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

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ON A DONATION BASIS
"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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Beginners: RAM-Shamata 

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

Info & registration: info@ripa-international.com

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Advanced: RAM/Shamata-Vipassana

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.

Info & registration: amrit.wagner@gmail.com
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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 Mülamadhyamakakärikä is the most famous work of the great Acharya Nagarjuna, one of the main founders of the Madhyamaka School of Mahayana Buddhism. The central topic of this text is the understanding of emptiness of self and all phenomena, which are devoid of inherent existence and interdependently originated.
Teaching format Two evenings of teaching followed by a full weekend. First level of a five-year curriculum to learn and deepen the foundations of Buddhist philosophy.
Curriculum Year 1 This teaching is the first year of a 5-year curriculum that will be delivered at the Ripa International Center; it will cover the twenty-seven chapters of “The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way”. On the first year, the following chapters will be studied:
  1. Examination of Conditions
  2. Examination of Motion
  3. Examination of the Senses
  4. Examination of the Skandhas, and The Noble Eightfold Path.
DOWNLOAD THE 5-YEAR CURRICULUM BELOW The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way PRICE CHF 200.– / € 190.–   Entire week-end CHF 35 / € 30 - Individual evenings, Thursday & Friday (Excl. accommodation & food) Teaching will be held in Tibetan, with English translation. German upon request. [post_title] => Buddhist Philosophy I: The Wisdom of the Middle Way, based on Acharya Nagarjuna's text [post_excerpt] => The Mülamadhyamakakärikä is the most famous work of the great Acharya Nagarjuna, one of the main founders of the Madhyamaka School of Mahayana Buddhism. The central topic of this text is the understanding of emptiness of self and all phenomena, which are devoid of inherent existence and interdependently originated. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => buddhist-philosophy-i-the-wisdom-of-the-middle-way-with-khenpo-tenzin-wangdu [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-09-16 18:43:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-16 18:43:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8308 [menu_order] => 20191031 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8001 [post_author] => 27 [post_date] => 2017-01-16 11:51:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-16 11:51:27 [post_content] => Yogom is a set of exercises developed from traditional yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation. The meditation technique used in this practice is Shiné (or Shamata in Sanskrit) aimed particularly at soothing our mind. The name "Yogom" is a condensed version of YO for yoga, and GOM which means "meditate" in Tibetan. By unbinding tensions, this practice particularly helps to prepare the body and mind before engaging in formal sitting meditation practice. This technique was developed by François Bertolero at the request of the Tibetan Master Gyétrul Jigmé Rinpoche. The workshop will be led by Cynthia Jouffre, yoga teacher in Alsace, France, and certified Yogom instructor since 2017. Price Normal price: CHF 160 / € 150, Reduced price*: CHF 140 / € 130 (*students, unemployed, retired, members of Ripa or Padma Ling) [post_title] => Yogom with Cynthia Jouffre [post_excerpt] => Yogom is a set of exercises developed from traditional yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation. The meditation technique used in this practice is Shiné (or Shamata in Sanskrit) aimed particularly at soothing our mind. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => yogom-with-cynthia-jouffre [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-26 10:13:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-26 10:13:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8001 [menu_order] => 20191123 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8382 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2018-01-22 18:16:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-22 18:16:09 [post_content] => Winter Retreat in Full Silence Google Calendar  ICS
Mindfulness and awareness work together to bring acceptance of living situations as they are. Life is not regarded as source of rejection or indulgence, but rather as the food of awareness and mindfulness; the depression and excitement that go on in life become the very object of meditation.
During this end-of-year retreat Rinpoche will unfold and guide participants through the key elements that help us in this process. Gathered under the Ripa Awareness Meditation method, they bring in Shamata's Buddhist tools – a millennial breathing technique that helps develop mental calm – and introduces aspects of Vipassana meditation, or penetrating vision, that help us develop “ways of looking” that free the mind from conceptual fabrication.

Normal Price : CHF 320.– CHF / € 275.– Reduced Price *: CHF 240.–  / € 210.– (*students, seniors, unemployed or members of Ripa and Padma Ling)

Information and registrations on: info@ripa-international.com Registrations will open in October 2019 - Please check our website regularly for updates
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The method was conceived by the master of Tibetan Buddhism, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche to benefit his students around the world. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ON A DONATION BASIS "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. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Beginners: RAM-Shamata  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 Info & registration: info@ripa-international.com _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Advanced: RAM/Shamata-Vipassana 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. 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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 subtle aspects of his mind, thus allowing him a true exploration of the nature of phenomena and reality. 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

Buddhist Philosophy I: The Wisdom of the Middle Way, based on Acharya Nagarjuna’s text

With Khenpo Tenzin Wangdu

October 31 - November 3, 2019
Ripa International Center

The Mülamadhyamakakärikä is the most famous work of the great Acharya Nagarjuna, one of the main founders of the Madhyamaka School of Mahayana Buddhism. The central topic of this text is the understanding of emptiness of self and all phenomena, which are devoid of inherent existence and interdependently originated. More

Yogom with Cynthia Jouffre

With Cynthia Jouffre

November 23 - 24, 2019
Ripa International Center

Yogom is a set of exercises developed from traditional yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation. The meditation technique used in this practice is Shiné (or Shamata in Sanskrit) aimed particularly at soothing our mind. More

Silent Winter Retreat : Ripa Awareness Meditation (RAM)

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

December 27, 2019 - January 3, 2020
Ripa International Center

During this end-of-year retreat Rinpoche will unfold and guide participants through the key elements that help us in this process. Gathered under the Ripa Awareness Meditation method, they bring in Shamata’s Buddhist tools – a millennial breathing technique that helps develop mental calm – and introduces aspects of Vipassana meditation, or penetrating vision, that help us develop “ways of looking” that free the mind from conceptual fabrication. More