Living and Dying

Ven. Sungrab Woeser

Webb-kurs med Ven. Sungrab Woeser

All beings, phenomena, situations, thoughts and feelings are in constant change.

Buddha’s wisdom explained that there is a constant flow of arising, abiding and disappearing. All depending on karma, causes and conditions. Buddha in his compassion also taught us where to find certainty and meaning in this relative existence.
In this course we will learn about the relative state of existence and also practice various meditations related to impermanence and death.
We will talk about the moment of death, the signs of death, how to make dying meaningful and peaceful. Not for ourselves alone, but also in the presence of others in their dying process.

And we will learn more about the final merging of the ultimate and the relative mind at the moment of death, and also of the path of liberation in the bardo state.
This topic will also be deepened in the course by meditation practice.
The ’Tibetan Book of Living and Dying’ by Sogyal Rinpoche, will be used as a guidebook during the course.

About Venerable Sungrab Woeser
Sungrab Woeser is a buddhist Sakya monk in the Netherlands. He has been a
buddhist since 1993, before being ordained as a monk in Tibetan Buddhism in 2009. 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 he is leading an ’open monastery’ in a northern region of the Netherlands.

Other supportive texts:
• The Four Noble Truths
• Parting from the Four Attachments, a short teaching spoken by Manjushri to the Sakya Sachen Kunga Nyingpo
• Tibetan Book of the Dead (BardoThödol)

Datum: (måndagar)
11, 18, 25 oktober
1, 15, 22, 29 november
6 december
(Uppehåll den 8/11!)

Tid: kl 20.00 – 21.30

Kostnad: 750kr för medlemmar och 850kr för icke-medlemmar

Sätt in / swisha till föreningen på
Plusgiro: 831 87 20-3
Swish: 123 018 21 21
I priset ingår även en videoinspelning av varje gång, så om du inte kan vara med vid varje tillfälle så kan du ändå ta del i efterhand.

Plats: Zoom

Anmälan: till

Besök av tibetansk läkare 9-10 okt 2021

Bhuti Losang, tibetansk läkare

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.

Du bokar tid genom att maila till Åsa

Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg (FFTB), Linnégatan 21B, Göteborg

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


Introduktion: träffar om buddhism och meditation

Buddha och blommor

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

Tisdagar: 21/9, 16/11
kl. 18.30-20.30

Söndagar: 17/10, 12/12
kl. 11.00-13.00

Introduktionerna sker på plats i föreningens lokal på Linnégatan 21B.

Det är gratis att närvara vid introduktionerna men en frivillig donation är välkommen.

Kontakta Maria för eventuella frågor och anmälan: Maria

Looking beyond this Life – 12-14 Nov

Weekend course

with Stephan Pende Wormland

Looking beyond this Life –
Reflecting on Impermanence and Death.

The Death Process. Preparing for our own death and helping others in the process of dying.

The weekend course is a part of a series of teachings 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 give teachings based on Chapter 9 (Impermanence) from the second volume: The Foundation of Buddhist Practice


Friday, November 12, 18:30–21:00 (introduction)

Saturday, November 13, 10:00–17:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:30)

Sunday, November 14, 10:00–17:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:30)



We will follow the ruels and advice about the pandemi from Folkhälsomyndigheten (Fohm) during the weekend and think the plan with two alternatives to participate will work out well as it did during previous teachings.

REGISTRATION: Register by e-mail to

Let us know if you choose alternative 1 or 2.

ALTERNATIVE 1 Follow the course at our center The Association of Tibetan Buddhism in Gothenburg (Föreningen för tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg:


PRICE: 800:- for members and 900:- non-members (the whole weekend)

ALTERNATIVE 2Follow the course online via Zoom

You will receive detailed instructions once you have registered.

PRICE: 600:- for members and 700:- for non-members

If you only take part in the introduction you pay 100:-.

PAYMENT: Directly to Föreningen för tibetansk buddhism i Göteborg,

Plusgiro 831 87 20-3 or Swish: 123 018 21 21

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.

Please make a separate payment of SEK 250 if you want to become a member.


We will cover and complete one volume at a time. So far 6 volumes have been published, with more awaiting. Stephan Pende will teach two weekends a year.


“His Holiness the Dalai Lama 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

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.”



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.

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 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.