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/