Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche
July 24th until August 12th
The Six Essential Points of Bodhicitta are included in the Oral Transmissions of Zhang Zhung (Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyü). The teachings were transmitted in an unbroken lineage from the Buddha to the present day. For many generations, masters transmitted them orally to their disciples. The twenty-fifth Master of that transmission lineage, Tapiritsha, realised Rainbow Body and returned in the form of a small boy. He then taught Nangzher Lödpo and allowed him to write the teachings down. It was first noted in the Zhang Zhung language and later translated into Tibetan.
As Bodhicitta refers to the pure and perfect mind, the six key points are essential instruction on Dzogchen, the Great Perfection.
The six key points are:
The key point of recognising the base of all; the key point of self-arising self-awareness within oneself;
the key point of recognising the transparent primordial wisdom originating from the path;
the key point of directly seeing the self-awareness,
the key point of the certainty in the practice of the three enlightened states (Sambogakaya, Nirmanakaya, Dharmakaya), and
the key point of how the states of Samsara and Nirvana manifest themselves.
Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, a highly esteemed teacher from Triten Norbutse Monastery in Kathmandu and an experienced teacher, will translate the text and elaborate on the meaning of the words.
(all times in Central European Summer Time UTC+1):
7.00 AM – 8.30 AM: Sangchöd and meditation
10.00 AM – 12.00 PM: Teaching by Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche
12.00 PM – 12.30 PM: Chutor
3.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Teaching by Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche and meditation
5.00 PM – 5.30 PM: Surchöd
8.00 PM – 9.15 PM: Meditation and Chöd
Please note that this hybrid format requires different online and onsite participation prices. For organisational reasons, the registration period for onsite participation ends on 24 June
Registration for on-site participation:
Please read carefully the page on our website concerning general information on retreats: https://www.shenten.org/informations-sur-les-retraites?lang=en
Concerning the prices of this retreat, we ask you to read carefully the page about the practical information: https://www.shenten.org/information-pratiques?lang=en
Please also read our detailed COVID-19 instructions
Registration by week for online participation:
Week 1 :
Week 2 :
Week 3 :
After registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation email. Additionally, a reminder email is sent out every day before the teaching starts with the link to access the Zoom webinar.
For questions concerning the online retreat
it is always: email@example.com
Contribution for the teachings online:
The contribution is 120 € per week (10 €per teaching session)
making 360 € for the whole pension
Payment will be made via PayPal when you register with Zoom.
For those who do not wish or cannot pay via PayPal, we recommend using a friend's account. In any case, please provide your own email address when registering to receive the link for the event.
Recordings and translations:
The teachings will be recorded. We will provide the link to download the recordings as soon as they are available.
The course language is English with a translation into several languages. We plan to offer the following translation channels: French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish.
We are looking forward to seeing you online and practicing with you.
Shenten Dargye Ling’s Covid instructions
Our aim is to provide a secure environment and the best possible conditions for health safety whether you have been vaccinated or not.
On the basis of our first onsite retreat in April 2022 and the pandemic still very high in many countries, it has been necessary to adopt enhanced health precautions and COVID-19 instructions at Shenten to minimize the health risks during our onsite retreats. The number of participants in retreats is limited to 40 people.
Health safety is responsibility of one and all, and we invite you to observe the following COVID-19 instructions and to respect protective health precautions at all times. With your help and understanding, the safety will be ensured, and you can fully enjoy the retreat.
Requirements prior to arrival and accommodation at Shenten :
Example of how to calculate the retreat amount
Simulation : You are in rate 2, you wish to take all the meals and be accommodated in a twin room
if you tay one week and arrive on Saturday afternoon and leave the following Friday.
The calculation will be as follows
6 days of teaching (morning and afternoon) 6X30€ = 180€
that is 180 € to be paid to the congregation
the annual fee (if you have not already paid it): 33 €.
Accommodation in a room with 2 beds : 6X18€ = 108€.
full-board meals: from Saturday evening to Friday lunchtime included) 6X20€= 120€
that is 255 € to be paid to the association