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Train your mind with

Yeshe Norbu
New Here?

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us!

Below, we’ve tried to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Please don’t hesitate to email us or give us a call.

Here for a class or event?

Show your ticket to the person at the reception and join the class. If you’re early, have a cup of tea and relax. If you’re late, please join the class anyways (you’ve made it here, we rather you come in!)

If you decide to take a course or try a lunch meditation we ask you to purchase a ticket online. You find all events under What’s On.
If you then decide to explore more of the program, then consider a Mental Gym Card membership which will give you free access to all courses and events.

Just want to drop by and check us out?

We welcome visitors between the hours of 12.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday. We invite you to have a cup of tea and a chat, have a look at our program of events and courses and let us answer any questions we can.

You can drop in if you are walking by or contact us if you wish to arrange a time.

Visit our bookshop

We have a small bookshop with books related to Buddhist science of mind, psychology and philosophy, meditation, neuroscience, and different topics related to mind training. We also have various meditation items from Nepal and we have our own range of meditation cushions.

Set your feet free!

In order to create a peaceful quiet and mindful atmosphere, a place to stop and breath, unwind and change our focus from the outside busy world to the internal awareness of our minds and bodies, we all take our shoes off when we enter the building. There are slippers provided or bring your own if you wish.

We’d love to see you! 🙂

 

Frequently asked questions

What do I do when I arrive?

The entrance is at the side on the building on Roslagsgatan. Please let yourself in, if the door is locked, ring the doorbell and someone will be with you shortly.

Please join us for tea and biscuits in the kitchen before class, and feel free to browse around the shop or the library.

Feel free to chat to everyone or read the books on Mindfulness, Buddhism and mind training.

How much does it cost?

Classes are offered on a not for profit basis, and we charge to cover only the cost of keeping the centre open to all. 

The Dharma is freely offered, but the centre relies on selling tickets to keep the lights on, the photocopies rolling, the mortgage covered, and tea and biscuits on the table. Some people donate a large amount, others put in just a few Krona – all are greatly appreciated!

You can make your donation with Swish or credit card.

Please don’t ever let financial difficulty be the reason for not attending class. Contact us to arrange teachings if you need help due to costs.

How do I get there?

We are easily accessible by bus and metro. The nearest busstop is Roslagstull (på Ingemarsgatan) serviced by the number 50 bus. The busstop is 2 minutes walk away from the centre.

The nearest metro stations are Odenplan for the Metro green line and Pendeltåg, and Tekniska Högskolan for the red line.

 

What do I wear?

It is traditional to remove your hat and shoes when entering the meditation hall. If you need to wear shoes for medical reasons it is perfectly OK to keep them on. The centre is well heated in the winter, but remember to bring warm socks! We offer slippers to wear while walking around the centre if this is more comfortable for you.

For our mindfulness and other mind training courses, we simply ask you to dress in a way you feel comfortable to meditate in, clothing that is not restrictive to move around a little when standing or sitting, or kneeling on the floor. We are a casual environment and want you to feel comfortable, but we request that you respect others by avoiding overly revealing atire. 

When we have Buddhist monks and nuns teaching, out of respect for the monks and nuns, we ask you to abide by the ‘neck-to-knee’ principle. This means in summer being mindful not to wear shorts, and avoiding strappy singlets. No sleeves is fine, but try to have the shoulders covered. If in doubt, bring a light sarong or scarf. We have light blankets to put around your shoulders if you find the air-conditioning a bit chilly, and you can also use these to cover your knees for modesty purposes.

Where do I park?

If you are driving, you can find paid car parking on Valhallavägen, 2 minutes from the centre.

What should I bring?

You might want to bring along a notepad and a pen. Some classes use handouts, books or the overhead smart TV, so remember to bring eyewhere to help you read if needed.

If it’s winter, bring along thick socks, as we take our shoes off in the meditation hall. Depending on where you are in relation to the air-conditioning, you might want to bring a light shawl.

Mostly, just bring yourself along and enjoy the time training your mind and meeting great people.

Who We Are

 

 

We are affiliated with the FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition). If a center or project is affiliated with FPMT, it means that the center follows the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It means that the center uses FPMT’s educational programs and material, created in the unique lineage of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

 

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