Approaching the Buddhist Path, March 6-8 2020

Weekend course with Stephan Pende Wormland

Welcome to the first weekend course in a series of teachings with Stephan Pende Wormland. The series will be 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 start teaching from the first volume: “Approaching the Buddhist path” www.wisdompubs.org/book/approaching-buddhist-path

TIME
Friday, March 6, 18:30–21:00 (introduction)
Saturday, March 7, 10:00–17:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:30)
Sunday, March 8, 10:00–17:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:30)

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

PRICE
Friday: SEK 100 (no need to register or pay in advance if you only attend Friday)
Friday to Sunday (all sessions): SEK 800 for members, SEK 900 for non-members

REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS
Please register by email to helen.persson@tibetanskbuddhism.se and make payment to Föreningen för Tibetansksk Buddhism i Göteborg (Plusgiro 831 87 20-3 or Swish no. 123 018 21 21) if you attend the whole weekend. Make a separate payment of SEK 250 if you wish to become a member.

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 visit Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg two weekends a year. In between visits he will offer online group meetings with meditations and lectures. 

Like previous years we will arrange a summer retreat, this year on June 21 – 28, 2020. There’s a limited 24 spots available and those who attend the course/courses in the programme above will be given priority. 

Like previous years we will arrange a summer retreat, this year on June 21 – 28, 2020. There’s a limited 24 spots available and those who attend the course/courses in the programme above will be given priority. 

Information about the retreat: https://www.tibetanskbuddhism.se/meditation-retreat-with-stephan-pende-wormland/

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/

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/