Lärarbesök och andra kurser – våren 2020

  • Meditation Retreat with Stephan Pende Wormland

    June 21-28, 2020


    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.

    Sunday, June 21 – Sunday, June 28, 2020 

    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. 


    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

    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. 


    Sunday 21th of June 

    18.00-19.30       Introduction and meditation


    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.

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  • Approaching the Buddhist Path

    March 6-8 2020

    Weekend course with Stephan Pende Wormland

    På grund av Covid-19 så pågår kursen online sedan 6 mars.

    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

    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)

    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 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. 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.

    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/

    “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

    Vol 2: The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 

    Vol 3: Samsara, Nirvana and Buddha Nature

    Vol 4: Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps 

    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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  • 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.

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