Lärarbesök och andra kurser – våren 2018

  • Awakening a Kind Heart, Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald), 30 mars – 1 april

    Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald)

    Originally from California, Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) began studying Buddhism with Tibetan lamas in Dharamsala, India, in 1973. She became a nun in Nepal the following year, and received full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. At the request of her teachers, she began teaching in 1980, and since then has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in various countries around the world, occasionally taking time off for personal retreats. She has been teaching at many places around the world, including one year (2015) in Israel as part of the faculty of the Human Spirit Program. (Bridging Buddhism and Psykoanalysis in Israel)
    She served as resident teacher in Buddha House, Australia, for two years and in Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for eleven years. She is a graduate of the Masters Program in Buddhist Studies in Sutra and Tantra, which she followed at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy from 2008-2013.

    Ven. Khadro is the author of the bestselling book How To Meditate and she was resident teacher of the Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen, Denmark from February 2016 until 2017. Presently she is teaching in Israel.

    Awakening a Kind Heart

    In this course we will learn about and meditate on “the four immeasurable thoughts”—loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These four mental states are essential qualities to be developed on the Buddhist path. They are also useful for anyone, Buddhist or not, because by cultivating them, we will be happier, healthier, and have better relationships with the other people in our life. Ven. Sangye Khadro will teach this course based on her book, Awakening the Kind Heart, published by Wisdom Publications. It will include talks, guided meditations, and times for discussion/questions and answers.

    Friday, 30 March 18.30 – 20.30
    Saturday, 31 March 10.00 – 17.00
    Sunday, 1 April 10.00 – 17.00

    Course fee: 650 kr members (750 kr non-members)
    Register by mail to lars@tibetanskbuddhism.se 
    Fee should be paid at least one week in advance to the PG of the Association 831 87 20-3
    For more information, please email to lars@tibetanskbuddhism.se
    The course will be taught in English.

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  • Heldag – Kum Nye Yoga 14 april

    Praktisera Kum Nye Yoga på föreningen för tibetansk buddhism

    Det har funnits önskemål om fler tillfällen att praktisera Kum Nye Yoga, och nu är ett datum satt för detta. Stig Albansson kommer att hålla i en heldag med Kum Nye den 14 april.

    Dagen är en möjlighet att få erfara vad Kum Nye är och få känna på dess unika mjuka och kraftfulla metoder.

    Instruktionerna och övningarna kommer att anpassas till deltagarna. Målsättningen är att både de som är helt nya, och de som har tidigare erfarenhet skall komma att finna dagen givande och intressant.

    Att ägna en hel dag åt något som Kum Nye blir till en slags miniretreat. Man kommer bort från sin vanliga omgivning, och får tillfälle att praktisera tillsammans med andra i föreningens vackra och inspirerande lokal.

    Dagen kommer att bestå av rörelseövningar, andningsövningar, och med stilla sittande före, mellan och efter rörelserna. Även en del självmassage som ingår i Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga kommer att praktiseras. Målsättningen är att du under denna dag kommer lära dig metoder som sedan kan fortsätta praktiseras i ditt dagliga liv.

    Ord som beskriver Kum Nye är: Mindfulness, meditation, meditera med kroppen, balans.

    Vill du läsa mer om Kum Nye, och även se några videor så gå till denna länk: https://www.kumnyeyoga.com

    Under lunchrasten kan man gå ut och äta, eller ha med sig mat och äta i föreningens lokal.

    Stig Albansson har lett grupper i Kum Nye på föreningen sedan -98, och gav  2017 en Kum Nye-workshop på föreningen under en helg i september. Initierade och har ansvarat för praktikgruppen som funnits på föreningen sedan våren 2010, och som fått fler deltagare varje termin. Han arrangerar också en Kum Nye-retreat söder om Göteborg 25-27 maj som du kan läsa mer om på denna länk: Retreat Kum Nye

    Lördag 14 april
    Kl 10.00-16.30

    Pris: 350 kr

    Anmälan
    sker genom att du:

    1) Gör en betalning på 350:- till föreningens Plusgiro 831 87 20-3 eller Swish 123 018 21 21.
    Ange ”Heldag KN 14/4”

    2) När betalningen är gjord skicka då ett mail till Stig på stig@tibetanskbuddhism.se

    När du fått bekräftelse är din anmälan klar och du är hjärtligt välkommen!

    Plats: Föreningen för tibetansk buddhism, Linnégatan 21, Göteborg

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  • Heart like the sky 2 – The Way of the Bodhisattva, Stephan Pende Wormland, 20 – 22 april

    Welcome to the second weekend course with Stephan Pende on a commentary on Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara. The course consists of four weekends during a period of two years, two summer retreats and video conferences in between. It is not necessary to sign up for the whole course. The course is suitable for everyone, independent of your background. The emphasis will be on how to bring the wisdom and experiences of this text into our daily life and relationships.

    Friday 20 April, 18:30 – 21:00 (introduction)
    Saturday 21 April, 10:00 – 17:00
    Sunday 22 April, 10:00 – 17:00

    Place:
    Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg, Linnégatan 21 B, Göteborg

    Price:

    Friday Apr 20: 100:-
    There’s no need to register or pay in advance if you only attend Friday.
    Friday Apr 20 – Sunday Apr 22 800:- (members) & 900:- (non-members)

    Registration & Questions:

    Please register by email to helen.persson@tibetanskbuddhism.se and pay the fee to Föreningen för Tibetansksk Buddhism i Göteborgs Plusgiro 831 87 20-3 if you like to attend the whole weekend. If you like to become a member you are welcome to make a seperate payment of 250:- to the same account.

    The Bodhicharyavatara (The way of a Bodhisattva) is one of the most treasured text within the Tibetan tradition. The text was written by the eight-century sage Shantideva. It is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps to cultivate courage, caring and joy – the keys to healing ourselves and our troubled world.

    The path of the Bodhisattva is open to every one of us and during the course we learn the tools and meditations to transform our lives.

    Stephan Wormland is MA in clinical psychology and trained in Gestalt therapy. He has studied and practiced meditation in multible Buddhist traditions for over 30 years. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years, spent five years in meditation retreats, and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe.

    Literature:

    No time to loose, Pema Chödron
    About the book: https://www.lionsroar.com/no-time-to-lose-2/
    Possibility to order online: http://www.bokus.com/bok/9781590304242/no-time-to-lose/

    The Way of the Bodhisattva, Shantideva, Translated from the Tibetan by the Padmakara Translation Group
    Possibility to order online: http://www.bokus.com/bok/9781590303887/the-way-of-the-bodhisattva/ or read online http://promienie.net/images/dharma/books/shantideva_way-of-bodhisattva.pdf
    There are several other translations and commentaries available

     

     

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  • Geshe Tashi, Heart Sutra and Emptiness, 25-27 May 2018

     

    OBS! The course with Geshe Tashi has been cancelled.

    This is due to Geshe Tashi has been requested by HH Dalai Lama and accepted to take on position as Abbot at Sera Mey Monastery in South India.

    We warmly and proudly congratulate Geshe-La on this wonderful position and hope he will visit our Association again in the future. We have been fortunate and privileged to invite and receive precious Dharma teachings from such a great Teacher! Rejoicing to this wonderful news!

    Heart Sutra and Emptiness, by Geshe Tashi Tsering, 25 – 27 May 2018

     

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  • Meeting Buddha, Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Paintings, 16-18 March 2018

    Weekend course with Marian van der Horst, 16 – 18 mars 2018.
    Meeting Buddha – introduction to Tibetan Buddhist paintings, thankas.

    ”It is very prosperous and inspiring to draw at least one Buddha-head in one’s life-time to make the connection”. This was said by Marian’s main teacher in thangka- drawing and painting, Gega Lama, whom she studied 8 years with. It made Marian’s life very precious and Gega Lama gave her the permission to teach thanka painting herself.
    Drawing is considered to be very necessary, one has to make finally the grids oneself, on top of that structure, according to special measures of the Buddha-figure drawn.  One starts always with a Buddha-head and slowly the body, the clothes and the lotus.

    In this introductory week-end one can only get an idea, a feeling mostly of happiness and quietness, because one makes a deep connection with the Buddha image one is drawing.

    The iconography in Tibetan Buddhism is very extensive and captivating. Buddha-figures, but also Bodhisattvas and Protectors are divided into a system of 12 categories. We will during this weekend talk about the symbolism of postures and colours of Tibetan Buddhist iconography and we will make some exercises to experience the beauty of special technic in the Karma-gar-dri painting style.

    You are very welcome to join. This course is basic and introductory and does not require former experience in drawing and painting. It is therefore suitable for anyone interested in Buddhist drawing and painting. There will be possibility to ask questions and to practice drawing of a Buddha image.

    Friday, 16 March 18.30 – 21.00
    Saturday, 17 March 10.00 – 17.00
    Sunday, 18 March 10.00 – 17.00

    Course fee: 750 kr members (850 kr non-members)
    Register by mail to katja@tibetanskbuddhism.se or SMS to: 0727 – 053 010.
    For more information, please email to katja@tibetanskbuddhism.se

    Please bring with you some A4 papers, pencils (2H and HB), plastic triangle to draw the lines on the paper, eventually a small brush (Fe. a 2) and a notebook.

    The course will be taught in English at Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg (Association for Tibetan Buddhism in Gothenburg).
    http://tibetanskbuddhism.se

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  • Sommarretreat med Stephan Pende Wormland, 23-30 juni

    Obs! Sommarretreaten är fullbokad. Kontakta kursansvariga angående ev. möjlighet att stå på en reservlista.

    Att delta i retreat är ett kraftfullt sätt att fördjupa sin meditationspraktik, ladda batterierna och möta sig själv. Vi tillbringar en vecka (lördag till lördag) tillsammans på retreatgården Härsjösand i Härryda, ca 25 km från Göteborg, vid Stora Härsjöns strand, under ledning av den erfarne och mycket omtyckte läraren Stephan Pende Wormland. Denna retreat ingår som en del i det pågående studieprogram på a Bodhisattwas Way of life av Shanti Dela som föreningen arrangerar och Stephan är huvudlärare för detta studieprogram, så retreaten kommer ha denna bok som tema.

    Vi är i tystnad under större delen av retreaten och varvar sittande och gående meditation med mjuk yoga. Dagens första meditationspassstartar kl. 07:15 och det sista slutar kl. 21. Schemat har gott om raster så att det finns tid för egen reflektion, vila och skogspromenader.

    Vi tar de så kallade Eight Mahayana Precepts i tre dagar, vilket innebär en något tidigare start på dagen (06:00) och en måltid om dagen (lunch). Vi hjälps åt med dagliga bestyr som att städa, laga mat och disk.

    Datum: 23-30 juni.

    För anmälan och mer information mejla: ulrika.saljeby@tibetanskbuddhism.se

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