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An experiential perspective from Early Buddhism Mindfulness is en-vogue. While Mindfulness is being adopted by the modern world, many of the more subtle and critical aspects of the practice are overlooked and being lost. Very few know where Mindfulness comes from, how it was understood in the context of Early Buddhist practice, in which larger context mindfulness was practiced, and to what end.
The Satipatthana Sutra is well known as the main source for Buddhist teachings on mindfulness and its place in the Buddhist path, and is hailed as the direct path to realization. In this short retreat, we will use Bhikkhu Analayo’s translation of the Sutra, in conjunction with his instructions on how to practice, with the aim to explore deeper the original source of Mindfulness and benefit from its power for deep transformation. Diego Hangartner completed his studies in pharmacology at the ETHZurich, specializing in psychopharmacology and addiction. He lived for 11 years in Dharamsala, India, learned Tibetan, and studied for 7 years at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in the Tibetan language. He has completed multiple meditation retreats of several months, worked as an interpreter, translating Tibetan into many languages, and published several books. On returning to Europe, he taught widely, and organized many large events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He participates in research aimed at exploring the benefits of meditation as a long-term practitioner. Diego is associated with and worked for the Mind and Life Institute since the 1990’s: he was Mind and Life’s COO from 2009 – 2012 in the USA, founded Mind and Life Europe in 2008, and was its director until 2015. His teachers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khamtul Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche and Bhikkhu Analayo – with each spending many years of close study.

Price: CHF 290.–  (excl. accommodation)

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Mindfulness and awareness work together to bring acceptance of living situations as they are. Life is not regarded as source of rejection or indulgence, but rather as the food of awareness and mindfulness; the depression and excitement that go on in life become the very object of meditation!
During this end-of-year retreat Rinpoche will unfold and guide participants through the key elements that help us in this process. Gathered under the Ripa Awareness Meditation method, they bring in Shamata's Buddhist tools – a millennial breathing technique that helps develop mental calm – and introduces aspects of Vipassana meditation, or penetrating vision, that help us develop “ways of looking” that free the mind from conceptual fabrication.

Normal Price : CHF 320.– CHF / € 275.– Reduced Price *: CHF 240.–  / € 210.– (*students, seniors, unemployed or members of Ripa and Padma Ling)

Information and registrations on: info@ripa-international.com
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Learn to meditate – Ripa Awareness Meditation (RAM)

With Amrit Wagner

Open Dates
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

“The only way to know mind and to attain wisdom is through meditation. In repose, in space, in silent time, answers can come. Wisdom and insight wash away problems. Transformation occurs in stillness. Through the practice of mindfulness, the elementary harmony that creates wind horse – the Tibetan expression for positive energy – is created. Relaxation will then translate into everyday life and bring benefits. Internal change will bring external change. When we are clear and equipped with insight, we are in a place to help others. It is by developing wisdom and compassion that we are able to be of the greatest assistance to others…. compassion heals.”
– Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche More

The Satipatthana Sutra – How the Buddha Taught Mindfulness

November 29 - December 2, 2018
Ripa International Center

Google Calendar  ICS An experiential perspective from Early Buddhism Mindfulness is en-vogue. While Mindfulness is being adopted by the modern world, many of the more subtle and critical aspects of the practice are overlooked and being lost. Very few know where … More

Winter Retreat 2018 -2019 : RAM – Ripa Awareness Meditation

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

December 27, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Ripa International Center

Registration: RegForm_WR18_EN Winter Retreat in Full Silence Google Calendar  ICS Mindfulness and awareness work together to bring acceptance of living situations as they are. Life is not regarded as source of rejection or indulgence, but rather as the food of awareness … More