Shenten Dargye Ling

Yungdrung Bön

Grand DU TRI SU ceremony

Grand DU TRI SU ceremony

for healing, medicine blessing, purification,
accumulation and world peace with all Shenten lamas.

Through the practice of DUTRISU accumulation following the "The Lamp that Dispels Darkness and Purifies Obscurations" we purify negative emotions, and overcome both temporal and spiritual obstacles. Temporal obstacles are obstacles caused by deep-seated negative karma or suddenly arising obstacles like an illness or other calamity. Spiritual obstacles are obstacles that prevent our spiritual development. Traditionally it is very popular to use this practice to heal illnesses.

This practice includes a surchö offering and jyangbu ritual (to guide the consciousness of the deceased) that are specifically intended to support and help deceased beings who are in the bardo state.

The source of this practice and its main deity is Kuntu Zangpo. The main mantra is the DUTRISU mantra, one of the three essential mantras of Bön. The practice was transmitted in a direct oral transmission by Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen to Kundün Sönam Lodrö, the 22nd abbot of Menri monastery.

The immediate benefit in our lives of participating in this practice is that it will bring peace of mind and pacify our negative emotions; this peace of mind will enable our concentration; and concentration will improve the quality of our meditation.

During the ceremony we will perform the complete DUTRISU ritual once every day and once every night, while also reciting the mantra day and night, without interruption.

Anyone can connect to the ritual who can be present personaly every morning and evening, from 7 am and from 8 pm through live stream.

The Program 

It is possible to arrive after the Paris teaching on 8th for people from far away to stay and participate in daily practices. Below you can see the daily schedule from 9-12 and we organise morning teachings on 9th and 10th. During the free time of the day we will prepare the ceremony.

Schedule from 8 to 12 of October

  • 7:00-8:30 Sangchö and meditation
  • 8:30 – 9:15 Bereakfast
  • Preparation for the Dutrisu Ceremony
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • Preparation for the Dutrisu Ceremony
  • 17:00 – Sangchö
  • 18:30 – 19:15 Dinner
  • 20:00 – 21:30 Meditation and chö 

Schedule from 13-19 of October

  • 06:30 – 07:00 Sangchö
  • 07:00 – 08:00 Prayer recitation
  • 08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 – 09:45 Break
  • 09:45 – 11:00 Prayer recitation - stream
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Tea break
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Prayer recitation
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Break
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Prayer recitation
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Surchö
  • 17:30 – 18:30 Break
  • 18:30 – 19:15 Dinner
  • 19:15 – 20:00 Break
  • 20:00 – 21:00 Prayer recitation - stream
  • 21:00 – 21:30 Chö
  • 21:30 – 00:30 I. Evening prayer recitation
  • 00:30 – 02:30 II. Evening prayer recitation
  • 02:30 – 04:30 III. Evening prayer recitation
  • 04:30 – 06:30 IV. Evening prayer recitation

In order to ensure that the recitation of the mantra is uninterrupted we will create groups of people who will take turns at night and carry on recitation.

For the night mantra recitation and also for the break times anyone can sing up on the panels at the designated places. During these periods the assigned group of people schould maintain the mantra and they can leave the recitation if another people come and change them. About the details we will provide you more information on the site.

The Initiation on 20th of October will starts at 10 am and it will also continue in the afternoon.

Collecting the mantra

All the sangha members are welcome to take part in the ritual, physically, if they can come, but also mentally, from a distance, by reciting the DUTRISU mantra at their homes. We invite them to keep a record of the number of the mantras which they have accumulated. All the sangha members who join us from their homes are very welcome to let us know how many mantras they have succeeded in reciting.

You can send the number of the mantra you accummulated to the following e-mail address:

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Jyangbu, the name burning ritual

 A part of the ceremony is a ritual called “name burning“ – jyangbu– which includes the phowa practice through which we support the deceased. On first day of the ritual we will prepare papers bearing the names of people whom we want to include in the ritual. They might be deceased or having some health problems or else may be facing different kinds of obstacles. The papers will be placed next to the sand mandala created for this purpose, and we will think of these people and pray for them during the whole seven days of the ritual. On the last day we will perform the jyangbu.

Anyone from the sangha can send names to the ritual. We need the full name and if it is possible the date of birth and death before the ceremony starts to the following e-mail adresse:

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In the traditional way to connect to the jyangbu ritual we are welcome any small amount of offering.

Please don’t forget to register on our website if you plan to come.

If you have any question about the ceremony or the registration please contact us any time:

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Practical information concerning the period from October 8 to 20

If you register to stay in the center during the period from 8 to 13 or 14 to 20 you will be asked to pay deposit in the amount of 100 euros by PayPal (preferably) or by transfer at the time of registration .

The conditions of participation are the same as for other retreats. (Retreat rates conditions.)

This registration for this week of retreat includes the initiation day.

Registration October retreat

Practical information concerning the initiation day October 20th

For people coming only for the day of initiation, it is requested to pay an amount of 35 euros by PayPal (preferably) or by check or bank transfer at the time of registration.

Pre-registered people will have a priority on people coming without having previously registered on our site.

For lack of accommodation, it will not be possible to sleep on the spot the night before.

Registration only for the Initiation day

Useful information

Accommodation during October retreat

On site: The Center offers several types of accommodation:

  • single rooms furnished with table, storage and bed linen
  • double rooms with single beds and storage space
  • rooms with 3 beds, equipped with single beds
  • rooms with 4 beds, equipped with single beds
  • dormitory Two large rooms (dormitory for women, dormitory for men) accommodate 8 mattresses each.
  • camping

For the campsite (Only 10 tents are allowed). Please do not forget to bring mattresses, sheets, blankets and pillows, the bedding belonging to the center is reserved exclusively for rooms will not be available.

Unfortunately we can not receive pets


It will be served vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
It is better to register full board (three meals a day) for all the retreat, but it is possible to take only lunches or dinners on site.
We need to know before October 8th the number of meals that will be taken during the first week. Do not forget to register in advance by specifying whether you are a vegetarian or not. After October 8 it will not be possible to subscribe to meal options

To Come to Shenten

By train
The departure is mainly by Montparnasse station in Paris or directly from Charles-de-Gaulle airport.

It is also possible to find trains from Austerlitz station, they are slower and cheaper

By the Montparnasse train station,
There are departures every hour from 6 am until 7 pm.
The journey time is variable between two hours and a half and 3 hours and a half.
The price: between 35 and 90 euros according to the selected train and the date of reservation

By Charles-de-Gaulle airport,
There are departures almost every two hours from 9am to 18pm.
The journey time is variable between 3 hours and 4 hours.
the price: between 45 and 90 euros depending on the chosen train and the date of reservation

By the Austerlitz train station,
there are frequent departures
The journey time is variable between 3 hours and 4 hours.
the price: between 23 and 90 euros according to the selected train and the date of reservation

The journeys are not direct and there is a train change according to the schedules in the stations of the cities of Saint-Pierre-de-corps, Tours or Angers.
To book your ticket you can do it online on the SNCF website. The site is translated into different languages :

in French :

in English :

in German :

in Spanish :

in Chinese :

When you have booked your ticket, please inform us by email. We will, as far as possible, organize a shuttle to pick you up at the station of saumur. A contribution of 10 euros will be required for the trip. Otherwise it is possible to take a taxi from the station for an approximate fee of 30 euros.
It takes twenty minutes by road to get to Shenten Center.

Road: You can enter "La Modtais" Blou 49160 in your GPS

Participation in daily tasks

Everything that happens at Shenten Dargye Ling during retreats is done by volunteers so we ask each of you to dedicate around one hour a day to help run things smoothly.

Daily tasks include: preparing and serving meals, washing up, housework, shopping, administration, gardening. When you register please let us know which of the jobs you’d like to be involved in.


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Visiting Shenten Dargye Ling

Outside organized retreat times, members are welcome to stay at Shenten for short personal retreats (max 3 weeks), or to join volunteers helping in the upkeep of the centre (gardening, painting, DIY etc)

For information on currrent projects and how you can help, please send a message here : contact form


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