october, 2020

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.


(Wednesday) 18:00 - 20:00


Yeshin Norbu

Roslagsgatan 62


Event Details

For English please see below

Denna modul av Discovering Buddhism Ă€r baserad pĂ„ texten Åtta verser om tanketransformation av Langri Tangpa Dorje Sangye. I Ă„tta skarpa och koncisa verser lĂ€r vi oss hur vi omvandlar vĂ„ra tankar och transformerar det vi ser som problem. Det Ă€r hela idĂ©n. Problem förvandlas till orsaken till lycka som ocksĂ„ frĂ€mjar vĂ„r strĂ€van att utveckla och öka bodhichitta, önskan att vakna upp för alla varelsers skull.

“Du mĂ„ste lĂ€ra dig Ă€lska problem lika mycket som du Ă€lskar glass!” som Lama Zopa har sagt.

Vad kommer kursen att ge mig?

  • Utforska nackdelarna med en sjĂ€lvförhĂ€rligande eller sjĂ€lvisk attityd, och fördelarna med att vĂ€rna om andra mer Ă€n dig sjĂ€lv.
  • LĂ„t dig inspireras att bry dig mer och mer om andra.
  • LĂ€r dig hur man anvĂ€nder de speciella teknikerna för mindtrĂ€ning, eller lojong, som ett sĂ€tt att förvandla problem till lycka 
  • LĂ€r dig uppskatta problem och hur man anvĂ€nder dem pĂ„ vĂ€gen mot upplysning.

Kursen bestÄr av 4 veckovisa sessioner. Varje tillfÀlle innehÄller undervisning, meditationer och diskussioner (och fika!) med syftet att fördjupa förstÄelsen kring Àmnet och integrera den i dagliga livet.

LĂ€s mer om programmet Discovering Buddhism

Praktisk information och hur du registrerar dig

Kursdatum: 7 okt-4 nov (KurstillfÀllen: 7 okt,14 okt, 21 okt, 4 nov. Obs! Ej 28 okt (höstlov))
Veckodag: Onsdagar
Tid: 18:00-20:00
SprÄk: Engelska
Plats: PÄ centret och online via Zoom. NÀr du köpt biljett fÄr du ett mail med lÀnken till Zoom-mötet.
Biljettpris: Minsta donation 520 kr.
Sista anmÀlningsdag: 5 okt
AnmĂ€lan/köpa biljett: Du registrerar dig pĂ„ kursen genom att köpa en biljett hĂ€r pĂ„ webbsidan, se “Tickets” nedan.


This module of Discovering Buddhism is based on the text The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation by Langri Tangpa Dorje Sangye. In eight sharp and to-the-point verses we learn how to transform our thoughts, to transform what we view as problems. That is the whole idea. Problems, instead, become the cause of happiness that also furthers our goal of developing and increasing bodhichitta, the precious mind of enlightenment, that enables us to enter the Mahayana path and progress on to enlightenment.

“You’ve got to learn to love problems just as much as you love ice cream!” as Lama Zopa has said.

What will I take away into my daily life?

  • Learn to consider the disadvantages of self-cherishing, or a selfish attitude, and the advantages of cherishing others more than yourself.
  • Get inspired to practice caring more and more for others.
  • Learn how to employ the special techniques of mind training, or lojong, as a means to transform problems into happiness.
  • Learn how to like problems and use them in the path to enlightenment.

The course consists of 4 weekly sessions. In each session there will be teachings, meditations, and discussions (and fika!) aimed at deepening the understanding of the topics and integrating them into daily life.

Read more about the Discovering Buddhism program

Practical information and how to register

Course dates: 7 Oct-4 Nov (Sessions: 7 Oct,14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov. Note! Not 28 okt (autumn break))
Weekday: Mondays
Time: 18:00-20:00
Language: English
Location: At the centre and online via Zoom. When you have purchased a ticket you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.
Ticket price: Minimum donation 520 SEK
Last day of registration: 5 Oct

Registration/Buy ticket: You register for the course by purchasing a ticket here on the website, see “Tickets” below.

Ticket Section Title

“Minimum donation” covers the costs of having the centre open and running our program. In addition to the minimum donation, if you wish to support the centre or other participants who cannot afford paying, you can donate a larger amount. It is a great opportunity to practice generosity and benefit others. We offer a 20 percent discount on the “minimum donation” to retired, unemployed, and students. To use this discount, please add the course to the cart, click on Checkout, and in the box “Coupon code” type in “discount20” . When your order is completed, you will receive a confirmation email. Look in the junk mail folder if you purchased a ticket and haven’t received a confirmation email. Consider adding [email protected] to your safe senders’ list to be able to receive tickets and confirmation in your inbox.

Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!

Speakers for this event

  • Venerable Michael Yeshe

    Venerable Michael Yeshe

    Venerable Michael was born in London in 1966 to a Greek father and a Belgian mother. He was raised in Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since the age of 7. At age 13, he entered the Sera Jey Monastic University in South India where he spent the next 18 years studying Buddhist Philosophy. Since 1996, Ven Michael Yeshe has been invited to Buddhist centres in America, Singapore, Malaysia and Holland as a translator and teacher. For 11 years he was residing at the Tara Institute in Melbourne where he served as translator for Venerable Geshe Doga. During the autumn 2020 Venerable Michael is resident teacher at Yeshin Norbu and leads our courses and retreats connected to the Discovering Buddhism study program, Introduction to Buddhism, Introduction to Buddhist meditation, Buddhism in a nutshell, Meditation evening with Venerable Michael, We practice together and Nyung-nÀ retreat.