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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.

Every Thursday from 19:30 to 21:00 , from 25 April to 13 June

Fee for the 8-week programme: 240 CHF

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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 compassion and loving-kindness towards one's self helps us get in touch with the tenderness, openness and kindness of the heart, and frees us from the reactive patterns derived from the boundaries we normally live by—good and bad; love and aversion; self and others.

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 
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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 
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Summer retreat_2019_EN

We are very pleased to announce that the Terton 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, 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 the Tertön 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 the Tertön – 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 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
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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.

Normal: CHF 160.– / € 150.–

Reduced* : CHF 140.– / € 130.–

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

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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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

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 the Terton 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  … 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