able to, please come on the Wednesday, as we will have more time.

 

Meals:

Vegetarian meals will be served at the venue for those who wish to have lunch (10€) and dinner (8€). Your help (preparation, washing up, etc.) is useful and appreciated. Meals must be booked and paid for in advance but cannot not be refunded in case of cancellation.

Lunch is offered 4 - 8 August 2022 inclusive, and dinner from 3 - 8 August inclusive.

 

Volunteer help:

The organisation of such an event depends to a large extent on the involvement of a group of passionate volunteers. We are very grateful for your help in setting up the teaching area, tidying up at the end of each day, and in cleaning up at the end of the seminar.

 

Childcare:

You are responsible for the care of your children, as the Institute cannot provide this service. We thank you for your understanding.

 

Arriving at the venue

 

You can use our FORUM to connect with other participants and organise car-sharing, if necessary. 

 

By car:

Please park in the "La Source" car park. If there is no space, you can use the nearby church car park (except on Sundays) or the Institute car park (5 min. walk via the new Rue de l’Abbaye).

 

Public transport:

Bus (CTBR): Line 205 Strasbourg – Willgottheim. Bus stop: Kuttolsheim-Centre (2.50€). Approx. 10 mins walk from the bus stop to the venue. 

 

Bus info: www.ctbr67.fr

Timetable: https://www.ctbr67.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/FP-205.pdf 

    Further Information - email: ctbr@ctbr67.fr Tel. +33 (0) 3 88 234 323

 

Taxi Kuttolsheim: Tel +33 (0) 6 83 24 83 26

Taxi13 Strasbourg: Tel +33 (0) 3 88 36 13 13

 

Accommodation

 

Accommodation is not available at the Institute. You can use our FORUM to connect with other participants and look for shared accomodation options, if necessary.  Here are some suggestions to help you find somewhere to stay: 

 

Local tourist offices:

 

The tourist offices of Marlenheim, Wasselonne and Wangenbourg share a website - http://www.mossig-vignoble-tourisme.fr/ 

Marlenheim: 1 Place de la Liberté, 67520 Marlenheim. Tel: +33 (0) 3 88 87 75 80.

Wasselonne: 13 Place du Marché, 67310 Wasselonne. Tel: +33 (0) 3 88 62 31 01.

Strasbourg: 17 Place de la Cathédrale, 67082 STRASBOURG CEDEX.

    Tel +33 (0) 3 88 52 28 28. Website: https://www.visitstrasbourg.fr/ 

 

Local Hotels / B&B´s:

La Tourelle de Mithra        9, rue de l’Église 67370 ITTLENHEIM Tél. Fax +33 (0) 3 88 69 92 40

http://la-tourelle-de-mithra-bed-breakfast.alsacehotelsweb.com/fr/ 

 

La Ferme de Marie-Hélène    11 rue de l’Église 67370 ITTLENHEIM +33 (0) 3 88 04 29 29 

www.fermehelene.com 

 

Le Foyer de ND de Reinacker    67440 REUTENBOURG +33 (0) 3 88 71 42 44 

http://www.notredamedereinacker.com/ 

 

Au SAUMON              69, rue du Gal de Gaulle, 67310 WASSELONNE +33 (0) 3 88 87 01 83

 

Hostellerie de l’ETOILE      1, Place du Gal Leclerc, 67310 WASSELONNE +33 (0) 3 88 87 03 02

www.hostellerie-etoile.com

 

Hostellerie REEB 2, rue Albert Schweitzer, 67520 MARLENHEIM +33 (0) 3 88 87 52 70

www.hostellerie-reeb.fr

 

Relais ROUTE DU VIN 1, place du Kaufhaus, 67520 MARLENHEIM +33 (0) 3 88 87 50 05

 

Hôtel LE CERF 30, rue du Gal de Gaulle, 67520 MARLENHEIM +33 (0) 3 88 87 73                 www.lecerf.com

Gîtes (self catering cottages): www.gites-de-france.com 

 

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