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                    [post_content] => There is an ongoing practice for students of all levels, newcomers and long time students alike, at the Ripa International Center. The practice is led by Amrit Wagner, an approved meditation instructor under the guidance of Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. For more information on the weekly Shiné sittings, please contact: info@ripa-international.com
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                    [post_content] => At Landguet Ried, Home of the Ripa International Center - Bern (Switzerland)

Mindfulness is transforming the way we live, work, heal and lead.

This conference will ally scientific research and contemplative methods, and will serve as a platform for practitioners of various sectors of society to exchange and share success stories on how this millennial practice is contributing to the creation of a more conscious and compassionate society.

Dr. Olga Klimecki of the University of Geneva, an affective neuroscientist following on the steps of Dr. Richard Davidson and Prof. Tania Singer, will present the most exciting aspects of her research that focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms that shape social emotions in adaptive ways, by incorporating methods from psychology, neuroscience, and economy.

Further, a multidisciplinary group of mindfulness trainers, scientists, and mindfulness corporate consultants will share the most exciting aspects of their work.  A unique opportunity to informally meet and network with professionals of the business, health and education fields to explore how they are already implementing mindfulness interventions in their work.

=> MORE INFORMATIONS

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Ripa International Center / Switzerland

The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind from Samsara

Retreat in Full Silence The end of the year is a conducive moment that invites contemplation and meditation on the key issues of human life. Based on "The four thoughts that turn the mind from Samsara", the winter retreat teachings will enlighten us on the four essential reflections: - this human life is a unique and precious opportunity - impermanence and death are an integral part of life - the chain of causes and effects of our actions are inevitable - Samsara “, or a life based on appearances, will never be a source of true happiness Contemplating and integrating "the four thoughts that turn the mind from Samsara" is the basis of  our commitment on the spiritual path, according to Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  It is also the gateway to the "specific preliminaries", also known as the "Ngöndro". The contemplation of these thoughts leads practitioners to new insights that can become a true source of motivation in their spiritual quest. This retreat in complete silence will give us the opportunity to plunge into the essence of Buddhist practice and philosophy guided by a highly qualified teacher, Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche.

=> Register now

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RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland - Co-organized with Landguet Ried, Center for mindful living

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Learn to meditate – Shamata (Shiné)

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

Mindfulness in Society

December 2 - 3, 2017
Ripa International Center/ Landguet Ried - Hilfligweg 10 CH-3172 Niederwangen b. Bern - Schweiz

At Landguet Ried, Home of the Ripa International Center – Bern (Switzerland) Mindfulness is transforming the way we live, work, heal and lead. This conference will ally scientific research and contemplative methods, and will serve as a platform for practitioners … More

Winter Retreat: Contemplation on the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind from Samsara

With Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche

December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Ripa International Center

Ripa International Center / Switzerland The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind from Samsara Retreat in Full Silence The end of the year is a conducive moment that invites contemplation and meditation on the key issues of human life. Based … More

The Way of Shamatha: Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind, and Illuminating Awareness

January 22 - 28, 2018
Ripa International Center

RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland – co-organized with Landguet Ried, Center for mindful living Six Day Residential Retreat with Dr. B. Alan Wallace During this retreat, we will explore in theory and practice a range of methods for … More

A Dialogue with Dr. Richard Davidson

April 10, 2018
Ripa International Center / Landguet Ried

RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland – Co-organized with Landguet Ried, Center for mindful living   Dr. Richard Davidson, researcher and author of numerous books, will visit our center for a multidisciplinary meeting to explore the intersections between meditation, … More