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Modern neuroscience shows us that by training our mind we can change our brain. Focus and awareness can be strengthened. Happiness is a skill that can be cultivated. Kindness can be increased. Like physical training it takes an effort, and requires changing your habits.

Peace of mind, peace in the world

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama True happiness and a more peaceful world come from the same source: cultivating inner qualities like kindness and compassion.

Mindfulness for the Real World

Mindfulness is about developing a mind that is relaxed and focused. In a world of distractions and information overload, this is an essential skill.

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February 2018
Tibetan Buddhism 2 Bhutan

Wednesday night study group

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre, Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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The Six Perfections of generosity, ethical discipline, patience, enthusiastic effort, concentration, and wisdom are practice by Bodhisattva's

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Iengar Yoga Course with Zarina O

8 weeks Iyengar Yoga course with Zarina

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 29, 2018

Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre, Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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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,…

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Learn to deal with stress and avoid burnout – 8 weeks course

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until April 12, 2018

Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre, Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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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.

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March 2018

Medicine Buddha Puja/Praises to 21 Taras

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre, Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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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.

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April 2018

Well-being is a skill – City retreat with Sangye Khadro

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre, Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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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!

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Iengar Yoga Course with Zarina O

8 weeks Iyengar Yoga course with Zarina

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre, Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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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…

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May 2018

Buddhist Path to Awakening – City retreat with Stephan Pende

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - May 6 @ 6:00 pm
Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre, Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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We will explore the entire path to Awakening! The retreat is suitable for beginners and to experienced students who want to deepen their practice.

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June 2018

Bodhisattva Path 1 – City Retreat with Geshe Soepa

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - June 3 @ 2:00 pm
Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre, Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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Six Paramitas - why do these practices make your life easier? And your relationships with others lighter? Come and find out!

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Bodhisattva Path 2 – City Retreat with Ven Mary Reavey

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - June 17 @ 2:00 pm
Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre, Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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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 . . .

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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.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. The term "mindfulness" is a translation of the Pali term sati, which is a...

Geshe Sherab: Guided Meditation on Continuity of Mind

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