Ripa Awareness Meditation – weekly meditation sessions on donation basis

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Date and Time Details: Beginners group - every Tuesday at 19:30 Advanced group - every Thursday at 19:30

Location: The Ripa International Center (RIC)

Address: Hilfigweg 10,
CH – 3172 Niederwangen (Bern)

Program Contact: Begona.
Phone: Tel: 00.41 (0) 31 984 0355.

“Ripa Awareness Meditation” 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.

The method was conceived by the master of Tibetan Buddhism, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche to benefit his students around the world.


“Dana” in Sanskrit means “free gift,” “free donation.” This means that everyone pays what they think is appropriate for the lesson and what they are financially capable of. Dana is closely related to the Latin “Dona” or “Donare”, which also means giving.


RIPA AWARENESS MEDITATION – Beginners on Tuesday at 19:30

This practice of Shamata meditation aims at familiarizing participants with the meditation technique of Shamata, or calm-abiding meditation, a traditional Buddhist method that uses the breath as a support to calm the mind.

The practice of this type of meditation results in a more calm, focused, and stable mind.

It is an ideal practice for those wishing to discover meditation for the first time.

No previous meditation experience needed

Every Tuesday from 19:30 to 21:00, from 3rd September (break during the Bern region school holidays)

Participation on a donation basis

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RIPA AWARENESS MEDITATION – Advanced on Thursday at 19:30

The current advanced group guided by Amrit Wagner will continue every Thursday

The practice of Shamata/Vipassana meditation aims to help participants deepen their meditation practice. Participants are guided through a methodic and progressive approach of exploration of the mind, following the traditional Buddhist Sutra of – The Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

It is addressed to participants with previous meditation experience.

Every Thursday from 19:30 to 21:00 , from 15 August (break during the Bern region school holidays)

Participation on donation basis.

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