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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] => Primordial sounds, mantras, sacred harmonies and songs of Tibetan monks, therapeutic sounds of shamans ... practiced since the dawn of time, for their virtues or for their power, these sacred sounds have the ability to spark spiritual awakening.

With Mahaut Aeschlimann

A qualified art therapist, recognized by the ASCA, she has been a yoga practitioner for twenty years. She integrates in her work techniques of physical presence (Hatha Yoga, Energy Yoga, Healing Tao, Qi Gong, intuitive movement ...) and the use of breath and sounds through various approaches such as spontaneous singing, Indian devotional singing (Bhajan, Mantras) and Yoga of Sound.

Disciple of the Vietnamese master Thich Nhat Hanh, meditation and mindfulness are at the center of her approach.

Normal : 150 CHF / 140 Euros 

Reduced*: 120 CHF / 110 Euros

(*students, seniors, unemployed or members of Ripa and Padma Ling)
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                    [post_content] => During this weekend, Dechen Shak Dagsay will share her experience of Tai Chi practice that she learned with Foen Tjoeng Lie, the famous Sino-German master. Through the practice of the 18 popular episodes of Tai Chi / Qi Gong, the breath is calmed and the body and mind are immediately rested, creating immense benefits for mental and physical health.

The second day of the course will be devoted to the practice of mantra singing. Dechen will give an overview of the world of millenary mantras, explaining their universal power and their application and precious use in our daily lives.

Dechen Shak-Dagsay discovered Chinese movement theory and the healing art of Tai Chi and Qi Gong 20 years ago. Fascinated, she decided to train as a teacher with Foen Tjoeng Lie, the famous German living Chinese master. Dechen is the eldest daughter of Dagsay Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama, from whom she has also received the transmissions of the healing mantras that she now sings for a worldwide audience. Dechen is a Swiss/Tibetan artist who has lived most of her life in Switzerland. 

Normal price : 210 CHF / 180 Euro

Reduced price: 190 CHF / 170 Euro (students, unemployed, senior)

(*students, seniors, unemployed or members of Ripa and Padma Ling)
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                    [post_content] => REGISTER - Download the registration form

Registration form NyungNe_19_EN

The Nyung Nay is a traditional spiritual fast in Tibetan Buddhism that aims to purify outdated patterns of behaviour, offering us the opportunity to free spiritual, emotional and psychological resources and thus accelerate our personal and spiritual growth.

2 pairs of Nyung Nay 

With Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche, a highly accomplished ritual master in the tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism, he was recognized as the reincarnation of Jigme Tempay Gyeltsen, the third Tamdrin Lhunpo Chogtrul. 

Normal price: 210 € / 250 CHF (excl. accommodation)

Reduced price: 160 € / 190 CHF* (excl. accommodation)

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

More info: info@ripa-international.com

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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. Following the teachings given on this topic last Autumn, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche will develop further on the theme and will confer Medicine Buddha’s initiation. The week-end is open to anyone wishing to learn more about meditative practices that enhance one’s own healing abilities. 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. 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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/ [post_title] => Retreat: Inner Peace Keeping [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => retreat-inner-peace-keeping [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-29 12:31:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-29 12:31:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8752 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8756 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2019-01-11 17:25:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-01-11 17:25:03 [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 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  Official registrations will open soon. Check our website regularly for updates.   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] => 2019-01-13 16:36:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-13 16:36:14 [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 ) [9] => 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] => “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  Official registrations will open soon. Check our website regularly for updates. 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] => 2019-01-15 13:21:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-15 13:21:19 [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 ) [10] => 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] => 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  Official registration will open shortly. Check our website regularly for updates. 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] => 2019-01-15 13:22:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-15 13:22:16 [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 ) [11] => 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

With Amrit Wagner

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

Sound Yoga

April 6 - 7, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

Primordial sounds, mantras, sacred harmonies and songs of Tibetan monks, therapeutic sounds of shamans … practiced since the dawn of time, for their virtues or for their power, these sacred sounds have the ability to spark spiritual awakening. With Mahaut Aeschlimann … More

Tai Chi and Mantra Singing, with Dechen Shak-Dagsay

April 13 - 14, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

During this weekend, Dechen Shak Dagsay will share her experience of Tai Chi practice that she learned with Foen Tjoeng Lie, the famous Sino-German master. Through the practice of the 18 popular episodes of Tai Chi / Qi Gong, the … More

EASTER RETREAT Nyung Nay – Traditional Tibetan Fasting Ritual – 2 pairs

With Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche

April 17 - 22, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

REGISTER – Download the registration form Registration form NyungNe_19_EN The Nyung Nay is a traditional spiritual fast in Tibetan Buddhism that aims to purify outdated patterns of behaviour, offering us the opportunity to free spiritual, emotional and psychological resources and … More

Medicine Buddha Teaching and Empowerment

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

May 10 - 12, 2019
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

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. … 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

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

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

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

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 compassion and loving-kindness towards one’s self … More

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

With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche

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

“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 … More

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

With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche

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

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 … 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