Compassion Training for Rebels – Weekend Course with Stephan Pende

05okt(okt 5)10:0006(okt 6)14:00Compassion Training for Rebels – Weekend Course with Stephan PendeA modern explanation of the practices and attitudes of the awakening rebel who wants to heal, grow up and wake up for the benefit of All. This weekend is followed up by 6 online meetings. See separate ticket for details


5 (Lördag) 10:00 - 6 (Söndag) 14:00 CET(GMT+02:00)

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The weekend teaching by Stephan Pende will be based on the text ”The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva”.

”The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” was written by the 10th century Tibetan master Tokme Zongpo. It is one of the most revered texts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It describes the practices and attitudes of the awakening rebel who wants to heal, grow up and wake up for the benefit of all. 

Finding an authentic way to relate to traditional Buddhist practices and texts can be difficult for us in the west. The texts are incredibly powerful, but being from a different cultural context from where the practices originated, makes it difficult to move beyond intellectual understanding and perfunctory repetition towards allowing them to touch our hearts and transform our lives as they are meant to.

For those who are on the Buddhist path, finding ways to work authentically and intimately with practices and texts is very important otherwise much of our study and practice can remain disappointingly superficial. In this course, we will explore how to bring the wisdom of this text into our lives and relationships.

The teaching will be given in English and are suitable for beginners and experienced students. A delicious nutritious vegan lunch will be served.


4th-6th October 2019

Friday 19.00-21:00 Introduction (this event is free if you participate in the weekend course)

Saturday 10:00-16:00

Sunday 10:00-14.00

This weekend teaching will be followed by a Compassion Training for Rebels 6 Month Online Course which is going to be held between October 27, 2019 – February 16, 2020. Course Literature: Reflections on Silver River by Ken Mcleod, available as an e-book from Bokus

Online meetings are facilitated by Stephan Pende on Sundays at 19.30-21.00. The dates: October 27, November 10, December 1, January 12, February 2 and 16.

About Stephan Wormland:
Stephan Wormland, MA in clinical psychology and trained in Gestalt therapy. He has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 35 years and has spent 5 years in meditation retreats. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe.

We offer 20% discount for students, unemployed, and retired. To use this discount, please add the course to the cart, click on Checkout, and in the box “Coupon code” type in “Reduced Course Fee“.



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  • Stephan Pende

    Stephan Pende

    Meditation Teacher

    Stephan Wormland, born 1965 in Germany, has studied and practiced meditation in multiple traditions for over 30 years. He has a master’s degree in clinical psychology, is trained in Gestalt therapy and worked for 6 years in a psychiatric hospital. He lived as an ordained monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years and, during that time, served as the director of Nalanda Monastery in the south of France and spent a total of 5 years in group and solitary retreats. The main teacher of Stephan is Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). He has received teachings and guidance from great Tibetan Masters of the four schools like the Dalai Lama, Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Sogyal Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Kirti Thenshap Rinpoche, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, and Choden Rinpoche. He has practiced and studied with foremost Western teachers like Peter Fenner, Alan Wallace, Rob Preece, Alex Berzin, Pema Chodron, Robert Thurman, and Ken McLeod. He was the resident teacher of the Center for Visdom og Medfølelse in Copenhagen for many years and currently teaches meditation in Buddhist Centers around Europe. Since 2009 he has been studying Radiant Mind with Peter Fenner and completed the Nondual Teacher Training. He is also a program adviser of the Potential Project.


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