”Caring” Helgkurs/workshop 22-24 feb 2019

Maria Helena Kubrusly och Ralph McFall kommer till Göteborg och föreningen i februari och ger en helgkurs/workshop baserad på Tarthang Tulkus senaste bok – Caring.

“Caring is the answer to our difficulties, not because it brings them to an end, but because it shows us the way to love and respect and teaches us how to make a meaningful journey through this life. Care expands in all directions. We can care for ourselves, we can care for others, and we can care for the world in which we find ourselves.” 

From Caring, by Tarthang Tulku

This workshop is based on the new book Caring, by Tarthang Tulku, a Tibetan Buddhist lama who has lived and worked in the West for over 50 years. In language at times simple and heartfelt and at others challenging and profound,  he shows us the deep importance of learning to care, and offers many exercises, contemplations, and practices for contacting and increasing our capacity to care.

During this workshop, we will reflect, write, and discuss to examine our beliefs and ideas about caring. We will especially look at how to best care for ourselves-appreciating our embodiment, finding nourishment through our senses, beginning to see the role of the mind in our experience and how to turn it toward self-care. We will investigate the link between caring and wisdom. The workshop will also include some Kum Nye (Tibetan yoga ) exercises to relax and open the body, the senses, and the heart.



If you are “looking for something” or feel “there must be something more”, Caring can provide a way to shape a life path of discovery and meaning. If you have some experience of a spiritual path, you may find valuable suggestions for keeping caring at the center of your path, which can make all your endeavors more fruitful.

The Instructors: Maria Helena Kubrusly and Ralph McFall have been students of Tarthang Tulku and full time volunteers in the Nyingma Community, for a combined 70 years. They are excited to be sharing this new, very accessible approach to spiritual development and look forward to investigating and learning more about caring with workshop participants.

Maria Helena Kubrusly: a native of Brazil, Maria Helena began studying and working for the Nyingma Community in 1987. She holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from Lancaster University, UK and rendered the Portuguese translations of two of Tarthang Tulku’s books. She has taught both in America and in Brazil. For the past 20 years she has lived and worked at the Odiyan retreat center where her duties include accounting, managing the kitchen, gardening, caring for the temples and the people, and working on the Yeshe De text preservation project. 

Ralph McFall: Ralph began studying and working for the Nyingma Community in 1980. He is a past director of the Nyingma Institute, Berkeley, California and the international Nyingma Centers and has taught both in Europe and South America. He holds a number of leadership positions in the Nyingma Community. For the past twenty years Ralph has lived at the Odiyan retreat center, caring for temples, leading ceremonies, cooking and baking, and most of all, printing books for the Yeshe De text preservation project.

Fredag 22 feb: 18.30 – 21:00
Lördag 23 feb: 10.00 – 17.00
Söndag 24 feb: 10.00 – 16.00

Kostnad: 1100 sek medlem (1200 sek ej medlem)

Anmälan görs genom att avgiften betalas in till föreningens Plusgiro nr 831 87 20-3
eller Swish nr 123 018 21 21.
Skicka sedan ett mail till stig@tibetanskbuddhism.se
och berätta att du betalt och vill anmäla dig.

Det går även att komma endast fredag kväll kl 18.30-21.00
Avgift: 200 sek

Hjärtligt välkommen!

Teaching on the practice of Green Tara, Lama Phuntsok, 1-3 mars

Teaching on the practice (sadhana) of

Green TARA

The teaching will be in English by Lama Phuntsok.


Practice of the Noble Liberator Green TARA

Buddhism has many practices of various forms. All of them are intended to dispel the veils that cover the true nature of the mind, the Buddha nature.

This practice allows the practitioner to enter into a relationship with TARA, the feminine and liberating aspect of the Buddhas, and then to realize her qualities in his own mind.

TARA is the Liberator, because as immeasurable wisdom, she frees those who realize her from all suffering.

The practice of TARA will be addressed using the text as a support.

Friday March 1, 18:30-21:00 (introduction)
Saturday March 2, 10:00-17:00 (lunchbreak 13:00-14:30)
Sunday March 3, 10:00-17:00 (lunchbreak 13:00-14:30)

Lama Phuntsok will give Initiation/Empowerment to us who has attended his teaching on Friday April 26, 18:30-21:00 at Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg, Linnégatan 21B.

Lama Phuntsok resided for ten years in Palden Shangpa La Boulaye, France. He made various retreats there, including the three-year one. At the end of it Lama Phuntsok assisted the retreat master for several years. He then stayed in India for two years where he received spiritual guidance from Bokar Rinpoche.
He is currently working for Kalu Rinpoche.

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

Price: Friday March 1: 100:-
No need to register or pay in advance if you only attend Friday.

Friday March 1-Sunday March 3, (800:- members & 900:- non-members). This fee includes the Green Tara practice text in Tibetan and English.

Registration & Questions: Please register by email to stefan@tibetanskbuddhism.se and pay the fee to Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg: Plusgiro 831 87 20-3 if you like to attend the whole weekend.
To become a member of Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg you are welcome to make a separate payment of 250:- to the same account.

Please email stefan@tibetanskbuddhism.se for any questions!

Links: Emaho´s Facebook page

Palden Shangpa Sweden

Heart like the sky 4:4 – The Way of the Bodhisattva Stephan Pende Wormland, April 5-7

Welcome to the 4:th of 4 weekend courses with Stephan Pende on a commentary on Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara. During the weekend we will explore Chapter 9 about Wisdom. The course consists of four weekends during a period of two years, two summer retreats and video conferences in between. 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 April 5, 18:30 – 21:00 (introduction)

Saturday April 6, 10:00 – 17:00 (lunchbreak 13:00-14:30)

Sunday April 7, 10:00 – 17:00 (lunchbreak 13:00-14:30)


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


Friday April 5: 100:-

No need to register or pay in advance if you only attend Friday.

Friday April 6 – Sunday April 7, (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.


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

Helgkurs/workshop med Carolyn Pasternak 23-25 november

Carolyn Pasternak - TSK teacher

A Weekend Exploration of Time and Space

41 years ago, Tarthang Rinpoche introduced the Time, Space and Knowledge vision. A few students have been exploring and practicing with the vision for decades, and now it appears “the time is right” for it to be presented widely. 

This weekend workshop will guide participants through a variety of dynamic and experiential encounters with space and time, allowing fresh insights into these wondrous dimensions. We will focus strongly on TSK exercises and lots of practice together, and then connect our practice experience to key points of the vision.

The basis for this weekend workshop is topics from Tarthang Rinpoche’s first TSK book, Time, Space and Knowledge: A New Vision of Reality.  We will not spend time “in the book” itself. But, as our weekend guide says, “Once you begin to get even brief glimpses of the reality and power of the TSK vision, through practicing the exercises, our own experience provides astonishingly revelatory insights into the openness of space, the dynamism of time, and the pervasiveness of knowledge, present and available right now in our lives.” 

Do join us! The weekend experience will be a wonderful introduction, which students can follow-up with participation in a series of on-line courses that explore the TSK vision in depth.

Carolyn Pasternak has been a student of Tarthang Rinpoche, studying, practicing, and working in the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Center and its projects for the past 40 years. She is a director of the Yeshe De Text Preservation Project which has produced 6 million books donated to Tibetan Buddhist monks, nuns, laypeople, monasteries, and colleges in Asia. She is also a co-Director of Nyingma Centers which oversees and supervises four international Nyingma centers in the West, and  she has legal, administrative, financial and management responsibilities in TNMC and at its Odiyan Retreat Center.  In two former periods of time, she was a practicing lawyer representing the Navajo Tribe and Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in major litigation involving historical treaty violations. Carolyn studied and practiced TSK intensively from 1979 – 1981, and then had to set that aside as her other responsibilities grew. She came back to TSK in 2017, has fallen in love with it again, and has begun sharing her experiential understanding, enthusiasm, and appreciation of the vision in on-line classes.

Hur fick du kontakt med TSK?

Om övningarna.

Hur gör man för att kontakta TSK-visionen?

Vad är Time, Space & Knowledge?

TSK för nya.

TSK-studenter berättar, Annette Kögler:


Friday November 23, 2018

kl 19:00 to 21:00 Opening the Door and Entering Space

Saturday November 24, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 Space Inside, Space Outside, Space Appearing

Tea break

11:15 to 12.15 Incredible Journey through Body Space

Lunch break

14:00 to 15:20 Space Trip Through Cells and Beyond

Tea break

15:40 to 17:00 Opening Mental Spaces

Sunday November 25, 2018

10:00 to 11:00am Separation Healed in Time

Tea break

11:15 to 12.15 Time the Source of Inspiration and Spontaneity

Lunch break

14:00 to 17:00 Knowing Reflecting Through Time and Space

Workshop Fee: 1100 sek

Anmälan görs genom att avgiften betalas in till föreningens Plusgiro nr 831 87 20-3
eller Swish nr 123 018 21 21.
Skicka sedan ett mail till stig@tibetanskbuddhism.se
och berätta att du betalt och vill anmäla dig.

Du kan också maila Stig om du har frågor om kursen eller om TSK i allmänhet.
Det går även att komma endast fredag kväll kl 19.00-21.00
Avgift: 200 sek

Några TSK-böcker kommer att finnas till försäljning, om du vill vara säker på att kunna köpa en bok meddela oss minst en månad innan så skall vi försöka se till så tillräckligt många böcker finns på lager.

Hjärtligt välkommen!

PS. Du kan här se vilka böcker som ingår i Time, Space and Knowledge-serien.





Workshopen med Carolyn Pasternak 23-25 november på föreningen är en del av en större Europa-tour, som även innefattar 5 dagars retreater i Köln och i Amsterdam.
Här är en pdf för nedladdning, som beskriver framförallt de två retreaten i Tyskland och Nederländerna, men Göteborg finns också med.
Du får gärna sprida denna pdf (som är en 3-vikt dubbelsidig broschyr) både digitalt i pappersform. Bara att skriva ut och vika, och sedan dela ut eller sätta upp på lämpliga platser.
Helgen i november är första gången någonsin som det ges undervisning om Time, Space and Knowledge-visionen av någon som arbetar nära dess upphovsman Tarthang Tulku. Carolyn´s önskan är att alla som kan vara intresserade av TSK också får reda på att denna workshop och introduktion ges.

Till minne av vår lärare Jetsunma Wangyal


Vi har det sorgliga beskedet att meddela att vår kära vän och lärare, den buddhistiska nunnan Jetsunma Wangyal Sangmo (Britt Lindhè) har avlidit i onsdags 4/4. Hon dog helt oväntat men fridfullt under natten. Hon var drygt 70 år och fullt aktiv till sista dagen med de dagliga tunga arbetsuppgifterna på gården i Gamleby, utanför Västervik.

Wangyal mötte H.H. 16:e Karmapa och Kalu Rinpoche vid deras besök i Sverige 1974, och blev med tiden elev till båda två. Hon var sedan en i gruppen som genomförde en tre-årsretreat vid tibetanska centret i Fellingsbro med start 1980, under ledning av bl.a. Lama Ngawang. Efter detta gjorde Wangyal ytterligare 4 år i enskild retreat.

Wangyal och Rosemary Sonam Renshaw drev sedan ett HVB-hem under många för behandling av kvinnliga missbrukare, med mycket goda resultat. Parallellt med detta verkade Wangyal som buddhistisk lärare, och från slutet av 1980-talet och framåt ledde hon regelbundet helgretreater hemma i Gamleby, Fellingsbro, Malmö, Göteborg och andra platser. Sedan 1996 och framåt har hon hållit i mer än 30 retreater och helgkurser i vår förening.

Hon besökte Tibet ett flertal gånger, först i sällskap med sin lärare Lama Ngawang och sedan med grupper av svenska buddhister. Så sent som 2016 var Wangyal på pilgrimsresa i Tibet och vandrade kring det heliga berget Kailash på ca 5700 meters höjd. Vid en av dessa resor kom hon i kontakt med en grupp av äldre och mycket fattiga nunnor i Drak Yerpa i bergen utanför Lhasa, och bestämde sig för att stödja dessa genom ekonomiskt bidrag från Sverige och har sedan flera år samlat pengar som regelbundet går direkt till nunnornas uppehälle, sjukvård m.m.

Wangyal var ett stöd och en källa till inspiration för väldigt många av oss, och ett levande exempel på vad daglig träning av sinnet kan leda till. I hennes person fanns godhet, omtanke, humor och klarhet, med den orubbliga styrkan hos en som vilar i sinnets naturliga öppenhet.

Enligt tibetansk tradition kommer vi läsa Emaho-bönen för Wangyal under sju veckor framåt. Detta kommer ske som en del av måndagsmeditationen och i den Chenrezig-meditation som hålls på föreningen på onsdagar 19:00. Alla är varmt välkomna att delta! (De onsdagar där det skulle varit Nigumas Lodjong ersätts under sju veckor med Chenrezig).

Vi är djupt tacksamma för all värdefull undervisning som vi fått ta del av under alla dessa år!