Lärarbesök och andra kurser – våren 2019

  • ”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!

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

    Lama Phuntsok will give further teaching on the practice of Green Tara
    April 27, 10.00 to 17.00

    Due to problems with the air traffic in Europe Lama Phuntsok had to cancel the first part of the teaching. Therefore he will give the teaching Saturday April 27 here in Gothenburg. On Sunday he will give teaching in Halmstad on Meditation.

    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)
    Sunday April 26, 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

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  • Tibetansk läkare lördag 16 mars
    Föreningen får besök av en tibetansk läkare lördagen 16 mars.
    Tibetansk medicin har sin grund i buddhismen och sinnets balans anses vara en förutsättning för god hälsa. Det finns en helhetssyn på vad som behövs för att hålla sig frisk och läkarna ser helst att patienterna kommer innan obalanser pågått så länge att de blir svåra att bota.
    Bhuti Losang är en kvinnlig tibetansk läkare utbildad i Dharamsala.  Hon bor i Köpenhamn och har besökt oss i många år. Bhuti ger ofta både kostråd och ordinerar tibetanska örtmediciner till sina patienter. Genom åren har hon fått god inblick i vilka speciella problem som drabbar oss med västerländsk livsstil.
    En konsultation kostar 600 kr och medicin för en månad 150 kr (ibland kan man behöva fler mediciner).
    Du kan ställa frågor och boka tid genom att mejla susanne@tibetanskbuddhism.se
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  • 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

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