Lärarbesök och andra kurser – hösten 2021

  • How to Develop Compassion

    The Eight Verses of Mind Training

    Helgkurs 1-3 oktober,
    med Venerable Michael Yeshe

    When we take a few moments from our busy lives to reflect on the plight of other fellow living beings, who are suffering to a much greater extent, it help us to put our own problems and difficult situations into perspective. Thus generating compassion has an immediate benefit of calming our own mind. The great Tibetan master Langri Tangpa composed a very concise text known as The Eight Verses of Training the Mind, which present very effective methods for developing compassion. We will explore these eight verses, based on a commentary by H.H. the Dalai Lama. The sessions will begin with few minutes of silent meditation, followed by the presentation and discussions. 

    Fre 1/10: 18:30-21:00 (introduktion)
    Lö 2/10: 10:00-17:00 (lunch 13:00-14.30)
    Sö 3/10: 10:00-16:00 (lunch 13:00-14.30)

    Plats: Föreningens lokal, Linnégatan 21B

    Pris: 700:- för medlemmar, 800:- icke medlemmar
    100:- för endast fredagen.

    Sätt in / swisha till föreningen på
    Plusgiro: 831 87 20-3
    Swish: 123 018 21 21

    Anmälan: till maria@tibetanskbuddhism.se

    Venerable Michael föddes i London 1966 med en grekisk far och en belgisk mor. Han växte upp på  Kopan-klostret i Nepal och har varit munk i den tibetanska buddhistiska traditionen sedan han var 7 år. Vid 13 års ålder började han studera vid Sera Jey Monastic University i södra Indien och där han tillbringade de kommande 18 åren med att studera buddhistisk filosofi. Sedan 1996 har Venerable Michael bjudits in till buddhistcenter i Amerika, Singapore, Malaysia och Holland som översättare och lärare. Under 11 år bodde han på Tara-institutet i Melbourne där han tjänade som översättare för Venerable Geshe Doga. Från hösten 2020 är Venerable Michael bosatt i Stockholm och undervisar på Yeshin Norbu.


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  • 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.

    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 asa@tibetanskbuddhism.se

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  • 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 www.wisdompubs.org/book/foundation-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 info@tibetanskbuddhism.se

    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:

    There’s a limited number of spots available as we keep distance according to advice.

    Map: https://www.hitta.se/föreningen+för+tibetansk+buddhism+i+göteborg/göteborg/iaamuvyyz

    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 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.”



    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/

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