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

january

19jan18:0020:00Event OverFeaturedIntroduction 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?

21jan17:0017:45Event OverMoved OnlineFeaturedQ&A about Discovering Buddhism program: Free online eventVenerable Michael will answer your questions about the Discovering Buddhism program which starts on February 24 2021

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

23jan10:0016:00Wisdom of emptiness: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Wisdom of emptiness. Open to everyone!

27jan18:0020:00Introduction to tantra: 4 week courseWelcome to module 13 of the Discovering Buddhism study program in which you will learn about tantra.

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

30jan10:0012:00Tara Puja for the Yeshin Norbu members and friends: Free eventYeshin Norbu would love to offer Tara Puja led by Venerable Michael to all members, board, and friends of Yeshin Norbu, and their families so that the year of 2021 brings prosperity, harmony, and success in all our endeavors.

february

01feb18:0020:30Moved OnlineTantrisk visualiseringsmeditation: 4 veckors kursDenna kurs utgör en praktisk introduktion till Yidam-praktik: meditation pÄ former av Buddha-natur eller upplyst sinne. För erfarna utövare erbjuder kursen en ny syn och förstÄelse för Yidam-praktik grundat i vÀsterlÀndsk psykologi.

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

06feb10:0017:00All you wanted to know about ritual but were afraid to ask: one day courseAs a preparation for engaging in meditational practices to gain higher realizations, the Buddha presented practices for accumulating merit and purifying negative karmas, which are known as the Seven Limb Practices. This course will cover the significance and purpose of these practices and how to implement them in one’s daily life.

09feb18:0020:00Introduction 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?

13feb10:0016:00Introduction to tantra: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Introduction to tantra. Open to everyone!

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.

26feb18:0019:30Medicine Buddha practice: 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.

27feb10:0017:00The meaning of life - from a Buddhist perspective: One day courseAt certain points in our lives we may find ourselves asking questions such as, why am I here and what is the purpose of my life? Is everything predetermined or can I change the direction of my life? Is there an end to our problems and can we be truly happy? In this one day course Venerable Michael will give an introduction to the Four Noble Truths, the first teaching the Buddha gave after reaching enlightenment.

march

09mar18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 1A new course for those who have studied Discovering Buddhism or other programs within Tibetan Buddhism and want to delve deeper, reflect, and meditate on lamrim subjects

11mar18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

18mar18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

20mar10:0017:00Introduction to Karma - the law of cause and effect: one day courseWhy do we feel elated and happy at certain times and completely deflated, sad and confused at other times? Are other people and external circumstances the main cause that make us feel happy or sad, or could it be related to our own thoughts and actions in some way?

25mar18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

26mar18:0019:30Green Tara practice: 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.

27mar10:0016:00Mind and its potential: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Mind and its potential. Open to everyone!

31mar18:0020:00How to meditate: 6 week courseWelcome to module 2 of the Discovering Buddhism study program in which you will learn about meditation.

april

01apr18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

15apr18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

22apr18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

23apr18:0019:30Medicine Buddha practice: 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.

27apr18:0020:00Buddhism 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.

29apr18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

may

01may10:0017:00Death and dying: one day courseIt is inevitable that we experience the loss of a loved one at some stage in our lives. It is also inevitable that we ourselves experience death someday. In this one day course Venerable Michael will introduce some meditation techniques on the awareness of death and the actual death process as explained in the Buddhist texts.

06may18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.

08may10:0016:00How to meditate: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module How to meditate. Open to everyone!

13may18:0019:30FeaturedMeditation evening with Venerable Michael: Drop-inA great opportunity to practice Buddhist meditation and learn about Buddhism in an interactive way.