Sakya Dharma Family


DECHEN MÖNLAM PRAYER, PART 1 - Khenpo Tashi Sangpo

22/02/2019 23:00

Khenchen Sherab's Centers


DECHEN MÖNLAM PRAYER, PART 1 - Khenpo Tashi Sangpo

14-16 MAY



·       Date: FRI - SUN / 14. - 16. May

·       Time: Friday 20.30 - 22.00, Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 16.00

·       Place: Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim and on-line

·       Language: EN

·       Available translations: FR, SWE (Zoom), NL (Jitsi)

·       Suggested donation: 25€/30 CHF

Dechen Mönlam is an important aspirational prayer. Originally composed by Karma Chakmé in eastern Tibet in the 17th century, this prayer deals with rebirth in the pure realm of Sukhāvatī, where the Buddha Amitabha is believed to reside.


It belongs to the category of prayers recited to seek rebirth in Buddha realms that are considered conducive for spiritual practice to reach enlightenment.


Dechen Mönlam is chanted mainly during Pure Land practices to obtain rebirth in Sukhāvatī. It is based on the teachings of rebirth in pure lands found in some Mahāyāna sutras. Thus, it is a practice common in Himalayan Buddhism and also in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Buddhism.


The prayers recited during this weekend can be downloaded HERE.

Join us at the temple in Kuttolsheim, France or Arosio, Switzerland.

Sign up in advance for this event:
1. The number of places inside the temple are limited, because we have to keep safe distance at all times.
2. You must register to participate in person in (using the link below) at least some days before the event.
3. You will receive a confirmation e-mail authorising you to come to the centre.
4. Please observe all hygiene and distancing rules during your visit.

Register in advance for this meeting on Zoom at least one day in advance.

You will receive a confirmation email from “Sakya Dharma Family Admin” with the Zoom link to participate (click “Click Here To Join”) on the day of the event.

Deelname via Jitsi (Maximaal 35 deelnemers):
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Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Ampia was born in 1973 in Sakya, Tibet, where he also received his first training and education.

At the age of 10, he entered the main Sakya Monastery, Thubten Lhakhang Chenmo, and took up the novice-monk ordination. He studied at the monastery until 1994, when he escaped from Tibet to India. He found refuge in Dehra Dun, home to the Sakya Monastery in exile and His Holiness Sakya Trizin. He enrolled to the Sakya College, a Monastic University where he studied and deepened his understanding of various aspects of the Buddhist practice and philosophy. He completed his studies in the year 2000, and was awarded ‘Kachu-pa’ and ‘Loppön’ degrees.

In May 2000, he moved to Switzerland to take care of the Thupten Changchup Ling centre in Arosio as its resident monk. He has been in charge of the temple, and has lead daily rituals and meditation sessions.
In 2008, he returned to India to take the Bikshu vows, i.e. the vows of a fully ordained monk.

Before his passing, Khenchen Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa chose Khenpo Tashi Sangpo as his heir and left him in charge of his European centres.
On 3 July 2016, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin conferred upon Lama Tashi Sangpo at the European centre Sakya Tsechen Ling in Kuttolsheim/Strassburg the titile of Khenpo (abbot) as a sign of appreciation for his committed guidance and support in taking care of the Sakya Centres founded by Khenchen Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa.


This event is offered to you by Khenchen Sherab’s Sakya Dharma Family. We want to make it possible for everyone to participate, however, our Dharma activities are only possible thanks to your kind donations. To ensure the continuity of our activities, please consider supporting your local center. Click HERE for the list of all our Sakya Dharma Family Centers.

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