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Using specific yoga poses from kundalini and Hatha yoga we will prepare the body and use powerful BBTR tools to unlock stored emotions and unresolved traumas. These practices are used to help assist our human journey and to follow our dreams, to clarify our life’s mission and purpose by clearing inner spaces, and to ultimately find the expression of our voice and potential. It is said that 90% of our pains, stresses, anxieties are linked to stuck emotions and unresolved trauma from the developmental and embryonic stages, and from the different life experiences from birth to adulthood. During this retreat you will be able to increase your general awareness of the emotions stored in the body, by allowing the yoga practice and powerful breathing approach to stimulate any stagnant areas in the physical body and subtle spaces and to allow your vital energy to flow. We will use yoga poses to open the body and target the practice to increase the vibration of the chakras, using a fluid kundalini practice working from the root chakra up to the crown chakra.  With specific hatha yoga poses we will ground and find balance and harmonise our mind and body. BBTR has a potential to release the effects of long unresolved traumas, thus supporting general healing of our physical organism and psyche. Breath work can prevent an onset of debilitating and potentially life-threatening trauma-related diseases. Conscious use of breath by many existing breathwork modalities can help individuals to live with vitality and radiant health. Breathwork is a general term describing numerous available modalities that use the breath as a main tool for exploring alternate states of consciousness, meditation as well as in therapy. People around the world, seeing the power of it, have used breath as a healing tool since ancient times. Even Latin words for breath and spirit are the same. Breathwork utilizes conscious manipulation or controlling of breathing patterns to achieve a certain desired results. The amounts of O2 and CO2 we take in, expel or maintain in our blood levels have direct effect of on our physical bodies and well-being. Various breathwork modalities make use of scientific information available to us about effects of levels oxygenation on our organism. These modalities utilize special breathing techniques, which support increasing or decreasing levels of oxygen in our body to achieve a desired result. A direct connection between our breath and our emotional responses is utilized by many existing Breathwork modalities. Many modern body-oriented psychotherapy modalities, such as Bioenergetic Therapy founded by Alexander Lowen, as well as mainstream therapies rooted in foundation of the work of famous body-oriented psychologist Wilhelm Reich use breath as one of their main tools. DANIEL ANNER I discovered Iyengar Yoga in San Francisco in 2002 after my studies in psychology. Since then, I practiced different styles of yoga and trained annually with different world renown teachers in Ashtanga, Iyengar and Kundalini Yoga. Since 2005, I taught in many different institutions such as the World Economic Forum, the World Trade Organization, the Four Seasons Hotel, the UNHCR, a private clientele, at the Geneva International School. I also teach at festivals in Chamonix, Bali and Barcelona, and am also dedicated to teach people in need as well as parents and children. Since 2007, I have been training in Thai Massage, Osteothai, AcroYoga, Craniosacral and Breathwork.  I love to learn about healing, for myself and to help others find their way. In 2010 I founded the Geneva Yoga Festival and helped launch different festivals in Geneva and Paraty in Brazil. I am fully dedicated to spreading my passion for holistic health and therapies, and have organized many events for the last 10 years. I am changing my direction to focus on working deeply with people using yoga, craniosacral therapy and BBTR approach in the form of individual sessions, teaching collective groups and in festivals to follow my journey as a yogic healer, letting go of the organiser hat. I look forward to share my skills with you during this intensive and transformative weekend.

Normal price: 290 CHF / 260 Euros Reduced price: 270 CHF / 240 Euros
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These four areas of exploration – on which the development of mindfulness is based consist of a real investigation of the nature of reality, starting from the body and gradually penetrating the nature of phenomena.
These two days will be devoted to study and practice, emphasizing the direct experience of this natural quality of attentive presence or Mindfulness. Geneviève Hamelet, a meditation practitioner for 25 years, has participated since 2009 in the development of Mindfulness in French-speaking countries, within the ADM (Association pour le développement de la Mindfulness), of which she is a founding member and president.

Normal Price : CHF 190.– / € 160.– Reduced Price * : CHF 160.– / € 140.– (*students, seniors, unemployed or members of Ripa and Padma Ling)
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REGISTER HERE:
  Illness, which is an integral part of our lives, is caused by an imbalance of our vital energies and the best remedy lies within ourselves: help re-establish harmony within those energies through meditating techniques that evoke our own healing resources. We connect with nature through the five basic elements present in the universe and in ourselves. As long as balance is maintained within these elements, we remain healthy, while the abusive use of one element destroys the harmony necessary to our physical and mental constitution, which is at the root of the problems that poison our life. The practice of healing according to the Buddha of Medicine inspires us to work not only on an outer level, but deep within ourselves, thus balancing vital forces to bring inner harmony and outer health. Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche, is a master of Tibetan Buddhism, recognized in both Kagyu and Nyingma schools, he is the spiritual director of the Ripa International Center. He has taught for more than twenty years in Europe in a particularly lively, practical and contemporary way.

Normal Price : CHF 230.– / € 195.– Reduced Price *: CHF 190.– / € 160.– (*students, seniors, unemployed or members of Ripa and Padma Ling)
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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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The "Ripa Awareness Meditation" method was conceived by the master of Tibetan Buddhism, Gyétrul Jigmé Rinpoche to benefit his students around the world. It is a simple and effective method that helps stabilize the mind, using the Shamatha technique or calm-abiding meditation; once the mind has settled, the application of Vipassana meditation tools allows the practitioner to gain access to more subtle aspects of his mind, thus allowing him a true exploration of the nature of phenomena and reality.
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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

BBTR Yoga Fusion – Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release, Infused with Different Yogic Techniques to Prepare the Body for Deep Breathing

September 28 - 30, 2018
Ripa International Center

Google Calendar  ICS Using specific yoga poses from kundalini and Hatha yoga we will prepare the body and use powerful BBTR tools to unlock stored emotions and unresolved traumas. These practices are used to help assist our human journey and to … More

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness with Geneviève Hamelet

October 12 - 14, 2018
Ripa International Center

Google Calendar  ICS These four areas of exploration – on which the development of mindfulness is based consist of a real investigation of the nature of reality, starting from the body and gradually penetrating the nature of phenomena. These two days … More

Public Talk in Bern, Switzerland

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

November 1, 2018

Hosted by the Ripa International Center with Die Quelle.

Medicine Buddha : A Buddhist Approach to Health and Well-Being

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

November 3 - 4, 2018
Ripa International Center

REGISTER HERE: RegForm_MedBuddha_EN   Illness, which is an integral part of our lives, is caused by an imbalance of our vital energies and the best remedy lies within ourselves: help re-establish harmony within those energies through meditating techniques that evoke … 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

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 and mindfulness; … More