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buddhism weekend courses

One of the great advantages of being a center affiliated with the FPMT is that we have access to a great number of highly qualified Buddhist teachers. These include 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.

Many of the teachers (like Geshe Sherab, Venerable Robina, and Stephan Pende) have been coming to Yeshin Norbu for many years and their teachings have been very appreciated. There is something very special about receiving teachings from someone who is devoting their entire life to the practice. The benefits come both from the depth of knowledge, but equally from the presence and embodied kindness and wisdom of these teachers.

A weekend with a visiting teacher usually combines lectures with guided meditations.

Upcoming Buddhist weekend teachings

october

01oct18:0019:30Event OverFeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

03oct09:3012:00Event OverTantric visualization meditation: drop-inThis 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.

07oct18:0020:00Event OverTransforming 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.

08oct18:0019:30Event OverFeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

10oct10:0016:00Event OverTransforming 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.

15oct18:0019:30Event OverFeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

16oct18:0019:30Event OverWe practice together: Drop-inGroup practice is a great way to enhance our enthusiasm for meditation, develop the habit of daily practice, and share the joy of being a part of the community of like-minded people.

17oct09:3012:00Event OverTantric visualization meditation: drop-inThis 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.

22oct18:0019:30Event OverFeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

23oct(oct 23)16:3028(oct 28)10:00Event OverNyung-nĂ€: Retreat for experienced practitionersNyung-nĂ€ retreat is an intensive purification retreat that includes fasting, precepts, prostrations, prayers, mantra recitation, and offerings. It’s a Vajrayana practice from the Kriya (Action) class of Tantra, based on the deity Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (the Buddha of Compassion) and is extremely powerful for purifying negative karma and opening the heart to compassion.

november

02nov18:0020:00FeaturedIntroduction to Buddhism: Free eventIn this introduction you will learn about the essence of Buddhism. Is Buddhism religion or science of mind? What is happiness? What is the meaning of life?

03nov18:0021:00Tantric visualization meditation: drop-inThis 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.

05nov18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

07nov10:0016:00FeaturedMind 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.

10nov18:0020:00Buddhism 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.

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.

12nov18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

13nov18:0019:30We practice together: Drop-inGroup practice is a great way to enhance our enthusiasm for meditation, develop the habit of daily practice, and share the joy of being a part of the community of like-minded people.

19nov18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

21nov09:3012:00Tantric visualization meditation: drop-inThis 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.

26nov18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

december

03dec18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

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.

11dec18:0019:30We practice together: Drop-inGroup practice is a great way to enhance our enthusiasm for meditation, develop the habit of daily practice, and share the joy of being a part of the community of like-minded people.

12dec10:0016:00Transforming problems: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Transforming problems. Open to everyone!

17dec18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

january

21jan18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

28jan18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

february

04feb18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

18feb18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

23feb18:0020:00Introduction 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.

24feb18:0020:00Mind 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.

25feb18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

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