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The Six Perfections of generosity, ethical discipline, patience, enthusiastic effort, concentration, and wisdom are practice by Bodhisattva'sFind out more »
This course is for those who are new to yoga or new to Iyengar yoga. You will be introduced to - the basic principles of Iyengar yoga - basic postures (Asana in Sanskrit) We will use props - blocks - belts - blankets to adjust yoga postures to individual needs In a safe and stepwise approach you will develop competence and confidence in the postures. Each class ends with savasana, final relaxation. THURSDAYS 16.00-17.15 February 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15,…Find out more »
Find balance in your life and learn to be aware of unhealthy stress. Here you learn both theory and practice: precise meditation techniques which improve your ability to recognize emotions and react in a constructive way. Techniques aiming at developing relaxation, focus, and compassion.Find out more »
We will do Medicine Buddha Puja and recite praises to 21 Taras. A short break for tea. If you want to help with arranging the altar, please come half an hour earlier. Food offerings for the altar are welcome. Our Puja activities are free of charge.Find out more »
We can get better at well-being. It’s a skill we can train for; science and buddhist philosophy agree in that. Ven Khadro teaches about resilience and the two truths (conventional and ultimate); how we understand the reality on ordinary level - and how do we really exist. The more we understand the the two truths, the better we can get out of confusion!Find out more »
This course is for those who are new to yoga or new to Iyengar yoga. You will be introduced to – the basic principles of Iyengar yoga – basic postures (Asana in Sanskrit) We will use props – blocks – belts – blankets to adjust yoga postures to individual needs. In a safe and stepwise approach you will develop competence and confidence in the postures. Each class ends with savasana, final relaxation. THURSDAYS 16.00-17.15 February 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22…Find out more »
We will explore the entire path to Awakening! The retreat is suitable for beginners and to experienced students who want to deepen their practice.Find out more »
Six Paramitas - why do these practices make your life easier? And your relationships with others lighter? Come and find out!Find out more »
What is the "Bodhicitta"? What is the awaken mind and how to meditate on it? We need to know that before we sit down and want to meditate on Bodhicitta (or Compassion e t c). - Now we get another opportunity to download wisdom and move on our Bodhisattva Path . . .Find out more »
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Mindfulness in the real world
There are many different ideas of what mindfulness is. In Buddhist psychology, mindfulness is simply being able to focus on something without becoming distracted with a mind that is relaxed, stable, and clear.
The opposite of this is having a mind that is tense, distracted, and dull, something we all recognize from everyday life. Imagine going through the day with a completely relaxed mind, being fully focused on all your tasks and everyone you meet and experiencing everything with a brilliant clarity. These are the direct benefits of developing mindfulness.
The true benefit of developing mindfulness, however, is to then apply that mindfulness to our own experience and the world around us. This application of mindfulness leads to insights that help us live more in tune with reality.
On the basis of mindfulness beautiful states of minds like love, compassion, generosity will grow. On the basis of mindfulness we can become more wise and insightful and instead of being constantly tormented by our own minds, we can make our own minds our best friend.
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The wisdom of doing nothing
Reading about mind training and cultivating our minds can sound exhausting. Yet another thing on the list of improvement projects next to the failed gym membership and the exhausting need for professional training to keep up in your career.
When we, the people of modernity, when we meet these age old techniques of meditation and mind training, we approach them like everything else in our lives. We want to perform, we want to be the best, we try so hard. Too hard. This becomes our biggest challenge.
We need to cultivate the ability to relax deeply, to let go of all striving, to simply rest in things as they are, to experience contentment without the need to achieve anything. We need to learng to stop “doing” and cultivate “being”.
Come spend a moment of stillness and peace with us. Just sitting quietly together with no agenda, no striving, no need for improvement. Come sit with us in the spirit of kindness, and self-care.
Join our silent sitting meditations