december, 2020

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


(Saturday) 10:00 - 16:00


Yeshin Norbu

Roslagsgatan 62


Event Details

For English please see below

Under denna retreat kommer vi att integrera meditationsövningar för att odla ett lugnt och fokuserat sinne med de analytiska meditationerna frÄn Discovering Buddhism-modulen Transforming problems.

För deltagare i kursen Discovering Buddhism ger retreaten en möjlighet att bĂ„de repetera  och fördjupa de metoder som behandlats under kursen. För andra deltagare ger retreaten en möjlighet att fĂ„ en praktisk och upplevelsebaserad introduktion till dessa metoder.

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.

LĂ€s mer om programmet Discovering Buddhism

Praktisk information och hur du registrerar dig

Kursdatum: 12 dec
Veckodag: Lördag
Tid: 10:00-16:00
SprÄk: Engelska
Plats: PĂ„ centret (7 platser, först till kvarn!*) och online via Zoom. *Om du vill delta pĂ„ plats mĂ„ste du ange det i fĂ€ltet “Additional information” i kassan/Checkout nĂ€r du köper din biljett*. NĂ€r du köpt biljett fĂ„r du ett mail med lĂ€nken till Zoom-mötet. 
Biljettpris: Minsta donation 500 kr.
Sista anmÀlningsdag: 9 dec
AnmĂ€lan/köpa biljett: Du registrerar dig pĂ„ kursen genom att köpa en biljett hĂ€r pĂ„ webbsidan, se “Tickets” nedan.


During this retreat we will integrate meditation practices to cultivate a calm and focused mind with the analytical meditations from the Discovering Buddhism module Transforming Problems. 

For participants of the Discovering Buddhism course this provides an opportunity to both review and deepen the practices covered in the module. For other participants it provides an opportunity to have a very practical and experiential overview of and introduction to these practices.

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.

Read more about the Discovering Buddhism program

Practical information and how to register

Course dates: 12 Dec
Weekday: Saturday
Time: 10:00-16:00
Language: English
Location: At the centre (7 places; first come, first served!*) and online via Zoom. *If you want to participate at the centre you need to inform us about that in the field “Additional information” i the checkout when buying your ticket*. When you have purchased a ticket you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.
Ticket price: Minimum donation 500 SEK
Last day of registration: 9 dec

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.