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Grand Ceremony and Initiation of the Medicine Buddha

Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche

September 12 - 18

We are happy and grateful that Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche will lead the Grand Ceremony and Initiation of the Sangye Menlha (Medicine Buddha) (Medicine Buddha) at Shenten Dargye Ling on September 12 to 18, 2024, together with monks from Shenten Dargye Ling and Triten Norbutse Monastery. You are warmly invited to participate in this special event and ceremony. It will take place only on-site.

September 6-11

Preparation for the Grand Ceremony and the Medicine Buddha Initiation

Monks from Triten Notbutse monastery will construct the Medicine Buddha sand mandala for the initiation and Shenten lamas make tormas and other objects for the initiation

In September 12-17 

participants practice and accumulate Medicine Buddha mantra continuously during day and night. There will be shifts for those who want to engage in the mantra accumulation

September 18

Grand Ceremony and Initiation of Medicine Buddha



To be able to prepare the ceremony in the best possible way, we are sending you some preliminary information in this email and request you to reserve your place in advance.

Generally, the purpose of this event is to help pacify and reduce unfavourable conditions arising worldwide, such as wars, pandemics, diseases, and other disturbances. Moreover, the prayers and rituals during this ceremony will help sick people and everybody with adverse circumstances. The initiation is especially beneficial for the practitioners connected to our Sangha community.

An increasing interest in medical practices worldwide, regardless of traditions, has emerged in recent years. Medical practices have been taught in different spiritual centres and for different Sanghas. To prepare for the Sangye Menlha initiation, Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche will teach extensive Medicine Buddha practice, how to connect to it, and how it will support the individual practice.

We encourage everyone to attend! It is especially advised for those with health problems, but it will benefit everyone, and all are invited.

The daily schedule will include an early start in the morning, mantra recitation throughout the day, ritual in the evening, and recitations throughout the night. Every day will be dedicated to one specific ritual, and we will jointly accumulate as many mantras as possible. We will form groups to recite the mantras turn by turn. The night shifts are voluntary, and if staying up during the night is uncomfortable for someone, they don’t have to do it.


Preparation Retreat Prior to the Initiation - Medicine Buddha Practice (September 12-17, 2024)

From September 12 to 17, the days leading up to the initiation will mainly involve the accumulation of mantra recitations linked to the practice of Medicine Buddha and a brief teaching.

Please note that participation in this preparation retreat, though desirable, is not mandatory in order to attend the initiation. 

For this preparation retreat, a single fee of 40 Euros ( rate 1) or 30€ (rate 2) applies, regardless of the number of days you attend. ( to pay on-site)

Initiation Day (September 18, 2024) : Registration and Payment

The participation fee for the initiation day is 50€.

To preregister, please make your payment via PayPal by following this link:

After your payment, you will be automatically redirected to a form to register for accommodation and meals 

If you are unable to pay by Paypal (which is the recommended method of payment), you can pay by bank transfer. Please use the following IBAN:

Congregation Shenten Dargye Ling

IBAN : FR76 3000 3034 6000 0506 7793 753


Then send us proof of your transfer to to receive the link to the registration form.

For all other payment methods, or if you have any questions, please contact us at registration@shenten.

If you're planning to stay at Shenten during the initiation retreat, it's important to know that on-site accommodation options are limited, especially single rooms. For those who wish, alternative solutions such as hotels or bed & breakfasts are available nearby, in Blou and Longué.

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