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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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Potluck Dinner – Knytkalas !

June 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gathering - we eat and talk together - welcome!

The Last Morning Meditations for July – now on Saturday & Sunday 28-29/7

July 3, 2018 @ 7:00 am - July 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am

We´ll meditate on how to cultivate compassion: cultivate compassion for ourselves and others, all of us vulnerable for the three types of suffering / dissatisfaction.

Path to Awakening – SUMMER retreat with Stephan Pende

August 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - August 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

During this week you will explore a wide spectrum of meditation practices: from simple breathing meditation to the most profound practice of non-meditation. The retreat is suitable for both beginners and to more experienced students who want to deepen their practice.

Finding Inner Peace in Outer Chaos – Public Talk with Ven Yonten

September 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How can we manage our daily life with a balanced mind, in this life of constant overload of information and distraction?

Introduction to Discovering Buddhism Study Course – by Ven Yonten

September 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This evening is an introduction to the entire study course of the Buddhist Science of Mind, by experienced teacher Ven. Yonten.

Iyengar Yoga and Cultivating Emotional Balance Taster

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Free event with 30 minutes of Iyengar Yoga session and introduction to Cultivating Emotional Balance course.

Joyous Effort – Burnout prevention and recovery from a Buddhist perspective – City retreat with Ven Yonten

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - September 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Weekend with teachings, meditations and time for questions and answers - with a skillful teacher.

How to cultivate Mental Balance and Well-Being? Public Talk With Glen Svensson

September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Good news: mind and emotions can be trained.

Mind and its Potential – Introduction by Glen Svensson

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Everything starts in the mind - as an intention. Learn about The Buddhist Science of Mind.

Introduction to Iyengar Yoga and Cultivating Emotional Balance

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This is an Introduction to Iyengar Yoga and Cultivating Emotional Balance curriculum. Free event.

Stillness in motion – 4-Day City retreat with Glen Svensson

September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

This retreat helps you to strenghten your attention skills, mindfulness - and compassion.

Sunday Morning Meditations 10-12.00

September 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

Meditation together helps to strengthen the habit - join us!

Sunday Morning Meditations 10.00-12.00

September 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meditating together helps to strengthen the habit, join us for calm the mind.

Buddhist Psychology – Public Talk by Venerable Mary Reavey

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This Wednesday Venerable Mary Reavey gives a talk about "Buddhist Psychology", enjoy!

What is Bodhicitta? City Retreat with Venerable Mary Reavey

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

How to cultivate Bodhicitta, the mind of immeasurable compassion? This weekend is a rare opportunity to explore different methods which cultivate this precious motivation.

Om livsval och att följa sitt hjärta – Föredrag av och med Markus Torgeby

October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

- Jag tror att lösningen är att avstå, acceptera att 99.9 % av allt i livet kommer jag att missa. Livet är för stort för att kunna vara med överallt.

Sunday Morning Meditations 10.00-12.00

November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

Have a calm start for your Sundays and days to come.

Introduction to the Bodhisattva vows

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A vow is a subtle invisible form on a mental continuum, which shapes behavior – and helps us to guard the actions of our body speech and mind.

How to meditate – 6 weeks course starting November 7 – Discovering Buddhism

November 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

Learn to meditate: this is a very practical course and helps you to get started - or helps you with the practice you already have. All the aspects of meditation will be analyzed: how meditation can change your life, obstacles, possibilities . . .

Transform your life with the Six Perfections – City retreat with Geshe Sherab

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Would you like to have a more peaceful mind and loving relationships with other people? Practicing the six perfections can transform your life, your way of thinking, feeling, and acting.

Our Global Responsibility: The United Nations Sustainability Goals and You

November 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Understanding UN Sustainability Goals will help us take on our responsibility as global citizens; to reduce our harm and increase our benefit. There is much we can do.

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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