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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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Geshe Sherab – Peaceful Death and Dying

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Peaceful Death and Dying A Weekend of Teachings with Geshe Sherab, Stockholm 8-10 December 2017 Geshe Sherab will discuss how we can prepare for ageing and death - and also how we can be helpful and give spiritual support to others at their last moments in this life. He will describe the external and internal signs of death, known as death process - experienced by Tibetan meditators - and give tools on how to prepare for a peaceful death. It…

Venerable Robina Courtin – Finding balance in difficult emotions – 5th January 2018

January 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"You are the creator of yourself, honey." Ven. Robina Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Center Presents - Venerable Robina Courtin's teachings on - Working with difficult emotions We spend our life seduced by the outside world, convinced that happiness and suffering come from “out there.” When we get angry, depressed or anxious we tend to blame outer circumstances. Yet happiness and suffering come from the way we perceive and interpret things, not the things themselves. How can we begin to unpack…

Tara Bodhisattva Puja

Tara Bodhisattva Puja

January 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The bodhisattva Tara in her 21 forms is a remover of obstacles, who vowed to keep reincarnating as a female until all sentient beings have became awaken.

Big Love Day – to commemorate Lama Yeshe

February 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lama Yeshe was an amazing innovative teacher, loved by thousands of students whose lives he changed; among them many of our teachers like Ven Robina and Ven Sangye Khadro. He is the founder of FPMT (Foundation of the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition).

Medicine Buddha Puja/Praises to 21 Taras

Medicine Buddha Healing Meditation and Praises to 21 Taras

March 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Medicine Buddha Healing Meditation is for those who are sick, dying or dead. It also brings success in any endeavor. “If you pray to Guru Medicine Buddha, you will quickly accomplish all that you wish. Just hearing the holy name of Guru Medicine Buddha and the sound of his mantra closes the door to rebirth in the suffering lower realms. It is written in the scriptures that you should not have a two-pointed mind (doubt) with regard to these benefits.…

Iyengar Yoga Course with Zarina O

8 weeks Iyengar Yoga course

March 29, 2018 @ 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

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,…

Two truths – Teachings with Sangye Khadro

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - April 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

- It is all about how we view reality! That is what the concept of "Emptiness / Shunyata" is all about. Sangye Khadro will give an introduction to these two truths and guide some meditations to enable us to understand them better. That will also increase our understanding of "Emptiness of inherent existence" or interdependence.
The two truths comprise conventional truth - all the things we experience in our ordinary lives - and ultimate truth, emptiness, the true nature of everything.

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

April 12, 2018 @ 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

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.

Iyengar Yoga Course with Zarina O

8 weeks Iyengar Yoga course

April 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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…

Iyengar Yoga Course with Zarina O

Iyengar Yoga för nybörjare

April 26, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00am on Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Den här kursen är för dig som är ny till yoga eller Iyengar yoga. Du kommer introduceras till grunderna i Iyengar yoga och grundpositionerna (Asana på Sanskrit). Var är förderlarna med Iyengar yoga? Du får bättre sömn Du får mer energi  Stress och emotionell spänning minskas Bättre kontakt mellan kroppen och sinnet  På ett tryggt och stegvist sätt kommer du utveckla kompetens i yogaposerna. Varje lektion avslutas med avslappningsmeditation. TORSDAGAR 16.00-17.15 26 april,  3 maj, 10 maj, 17 maj, 31 maj (625 kr för alla 5 tillfällen eller 170…

Path to Awakening – City retreat with Stephan Pende TEST

May 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - May 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

We will explore the entire path to Awakening! The retreat is suitable for beginners and to experienced students who want to deepen their practice.

På måndagar – Yin yoga och mentala strategier

May 28, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Monday, repeating until June 11, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:45pm on Monday, repeating until June 11, 2018

Yoga for beginners. Each time we focus on one of the mental strategies. Meet the summer with a new energy! 

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.

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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