Lärarbesök och andra kurser – våren 2020

  • Teaching on the Chenrezig Practice – Inställd!

     April 17-19, 2020

    Tyvärr får vi ställa in Lama Phuntsoks kurs, på grund av det osäkra läget i världen.
    Vi försöker hitta ett datum längre fram då han kan komma. 

    Weekend course with Lama Phuntsok

    Chenrezig is the embodiment of all the buddhas’ compassion and love. The literal translation of his name means “The One Who Beholds With Loving Eyes”. Chenrezig’s brilliant white body represents the luminosity of primordial wisdom, the spark of enlightenment. 

    The practice of Chenrezig consists of closing the gap between the practitioner and the practice, so there is no difference between the person meditating and the love and compassion they are cultivating. In the end the practitioner becomes the very nature of love and compassion.

     The practice of Chenrezig

    – the Buddha of Compassion – and the recitation of the mantra is considered one of the most common, beloved and powerful of all the practices in Tibetan Buddhism. 

    Lama Phuntsok will clearly set forth the principles and theory of this meditation and then give instructions for the practice of Chenrezig. 

    Mantra Chenrezig

    You do not need any special prerequisites to participate! 


    Lama Phuntsok resided for ten years in Palden Shangpa La Boulaye, France. He made various retreats there, including the three-year one. At the end of it Lama Phuntsok assisted the retreat master for several years. He then stayed in India for two years where he received spiritual guidance from Bokar Rinpoche. He is currently working for Kalu Rinpoche. 

    Lama Phuntsok has visited us in Gothenburg for the last years and his teachings have been very appreciated and useful.


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


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



    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. 

    Students, unemployed and pensioners may have a further discount of SEK 200 when registering for the whole course. 


    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.


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  • Meditation Retreat with Stephan Pende Wormland

    June 21-28, 2020

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

    There will also be daily yoga sessions led by Helen Persson. You don’t need any experience with yoga. Everyone can participate.

    The schedule has plenty of breaks, which makes it possible for your own reflections. All of us will help with daily management such as cleaning, cooking, and washing dishes. The food will be vegetarian. 


    Sunday, June 21 – Sunday, June 28, 2020 


    Lägergården Härsjösand, Härryda, Landvetter (30 km from Gothenburg) 

    PRICE: SEK 3700 (standard fee); SEK 3400 (unemployed/ student/retired)


    Welcome to register for the retreat to ulrika.saljeby@tibetanskbuddhism.se  She will send you further information and answer questions by email. 

    As only 24 spots are available at the retreat, participants of Stephan Pende Wormland’s teaching March 6-8, 2020 will have priority if their registration for the retreat is made before March 15, 2020. Please Inform Ulrika if you also plan to attend the teaching. 

    Information and how to register for the teaching March 6-8, 2020: www.tibetanskbuddhism.se/approaching-the-buddhist-path-march-6-8-2020/


    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 


    Helen has practiced yoga since 1994 and been teaching since 2003 including at FFTB:s recurrent summer retreats with Stephan Pende since 2009. 

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