When? 26 DECEMBER 2021 – 1 JANUARY 2022
Where? ON SITE at SAKYA TSECHEN LING, KUTTOLSHEIM (FRANCE) & ONLINE on ZOOM & JITSI
Guided by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo
The 2021 winter retreat dedicated to Green Tara will take place on-site and online.
Before each 4th session of the day, Khenpo Tashi Sangpo will give teachings on the 21 Taras.
PARTICIPATION PREREQUISITES FOR TEACHINGS & MEDITATION SESSIONS:
Those who have already received the initiation of Green Tara from a qualified master
OR have already received a major initiation (like Hevajra, Vajrayogini, Kalachakra)
OR will participate in the initiation of Green Tara conferred by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo at the beginning of the retreat on 26.12. at 16.00 o’clock to the participants in the temple (without streaming)
The teachings will be given in English and translated into French.
Translations in another language – Italian, German and Dutch – will be arranged if we receive a min. number of requests per language by 15th December.
PROGRAM OF THE RETREAT:
Sunday 26th December 2021
16.00 – 18.00 Beginning of the retreat with initiation of Green Tara (no streaming!)
18.30 – 20.00 First meditation session on Green Tara & Mahakala ritual (with streaming)
Monday 27th December – Friday 31st December
07.00 - 08.00 Meditation on Green Tara
10.00 – 11.30 Meditation on Green Tara
14.00 – 15.30 Meditation on Green Tara
17.00 – 18.00 Teaching on 21 Taras
18.00 - 19.00 Meditation on Green Tara & Mahakala ritual
Wednesday 29.12. will be Vajrayogini Tsog (Dakini day) at 18.30 – 20.00, therefore the 4th session is shorter (17.00 – 18.00 teaching & short meditation).
Saturday 1st January 2022
07.00 - 08.00 Meditation on Green Tara & Long-life prayers for Their Holinesses
End of the retreat.
10.00 – 11.00 Tara Ritual (optional)
€ 70.- for online or on-site retreat (not including food and accommodation)
There are five payment options. Click here to explore: https://sakyatsechenling.eu/en/online-payment/
We thank you very much in advance.
REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION LINK:
In order to participate, we invite you to register by clicking on this link until 15th December at the latest.
Those who wish to participate on-site are invited to register early as the number of places will be very limited (most rooms will be considered as individual).
Together with the receipt/confirmation of your registration you will receive further information and for online retreat the participation link.
About Khenpo Tashi Sangpo
KhenpoTashi 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.