What is the “Bodhicitta”? What is the awaken mind and how to meditate on it? We need to know that before we sit down and want to meditate on Bodhicitta (or compassion e t c). – Now we get one more opportunity to download wisdom and move on our Bodhisattva Path . . .
We will learn how to develop and enhance our attention skills, and how to strengthen our mindfulness. Within Buddhism this training is often referred to as shamatha practice. To ensure that our practice is balanced and effective, there will be also practices of loving-kindness and compassion.
The four immeasurable thoughts — loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity – are useful for anyone, because by cultivating them we will be happier, healthier, and have better relationships with all people in our life! – “The Four” are mental states cultivated in meditation, in order to open our hearts to “others”. This weekend retreat includes talks, guided meditations, and times for discussion / questions and answers.
The modern life is very demanding, indeed! How can we manage our daily life and have peace of mind? This is what this talk is all about – and with practical advices from where to start. . .
During this week you will explore a wide spectrum of meditation practices: from simple breathing meditation to the most profound practice of non-meditation. The retreat is suitable for beginners who want to start their journey with profound and easy to apply techniques, and to experienced students who want to deepen their practice. – We keep Mahayana precepts and silence during the retreat.
Six Paramitas – why do these practices make your life easier? And your relationships with others lighter? Come and find out!
We will explore the entire path to Awakening! The retreat is suitable for beginners and to experienced students who want to deepen their practice.
We meditate and study together – welcome!