BARDO TEACHINGS – How to die every day, with Diego Hangartner

September 4 - 6, 2020

Date and Time Details: 4. - 6. September

Location: Ripa International Center

Address: Hilfligweg 10
CH - 3172 Niederwangen (Berne)

Program Contact: Begona.
Phone: + 41 (0) 31 984 0355.

The Bardo teachings of Tibetan Buddhism are profound and precious teachings that address both how to approach the transitory, momentary experience of this life and how to use this wisdom to skillfully and intentionally navigate the process of our own dying and rebirth.

In this short introductory course we will contextualize the teachings on the in-between (Bardo means in-between) in the larger teachings of the nature of mind, use the arts to explore the practices and gain a better understanding of why the Bardo teachings are so precious and profound. We will base the instructions on actual practice.

The course will be appropriate for beginners (we will first contextualize the practice) as well as for advanced practitioners (we will then explore the practice from the perspective of the Nature of Mind – the highest teachings in Tibetan Buddhism). Key to understanding the teachings is to know and practice that “we die every day”.

Prices (excl. accommodation):
Normal price: CHF 320.–
Reduced price*: CHF 290.–

*Students, unemployed, senior and Ripa Sangha members.

The course will be taught in English – the reference material is translated into English. German translation will be offered upon request, only if a sufficient number of participants need it.

The seminar will be maintained with a minimum of 10 participants.

With Diego Hangartner

Pharm.D., PCC, completed his studies in pharmacology at the ETH Zurich, specializing in psychopharmacology and addiction. His main interest is to understand what constitutes a healthy mind, and how to cultivate it.

He lived for 11 years in Dharamsala, India, learned Tibetan, and studied for 7 years at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics. He completed several retreats, worked as an interpreter, translating Tibetan into many languages, and published a few books.

On returning to Europe in 2003, he taught widely, and organized several large events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Switzerland2005, Hamburg2007), and participated in research aimed at exploring the benefits of meditation as a long-term practitioner.