Dialogue room can be booked online now

Dialogue room is the therapy and small conference room at the centre. You can book the room to sit down with your client.

Your Mental Fitness Centre

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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Become a member of the non-profit Yeshe Norbu

The centre is run by the non-profit organisation Yeshe Norbu. If you share our goals and believe in the idea of creating a more peaceful world by introducing people to meditation and mind training, please consider joining the non-profit. You can read more about what...

Glossary

Mindfulness meditation is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice and other training. The term “mindfulness” is a translation of the Pali term sati, which is a significant element of Buddhist traditions.

Geshe Sherab: Guided Meditation on Continuity of Mind

    Guided meditation is a process by which one or more participants meditate in response to the guidance provided by a trained practitioner or teacher, either in person or via a written text, sound recording, video, or audiovisual media comprising music...

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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,…

Public Talk: Well being is a skill – Venerable Sangye Khadro

April 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stuff happens in life - all the time! We cannot stop the life happening, especially the difficulties in life - but we can change the way we respond to it. Individuals who show a more rapid recovery, have stronger resilience - and higher levels of well-being. Resilience is something you can develop.

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.

Wednesday night study group

April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

We meditate and study together - welcome!

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…

Yin yoga & mental strategies - start April 9th

På måndagar – Yin yoga – med mentala strategier

April 23, 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! 

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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