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Valérie Lobsang-Gattini - Ngakma Tsering Dolma
 

Her discovery of the Tibetan universe goes back to 1977, when as a child she walked for the first time on the steps of the Tibetan monasteries of Laddhak and laid her eyes on the tangkas adorning their walls. The footprint is laid, the seed will slowly germinate. Several calls came, but it was not until 1997 that her path crossed that of Geshela Thubten Tenzin in Darwin. For almost a year and a half, she immersed herself 100% of her time in Tibetan Buddhism, following in the footsteps of Tsonkhapa and meeting herself.

 
A deep personal commitment
 

"In 1998, when I left my first master, Geshela, after one year of near retirement at his side, I had two choices. To enter a Nunnery to continue and deepen the practices, or to return to the West with the risk of losing them forever because of being far from the masters, especially at that time and in the region where I lived. Nunnery seemed to me "too easy" because it is easier to keep the vows and therefore the peace of mind inside the enclosed space of the Nunnery. I was convinced that the best way to pacify the mind was to realize it through the jolts of Samsara.

Back in Europe, the path continued differently. Concentration is put on the wrong supports, karma and Samsara hammer their imprints in a hard way but the confidence is still there, indelible, because I knew that it was only "temporary" and that a day would come when I would finally be able to find the Dharma (the teachings), the Masters, and the practices. When that day came, the connections between life and the teachings became so obvious, and they continue to draw beautiful bridges between past and present, helping to demonstrate how intelligent karma can be.

In 2015, as I decided to create space in all facets of my life, the teachings, masters, and practices popped up and have since been ever more present, pouring in from all directions. Connections are being redrawn, and the path has been put back into place.

 

2018 marks his ordination in the Ngakpa tradition, a key event in his life that took place in Guru Rinpoche's cave in Tso Pema, a place I have carried in my heart since my first visit in 2003. This white-robed, dreadlocked Buddhist community was founded by Vajra Master Padmasambhava in the eighth century, at the time of the Tibetan king Trisong Deutsen. It spread and developed thanks to his twenty-five disciples. It was His Holiness Lho Ontul Rinpoche who did my ordination. He is a great master of Mahamudra and Dzogchen and reincarnation of Drog Ban Khiu Chung Lotsawa, one of the 25 disciples of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). The majority of Ngakpa are followers of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, their great and common ancestor.

 

Taking the Ngakpa ordination was therefore for me an obvious choice and a concretization of these 20 years of non-practice and yet "practice through Samsara". I had, at the time of my choice in 1998, decided to walk towards the difficulty, which today reveals all its splendor through the Universal Master.

 

I always had this dream of teaching while being lay, and in fact I was approaching the Ngakpa current. Today I am making this choice concrete by associating daily practices, teaching and everyday life.

Experiences allow me to bring the teaching closer to the reality of each person, and it is therefore with happiness that I continue to learn more and more, to transmit more and more, and to advance more and more in the inner transformation.

Buddhist Connected Diplomas

Lu Jong 1 Tibetan yoga Teacher and Educator

Lu Jong 2 Tibetan yoga Teacher

Tog ChÖd Wisdom Sword Teacher and Educator

Shine Buddhist Traditional Meditation Teacher

Tibetan Five Elements Practices Teacher and Educator

Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Instructor

Buddhist Curriculum

1997 :- Refuge with Gyuto Lasur Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Tenzin  (Gelugpa) - Darwin - Australia

 

1997 - The 3 principal aspects of the path - Gyuto Lasur Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Tenzin (Gelugpa) - Darwin - Australia

 

1997-98 : Study of « Path to Enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhism » of Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden (teachings drawn primarily from Je Tsong Khapa’s Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path and Phabongkha Rinpoche’s Liberation in the Palm of your Hand) - Gyuto Lasur Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Tenzin (Gelugpa) - Darwin - Australia

 

1997-98 : self-retreat - I set my self in what i can now call a retreat. Meditating 5 sessions of 45mn to 1 hour per day, everyday, for nearly a year and in between, 100% of my time dedicated to studies or receiving teachings from Gesh Thubten Tenzin

 

1998 : Green Tara empowerment and practice - Lama Choedak Rinpoche (Sakya) - Darwin - Australia

 

1998 : Blue Medecine buddha empowerment and practice - Lama Choedak Rinpoche (Sakya) - Darwin - Australia

 

1998 : Shine (Samatha) - Lama Choedak Rinpoche (Sakya) - Darwin - Australia

 

1998 : Diplôme de praticienne Usuï Shiki Ryoho niveau "Cho Den" et "Okugi Den ».
Lignée : Mikao Usui / Chujiro Hayashi / Hawayo Takata / Paul Michell / Florina Tumminello / Valérie Lobsang Gattini

 

2002 - 2 days teachings - (I forgot what teaching it was.. Was introduction to Kalachakra transmission which went cancelled during the event as HH went sick and was taken to Delhi for observation) — His Holiness Dalaï Lama - Bodhgaya - India

 

2003 - 3 days - Teachings on the 37 Practices of a Boddhisattva + Lamp of the Path to Enlightenment - His Holiness Dalai Lama - Bodhgaya - India

 

2003 - 3 days - Je Tsongkhapa’s text « The Foundation of All Qualities » - His Holiness Dalaï Lama - Tabo monastery - Spiti - India

 

2011 : Formation 1 an + Diplôme de Sophrologue praticienne communication PNL.

 

2012 : Maître Praticienne Usuï Shiki Ryoho 3ème degré.
Lignée : Mikao Usui / Chujiro Hayashi / Hawayo Takata / Phyllis Lei Furumoto / Carol Farmer / Leah Smith / William L Rand / Nita Mocanu / Cesira Andreoni / Christine Veyrenche / Valérie Lobsang Gattini

 

2015 - 12 sessions in 12 months : "The true source of healing » - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (Bön Zhang Zhung) - online teaching on monthly basis and practice in between each monthly meeting

 

2015 :  8 weeks program Mindfullness Stress Reduction (MBSR).

26 juillet 2015 : Padmasambhava Guru Yoga Empowerement - Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

June 2016 - Lu Jong Teacher training (12 days) and Masterclass - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

September 2016 - Chenrezig Empowerment in the form of « Nine-Deity Great Compassionate Lord of the World », a pure vision of the 5th Dalaï Lama (Nyingma teaching) - His Holiness Dalaï Lama - Strasbourg - France

 

September 2016 - 1 day - Nagarjuna’s ‘Commentary on Bodhichitta - His Holiness Dalaï Lama - Strasbourg - France

 

October 2016 - 2 days - Tibetan medicine and astrology - Dr Passang Dhondup, doctor, and Mrs Sonam Palmo, astrologer, from Men-Tsee-Khang - Shedrub Choekhor Ling monastery - Salève, France

 

December 2016 - 2 days - ‘Discovering inner joy through the Tibetan sacred sounds » - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (Bön Zhang Zhung) - Bourg en Bresse - France

 

January 2017 - Kalachakra Empowerment - His Holiness Dalaï Lama - Bodhgaya - Inde

 

January 2017 - 3 days - Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) + Kamalashila's The Middling Stages of Meditation (gomrim barpa) (Bodhgaya Kalachakra) - His Holiness Dalaï Lama - Bodhgaya - Inde

 

February 2017 - Tog Chöd Teacher training (12 days)  and Masterclass - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

July 2017 - Tibetan yoga Kum Nyé level 1 Instructor under Tarthang Tulku lineage (Nyingma) (6 months practice with 1 hour morning / 1 hour afternoon, 7 days a week + 2 retreats of 10 days each)

 

September 2017 - 7 days - Lu Jong 2 retreat - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa)  + Refuge with Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Belgium

 

October 2017 - 2 days - Tibetan medicine and astrology with Men-Tsee-Khang doctor and astrologer - Shedrub Choekhor Ling monastery - Salève, France

 

February 2018 - Lung of Manjushri praise - Lama Kempo Tengon (Gelugpa) - Shedrub Choekhor Ling monastery - Salève, France

 

June 2018 - 24 days pilgrimage/travel -  Mount Kailash Kora - Western Tibet (I include the Kora into teachings are Kora is not a trekking... specially in this place... we we are aware, it works as teaching....)

June 2018 - 7 days - Lu Jong 1 Educator retreat and diploma - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Barcelona - Spain

 

Août 2018 - 7 days - Kum Nye Retreat - Arnaud Maitland (Nyingma) - Le Temple sur Lot, France

 

Octobre 2018 : 3 days - Chandrakirti’s Entering into the Middle Way (Uma Tsawa Sherab) - His Holiness Dalaï Lama - Mcleod Ganj - Inde

 

Octobre 2018 : 1 day - Permission (Jenang) of Avalokiteshvara Who Liberates from the Lower Realms + Renewal of Bodhisattva vows + Reading of Je Tsongkhapa’s ‘Three Principal Aspects of the Path’ - His Holiness Dalaï Lama - Mcleod Ganj - Inde

 

October 2018 : 8 days - Lung and Wang of Accomplishing Sukhavati (Dechen Shindrup) + Lung and Wang of Amithaba Phowa (Transference of consciousness) (Dechen Shindrup Phowa) + Lung and Wang of Chöd : the Magical net of Samantabhadra - His Holiness Lho Ontul Rinpoche (Drikung Kagyu and Nyingma Vajra Master) - Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling monastery - Tso Pema - India

 

27th October 2018 : Ngakma ordination given by His Holiness Lho Ontul Rinpoche (Driking Kagyu and Nyingma Vajra Master) - inside Guru Rinpoche Cave - Tso Pema - India

 

November 2018 - 2 days - Commentary of the Lojong « Training of the Mind in eight Points » composed by Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054-1123) - Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche (Gelugpa) - Saviese - Switzerland

 

February 2019 to Spring 2020 (about 200 hours) : Nalanda Diploma Course, 1st batch 2019/20 - Geshe Dorji Damdul (Gelugpa) - Tibet House - Delhi - India

 

Février 2019 : 2 days - Lung « The Words of My Perfect Teacher » de Patrul Rinpoche - Namkha Rinpoche (Nyingma) - Centre Thegchok Ling - Lausanne - Switzerland

 

March 2019 : 2 days - Interpreter of « Basic Tibetan Medecine course » given by Dr Drungtso from the Drungtso Tibetan Medical and Astrological Center invited by Centre de pratique Energetique Tibétaine - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - France

 

Mai 2019 : 1 day - Lung Black Dzambala and 8 verses - 7ème Kyabjé Yongzin Ling Rinpoché (Gelugpa) - Shedrub Choekhor Ling monastery - Salève, France

 

June 2019 - 7 days -  Tog Chöd Educator retreat and diploma - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Maria Alm - Austria

 

September 2019 : 5 days - Traditional Tibetan Medecine Online live Intensive Seminar - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

End 2019 : 1 day - The Noble Mahayana Sutra : the wisdom of the Hour of Death - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

End 2019 : 3 days - Rigpa Online Retreat - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

August 2020 - 1 day - Update/Transmission for Tibetan Five Elements Practices Teacher & Educator - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

June to December 2020 (2 days + 10 sessions) :  Teaching on Tummo Inner Fire - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

Janvier 2021 : 2 days - Ngöndro teachings + Wang et Lung Vajravarahi - Hi Holiness Kyapong Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche (Drukpa Kagyu Vajra Master) - Buthan

 

February 2021 - 3 days - Lu Jong 1 Masterclass - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

2021 - Wang Cakrasamvara - Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche (Drikung Kagyu Vajra Master)

 

Spring 2021 - Shine - Traditional Buddhist Meditation Teacher training (6 days) and diploma - Maike Decok - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

June to September 2021 - Lu Jong 2 Teacher training (94 hours) and diploma - Eva Furrer - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

Spring  2021 - 6 days :  Six Yogas of Naropa - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

Spring  2021 - 2 days + 7 sessions : Teaching on Tummo Bliss - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

Spring  2021 - 1 day :  One-syllable Prajnaparamita Sutra - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

Juin 2021 - Wang Kurukulla + Teaching on the Six Bardos - HE Garchen Rinpoche (Drikung Kagyu Vajra Master)

 

Summer 2021 - Translation of the Teacher’s Tog Chöd Manual from English to French published by Nangten Menlang International

 

September 2021 to August 2022 (about 200 hours) : Nalanda Diploma Course, 3rd batch 2021/22 - Geshe Dorji Damdul (Gelugpa) - Tibet House - Delhi - India

 

Sept to December 2021 - 9 sessions -  Teaching on Tummo non conceptual mind - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

September 2021 - 3 days - Lu Jong 1 Masterclass - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

 

September 2021 - 2 days - Lu Jong 2 Masterclass - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

September 2021 up to August 2022 : Nalanda Master Course (Psychology, Lam Rim, Philosophy), 3rd batch 2021/22 (about 200 hours at all) — Geshe Dorji Damdul - Tibet House - Delhi - India

October 2021 - 1 day - Tog Chöd Masterclass - Tulku Lobsang (Gelugpa) - Nangten Menlang International

January 24th to 28th 2022 - 20 hours - Debate Winter School 5 days Online crash course - Organized by Sera Jey Monastic University (Gelugpa) (Karnataka, India) and University of Groningen, The Netherlands

January/February 2022 - Lo Jong - Mahayana Seven Points Mind Training - Commentary by H.E. Lho Ontul Rinpoche - Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling monastery - Tso Pema - India

January to June 2022 - Study and practice of Buddhist meditation, philosophy and psychology Part 1 (100 h) - Maya - Geshe Lobsang Samten - Paramita Center - Quebec - Canada

January to December 2022 - The Life Story of Jetsun Milarepa and Meditation Instruction +  Commentary on the 100,000 songs of Milarepa - Teachings with Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche - Chicago Ratna Shri - USA

January 2022 to December 2022 : Les étapes de la voie / LAM RIM intermédiaire - 1st year of Basic Program studies FPMT Kalachakra Center (PEBA) - Geshe Dakpa Tsundu - Kalachakra Center - Paris - France

February 2022 - Vajravarahi - Tummo Generation Stage Practice of Vajravarahi Deity Yoga - His Holiness Kyapong Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche (Drukpa Kagyu Vajra Master) - Buthan - Nangten Menlang International

March 2022 - Two Truths - Commentaries on Nāgārjuna’s Mūlamadhyamakakārikā - Commentary by H.E. Lho Ontul Rinpoche - Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling monastery - Tso Pema - India

 

April-May 2022 - Creation & Completion Stages of Deity Yoga - Commentary by H.E. Lho Ontul Rinpoche - Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling monastery - Tso Pema - India

August 2022:  Les 12 liens d'interdépendance / The twelve links of dependent origination - 1st year of Basic Program studies FPMT Kalachakra Center (PEBA) - Geshe Dakpa Tsundu - Kalachakra Center - Paris - France

 

Août 2022 - Wang Lung Tri of Chime Phakme Nyingtik, The Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality - His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga Rinpoche in presence of 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche - Cadempino/Lugano - Switzerland (organised by Thupten Changchup Ling, Arosio, Switzerland)

Août 2022 - Four Basic thoughts which turn the mind toward Liberation - 1st module - 3 days online Retreat within the Repa Program - Chogyal Rinpoche

 

Septembre 2022 - Tsa Lung Healing Therapy retreat - Dr Passang Arya - Tibetan Medecine Educational Center - Jaun - Switzerland

September to February 2022 - Study and practice of Buddhist meditation, philosophy and psychology Part 2 (100 h)  - Maya / Geshe Lobsang Samten - Paramita Center - Quebec - Canada

Décembre 2022 - Vajrasattva / Dorje Semba - 2nd module - 3 days online Retreat within the Repa Program - Chogyal Rinpoche

Décembre 2022 - 3 days - Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) + Blessing of 21 Tara (doma 21 jenang) -  His Holiness Dalaï Lama - Bodhgaya - Inde

January 2023 to December 2023 : LO RIG - Esprit et Cognitions / Explication de la présentation des objets et des possesseurs d'objets ainsi que des connaissances et cognitions par Purbuchok / Mind and Cognition  - Module 2 - 2nd year of Basic Program studies FPMT Kalachakra Center (PEBA) - Geshe Dakpa Tsundu - Kalachakra Center - Paris - France

February 2023 -  Guru Rinpoche empowerment from the lineage of Apam Terton, previous incarnation of H.H. the 41st Sakya Trichen - His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin Gyana Vajra

February 2023 - 2 days -  Orange Manjushri empowerement + teaching "Parting from the Four Attachents" (mind training text revealed to the 3rd Sakya Trizin by Manjushri himself) - Lama Choedak Rinpoche 

Avril 2023  - Mandala Practice - 3rd module through 3 days online Retreat within the Repa Program - Chogyal Rinpoche

 

July 2023 - Guru Yoga - 4th module through 3 days online Retreat within the Repa Program - Chogyal Rinpoche

August 2023 :  The Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita / L’entrainement de l’esprit dans le Mahayana : La roue aux lames acérées - Module 3 - 2nd year of Basic Program studies FPMT Kalachakra Center (PEBA) - Geshe Dakpa Tsundu - Kalachakra Center - Paris - France

Traductions-Ecrits / Translation works-Writtings

2021 - Manuel de Tog Chöd pour les Enseignants - edition Nangten Menlang International - Traduction depuis l’Anglais vers le Français.   /  Tog Chöd Manual for Teachers - Nangten Menlang International edition - Translation from English to French.

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--> Teacher training is given from 1 person upward. Kathy is in Lu Jong 1 teacher training ending in July. Aurore and Mickael are in training until January. It is possible to join or start a new training course from 1 person, Info here.
--> Johnathan returns to do the last course of Tog Chöd training in Chamonix at the end of June 2024. Venerable Oser is starting the Tog Chöd teacher training with the first face-to-face course in June in Chamonix and is already getting the hang of it with the theory through access to the online extranet. You can still join this training. The next training of Top Chod will perhaps start in June 2027 (or perhaps 2025 or 2026), to be continued...

--> A Tog ChOd discovery weekend is offered to everyone at the end of June! Info here

-->  We will be in Thailand in May and June and can offer discovery sessions or modules B of Lu Jong and Tog Chöd teacher training in French and English: in Chamonix from the end of June to the end of September, in Tenerife in October, in Nepal at the beginning of November 2024, in Thailand in November and December, and on Reunion Island in January 2025. And last minute... the Kora Kailash trip will take place in mid 2026 (the previous one was in 2018.. .), but will be reserved for former students or former participants of at least one trip with us! so if you would like to organize a retreat or training at these locations, contact us!

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