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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.

Study Course in Buddhism with Stephan Pende Wormland

 

Based on books by HH the Dalai Lama & Venerable Thubten Chodron

Welcome to weekend courses 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. 

ABOUT THE STUDY PROGRAM
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 each year. In between visits he will offer online group meetings with meditations and lectures and during the summer a weeklong retreat.

NEXT WEEKEND COURSE

18-20 September, 2020: https://www.tibetanskbuddhism.se/approaching-the-buddhist-path-2/

REGISTRATION, QUESTIONS & PAYMENT
Please register and pay according information in next weekend course event.

NEXT RETREAT
Information will be shared later. 

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/

PREVIOUS WEEKEND COURSES

6-8 March, 2020: https://www.tibetanskbuddhism.se/approaching-the-buddhist-path-march-6-8-2020/

PREVIOUS RETREATS

21-28 June, 2020: https://www.tibetanskbuddhism.se/meditation-retreat-with-stephan-pende-wormland/

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

Webbkurs – Patrul Rinpoche

Patrul Rinpoche - Dzogchen

Dza Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche som undervisat på vår förening många gånger, startar på måndag 18 maj en fri undervisning online.

“Dear friends near and far,
we hope you are well and healthy. We would like to extend our warmest spring greetings and invite you to join the upcoming online seminar, which is completely free of charge.

Following the Words of My Perfect Teacher
and Remarkably Attaining the Twofold Goal

Open to all, this seminar is a unique opportunity to study the foundations of the Buddhist view and practice through the “Words of my Perfect Teacher”, the ideal introduction to all aspects of the practice—perfectly suited for beginners as well as seasoned practitioner. This year the seminar will focus on the third chapter: “The Defects of Samsara.”

Greatly learned and experienced in meditation practices, Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche shares his knowledge and experience all around the world for more than twenty years. In 2007, he founded an international retreat and study center “Dharma City” in Belgium.

This seminar is part of a complete and graduated six-year study program, at the rate of one seminar per year. However due to the present extraordinary circumstances, there will be no exam this year. Rinpoche encourages the students of this and all other study cycles to review the main aspects of the path, especially the outer and inner preliminaries as they are outlined in the “Words of my Perfect Teacher”.”

http://zpi.patrulrinpoche.net/Buddhist-philosophy-and-meditation-course-2020

Helgkurs Online om Metta – Tre lördagar i april och maj

25 april, 2 maj och 9 maj

Ven. Sungrab Woeser

The practice of kindness, med Ven. Sungrab Woeser

Metta (Pali), means kindness, benevolence, concern, friendliness

Undervisningen sker online, och du deltar från ditt hem via dator, läsplatta eller mobil.
Missar du någon dags undervisning kan du se den i efterhand på video, så du är uppdaterad inför nästa tillfälle.

25 april, 2 maj och 9 maj
Tid: kl 10.00 – 13.00, med fikapaus
Avgift: 200 kr per lördag, eller 400 kr för alla tre

Hör av dig om du har problem att betala, så hittar vi en lösning.

Anmäl dig genom att skicka ett mail till: magnus@tibetanskbuddhism.se
och betala till Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg
Betala helst till vårt: Plusgiro 831 87 20-3


Metta is a peaceful state of mind. It is the state of openness, of wishing the wellbeing of oneself and others. Mainly by changing negative thinking and emotions into kindness. Practicing metta slowly creates a mental attitude of wholesome intentions. Not only for ourselves. But also in relation to loved ones, to neutral persons, even those whom we dislike, and finally to those in all directions of the universe.

In this way, Metta means mental power, independency and joy.
When we express goodwill, it does not mean that we are going to be there for others all the time. We are wishing that all beings will wise up about how to find happiness.

Metta Meditation is development of friendliness towards all living beings. During metta meditation, people are amazed to find out that they have a capacity for loving kindness, both for themselves and for others. Meditation helps breaking the boundaries. Due to past experiences, many of us do not trust our capacity to kindness. But Metta meditation involves a tremendous opening and purifying of our intentions.

We will explore this philosophy of metta. And we will practice intensive metta meditations.

Metta is the armour of the bodhisattva. It is bodhicitta. Giving. Awareness. Strength. Power. A great/vast mind: concerning all sentient beings. That they “wear great armor” means that, while armor is usually worn to protect the body from a physical attack, in this context it refers to the armor that protects the mind..

About Venerable Sungrab Woeser

Sungrab Woeser originate from Netherlands. He has been a lay Buddhist since many years, before ordaining 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.
Venerable Sungrab studied Buddhist philosophy for several years at the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. Currently Venerable Sungrab stays in Austria.

Meditation Retreat with Stephan Pende Wormland

June 21-28, 2020

 

Update June 17, 2020:
THIS RETREAT WILL GO ONLINE VIA FACEBOOK LIVE (not via Zoom as mentioned below) IN A CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUPE THE SAME DAYS AS PLANNED JUNE 21-28, 2020.

Have a look in this link for information about the new event with scedule etc
https://facebook.com/events/s/online-retreat-foundations-of-/172636914001682/?ti=as
For last minut registration contact
helen.persson@tibetanskbuddhism.se or ulrika.saljeby@tibetanskbuddhism.se

Online Retreat – Foundations of Buddhist practice

Welcome to an online meditation retreat with Stephan Pende Wormland arranged by Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg (FFTB). Participating in this retreat is a powerful way to explore and deepen your meditation practice, recharge your batteries, and meet yourself.

There will also be a daily yoga session led by Helen Persson. You don’t need any experience with yoga. Everyone can participate. You will also get a mp3 file from Helen with a yoganidrapractice to do whenever you want.

The schedule has plenty of breaks, which makes it possible for your own reflections, go on walks, and attend to your daily chores. There will be space for questions and discussions during the meditation sessions.

It is only possible to register for the whole retreat. We will use the Zoom video conferencing app. The link will be sent to you. The retreat is suitable for beginners who are interested in Buddhist meditation but experienced students will benefit as well. The teachings and guided practices are based on the book series “Foundation of Buddhist Thought” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.


DATE: 
Sunday, June 21 – Sunday, June 28, 2020 

PRICE
1500 SEK (same price for everyone). Pay to ‘Föreningen för tibetansk buddhism i Göteborg’, Plusgirokonto: 831 87 20-3 before 1 th of June. Write your name and online summerretreat with Pende. 

REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS: 

Welcome to register for the retreat to ulrika.saljeby@tibetanskbuddhism.se She will send you further information and answer questions by email. If you have done a registration before, you dont need to register again. If you have signed up and dont want to join the onlineretreat, please send a mail to ulrika.saljeby@tibetanskbuddhism.se


ABOUT STEPHAN PENDE WORMLAND
Born 1965 in Germany, MA in clinical psychology, and trained in Gestalt therapy. He is a very experienced teacher: he has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 30 years and has spent altogether 5 years in meditation retreats. He was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years 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 

ABOUT HELEN PERSSON
Helen has practiced yoga since 1994 and been teaching since 2003 including at FFTB:s recurrent summer retreats with Stephan Pende since 2009. 
http://www.pranayoga-gbg.se/?page_id=39

SCHEDULE:

Sunday 21th of June 

18.00-19.30       Introduction and meditation

Monday-Saturday

Monday morning at 6:30  there will the option to take the 8 Mahayana precepts for the duration of the retreat.

07.00 – 07.30     morning meditation

07.45 – 09.00     soft morning yoga with Helen

09.00 – 10.00     breakfast

10.00 – 11.30     teaching + meditation

11.30 – 15.00     slow walk, sky-gazing or resting in nature and lunch

15.00 – 16.00     teaching + meditation instructions for meditation on your own

16.15 – 16.30     pause

16.30 – 17.15     meditation practice on your own

17.15 – 19.30     dinner + resting

19.30 – 21:00     Prajna Paramita practice and questions

 

Sunday 28th – we end by midday – before lunch.

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”