The very first weekend teaching here at our center – with Stephan Pende – will be October 5-6, 2019.
Saturday 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday10.00 – 16.00
This weekend course can be taken separately or as a part of the 6 months course “Bodhisattva Training for Rebels” (online sessions are paid for separately) which is based on the text “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” by the 10th century Tibetan master Tokme Zongpo. This text is one of the most revered and loved texts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It describes the practices and attitudes of the awakening rebel who wants to heal, grow up and wake up for the benefit of All.
About “Bodhisattva Training for Rebels” 6 months course:
The 6 months course consists of two weekends and six video conferences. You will be invited to a closed Facebook group where we can discuss and ask questions.
The teaching will be given in English and are suitable for beginners and experienced students.
Reflections on Silver River by Ken Mcleod
Weekend 2: 2020
6 Online Meetings
27th October, 10th November, 1st December, 12th January, 2nd and 16th February
Tickets here are for the weekend teachings only. Online classes are paid for separately.
Finding an authentic way to relate to traditional Buddhist practices and texts can be difficult for us in the west. The texts are incredibly powerful, but being from a different cultural context from where the practices originated, makes it difficult to move beyond intellectual understanding and perfunctory repetition towards allowing them to touch our hearts and transform our lives as they are meant to.
For those who are on the Buddhist path, finding ways to work authentically and intimately with practices and texts is very important otherwise much of our study and practice can remain disappointingly superficial. In this course we will explore how to bring the wisdom of this text into our life and relationships.
About Stephan Wormland:
Stephan Wormland, MA in clinical psychology and trained in Gestalt therapy. He has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 35 years and has spent 5 years in Meditation retreats. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe.