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                    [post_content] => “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.

A new cycle of practice for beginners will open this year:

Beginners: RAM-Shamata 8-week cycle

This 8-week cycle on 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 23 April to 11 June

Fee for the 8-week programme: 240 CHF

Info & registration: info@ripa-international.com

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

Advanced - RIPA AWARENESS MEDITATION

RAM-(Shamata/Vipassana) 8-week cycle

This 8-week cycle on 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 25 April to 13 June

Fee for the 8-week programme: 240 CHF

Info & registration: info@ripa-international.com
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                    [post_content] => with Amandine Roche

What if inner peace was at the heart of the world's cohesion? What if meditation was the beginning of a response to stop human conflicts? How can we contribute to bringing more peace on Earth?

During this retreat, Amandine Roche will share the tools to achieve inner peace in a lasting joyful and playful way.

The "Inner Peacekeeping" program is a retreat that helps combat stress, develop well-being and help reconnect the soul, body and mind.

Created by a group of experts in yoga, mindfulness, emotional Intelligence, neuroscience and leadership, this innovative approach was first offered to humanitarian and refugee workers suffering from traumatic stress, depression and anxiety before being offered to people working in companies.

Amandine Roche became a hatha yoga teacher in India and studied meditation with great spiritual masters such as Amma, the Dalai Lama or Goenka. In California, she trained in Vinyasa Yoga and became a teacher in the Google Search Inside Yourself program.

She has now developed the Inner Peace Keeping program, based on yoga, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, neuroscience and conscious leadership. The Inner Peace Keeping program also implements the tools of inner peace with humanitarian aid workers, refugees, prisoners, soldiers in the Middle East and in Afghanistan.

Normal : 290 CHF / 270 Euros 

Reduced: 250 CHF / 230 Euros

(*students, seniors, unemployed or members of Ripa and Padma Ling)

Link to Amandine’s webpage : http://www.amandineroche.com/
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                    [post_content] => With Charles and Patricia Genoud

This residential retreat is dedicated to an intensive practice of meditation and will take place in silence. There will be no verbal contact with the other participants and no use of mobile phones. It is intended for beginners and people who want to deepen their practice. Sitting periods of meditation will alternate with walking meditation. Every day there will also be an hour of meditation in action.

Patricia Genoud-Feldman has practiced and studied Buddhist meditation in Asia and the West since 1984. She has been teaching Vipassana practice since 1997 in Europe, Israel and the USA. Patricia was trained at the Insight Meditation Society under the direction of Joseph Goldstein, in Insight Dialogue with Gregory Kramer and in MBSR in Worcester -MA.

Charles Genoud has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism since 1970. He studied with the venerable Geshe Rabten for several years, then with Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche. He also attended the School of Dialectics in Dharamsala in 1975. He has also practiced Theravada Buddhism in Burma and the United States. Charles studied Sensory Awareness which greatly influenced his research on meditation in motion. He has developed the approach called "Gesture of Awareness". He has been teaching Vipassana meditation since 1995.

Both Charles and Patricia are the co-founders of the Vimalakirti Meditation Centre in Geneva, Switzerland

Prices: Donation-based (Dana) programme.

According to the Theravada Buddhist tradition, teachers do not ask for any fees. For their living, they depend on donations offered freely by the participants at the end of the course.

The Dana or the practice of generosity is a key virtue in Buddhism, a practice to be developed on the path to enlightenment.

Fees apply to accommodation and food

Retreat held in French and/or English if necessary.

Event organized by Vimalakirti Center.
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The program in Moscow includes the following: Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche’s Public Talk (June 7th); Teachings, which includes a сonсert with religious dancing (Cham) and singing (June 8th), Enriching Gesar Fire Puja (June 10th, led by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche), Ripa Awareness Meditation (June 11th), Wrathful Gesar Droubcho (June 12th - 16th, led by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche).
 
The program in Saint-Petersburg takes place in parallel as follows: Dorje Drollo Wang and Teachings (June 7th - 9th, led by Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche).
 
The program in Buryatia follows (June 18th - July 2nd) and includes: Hayagriva Drubcho in the mountain village of Orlic, Teachings, and a Visit to consecrate the newest Guru Rinpoche Center of the Ripa Tradition (near Ulan-Ude : Erkhirik Geserey Buusa ). Teachings will be given on : Wrathful Gesar, Peaceful Gesar, Magnetizing Gesar, Enriching Gesar, and Avalokiteshvara; additional practices will include : Mediciine Buddha, Sang Offerings, and there is an ongoing general accumulation of Dusum Sangye prayers. There will be a public conference by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche on the topic : Gesar as the ideal of the warrior of light . Both Rinpoches will take part in the Buryatia program.
 
The program in Kalmykia includes: Teachings and Hayagriva Drubcho (July 5th - 14th, led by Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche).
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The Great Annual Celebration of Lord Buddha

A ceremony commemorating the Buddha’s Enlightenment : workshops, guided meditations, conferences, culinary delights,…. A colorful program around the Buddha’s life and teachings, for all – young and old. 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During this public teaching open to all, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche will introduce participants to the meditative practices of loving-kindness (Metta) and the teachings on The Four Immeasurable Thoughts, methods that help expand one’s own capacity to experience self and reality in a boundless, unifying and compassionate way. Programme open to all  Prices: check our website for regular updates Arrival of participants on July 20 at 4:00 pm  End of the program Friday, July 26, after lunch Public program open to all More information: info@ripa-international.com Summer retreat 2019 20 July – 10 August Module 1 20 - 26 July Caring for One's Self, Caring for Others: A Training of the Mind in Compassion and Loving Kindness Meditation Module 2 27 July – 2 August Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days) Module 3  3 – 10 August Enrichment Gesar Empowerment and Drupchö  [post_title] => Ripa International Summer Retreat 2019 - Module One - Caring for One's Self, Caring for Others: A Training of the Mind in Compassion and Loving Kindness Meditation [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ripa-international-summer-retreat-2019-module-one-the-power-of-compassion-and-loving-kindness-towards-ones-self-in-turbulent-times [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-05-19 15:03:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-19 15:03:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8759 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8761 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2019-01-12 09:18:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-01-12 09:18:58 [post_content] => DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM Summer retreat_2019_EN “Drupchö“ means “Great Accomplishment“ in Tibetan and is one of the most elaborate forms of Vajrayana Buddhist practice. It offers participants the unique opportunity to focus the body, speech and mind on spiritual activity, the source of merit and achievement on the path to enlightenment. With Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche, in the presence of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Arrival of participants on July 27 at 4:00 pm  End of the program Friday, August 2 after lunch Prerequisites: having taken refuge in the Three Jewels and having received the initiation of Yeshe Tsogyal  More information: info@ripa-international.com  Summer retreat 2019 20 July – 10 August Module 1 20 - 26 July Caring for One's Self, Caring for Others: A Training of the Mind in Compassion and Loving Kindness Meditation Module 2 27 July – 2 August Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days) Module 3  3 – 10 August Enrichment Gesar Empowerment and Drupchö [post_title] => Ripa International Summer Retreat 2019 – Module Two – Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ripa-international-summer-retreat-2019-module-two-taksham-yeshe-tsogyal-drupcho [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-05-19 15:06:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-19 15:06:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8761 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8763 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2019-01-12 09:57:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-01-12 09:57:55 [post_content] => DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM Summer retreat_2019_EN We are very pleased to announce that His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche will be giving the Gesar Enrichment empowerment and will be leading the Enrichment Gesar Drupchö, Wish Granting Jewel, at the Ripa International Center. The Enrichment Gesar  - also called Sengchen Samphel Norbu Gyalpo, Great King Lion of the Wish Granting Jewel – is the embodiment of all the wisdom and mundane wealth deities. This practice was written by H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche himself, as part of the revealed mind treasure (Terma) on the teaching cycle of Gesar, with the blessings of Guru Padmasambhava. This is a very rare opportunity for students to sit with His Eminence and receive these precious teachings. In this lifetime, as prophesied by Guru Rinpoche, His Eminence is a mind emanation of Gesar. During the time of Gesar, His Eminence was Dongbumpai Gyatsa Gyalkar, the brother of Gesar. The teachings of Gesar are vital to this time and age of degeneration. In essence, Gesar is the Body emanation of Manjurshri, Speech of Avalokiteshvara, Mind of Vajrapani. In quality and activity, Gesar is the same as Guru Padmasambhava. It is said that participating in the Enrichment Gesar empowerment and Drupchö brings immense benefits to one’s life: improved health, increased lifespan as well as merit, and success in everyday life. 4 August Enrichment Gesar empowerment led by His Eminence Tertön Namkha Drimed Rinpoche – Organized by the Swiss Tibetan community, followed by the traditional Lingdro Dances ceremony. 5 – 10 August  Enrichment Gesar drupchö  Bestowal of Siddhis on 10 August With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and in the presence of Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche and Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Arrival of participants on 3 August at 4pm End of programme Saturday 10 August after lunch. Prerequisites: To have taken refuge in the Three Jewels. More information: info@ripa-international.com  Summer retreat 2019 20 July – 10 August Module 1 20 - 26 July Caring for One's Self, Caring for Others: A Training of the Mind in Compassion and Loving Kindness Meditation Module 2 27 July – 2 August Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days) Module 3  3 – 10 August Enrichment Gesar Empowerment and Drupchö [post_title] => Ripa International Summer Retreat 2019 – Module Three – Enrichment Gesar Empowerment and Drupchö  [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ripa-international-summer-retreat-2019-module-three-enrichment-gesar-empowerment-and-drupcho [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-05-19 15:07:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-19 15:07:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8763 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8758 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2019-01-25 11:50:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-01-25 11:50:25 [post_content] => Ripa Awareness Meditation (RAM) is a simple and effective method to stabilize the mind using SHAMATA, a millenary technique that uses breathing as a support to develop "mental calm". Once the mind is settled, aspects of VIPASSANA meditation, or "penetrating vision", are introduced, facilitating approaches that free the mind from conceptual fabrication.  Attentive presence and mindfulness work together to help us accept life situations as they are and make them the very object of our meditative practice. The Ripa Awareness Meditation (RAM) method was developed by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche, authentic master of Tibetan Buddhism of the Ripa lineage. Geneviève Hamelet has been practicing meditation for over 25 years; a student of Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche, she is the director of RAM programs in charge of development and training. Since 2009, she has also been involved in the development of the Mindfulness and MBSR programmes in French-speaking countries, within the ADM (Association pour le développement de la Mindfulness), of which she is a founding member and President. 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The method was conceived by the master of Tibetan Buddhism, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche to benefit his students around the world. A new cycle of practice for beginners will open this year: Beginners: RAM-Shamata 8-week cycle This 8-week cycle on 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 23 April to 11 June Fee for the 8-week programme: 240 CHF Info & registration: info@ripa-international.com The current advanced group guided by Amrit Wagner will continue every Thursday Advanced - RIPA AWARENESS MEDITATION RAM-(Shamata/Vipassana) 8-week cycle This 8-week cycle on 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. 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Ripa Awareness Meditation (RAM) Weekly meditation sessions

Open Dates
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

“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 … More

Retreat: Inner Peace Keeping

May 31 - June 2, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

with Amandine Roche What if inner peace was at the heart of the world’s cohesion? What if meditation was the beginning of a response to stop human conflicts? How can we contribute to bringing more peace on Earth? During this … More

Residential Vipassana Meditation Retreat

June 7 - 10, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

With Charles and Patricia Genoud This residential retreat is dedicated to an intensive practice of meditation and will take place in silence. There will be no verbal contact with the other participants and no use of mobile phones. It is … More

Teachings in Russia : Moscow, St. Petersburg, Buryatia – at the newest “Ripa Guru Rinpoche Center,” and Kalmykia

June 7 - July 14, 2019
Russia : Moscow, St. Petersburg, Buryatia and Kalmykia

The program in Moscow includes the following: Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche’s Public Talk (June 7th); Teachings, which includes a сonсert with religious dancing (Cham) and singing (June 8th), Enriching Gesar Fire Puja (June 10th, led by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche), Ripa Awareness … More

Sagadawa Festivities

June 22 - 23, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

The Great Annual Celebration of Lord Buddha A ceremony commemorating the Buddha’s Enlightenment : workshops, guided meditations, conferences, culinary delights,…. A colorful program around the Buddha’s life and teachings, for all – young and old.

Ripa International Summer Retreat 2019 – Module One – Caring for One’s Self, Caring for Others: A Training of the Mind in Compassion and Loving Kindness Meditation

July 20 - 26, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM Summer retreat_2019_EN Developing a loving, caring attitude towards our family and friends, our society and our planet depends very much on the care and love we are able to develop towards one’s self.  The practice of … More

Ripa International Summer Retreat 2019 – Module Two – Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö

July 27 - August 2, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM Summer retreat_2019_EN “Drupchö“ means “Great Accomplishment“ in Tibetan and is one of the most elaborate forms of Vajrayana Buddhist practice. It offers participants the unique opportunity to focus the body, speech and mind on spiritual activity, … More

Ripa International Summer Retreat 2019 – Module Three – Enrichment Gesar Empowerment and Drupchö 

August 3 - 10, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM Summer retreat_2019_EN We are very pleased to announce that His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche will be giving the Gesar Enrichment empowerment and will be leading the Enrichment Gesar Drupchö, Wish Granting Jewel, at the Ripa International … More

Ripa Awareness Meditation with Geneviève Hamelet

October 5 - 6, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

Ripa Awareness Meditation (RAM) is a simple and effective method to stabilize the mind using SHAMATA, a millenary technique that uses breathing as a support to develop “mental calm”. Once the mind is settled, aspects of VIPASSANA meditation, or “penetrating … More