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

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

250kr – 1400kr

Loosely relax and watch your thoughts from afar, clearly observing whatever arises. That which observes is called mindfulness, or awareness, that which is observed is called movement, and resting in that state is called stillness. Identify them as such and meditate! If you meditate earnestly, stable meditative experiences of the bliss, luminosity, and non-conceptuality of shamatha will arise in your mindstream.

– Dudjom Lingpa (translated by Alan Wallace)

During this four day retreat we will learn how to develop and enhance our attention skills, how to strengthen
our faculty of mindfulness. Within Buddhism this training is often referred to as shamatha practice.
There are three techniques that have been found to be effective for people living in the modern world:

  1. Mindfulness of breathing. This technique is particularly recommended for those who have highly
    discursive minds and find it difficult to remain in the present moment.
  2. Settling the mind in its natural state. We are often the slaves of our mind, under the control of and
    overwhelmed by our thoughts, emotions and memories. Through simply observing these movements of our
    mind this technique enables us to become the masters of our mind.
  3. Awareness of awareness. This technique enables us to simply rest within the stillness of our awareness. It
    also well known for leading us to an insight into the very nature of our mind.

This retreat will primarily focus on the latter two techniques. And by enhancing our ability to rest within the
stillness of awareness we can better observe the movements of our mind.

To ensure that our shamatha practice is balanced and effective we will be supplementing it with the practices
of loving-kindness and compassion.

Glen Svensson

Originally from Australia, Glen has been a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995 and graduated from the seven-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute (Pomaia, Italy) in 2004.

Since 2005 he has taught and led meditation retreats in India, Europe, North America and Australia with a teaching style emphasizing clarity and stressing the integration of philosophical view, meditation and daily life conduct.

Read more about Glen Svensson on www.glensvensson.org.

DAILY SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
10:00 – 11:15 Session 1 – Introduction
11:15 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 13:00 Session 2 – Shamatha (abdomen)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:45 Session 3 – Cultivating loving-kindness & dealing with attachment
15:45 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:30 Session 4 – Shamatha (nostrils)

SATURDAY
10:00 – 11:15 Session 1 – Shamatha (mind)
11:15 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 13:00 Session 2 – Shamatha (mind)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:45 Session 3 – Cultivating compassion & dealing with anger
15:45 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:30 Session 4 – Shamatha (mind)

SUNDAY
10:00 – 11:15 Session 1 – Shamatha (awareness)
11:15 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 13:00 Session 2 – Shamatha (awareness)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:45 Session 3 – Cultivating four immeasurables
15:45 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:30 Session 4 – Shamatha (awareness)

MONDAY
10:00 – 11:15 Session 1 – Shamatha (stillness in motion)
11:15 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 13:00 Session 2 – Shamatha (stillness in motion)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:45 Session 3 – Cultivating bodhicitta (tong-len)
15:45 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:30 Session 4 – Integrating into daily life

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Start:
September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am
End:
September 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Cost:
250kr – 1400kr
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Organiser

Yeshe Norbu
Phone:
+46855008575
Email:
hello@yeshenorbu.se

Venue

Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre
Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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Phone:
+46855008575