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Teaching on and practice of ‘The Mother tantra’

Lama Sangye

June 9th until June 12th

09 – 12 June 2022

The Mother Tantra – Teaching and Practice

with Lama Sangye Mönlam

Register for on-site participation before 16 May.

Lama Sangye Mönlam has taught in Shenten for many years and is a highly respected teacher in the Yungdrung Bön tradition. We are happy and grateful that he continues his teachings on Mother Tantra.

Ma Gyud, the ‘Mother Tantra’ (མ་རྒྱུད་, Wylie: ma rgyud) is one of the main practices of our beloved master H.E. Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. It is a key text in the Yungdrung Bön tradition and many of our core ideas and practices are based on this tantra. It includes the six practices of ‘inner fire’, body offering, consciousness transference, dream yoga, sleep yoga, and intermediate state.

Lama Sangye Mönlam started to teach ‘The Mother Tantra’ online in 2020. His intention is to teach all the aspects of the whole cycle over the course of this multiyear program.

Lama Sangye Mönlam was a resident lama at Shenten before moving to Austria to become the head lama of the Austrian Bon center, Yeshe Sal Ling. Western students like to gather around him and enjoy his compassionate presence, simple manner, and yogic style of behaviour. He is a specialist in the tantric teachings, rituals, and ceremonies of Ma Gyud, the Mother Tantra.

Daily sessions

(all times in Central European Summer Time UTC+2):

  • 7.00 AM – 8.30 AM: Sangchöd and meditation with Shenten's Lamas

  • 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM: Teachings by Lama Sangye Mönlam

  • 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Teachings by Lama Sangye Mönlam

  • 8.00 PM – 9.15 PM: Meditation and Chöd practice with Shenten's Lama

The teaching will be in Tibetan, translated by Sophie Frisch in English. From English, the usual translations will be available.

Please note that this hybrid format requires different online and on-site participation prices.

We ask our guests in Shenten to be aware of the vaccination and travel regulations in effect in France, which the government may update. It is the responsibility of each individual to be mindful of this.

Online Participation:

Registration for online participation:

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.

Contribution for the teachings online:

The participation fee is 80 EUR (10 EUR per session).

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.

If you do not have the option to use PayPal, please contact us at We will send you the details to pay by bank transfer and register you manually after your payment.

If you are currently having financial difficulties but would still like to attend the seminar, please write to

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.

On-site Participation:

For organisational reasons, we will only welcome a limited number of people to this retreat (40 participants). You can register to come to Shenten for this retreat  here : Registrations will be made in order of receipt.  Please only register for this retreat if you are sure you can attend. If for any reason you have to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that other people have a chance to come.

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

1) A proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours before your arrival at Shenten.

2) A negative COVID-19 antigen test taken on the day you arrive at Shenten.

  • You can take the test before you leave home and bring proof of the negative result with you – as a proof the confirmation email/text from the test provider is required. Alternatively, you can bring with you an antigen home test and take the test on your arrival at Shenten – the result is ready in 15 minutes.

  • Accommodation at Shenten will be provided only after showing the proof of the negative antigen test result.

3)  Please arrive no later than 10pm (22).

4) A mandatory travel insurance if you are not entitled to French or EU health insurance.

Please also read our more detailed  COVID-19 instructions Feel free to contact us if you have any queries, by email

General informations

Example of how to calculate the retreat amount

Simulation: You are in rate 2, you wish to take all meals and be accommodated in a twin room. You arrive on Wednesday afternoon and leave on Sunday. The calculation will be as follows

  • 4 days of teaching (morning and afternoon) 4X30€ = 120

that is 120 € to be paid to the congregation

  • the annual fee (if you have not already paid it): 33 €.

  • Accommodation in a room with 2 beds : 4X18€ = 72€..

  • full-board meals: from Saturday evening to Friday lunchtime included) 4X20€= 80€

that is  185 € to be paid to the association

So a total for the week of 305€.

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