fbpx

Train your mind with

Yeshe Norbu
New Here?

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

We’ve tried to answer the most commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to email us or give us a call

First Visit Plan

When you first arrive, introduce yourself to the volunteer at reception

They will point out where everything is, and if it’s not busy they will show you around the centre. Once you’ve registered (sign the day’s roll, make a donation) at the reception entrance, you can:

  • pick up a print version of the monthly calendar
  • join us for tea and biscuits
  • pick up a free book from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) display
  • We encourage chatting to other guests and get to know each other

In the time before class you can relax in reception or go straight into the meditation hall

Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The teacher leading the class will call you a few minutes before we start.

If you happen to get here late, please join us for class anyway

After all the effort of travelling here, we would much rather you come in! Sign in first, gather your thoughts, and a volunteer will show you into the hall and find you a seat if the room is full.

The reception and lounge area is open before and after class.

Feel free to have a tea or coffee, chat with fellow students, browse in the gift shop, or have a look at our library. Now that you’ve attended a class, you might want to ask the teacher further questions, or ask a volunteer at reception about anything regarding the program or the centre.

Frequently asked questions

What do I do when I arrive?

The entrance is at the side on the building on Rosalagsgatan. 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 only cover 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.

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. It 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 in winter! 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 nun’s 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 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 of 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.

Each FPMT center is incorporated individually (is a separate legal entity) and is responsible for its own governance and finance.

Let’s Start Something new
Say Hello!

Send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible

X
X
X
X
X
X