His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche in Arosio


It was an immense pleasure and joy to host
HIS HOLINESS THE 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN 
at our center in Arosio between 11 and 13 July 2017

CLICK HERE to see our photo gallery of this wonderful event!

Next event with with ven. Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Amipa


10 - 12 November: LHABAB DÜCHEN* AND TEACHINGS ON DHAMMAPADA AND SACRED PLACES with ven. Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Amipa and Mike Bortolotti
Friday, 10 November: LHABAB DÜCHEN* - at 8.30 pm 16 Arhats’ Ritual
Saturday, 11 November: Dhammapada with ven. Khenpo Tashi Sangpo AmipaDhammapada is a collection of verses about the timeless truths the Buddha spoke over 2500 years ago. Every opportunity we have to study and examine these truths is extraordinarily gratifying. Sunday, 12 November: Sacred places with Mike BortolottiThe sacred places, the meeting of the inner and outer natures.

Schedule: Friday: 20.30 - 21.30 / Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 12.00 / 13.30 - 15.30

Weekly Activities, November 2017

MAR, 31. 10. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45   WRATHFUL BUDDHA ASPECT
Wrathful Buddha aspect is a special form of great compassion that Buddhas manifest for a very specific reason, specially in order to pacify obstacles on the path to enlightenment. Monasteries regularly perform Mahakala protector and grand annual Vajrakilaya rituals. These are very important for the Sakya school. These practices are very helpful for us, for other beings and the universe at large.

TUE, 7.11. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike  
19.15 - 20.45   “THE COMPLETE PATH” – Clarifying the Sage’s Intent (Thupa Gongsal) di Sakya Pandita
The cycle of teachings is called ‘The Complete Path’, and it includes the study and practice of all key points of the entire Buddhist. It is a systematic programme that will allow participants to acquire foundations for a successful journey all the way to Enlightenment. The topic of the first year is Clarifying Sage’s Intent, which mainly focuses on the 6 perfections and explains different stages on the spiritual path. It introduces in a clear and complete manner the very essence of the Mahyana Sutras.
20.30 - 21.00   Meditation

TUE, 14.11. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike  
Monthly session dedicated to the practice of Hevajra, an efficinet method tht allows us to transform our ordinary minds into primordial wisdom and allencompassing love.
à Please, bring your sadhana.

SUN, 19.11. Birthday of His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trizin
Our centre will remain closed. We will celebrate together on 21 November.

MAR 21.11. Studio e meditazione del martedì sera: con Mike  
19.15 - 20.45   “THE COMPLETE PATH” – Clarifying the Sage’s Intent (Thupa Gongsal) di Sakya Pandita
The cycle of teachings is called ‘The Complete Path’, and it includes the study and practice of all key points of the entire Buddhist. It is a systematic programme that will allow participants to acquire foundations for a successful journey all the way to Enlightenment. The topic of the first year is Clarifying Sage’s Intent, which mainly focuses on the 6 perfections and explains different stages on the spiritual path. It introduces in a clear and complete manner the very essence of the Mahyana Sutras.
20.15 - 21.00   Meditation and prayers for the long life of His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra (on His birthday)

TUE, 28.11. Guru Rinpoche day with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 20.45  GURU RINPOCHE TSOG OFFERING, everyone is welcome

Tsog is a practice that allows us to accumulate a great amount of merits and a great amount of wisdom through the means of offering and enjoying special offerings. If you wish, you can bring food offerings. 

HOMAGE TO THE GURU

On 14 April 2014 at 11:04 our belowed Guru left his body, however we are constantly surprised by his relentless capacity to continue to transmit the pure Holy Dharma.

His journey was accompanied with prayers and practices performed at his home in Rikon, where his precious presence has been felt strongly day and night.


In accordance with Tibetan tradition, many auspicious prayers and rituals were performed for our Guru for at Rikon, his centers and many different monasteries for  seven consecutive weeks. 
 
Khenchen Lama Sherab dedicated his whole being to the practice of Dharma and was awarded the highest level of recognition from the Sakya monastic university. In the 60', he was chosen by His Holiness Dalai Lama to offer support to the first Tibetan refugee settlement in exile in Switzerland. However, his mission did not end there; he founded various Dharma centres throughout Europe and shared his profound spiritual experience of great loving kindness and wisdom with his followers.

He was a role model Dharma practitioner, a living example of profound faith that transcends the impermanence of phenomenal world. He taught us that it is the role of the disciples to give rebirth to the Masters through our sincere devotion and practice in accordance with the instructions we have received.

He offered all he had and clearly showed us the Path to follow. If we follow his instructions, there is absolutely no doubt we shall reach the state, where the feeling of sorrow and separation from what we think we had lost vanishes completely.

He did not leave us behind; he only temporarily changed his teaching method. He is with us every time we perform a virtuous deed and we are putting into practice his teachings every time our face radiates with a smile filled with love, and we are getting more and more familiar with the Dharma every time we make the right decision.

A disciple in harmony with oneself is never alone.