The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

Weekend Course 3, 19-21 March with Stephan Pende Wormland

Welcome to next weekend course in a series of teachings with Stephan Pende Wormland 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 to teach from the second volume The Foundation of Buddhist Practice


Friday, March 19, 18:30–21:00 (introduction)

Saturday, March 20, 10:00–17:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:30)

Sunday, March 21, 10:00–17:00 (lunch break 13:00–14:30)



We will follow the ruels and advice about pandemi from Folkhälsomyndigheten (FoHM) during the weekend and hope our plan with two alternatives to participate will work out as did during previous teaching, If not the teaching will be given online.

1. Follow the course online:

You will receive detailed instructions once you have registered.

Price: SEK 600 for members and SEK 700 for non-members.

Register by e-mail to

Pay 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.

UPDATE Feb 10, 2021:
This course will only go online according option 1.
Option 2 is canceled due to strict restrictions regarding travel to Sweden Feb 6 – March 31, 2021.

2. Follow the course at the Association of Tibetan Buddhism in Gothenburg: 


There will be a limited number of spots available.



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.


“His Holiness the Dalai Lama 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

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

Vol 5: In praise of Great Compassion:



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.