Författararkiv: Lee Torres

Nyingma meditationsgrupp

Föreningens Nyingma Nyingma meditationsgrupp
är en grupp på Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg med Nyingma-inriktning. som är en av de fyra skolorna inom den tibetanska buddhismen. Metoder inom Dzogchen är unika för Nyingma-inriktningen, i detta fall Longchen Nyingthik traditionen. Meditationerna passar väl för nybörjare, då meditationen och undervisningen är på grundläggande nivå. VI träffas i en ca. 1,5 – 2 timmar och sitter i bland annat stillhetsmeditation och annan typ av grundläggande meditation. Vi reciterar även Padmasambhavas mantra och reflekterar kring ämnen i den välkända boken ”Worlds of My Perfect Teacher” av Patrul Rinpoche.

Nyingma meditationsgrupp schemat för HT 2017, vissa tisdagar Kl. 19.00 - 20.30

DagarMånad
29augusti
12, 26september
10, 24oktober
7, 21november
5, 19december

Avgift: rekommenderad frivillig gåva 20 kr

Plats: Linnegatan 21. Samma byggnad som Hagabion, ingång trappan till höger, andra våning, Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism.
Det kommer att finnas en temporär ringklocka som ni kan trycka på för att komma in i huset. Det går även bra att ringa 0727 – 053 010.

Inga särskilda förkunskaper krävs. Varmt välkomna!

Vid frågor, maila till Katja: katja@tibetanskbuddhism.se eller 0727 – 053 010.

Föredrag och helgkurs med Geshe Pema Dorje, 24-26 nov 2017

 

Föredrag och helgkurs med Geshe Pema Dorjee 24-26 november 2017 i Göteborg.

Välkommen på helgkurs avsedd för både nybörjare och mer avancerade.

Ämne: Grunden till buddhistisk praktik ”The Tree Principal Aspects of the Path”

Plats: Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg, LINNEGATAN 21 B, Göteborg, (i Viktoriahuset, dvs samma hus som Haga Bion) www.tibetanskbuddhism.se

Tid: Fredag 24 november, 18.30 – 20.30 (introducerande föredrag)
Lördag 25 november, 10.00 – 17.00 (lunchuppehåll ca 13.00-14.00)
Söndag 26 november, 10.00 – 17.00 (lunchuppehåll ca 13.00-14.00)

Anmälan sker via email till helen.persson@tibetanskbuddhism.se

Avgift för endast fredagens föredrag: 100:- vid ankomst (föranmälan behövs ej)
Avgift för helgkursen inkl föredrag: 750:- för medlem resp. 850:- för icke-medlem

Betalning: Du bekräftar anmält deltagande genom att betala in kursavgiften på föreningens plusgiro 831 87 20-3 senast en vecka innan kursstart.
Vänligen gör separat inbetalning till plusgirot om 250:- (per år) ifall du vill bli medlem.

Text att skriva ut och ta med till undervisningen lördag och söndag:
http://www.tibetanclassics.org/html-assets/Three%20Principal%20Aspects.pdf

”The Three Principal Aspects of the Path” are the basis of all the sutra and tantra practices that you undertake. When your practice is influenced by renunciation, it becomes a cause for achieving liberation, nirvana, when it is influenced by bodhichitta it becomes a cause for achieving omniscience, Buddhahood, and when it is influenced by the correct view of emptiness it becomes and antidote to the cycle of existence, samsara.”- From summary of ”Teachings on Je Tsong Khapa’s Tree Principal Aspects of the Path” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=15469

Om Geshe Pema Dorjee:
Born in Tibet, Geshe Pema Dorjee escaped 1959 as a refugee to India with his family. He studied Buddhist philosophy in India. Amongst his academic appointments, he was Director of the Tibetan Children’s Village and was the first Principal of the College for Higher Tibetan Studies. At the request of H.H. the Dalai Lama, he founded and continues to direct both the Bodong Research and Publication Center in Dharamsala and the Bodong monastery and school in Kathmandu. He devotes the rest of his time to organizing and directing humanitarian projects http://pema-dorjee.org in Himalayan India and Nepal and to teaching and lecturing around the world, including Sweden, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Norway, France, and Israel.
More about Geshe Pema Dorjee: http://www.buddhistcharity.org/gesheCV.php

För uppdateringar om Geshe Pema Dorjee´s kommande Sverige program 2017 mm, se hans Facebook sida: https://www.facebook.com/LAMAPEMADORJEE?ref=ts&fref=ts

Heart like the sky – The way of the Bodhisattva, 27-29 oktober, Stephan Pende Wormland

Heart like the sky – The Way of the Bodhisattva

Welcome to the first 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. You can attend the weekends and retreats separately. Information about each weekend and retreat will be presented step by step. 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.

Time:
Friday Okt 27, 18:30-21:00 (introduction)
Saturday Okt 28, 10:00-17:00
Sunday Okt 29, 10:00-17:00

Place:

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

Price:

Friday Okt 27: 100:-
There’s no need to register or pay in advance if you only attend Friday.
Friday Okt 27 – Sunday Okt 29: 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

Chenrezig-retreat med Jetsunma Wangyal, 2-5 nov 2017

Jetsunma Wangyal (Britt Lindé) är den lärare som genom åren besökt oss flest gånger, oftast har hon hållit i kortare retreater.

Viss meditationsvana är bra för att delta, men inga krav på mer förkunskaper. Vi kommer att ha tyst meditation och Chenrezig. Vi bestämmer tillsammans om vi ska göra den vanliga eller Nigumas variant av Chenrezig.

Wangyal hälsar att det är mycket bra att träna intensivt under en helg. Dels hjälper det oss att få till en daglig utövning. Dels klarar vi lättare att meditera när vi ställs inför svåra situationer såsom sjukdom eller död hos någon som står oss nära. Vi får större möjligheter att hantera det svåra för egen del och blir bättre på att stödja andra.

Retreaten äger rum på Smedstorp vid Östra Ingsjön, en halvmil öster om Landvetter flygplats. Vi ordnar hämtning vid närmaste busshållplats för de som färdas kollektivt.

Höstens retreat börjar redan torsdag kväll så att vi får två heldagar och halva söndagen i tystnad. Beroende på när man kommer så hinner man med något eller några pass även torsdag kväll. Om några inte kan få ledigt under fredagen blir det möjligt att ansluta fredag kväll också, men i första hand går platserna till de som kan komma redan torsdag kväll.

Vi delar på alla praktiska göromål såsom matlagning och städning. Retreaten avslutas efter söndag lunch, sen vidtar städning och transport tillbaks till föreningen. Räkna med att vara i stan igen ca kl 17 söndag eftermiddag.

Maten är enkel vegetarisk. Boendet är i tvåbäddsrum. En härlig vedeldad bastu finns vid stranden. Smedstorp har ett TV-rum med soffor där alla får plats att se på lämplig dokumentär eller undervisning på kvällarna.

Jetsunma Wangyal hoppas på allas deltagande i det tidiga passet (härliga 04.00-05.00, sen sover vi lite till), men precis som övriga pass är det frivilligt. Om någon är ovan att sitta mycket, går det självklart bra att ibland välja en rofylld skogspromenad och ansluta igen vid en senare meditation. Annette Westberg kommer att hålla i välbehövliga yogapass för stela leder. Det finns goda möjlighet att prata med Jetsunma Wangyal enskilt om det kommer upp svåra tankar under meditationen.

Ungefärligt tidsschema:
04.00-05.00 Meditation
07.15 Yoga eller skogspromenad
08.15 Frukost
09.30-10.30 Meditation
10.30 Tepaus
11.00-12.00 Meditation
12.30 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Meditation
15.00 Tepaus
15.30-16.30 Meditation
17.00-18.00 Frågestund o undervisning
18.30 Kvällsmat
19.30-20.30 Meditation
20.45-ca 22 Möjlighet att se på DVD

 

Pris: 1700 kr inkl enkel vegetarisk mat (1900 kr för icke medlemmar)
Tider: Möjligt att ansluta fram till ca 19.00 på fredag 3 november. Återkomst till Göteborg ca 17.00 söndag 5 november.
Sista anmälningsdag: 15 oktober, gärna tidigare eftersom antalet bäddar är begränsade
Anmälan: Betala in avgiften till föreningens plusgiro 831 87 20-3 och mejla till susanne@tibetanskbuddhism.se som också svarar på ev frågor.

Medlemskap: Vill du bli medlem kostar det 250 kr och betalas separat till föreningens plusgiro 831 87 20-3

Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche, 11 – 12 oktober 2017

Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche with Dzogchen Valley behind

 

Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche was born in Kham province in Eastern Tibet and has been recognised as a reincarnation of the renowned Dzogchen Master, Dza Patrul Rinpoche by HH Dalai Lama, HH Mindrolling Rinpoche and Dzogchen Rinpoche, among others. Patrul Rinpoche studied at the Dzogchen Shri Singha University, where he graduated with the title Khenpo, equivalent to the PhD in Buddhist Studies in Nyingma school. For more information: http://zpi.patrulrinpoche.net.

We have been fortunate to receive teachings from Patrul Rinpoche for many years since 2001 and we are happy to announce, that Rinpoche is visiting us again this year, despite increasingly full schedule with teachings worldwide. Rinpoche is a contemporary Lama with more than 20 years extensive experience of living in the West and teaching Dharma to Westerners. He is humorous, gentle and humble and he transmits Buddha’s profound wisdom in an accessible way to the contemporary Westerners. Rinpoche speaks excellent English.

Bodhisattva’s view and conduct –
how we can bring it into our path and our daily life

Being a spiritual person is being a real, kind-hearted human, here and now. It does not mean we must ignore or neglect the activities of our daily life or abide in a special dimension. The great heart of a Bodhisattva can be seen throughout a person’s daily life. Through seemingly small, but actually profound actions making one’s life most meaningful and wish-fulfilling.

With the Bodhisattva attitude and conduct of the Six Paramitas every action can become Dharma practice in organic way in one’s own life. Getting up in the morning, eating and going to work become acts of a Bodhisattva. With the motivation of developing a kind heart, through our daily activities we can treasure and reinforce the positive qualities, that are already abiding in each one of us.

Wednesday 11 October, 18.30 – 21.00 (changed time)
Thursday 12 October, 15-00 – 20.00

Course fee: 600 SEK (700 SEK non-member) for both days.

Wednesday only: 250 SEK (350 SEK non-members)
Thursday only: 350 SEK (450 SEK non-members)


You can send the amount to PG 831 87 20-3 or SWISH to 123 018 21 21. Please indicate your name and the purpose of payment: “Course with Patrul Rinpoche”

To register, please email to: katja@tibetanskbuddhism.se or SMS to: 0727 – 053 010.

The teachings will be given in English at Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism I Göteborg at Linnégatan 21 B.

Föredrag: IM, Emma Forsberg, 19 september

Emmas upplevelser av miljöarbete i det tibetanska exilsamhället i Norra Indien

Tisdagen 19 september 2017

Kl. 19-21

Avgift: 100 kr

En bild på Emma, tillsammans med två kollegor Tenzin Mewang och Ngawang Sonam.

Emma Forsberg har under 5 månader levt och arbetat i ett tibetanskt exilsamhälle i norra Indien där hon framför allt arbetat med miljöfrågor. Under föredraget kommer Emma berätta om IMs arbete i Indien, om hur det är att arbeta med miljöfrågor i ett samhälle så olikt från vårat, och dela med sig av hennes egna upplevelser och erfarenheter.

Kort om Emma:
Emma Forsberg arbetar i vanliga fall som projektledare inom miljöfrågor på Hifab med fokus på hållbart byggande. Emma har en högskoleingenjörsexamen inom kemiteknik och en mastersexamen i miljövetenskap. Under hösten 2016 och början av 2017 gjorde hon en praktik på en miljöorganisation i Norra Indien under 5 månader. Hon brinner för miljöfrågor och känner att hon hittat hem i området där hon får kombinera sin kompetens inom miljöområdet med praktiskt utvecklingssamarbete.

Insight into Reality, 29 september – 1 october, Glen Svensson

Originally from Australia, Glen has been a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995 and graduated from the seven-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute (Pomaia, Italy) in 2004.

Since 2005 he has taught and led meditation retreats in India, Europe, North America and Australia with a teaching style emphasizing clarity and stressing the integration ​of philosophical ​view, meditation and daily life conduct.

 

Insight into Reality

(The theory and practice of emptiness)

The underlying cause of our suffering is our mental afflictions such as attachment, anger and jealousy. And our mental afflictions come from our distorted view of reality – a misunderstanding of how we exist and how the world around us exists. So if we want to overcome our mental afflictions and suffering we must gain insight into the nature of reality.

During this weekend course, we will begin on Friday evening by introducing four ways in which we have a distorted view of reality and also look at how our distorted view of reality is the root cause of our mental afflictions and suffering.

Then over the weekend we will look at how to establish the correct view of reality. In particular we will look at the view of emptiness and then on that basis learn how to meditate on emptiness in order to overcome our mental afflictions and suffering. And then finally how to integrate this into our daily life.

And to give a balance to our practice of emptiness we will also look at the practices of the Four Immeasurables. In particular the practices of loving-kindness and compassion.

This weekend is suitable for both beginners and those already established in the practice of Emptiness.

Friday 29 September, 18.30 – 20.30
Saturday 30 September, 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday 1 October, 10.00 – 17.00

Fee: 650 kr (750 kr for no-members)

Registration

Register by sending a mail to katja@tibetanskbuddhism.se or SMS to: 0727-053 010. You can transfer the course fee to the PG: 831 87 20-3 or SWISH the amount by mobile to: 123 018 21 21 (Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg). Please indicate your name and the purpose of payment (Course with Glen Svensson)
The course will be held in English at Linnégatan 21 B. Warmly welcome!

Lojong-gruppen

Vi är en öppen grupp där alla som studerar och praktiserar Seven Points of Mind Training är välkomna! Tillsammans går vi igenom slogans ur rottexten Seven Points of Mind Training.
Vi samtalar kring den vardagliga tillämpningen av de olika slogans/sentenserna och försöker finna en svensk översättning till dem.

Vi använder oss främst av dessa böcker:

Training the Mind av Chögyam Trungpa
Mind Training av Ringu Tulku
Start Where You Are av Pema Chödrön

För frågor, mejla: stefan@tibetanskbuddhism.se

Lojong-gruppen Schemat - Onsdagar Kl: 19.00-20.15

DagMånad
6september
4oktober
1, 29november

Frivilligt bidrag 20 kr

Hösten 2017

Höstens program håller på att planeras och publiceras här efterhand. Se info under de olika rubrikerna om vad som är planerat.

Sommaretreat med Stephan Pende Wormland 24 juni-1 juli 2017

spende

Obs! Retreat är fullbokad, men väntelista finns

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 meditationsläraren Stephan Pende Wormland som tidigare undervisat på flertalet av våra sommar retreater. Vi är i tystnad under större delen av retreaten och varvar sittande och gående meditation med mjuk yoga. Helen Persson leder yogan, hon har undervisat yoga på flera tidigare retreater i föreningens regi kommer att undervisa klassisk mjuk yoga samt djupavspänning som alla kan delta i.

Temat för årets retreat är 37 practices of a Bodhisattva i det studieprogram* som Stephan Pende undervisar i baserat på den texten “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” by the 10th c. Kadampa master, Gyelsay Togmay Sangpo. Retreaten arrangeras av Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg.
Kostnad för hela retreaten: 3300 kr inkl logi, all mat och dryck. Arbetslösa, pensionärer och studenter 2900 kr. Anmälningsavgiften, 1000 kr betalas in senast 1/4 och resterande senast 31/5 2017.

Anmälan och frågor kan göras till
ulrika.saljeby@tibetanskbuddhism.se

Välkomna att hedra Hans Helighet Dalai Lama 82:a födelsedag!

Tid: Torsdagen den 6 juli 2015, kl 18:00-20:00 (föranmälan behövs ej)
Plats: Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg, Linnégatan 21, 413 04 Göteborg

Vi offrar ljus, mediterar, reciterar Långt Livs bön samt tillägnar de goda förtjänsterna till Dalai Lamas Långa Liv, uppfyllande av hans önskningar samt för fred i världen.
Efter meditationen fikar vi tillsammans.

Kontaktperson:
Helen Persson helen.persson@tibetanskbuddhism.se

Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) Weekend course, How to meditate, 3 -5 March

In a world seemingly moving at hyperspeed, it can be daunting to simply slow down — or stop — even briefly to try to make sense of things. Meditation has been proven to help. But exactly what is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? This course will handle these and many more questions for anyone who wants to begin — or is struggling to maintain — a meditation practice. Sangye Khadro is a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation. She will give a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques, from what to do with the mind, to how to sit, to visualizations and other traditional practices, with her warm and encouraging approach.
Friday 3 March, 18.30 – 20.30
Saturday 4 March, 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday 5 March, 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.
About Venerable Sangye Khadro
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 2008-2015.

Ven. Khadro is the author of the bestselling book How To Meditate and she is currently a resident teacher of the Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen, Denmark since February 2016.

 

“The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva”, 24-26 mars

Welcome to the 2:nd of 2 weekend courses with Stephan Pende Wormland based on the sacred text “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” by the 10th c. Kadampa master, Gyelsay Togmay Sangpo. The teaching will be given in English. The course is open for all.

Time:
Friday March 24, 18:30-21:00 (introduction)
There’s no need to register or pay in advance if you only attend Friday.
Saturday Match 25, 10:00-17:00
Sunday March 26, 10:00-17:00
Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg, Linnégatan 21 B, Göteborg

Price:
Friday March 24: 100:-
Friday March 24 – Sunday March 26: 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

Studybook:
We will us “Transforming Adversity into Joy And Courage” by Geshe Jampa Tegchok as our studybook. It includes he root text in 37 short verses and can be ordered online:
http://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/transforming-adversity-into-joy-and-courage-9781559392327

Finding an authentic way to relate to traditional Buddhist practices and texts can be difficult for us in the west. The practices and texts are incredibly powerful, but being from a different cultural context from where the practices originated, makes it difficult to move beyond intellectual understanding and perfunctory repetition towards allowing them to touch our hearts and transform our lives as they are meant to.

For those who are on the Buddhist path, finding ways to work authentically and intimately with practices and texts is very important otherwise much of our study and practice can remain disappointingly superficial. Where we wish to transform to be of benefit, we are still stuck and despite our many hours of study and practice our goal of becoming kinder, gentler more open hearted remains elusive.

Introduction to Tantra, Geshe Tashi, 5-7 May 2017

Lharampa Geshe Tashi Tsering

Geshe Tashi was born in Purang in the far West of Tibet and fled to India at a very young age with his parents. In 1988, he graduated from Mey college of Sera monastery, as one of the first monks with the highest honour, that of the Geshe Lharampa degree.

In the 1990s he came to Europe to teach in Buddhist centres of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition http://www.fpmt.org, first to Nalanda monastery in France and then Jamyang Buddhist Centre London.

He has been based at Jamyang Buddhist Centre for over 20 years now where he has developed a FPMT foundational Study course known as the Foundation of Buddhist Thought.
Introduction to Tantra

Tantra is described as the quickest path to Enlightenment in Buddhist practice. Upon entering the tantric path, it is of great importance to first have a good foundation in Sutras, as well as proper guidance by a qualified Tantric Master throughout the entire path.

Westerners might have many questions about Buddhist Tantra, when they first encounter the colourful tantric images and read the veiled language in tantric texts. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Geshe Tashi will explain the meaning and symbolism of the tantric deities, mandalas and tantric initiations, as well as giving introduction to the various types of Tantra and stages of tantric development. There will be possibility to ask questions about this profound subject in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Geshe Tashi will also go through a simple tantric compassion practice written by the Dalai Lama, using it to unpack the building blocks common to all such visualization techniques.

The course is introductory and suitable for both beginners and long-time practitioners.

For this weekend course, we can recommend you a book, covering the subject introduction to Tantra, written by Geshe Tashi Tsering, Tantra: Volume 6 the Foundation of Buddhist Thought.
You can also buy this book at our Association, Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism I Göteborg for 150 kr.

Course fee: 650 kr members (750 kr non-members)
Register by mail to katja@tibetanskbuddhism.se or SMS to: 0727 – 053 010.
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 katja@tibetanskbuddhism.se

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

Samatha (stillness) meditation by Venerable Sungrab Woeser, 2 – 4 June 2017

All being’s mind is basically tranquil, peaceful and stable in its nature. Not knowing this brings us into restless and unstable states of mind, where happiness and suffering interchange. But by practicing meditation, wisdom and developing our goodness we can return to our primordial state of mind.

Shamatha (stillness) meditation is the basis for all other meditations, as it empowers our indispensable concentration and awareness. Consequently, Shamatha directs our mind to the treasure of wisdom, the experience of our Innate nature of peace and tranquillity. This again, leads to blissful and balanced state of mind, within which we are able to develop the power of unbiased compassion, love, joy and equanimity, for ourselves and for all other sentient beings. This balanced and blissful state of mind weakens the negative state of minds, which could otherwise lead to suffering.

During this weekend, Venerable Sungrab will mainly teach Shamatha meditation and other guided meditations. He will give instructions on Shamatha and some explanations on basic wisdom and Metta (friendliness) meditation.
Friday 2 June, 18.30 – 20.30
Saturday 3 June, 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday 4 June, 10.00 – 17.00

Course fee 650 kr members 750 kr non-members
Register by mail to magnus@tibetanskbuddhism.se or SMS to: 0707 – 408 715. 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 magnus@tibetanskbuddhism.se
The course will be taught in English.

About Venerable Sungrab Woeser

Sungrab Woeser originate from Netherlands. He has been a lay Buddhist since many years, before ordaining as a monk in 2009 in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. His root teachers are HH. Dalai Lama, HH Sakya Trizin and sons, and Khenpo Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa.
Venerable Sungrab studied Buddhist philosophy for several years at the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. Currently Venerable Sungrab stays in Austria.

Heldag om buddhism och meditation

Innehållet är detsamma som på kvällsintroduktionerna men under en heldag finns det större möjligheter att ställa frågor. Det ges även möjligheter att prova på meditation. Introduktionen ges som en heldag med avbrott för lunch (ingår ej). Ingen föranmälan behövs.

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Kvällsträff om buddhism och meditation

Vi går igenom en del av buddhismens grundtankar, berättar om meditation och prövar att meditera. Grundläggande instruktioner ges i stillhetsmeditation för dem som vill delta i måndagsmeditationerna. Det kommer också att finnas tid till att ställa frågor. Ingen föranmälan behövs.

Tisdag 21/8, Torsdag 27/9, Tisdag 30/10, Torsdag 22/11 och Tisdag 18/12 kl 19-21
Frivilligt bidrag 20 kr