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The Six Essential Points of Bodhicitta

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.

Daily sessions

(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

On-site Participation:

Registration for on-site participation:

Please read carefully the page on our website concerning general information on retreats: Concerning the prices of this retreat, we ask you to read carefully the page about the practical information: Please also read our detailed COVID-19 instructions

Registration form : For all question concerning this onsite retreat, please contact Christophe:

Online Participation:

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:

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.

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.

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 :

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


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

So a total for the week of 441€.

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