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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_excerpt] => “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.” 
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                    [post_content] => 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 developing meditative quiescence, or shamatha. We will begin with the practice of mindfulness of the breathing as taught by the Buddha, which is an especially effective approach to soothing the body and calming the discursive mind. We will then explore an approach to shamatha that is particularly pertinent for Dzogchen practice, called “settling the mind in its natural state,” as taught by the nineteenth-century Dzogchen master Lerab Lingpa in his commentary to the Heart Essence of Vimalamitra. Finally, we will engage in the practice of “shamatha without signs” as taught by Padmasambhava in his classic terma Natural Liberation. Although this subtle practice is taught explicitly as a means of achieving shamatha, Padmasambhava comments that it may even result in a realization of rigpa, or pristine awareness. The achievement of shamatha is widely regarded in the Buddhist tradition as an indispensable foundation for the cultivation of contemplative insight (vipashyana), and this retreat is designed to provide students with a sufficient theoretical understanding and a basis in experience to enable them to proceed effectively toward this extraordinary state of mental and physical balance.

Dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.

Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford.

With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.

 

 

 
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                    [post_content] => The New Year is always an important date in all cultures. For Tibetans, in addition to the family and festive aspects, Losar is a unique opportunity to promote an auspicious interdependence for the new cycle to come.

Includes a Lhasang fire puja to celebrate the start of the Tibetan New Year,

Lhasang fire puja at 10 am, followed by lunch 

Free entrance

More info: info@ripa-international.com
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                    [post_content] => In this practice, a lot of importance is attached to a conscious calm breathing; these slowly executed exercises create an immediate rest for body and mind.

Practicing these popular 18 episodes of Tai Chi / Qi Gong is also suitable for people who want to have a balance to the hectic everyday life at the workplace.

Dechen Shak-Dagsay discovered Chinese movement theory and the healing art of Tai Chi and Qi Gong 20 years ago. She was fascinated and 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.

Normal price: 210 CHF / 180 Eur

Reduced price: 190 CHF / 165 Eur

Programme starts on Friday at 6 pm and ends on Saturday at 5 pm

Event organized by Landguet Ried, home of the Ripa International Center

 

More info & registration: info@landguet.ch // Landguet page when is ready
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                    [post_content] => Hatha Yoga - Yin Yoga - Meditation Workshop 

Juice detox and healthy and balanced vegetarian cooking

Spring is the perfect time to purify our bodies and promote renewal. Postures of Hatha yoga will be practiced to purify and strengthen the body and stimulate the digestive system.  Yin yoga practice helps activate the liver and gallbladder meridians (organs related to Spring). A detox juice and balanced and healthy vegetarian cuisine workshop will enable participants to discover the keys to healthy nutrition.

In a weekend, top up your energy and vitality levels by ridding the body of its toxins and lighten the mind of its preoccupations. Leave lighter, serene and regenerated.

With Cynthia Jouffre, a trained dancer, a practitioner of Hatha Yoga and Yoga of Energy, an advanced student of Boris Tatzky and founder of her own school of Yoga in Rixheim, France.

And Christophe Jouffre, chef and culinary coach for more than 25 years, he is also a sophrologist, hypnotherapist and specialist in the treatment of tinnitus.

Normal price: 160 CHF / 140 Eur

Reduced price: 150 CHF / 130 Eur

Programme starts on Saturday at 10 am and ends on Sunday at 4 pm

Event organized by Landguet Ried, home of the Ripa International Center

More info & registration: info@landguet.ch // Landguet page when is ready
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RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland - Co-organized with Landguet Ried, Center for mindful living

Dr. Richard Davidson, internationally renowned researcher and author of numerous books, will visit our center for a multidisciplinary meeting to explore the intersections between meditation, health and well-being and the various ways in which this millennial practice can contribute to the creation of a more conscious and compassionate society.  A special emphasis will be placed on the research carried out around meditation in the fields of education, health and business. Keynote and panels with various actors in the education, health and business areas. Dr. Richard Davidson, is an internationally renowned neuroscientist, author of numerous books and founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds in Madison, USA. Normal price: 250 CHF Reduced price: 210 CHF Programme starts at 9 am and ends at 8 pm. Possibility to stay overnight. 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During this weekend, Rinpoche will guide us through this classic text, with a particular emphasis on the chapter of patience. Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche is a highly accomplished master of rituals in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, he is recognized as the reincarnation of Jigme Tempay Gyeltsen, the third Tamdrin Lhunpo Chogtrul. 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These two deep and subtle practices will be the occasion to meet unexplored spaces in your body and mind. It is a journey in itself accompanied by the unique sound of Kantélé, a Finnish harp composed of 38 piano strings and the prosody of Philippe's voice. Philippe Beer Gabel became a Yoga teacher in 2014 following a 200h Yoga Alliance training in Hatha and Ashtanga in Rishikesh, India; he then trained at Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark in Vancouver, Canada and with Uma Dinsmore Tuli in Yoga Nidra. He has recently completed his training with alternative medicine protocols such as the Body Talk System and Reiki. He teaches in French and English and is committed to promoting Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra internationally. 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This workshop offers the possibility to experiment with our inner resources of clarity, openness and wisdom through the practice of attention in the present moment. It is based on the “Ripa Awareness Meditation” method, developed by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche around the Buddhist techniques of Shamatha, as well as incorporating certain aspects of Vipassana. Amrit Wagner is a certified instructor of the Ripa Awareness Meditation method and meditator for over 25 years. 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His explanations will guide participants through the theory, spirituality and practical aspects of deep contemplation. Through his experience as a monk, his close reading of sacred texts and his deep knowledge of the Buddhist masters, Matthieu Ricard reveals the significant benefits that meditation - based on selfless love and compassion - can bring to each of us. This public talk will be followed by the official opening of a photograph exhibition by Matthieu Ricard. The proceeds of both the public talk and the photo exhibition will support the actions of Karuna – Matthieu Ricard’s humanitarian organization -  and the Ripa International Center - a Nyingma Buddhist Center under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche - committed to preserving and spreading the teachings of the Buddha for the benefits of all sentient beings. Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer. He first visited India in 1967 where he met great spiritual masters from Tibet. After completing his Ph.D. degree in cell genetics in 1972, he moved to the Himalayan region where he has been living for the past 45 years.  Different prices categories – please check our website Programme starts at 6 pm and ends at 9:30 pm – possibility to stay overnight (www.landguet.ch)  Registration: info@ripa-international.com / ticket taylor link when ready [post_title] => The Art of Meditation, with Matthieu Ricard [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-art-of-meditation [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-15 13:37:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-15 13:37:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8306 [menu_order] => 20180508 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8307 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 10:48:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 10:48:29 [post_content] => This residential retreat is dedicated to an intensive practice of meditation and will take place in silence. This means that there is 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  Dana-based programme – fees apply to accommodation and food, check on www.landguet.ch Programme starts on Friday at 7 pm and ends on Monday at 4 pm Event organized by Vimalakirti Center in collaboration with Landguet Ried, home of the Ripa International Center More info & registrations: http://www.vimalakirti.org/stages-residentiels/ [post_title] => Meditation retreat with Patricia and Charles Genoud [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => meditation-retreat-with-patricia-and-charles-genoud [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-15 11:03:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-15 11:03:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8307 [menu_order] => 20180518 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8308 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 10:58:46 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 10:58:46 [post_content] => A traditional spiritual fasting ritual which aims at purifying old behavioural patterns, providing practitioners with the opportunity to release emotional blockages, to replenish psychological resources, and to accelerate spiritual growth. Lama Tenzin Phuntsok, the resident lama of the Ripa lineage in Europe.  He is an accomplished master of initiation rituals of Vajrayana Buddhism, and head of the RIPA translation committee, responsible for translating the Tibetan texts of the Ripa lineage. Normal price: 180 CHF / 160 CHF Reduced price: 155 Eur / 140 Eur                                        Requirements: having taken refuge in the Three Jewels Co-organized with Padma Ling Switzerland                                Programme starts on Friday 25 at 6 pm and ends on Monday 28 at 9 am Registration: info@ripa-international.com / download regform when ready [post_title] => Tibetan Fasting Ritual, Nyung Né [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => tibetan-fasting-ritual-nyung-ne [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-13 15:42:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-13 15:42:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8308 [menu_order] => 20180525 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [12] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8312 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 11:06:16 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 11:06:16 [post_content] => Buddha Day ceremony and celebrations, with Lama Tenzin Phuntsok, followed by lunch                                   Free entry – Lunch prices: www.landguet.ch Registration: info@ripa-international.com [post_title] => Sagadawa, Buddha’s Day [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => sagadawa-buddhas-day [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-13 11:06:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-13 11:06:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8312 [menu_order] => 20180529 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [13] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8313 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 11:25:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 11:25:58 [post_content] => This evidence-based training was developed at the request of the Dalai Lama after a Mind and Life Institute meeting on “Destructive Emotions" led by renowned emotion psychologist Paul Ekman and eminent Buddhist scholar, writer, and teacher B. Alan Wallace. The secular curriculum for this workshop was designed to bring participants a rich and in-depth understanding of their own emotional lives and guide them towards their overarching goals of a meaningful life. It draws from Western and Eastern contemplative-informed skills delivered through lectures, small group workshops, and guided instruction for personal reflection and direct experience. Alan Wallace, Ph.D in Religious Studies, scientist, Tibetan translator and author of numerous books. He is also a fully trained Buddhist monk, ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Alan is constantly searching for new ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with western scientific methods. Eve Ekman is a stress, emotion, and empathy postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. The daughter of Paul Ekman, a pioneering founder of the field of emotion research, Eve is an internationally sought-after trainer of emotion regulation and mindfulness skills. More info & applications: http://www.sbinstitute.com/node/2086 Event organized by the Santa Barbara Institute for Conciousness Studies in collaboration with Landguet Ried, home of the Ripa International Center [post_title] => Five-week Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training, with Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => five-week-cultivating-emotional-balance-teacher-training [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-15 13:34:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-15 13:34:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8313 [menu_order] => 20180619 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [14] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8315 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 12:08:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 12:08:41 [post_content] => Summer retreat 2018 :  27th July – 18th August  Module 1 : 27th July - 2nd August      Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Module 2 : 4th – 10th August             Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days) With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche Module 3 :  10th – 18th August           Hayagriva Drupchö (7 days) Led by Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche, in the presence of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche *** Module 1 :  27th July - 2nd August      Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche During this week of teachings, Rinpoche will describe the process of death and the various stages of the Bardo, and will give practical advice on how to best prepare for our own death as well as how to best accompany the dying. According to the Buddhist notions of impermanence and change, death is a part of the natural process of birth, old-age, death and rebirth; it is not considered to be the end of life, but merely the demise of the body we inhabit. Our mind stream remains and seeks out - through the craving of attachment -  a new body, a new life. What that new life will be is determined by our past actions… Provided that we have familiarized ourselves with the true nature of our mind through meditative practice, the moment of death is a great opportunity to recognize our inherent clear light and merge with it, hence attaining liberation. Arrival of participants on Friday, 27th July at 4 pm 3rd August                     Shitro Puja: 100 peaceful and wrathful deities puja With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche Shitro refers to the 42 peaceful and 58 wrathful deities. From an absolute point of view, these lie within our mind stream. By familiarizing ourselves with them through the practice of the Shitro puja, it becomes easier to recognize them at the moment of death, and to seize this opportunity to merge with our Buddha nature. 4th August                     Shitro Empowerment With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche Receiving the Shitro empowerment purifies broken Samayas (practice commitments) and helps one go through the Bardo stages without fear and in full trust of recognizing the 100 peaceful and wrathful deities. It is said that even hearing the name of the 100 deities closes the door to rebirth in lower realms. Tertön Karma Lingpa discovered the Shitro terma which is widely practiced by the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Lingdro dances, with the Swiss Tibetan Lingdro group Programme ends on Saturday, 4th August at 6 pm Programme from 27th July till 4th August open to all Possibility to attend on Friday, 3rd and Saturday, 4th August (2 days) or to attend on 3 August or 4 August (1 day) separately from the rest of the programme. More info: info@ripa-international.com Official registrations will open soon. Check out our website regularly for updates. 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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. Through the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö, practitioners invite the healing energy of the wisdom deity and her Mandala. This ritual allows practitioners to create a space where one can dissolve all mental disturbances in order to reveal their inherent quality of creativity and joy. Arrival of participants on August 4th August at 5 pm Programme ends on Friday, 10th August after lunch Requirements: having taken refuge in the Three Jewels and Yeshe Tsogyal empowerment More info: info@ripa-international.com Official registrations will open soon. Check out our website regularly for updates.     [post_title] => Summer retreat 2018: Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => summer-retreat-2018-taksham-yeshe-tsogyal-drupcho-5-days [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-13 15:17:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-13 15:17:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8316 [menu_order] => 20180804 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [16] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8317 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 15:07:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 15:07:09 [post_content] => Summer retreat 2018 :  27th July – 18th August  Module 1 : 27th July - 2nd August      Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Module 2 : 4th – 10th August             Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days) With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche Module 3 :  10th – 18th August           Hayagriva Drupchö (7 days) Led by Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche, in the presence of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche *** Module 3                    10th – 18th August           Hayagriva Drupchö (7 days) Led by Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche, in the presence of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Hayagriva is the main Yidam of the Ripa lineage. A wrathful manifestation of Chenrezig, it belongs to the Padma family and it is recognized for its powerful magnetizing activity. Participating in a Hayagriva Drupchö helps dispel obstacles and heal Naga-provoked sicknesses, such as skin ailments. Guru Padmashambava received this teaching from the great Indian Mahasiddha Nagarjuna and transmitted it to the King Trisong Deutsen of Tibet in the 8th century, as well as to his twenty-five disciples. At that time, the teaching was concealed in a rock located in Gawalung, in Pemakö as a Terma teaching. The mind of Arya Tsale, one of Guru Rinpoche’s main disciples, was blessed as the main recipient of this Terma teaching. Taksham Nüden Dorje, a reincarnation of Arya Tsale, discovered the Terma in 1688, and accomplished its essence through intensive practice. Choje Lingpa and Thutop Lingpa, Tertöns themselves, received the practice from Taksham Nüden Dorje; the practice has been transmitted in an uninterrupted manner until the present day, through His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche. Arrival of participants on August 10th at 4 pm Programme ends on Saturday, 18th August at 6 pm Requirements: be a member of the Ripa Sangha More info: info@ripa-international.com Official registrations will open soon. Check out our website regularly for updates. [post_title] => Summer retreat 2018: Hayagriva Drupchö (7 days) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => summer-retreat-2018-hayagriva-drupcho-7-days-o [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-13 15:22:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-13 15:22:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8317 [menu_order] => 20180810 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 17 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 29 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2014-01-16 01:08:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-01-16 01:08:33 [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 [post_title] => Learn to meditate - Shamata (Shiné) [post_excerpt] => “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. 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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

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

Losar Festivities

February 18, 2018
Ripa International Center

The New Year is always an important date in all cultures. For Tibetans, in addition to the family and festive aspects, Losar is a unique opportunity to promote an auspicious interdependence for the new cycle to come. Includes a Lhasang … More

Tai Chi Workshop with Dechen Shak-Dagsay

March 16 - 17, 2018
Landguet Ried, home of the Ripa International Center

In this practice, a lot of importance is attached to a conscious calm breathing; these slowly executed exercises create an immediate rest for body and mind. Practicing these popular 18 episodes of Tai Chi / Qi Gong is also suitable … More

Detox Yoga: Hatha Yoga – Yin Yoga – Meditation Workshop

March 24 - 25, 2018
Landguet Ried, home of the Ripa International Center

Hatha Yoga – Yin Yoga – Meditation Workshop Juice detox and healthy and balanced vegetarian cooking Spring is the perfect time to purify our bodies and promote renewal. Postures of Hatha yoga will be practiced to purify and strengthen the … 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, internationally renowned researcher and author of numerous books, will visit our center for a multidisciplinary meeting to explore the intersections between … More

The Way of the Boddhisattva: Patience

With Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche

April 21 - 22, 2018
Ripa International Center

Shantideva’s text, the Bodhicharyavatara, is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. According to Shantideva‘s text “there is no worse non-virtue than anger and no better ascetic practice than patience,” taming our … More

Yoga workshop: Reconnecting with your Inner Source with Philippe Beer Gabel

May 4 - 6, 2018
Landguet Ried, home of the Ripa International Center

This workshop is an intensive and introspective voyage through the practices of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. These two deep and subtle practices will be the occasion to meet unexplored spaces in your body and mind. It is a journey … More

Ripa Awareness Meditation

With Amrit Wagner

May 5 - 6, 2018

By befriending feelings, sensations, thoughts and behavioural patterns without denying or judging them, the way is paved for acceptance of one’s self and others. This workshop offers the possibility to experiment with our inner resources of clarity, openness and wisdom … More

The Art of Meditation, with Matthieu Ricard

With Matthieu Ricard

May 8, 2018
Ripa International Center

Matthieu Ricard will talk about how the practice of meditation can change the  understanding of one’s self and the world. His explanations will guide participants through the theory, spirituality and practical aspects of deep contemplation. Through his experience as a … More

Meditation retreat with Patricia and Charles Genoud

May 18 - 21, 2018
Landguet Ried, home of the Ripa International Center

This residential retreat is dedicated to an intensive practice of meditation and will take place in silence. This means that there is no verbal contact with the other participants and no use of mobile phones. It is intended for beginners … More

Tibetan Fasting Ritual, Nyung Né

With Lama Tenzin Phuntsok

May 25 - 28, 2018
Ripa International Center

A traditional spiritual fasting ritual which aims at purifying old behavioural patterns, providing practitioners with the opportunity to release emotional blockages, to replenish psychological resources, and to accelerate spiritual growth. Lama Tenzin Phuntsok, the resident lama of the Ripa lineage … More

Sagadawa, Buddha’s Day

With Lama Tenzin Phuntsok

May 29, 2018
Ripa International Center

Buddha Day ceremony and celebrations, with Lama Tenzin Phuntsok, followed by lunch                                   Free entry – Lunch prices: www.landguet.ch Registration: info@ripa-international.com

Five-week Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training, with Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman

June 19 - July 23, 2018
Landguet Ried, home of the Ripa International Center

This evidence-based training was developed at the request of the Dalai Lama after a Mind and Life Institute meeting on “Destructive Emotions” led by renowned emotion psychologist Paul Ekman and eminent Buddhist scholar, writer, and teacher B. Alan Wallace. The secular curriculum for this workshop was designed to bring … More

Summer retreat 2018: Life, Death and Rebirth – A Buddhist Perspective

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

July 27 - August 4, 2018
Ripa International Center

Summer retreat 2018 :  27th July – 18th August  Module 1 : 27th July – 2nd August      Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Module 2 : 4th … More

Summer retreat 2018: Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days)

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

August 4 - 10, 2018
Ripa International Center

Summer retreat 2018 :  27th July – 18th August  Module 1 : 27th July – 2nd August      Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Module 2 : 4th … More

Summer retreat 2018: Hayagriva Drupchö (7 days)

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

August 10 - 18, 2018
Ripa International Center

Summer retreat 2018 :  27th July – 18th August  Module 1 : 27th July – 2nd August      Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Module 2 : 4th … More