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December 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm January 1, 2024 @ 11:00 am


Date: TUE 26.12.2023 – MON 1.1.2024 

Time: Tuesday 26.12. at 16.00 o’clock – Monday 1.1. after breakfast

Place: On-site at Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim & online through Zoom

Language: EN

Translations available: FR, IT, DE, NL

Vairocana, or the Luminous One, one of the five Dhyani Buddhas, is a very important figure in Tibetan Buddhism. 

Meditation on Vairocana, who embodies the supreme wisdom of Dharmadhatu, liberates from ignorance and rebirth in lower realms.

In contrast to the emphasis on the teachings of the historical Buddha Śākyamuni in his Physical Body (Nirmanakāya), Vajrayana Buddhism places the timeless teachings of the Buddha’s Dharma Body (Dharmakāya) at the center of its doctrinal universe. This “cosmic Buddha” is called Mahāvairocana and is beyond all conception of worldly duality, but its essence is within all phenomena (dharmas) as their Buddha-nature or “seed-to-enlightenment” (Bodhicitta). 

In Esoteric Buddhism, enlightenment means to realize that one’s own Buddha-nature is identical with Mahāvairocana and can even be achieved in this lifetime while possessing a human body.


Those who 

–       have already received the initiation of Buddha Vairocana from a qualified master

–       OR will participate in the initiation of Buddha Vairocana conferred by Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Lag at the beginning of the retreat on 26.12. at 16.00 o’clock to the participants in the temple (without streaming)


The teachings will be given in English and translated into French. 

Translations in another language – Italian, German, and Dutch– will be arranged if we receive a min. number of requests per language by 10 December 2023.


Tuesday 26 December 2023

16.00 – 18.00 Initiation to Buddha Vairocana (no streaming, only for participants in the temple)

18.30 – 19.30 Welcome & first meditation session on Buddha Vairocana.

Wednesday 27 December – Sunday 31 December 2023

07.00 – 08.00 Meditation on Buddha Vairocana

10.00 – 11.30 Meditation on Buddha Vairocana

14.00 – 15.30 Meditation on Buddha Vairocana

17.00 – 18.00 Teaching on the sadhana and quality of Buddha Vairocana 

18.00 – 19.00 Meditation on Buddha Vairocana & Mahakala ritual.

Monday 1 January 2024

07.00 – 08.00 Meditation on Buddha Vairocana & Long-life prayers for Their Holinesses 

End of the retreat.

10.00 – 11.00 Tara Ritual (optional)


Min. € 70.- for online or on-site retreat (not including food and accommodation). 

For on-site retreat, and after pre-registering specifying your wishes for accommodation and meals, you will receive a specific e-mail indicating your contribution to the costs.

You can make your payment in one of the ways described at https://sakyatsechenling.eu/en/online-payment/ .

We thank you much in advance.


In order to participate, we invite you to register by clicking HERE FOR ONLINE RETREAT or HERE FOR ON-SITE RETREAT until 10 December 2023 at the latest

Those who wish to participate on-site are invited to register early as the number of places is limited.

Together with the receipt/confirmation of your registration you will receive further information and for online retreat the participation link.

5 Rdpt du Vignoble
Kuttolsheim, 67520 France
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