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buddhism courses

At Yeshin Norbu we offer courses in Buddhist philosophy and psychology designed by FPMT. Our education aims to nourish the development of compassion, wisdom, kindness, and true happiness in individuals of all ages.

Our introductory courses are for complete beginners. “Introduction to Buddhist Meditation” teaches basic meditation techniques. You learn about the meaning and purpose of meditation in a Tibetan Buddhist context, how to reduce destructive emotions and develop kindness, compassion, and wisdom. The course “Buddhism in a Nutshell” teaches basic Buddhist philosophy and important principles in Tibetan Buddhism as well as simple meditation instructions.

Discovering Buddhism is a two-year program comprising 14 modules that give a solid introduction to Buddhist psychology, philosophy, and practice. The program includes guided meditations and at the end of each module a one day retreat to integrate the teachings and make life most meaningful.

One of the values of the FPMT Wisdom Culture is reliance on tantric teachings and practices, and we offer the course Tantric Visualization Meditation which gives an opportunity to learn more about and practice tantric meditation.

Our weekend courses are taught by registered FPMT teachers. They are highly qualified ordained and lay teachers who have spent decades studying and practicing Buddhist psychology and philosophy at monastic universities in India, Nepal, and Tibet as well as at Buddhist education centers in the west.

Upcoming Buddhist courses

september

01sep18:0020:00Event OverIntroduction to Buddhist meditation: 5 week course You will learn how you can overcome distraction, develop tools for transforming disturbing emotions into constructive mental states, and cultivate the sense of contentment and satisfaction with life.

04sep(sep 4)19:0006(sep 6)16:00Event OverHow to develop Bodhichitta: Weekend courseBodhichitta is the wish to strive to fully develop our own potential of loving kindness, compassion and wisdom so that we can be of real benefit to others. Discover the clear meditation instructions available in Tibetan Buddhism that enable you to develop your innate qualities of loving kindness and compassion.

11sep18:3020:30Event OverIntroduction to tantric visualization meditation: Public talkThis public talk is suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators, and is recommended for those who want to participate in our course Tantric visualization meditation: 4-week course or drop-in.

12sep09:3012:00Event OverTantric visualization meditation: drop-in or courseThis course constitutes a practical introduction to Yidam practice: meditation on forms of Buddha nature or enlightened mind. For experienced practitioners, it offers a new approach and understanding of Yidams based on Western Psychology.

october

06oct18:0020:00FeaturedBuddhism in a nutshell: 5 week courseThis course presents a scientific and logical explanation of the nature of our lives and the source of happiness and dissatisfaction. You will learn how the mind is the creator of our world and experiences and how the full potential of our mind can be achieved.

07oct18:0020:00FeaturedTransforming problems: 4 week courseUnderstanding the mind is fundamental to all Buddhist practice. By transforming our minds we transform our experience. Science has also shown that by changing our minds we can change our brains. If we understand our mind we can uproot our deepest problems and cultivate our fullest potential. This is module 11 of the Discovering Buddhism study program.

10oct10:0016:00Transforming problems: One day courseIn this one day course, Venerable Michael Yeshe will give an overview of the subject Transforming problems, which is studied more in depth in module 11 of the Discovering Buddhism study program. The week end course suits both those who participate in Discovering Buddhism and those who are completely new.

November

07nov10:0016:00Mind and its potential: One day courseIn this one day course, Venerable Michael Yeshe will give an overview of the subject Mind and its potential, which is studied more in depth in module 1 of the Discovering Buddhism study program. The week end course suits both those who participate in Discovering Buddhism and those who are completely new.

09nov18:0020:00Mind and its potential: 4 week courseUnderstanding the mind is fundamental to all Buddhist practice. By transforming our minds we transform our experience. Science has also shown that by changing our minds we can change our brains. If we understand our mind we can uproot our deepest problems and cultivate our fullest potential. This is module 1 of the Discovering Buddhism study program.

11nov18:0020:30Wisdom of emptiness: 6 week courseEmptiness is the true nature of everything. But this does not mean that nothing exists. It means that everything arises in dependence upon other things, that nothing has its own essential nature. Not understanding emptiness is the root of all our suffering. This is module 12 of the Discovering Buddhism study program.

17nov18:0020:00Introduction to Buddhist meditation: 5 week course You will learn how you can overcome distraction, develop tools for transforming disturbing emotions into constructive mental states, and cultivate the sense of contentment and satisfaction with life.

december

05dec10:0016:00Wisdom of emptiness: One day courseIn this one day course, Venerable Michael Yeshe will give an overview of the subject Wisdom of emptiness, which is studied more in depth in module 12 of the Discovering Buddhism study program. The week end course suits both those who participate in Discovering Buddhism and those who are completely new.

januari

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