Metta – tisdagar med Venerable Sungrab Woeser

The power of kindness (Metta)
View, meditation and Practice

Please register by email to stefan@tibetanskbuddhism.se and make a payment to Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg (Plusgiro 831 87 20-3 or Swish no. 123 018 21 21) if you attend the whole weekend. Please state in the payment form which course you register for and if you are eligible for a discount. Make a separate payment of SEK 250 if you wish to become a member.

Metta (in Pali) means unbiased kindness, friendliness, goodwill. It is a peaceful state of mind, because it is based on opennes, strength, independency, goodness, freedom.

Through Metta we change our negative thinking and feelings into kindness, free from attachment and aversion. It creates a spontaneous attitude of wholesome intentions, not only towards ourselves, but towards our loved ones, neutral persons, those whom we dislike, and to those in all directions of the universe.

Due to past experiences, many of us do not trust our capacity to kindness towards all.

Usually we are friendly and benevolent to those people whom we like. Or to those who are kind to us. But to those who are unknown or unsymphatetic it is more difficult to be of goodwill.

Basically this attitude comes from attachment and aversion. From prejudice, fear, uncertainty, mistrust, resistance, self interest.

With such an attitude we are in fact very unfriendly towards ourselves, because we are unfree, unprotected, dependent.

These are the inner enemies.

During metta practice, people are amazed to find out that they have a capacity for kindness and goodwill, both for themselves and for others.

The attitude of Metta involves a tremendous confidence and strength of our intentions. Metta meditation subdues the disturbing attitudes we have created in our mind.

When we express goodwill, it does not mean that we are going to be there for others all the time. But we are wishing that all beings will know how to find true happiness.

The armour of the bodhisattva is bodhicitta: the vast mind, the altruistic intention to strive for the benefit of all beings.

May they all be happy, may they be free from suffering.

Metta is the prelude to boundless compassion, love and equanimity. These are the qualities of the inner buddhanature.

During the online sessions we will enhance our insight in metta. And through continuous meditations we will experience the power of Metta.

TIME AND DATES

Tuesdays, from 20.00 – 21.30

1, 15, 29  September

13, 27     October

10, 24     November

8, 15        December

TWO WAYS OF PARTICIPATING

A. You want to join all 9 online meetings.

In that case please send an email to asa@tibetanskbuddhism.se and you will receive a Zoom-link before every meeting. And pay the fee ahead. You will now and then receive a short written summary of the teachings, sutra texts and metta meditations, which were explained and practised during the programme.

You join all or nearly all of the meetings (will be registered), and you take your homework seriously.

Fee : 650 kr for members / 750 kr for non-members

B. You want to join a single meeting whenever it fits you. In that case please send an e-mail just before the chosen meeting and you will receive an entrycode. Please pay the fee each time you join. You will not receive any written material. No homework.

Fee : 80 kr for members / 100 kr for non-members

Pay to Plusgiro: 831 87 20-3 ( Föreningen för tibetansk buddhism )

About Venerable Sungrab Woeser 

Sungrab Woeser is buddhist Sakya monk living in the Netherlands. He has been a buddhist since 1993. He was ordained 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. He accomplished retreats on metta, samatha and tantra. Venerable Sungrab studied buddhist philosophy for several years at the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. Currently Venerable Sungrab is leading an ‘open monastery’ in the northern region of the Netherlands.

Approaching the Buddhist Path 2

September 18-20

Weekend course with Stephan Pende Wormland

Welcome to the second weekend course in a series of teachings with Stephan Pende Wormland. The series is based on a multi-volume collection (see below) presenting the Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path.

The course is suitable for everyone, independent of your background, and it is not necessary to sign up for the whole series in advance.

During this weekend Stephan Pende will continue to teach from the first volume: “Approaching the Buddhist Path” www.wisdompubs.org/book/approaching-buddhist-path

TIME
Friday, September 18, 18:30–21:00 (introduction)
Saturday, September 19, 10:00–17:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:30)
Sunday, September 20, 10:00–17:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:30)

LOCATION
You can choose between two ways to take part in this course:

1. Follow the course online. You will receive detailed instructions on how to follow the teachings after your registration.

The price for this alternative is SEK 600 for members and SEK 700 for non-members.
Register by e-mail to: helen.persson@tibetanskbuddhism.se
Pay to: Föreningen för tibetansk buddhism i Göteborg, plusgiro 831 87 20-3.

Students, unemployed and pensioners may have a further discount of SEK 100. Please state in the payment form which course and alternative (online/in person) you are paying for and if you are eligible for a discount. Make a separate payment of SEK 250 if you want to become a member.

2. There will be a limited number of spots available at the Association of Tibetan Buddhism in Gothenburg, Linnégatan 21.

The price for this alternative is SEK 800 for members and SEK 900 for non-members
Register by e-mail to: maria@tibetanskbuddhism.se
Pay to: Föreningen för tibetansk buddhism i Göteborg, plusgiro 831 87 20-3.

Students, unemployed and pensioners may have a further discount of SEK 200. Please state in the payment form which course and alternative (online/in person) you are paying for and if you are eligible for a discount. Make a separate payment of SEK 250 if you want to become a member.

Since it is important that we keep track of the number of people coming to the Association, you need to receive a confirmation e-mail from us before your arrival.

If you need to cancel your participation on short notice you will be refunded.

ABOUT THE SERIES
We will cover and complete one volume at a time. So far four volumes have been published, with more awaiting. Stephan Pende will teach two weekends a year. In between visits he will offer online group meetings with meditations and lectures.

ABOUT THE BOOKS
“His Holiness the Dalai Lama https://www.dalailama.com/ has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades. The Library of Wisdom and Compassion collects his presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment, compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron https://thubtenchodron.org/

The Buddha wanted his students to investigate, to see for themselves whether what he said were true. As a student of the Buddha, the Dalai Lama promotes the same spirit of investigation, and as the rich tradition of the Buddha makes its way into new lands and cultures, His Holiness has recognized that new approaches are needed to allow seekers in the West to experience the relevance of the liberating message in their own lives. Such an approach cannot assume listeners are free from doubt and already have faith in Buddhism’s basic tenets. The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series, therefore, starts from the universal human wish for happiness and presents the dynamic nature of the mind. This first volume also provides a wealth of reflections on Buddhist history and fundamentals, contemporary issues, and the Dalai Lama’s own personal experiences. It stands alone as an introduction to Buddhism, but it also provides a foundation for the systematic illumination of the path in the volumes to come.”

Vol 1: Approaching the Buddhist Path
www.wisdompubs.org/book/approaching-buddhist-path/

Vol 2: The Foundation of Buddhist Practice
www.wisdompubs.org/book/foundation-buddhist-practice/

Vol 3: Samsara, Nirvana and Buddha Nature
www.wisdompubs.org/book/samsara-nirvana-and-buddha-nature/

Vol 4: Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps
https://wisdomexperience.org/product/following-in-the-buddhas-footsteps/

Vol 5: In Praise of Great Compassion
https://wisdomexperience.org/product/in-praise-of-great-compassion/

ABOUT STEPHAN PENDE WORMLAND
Stephan Pende Wormland has an MA in clinical psychology and is trained in Gestalt therapy. He has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 30 years. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years, spent 5 years in meditation retreats, and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe. Stephan has been teaching regularly at FFTB 3 to 5 times a year since 2008. www.stephanpende.com/

Praktisera med Khenpo Pema Wangdak varje söndag

Green Tara Four Mandala Practice

& Sitting Meditation

Khenpo Pema

 

Khenpo Pema, som varit med föreningen sedan starten 1994, bjuder in till meditation online varje söndag. Maila paldensakya@vikramasila.org för att få länken som behövs.

A virtual gathering led by Khenpo Pema Wangdak

Every Sunday on Zoom

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (EDT): 18.00-19.30 svensk tid
Green Tara Four Mandala Practice

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EDT): 20.00-21.00 svensk tid
Sitting Meditation

Everyone is welcome to join; there are no prerequisites.  

Måndagsmeditationer online!

Lotusblomma

Från måndag 30 mars och framöver,  kommer vi att ha vår måndagsmeditation via nätet. Du deltar från ditt hem och kan koppla upp dig med dator, mobil eller läsplatta.

Anmälan: Skicka ett mail till meditation@tibetanskbuddhism.se så får du vidare instruktioner.

Varje måndag tills vidare.
Tid: 19.00-20.00 

Som vanligt i samband med måndagsmeditationen finns möjligheten att ge ett bidrag till hyran, som trots inställda verksamheter måste fortsätta betalas.

Rekommenderad donation är 40 kr
Betala helst till vårt Plusgiro: 831 87 20-3

Chenrezig – online

Chenrezig

Varje onsdag, klockan 19.00

(men logga in 18.45 för att säkra din uppkoppling!)
Välkommen att online-praktisera Chenrezig Sadhana!
I samarbete med Palden Shangpa Sweden leder Lama Rosemary en Chenrezig-meditation online.
Chenrezig – medkänslans Buddha – räknas som en av de viktigaste och mest kraftfulla av alla de utövningar man kan praktisera inom tibetansk buddhism. Du behöver inga speciella förkunskaper för att delta!
För att delta behöver du anmäla dig! Det gör du genom att maila: milakristina@hotmail.com
Vid anmälan får du en länk med inloggning för att kunna delta, samt den text vi använder i sadanan/meditationen. Vi läser texen både på svenska och tibetanska.
Rekommenderad donation är 40 kr
Betala helst till vårt Plusgiro: 831 87 20-3
(eller Swisha till numret: 123 018 21 21).
Märk betalningen “chenrezig”
Du hittar Palden Shangpa Sweden på Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paldenshangpaswedenyangsikalurinpoche

Praktisera Grön Tara online!

Grön Tara

Välkommen att praktisera Grön Tara!

Söndagar, kl 08.00

(Logga in 15 min före så att vi kan se att allt funkar.)

Lama Phuntsok som har undervisat oss i denna praktik kommer att leda pujan från Kalu Rinpoches kloster i Frankrike och finnas tillgänglig för frågor efteråt.

Även alla ni som inte deltagit i undervisningen eller gjort detta förut är välkomna att delta. Det är nu också möjligt att ladda ner texterna vi reciterar.

Vill du delta så skicka en mail till mig så skickar jag mer information om det program vi använder och hur du laddar ner texterna

Skicka svar till:

milakristina@hotmail.com

Varmt Välkomna online!

Som vanligt finns möjligheten att ge ett bidrag till hyran, som trots inställda verksamheter måste fortsätta betalas. I detta fall kommer vi också att skicka de pengar som kommer in till Lama Phuntsog.

Rekommenderad donation är 40 kr eller mer.
Betala helst till vårt Plusgiro: 831 87 20-3
Märk betalningen “Grön Tara”

Besök av en tibetansk läkare

Framskjutit till efter sommaren, 2020

Bhuti Losang, tibetansk läkare

OBS. Datumet i april är framflyttat till efter sommaren.

Bhuti Losang

är en kvinnlig tibetansk läkare som bor i Köpenhamn och som har besökt oss i många år. 

Genom åren har hon fått god inblick i vilka speciella problem som drabbar oss med västerländsk livsstil.
Bhuti ger ofta både kostråd och ordinerar tibetanska örtmediciner till sina patienter.

Oavsett om du har en kronisk sjukdom eller bara känner dig lite hängig, kan en hälsokoll av den tibetanska läkaren Bhuti Losang vara en god idé.

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 svårare att bota.

TIDSBOKNING
Du bokar tid genom att maila till asa@tibetanskbuddhism.se

PLATS
Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg (FFTB), Linnégatan 21B, Göteborg www.tibetanskbuddhism.se/info/

PRIS
En konsultation kostar 600 kr och medicin för en månad 150 kr (ibland kan man behöva fler mediciner). 

Välkommen!