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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
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RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland

The targeted body and breathing exercises of YOGOM are a natural transition for the practice of sitting Shamatha meditation, connecting body and mind directly.   [post_title] => Yogom® with François Bertolero [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => yogom-with-francois-bertolero [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-16 11:55:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-16 11:55:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8001 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8186 [post_author] => 27 [post_date] => 2017-05-24 21:17:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-24 21:17:35 [post_content] =>

Florence Meleo-Meyer

Ripa International Center/Landguet Ried - Bern - Switzerland Insight Dialogue meditation I Teachings I Noble Silence

About the retreat

As humans we are exquisitely sensitive, every moment awash in a sea of contact. Touching and being touched, feeling, perceiving, and thinking, we create our world. Can we cultivate awareness in these dynamic moments of contact? Is it possible that human relationships are one of the best fields for cultivating mindfulness? From birth, we have been designed for attunement with others. The absence of attunement is a significant source of stress. With the support of each other’s awareness and kind intention to pay attention the very act of communicating becomes an opportunity for awakening our inherent capacities for love, joy, and wisdom. Based on the meditation practice of Insight Dialogue, the awareness, mental stability, and calmness associated with silent meditation are developed in practice with others. Seeing and being seen, hearing and being heard, the heart and mind open, and greater mental flexibility develops. Practicing with the six Insight Dialogue guidelines, one learns to pause out of the habit mind, notice tensions and relax, kindly accept present moment experience, open and trust emergence, and, listen deeply and speak the truth of our subjective experience. The three bases of Insight Dialogue, meditation, dharma and relationship form the foundation and path of transformation in the good company of other meditators. This retreat combines silent practice with carefully guided Insight Dialogue meditation, Dharma talks, and time in nature, all within the container of noble silence.

About the teacher

Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, is director of Train the Trainer Program in Oasis Institute, Mindfulness- Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness, in Medicine, Healthcare and Society, (CFM) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester, Massachusetts. During the retreat, Florence Meleo Meyer will be assisted by Silvia Wiesmann, co-director of the European Center for Consciousness (EZFA) in Freiburg, Germany ; and Geneviève Hamelet, founding member and president of the Association for the Development of Mindfulness in French-speaking countries. [post_title] => Awakening presence in relationship [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => awakening-presence-in-relationship [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-24 21:37:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-24 21:37:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8186 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8095 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2017-01-26 11:38:36 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-26 11:38:36 [post_content] =>

RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland

  Dr. Richard Davidson, 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. Dr. Richard Davidson is Founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Massachussetts [post_title] => A Dialogue with Dr. Richard Davidson [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => a-dialogue-with-dr-richard-davidson [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-15 19:39:00 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-15 19:39:00 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8095 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8002 [post_author] => 27 [post_date] => 2017-01-16 11:58:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-16 11:58:24 [post_content] =>

RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland

Winter Retreat in Full Silence Preliminary practices set the foundations for the practice of Dharma. The Tibetan word « Ngondro » means literally « something that precedes ». Two types of preliminary practices exist : common and extraordinary. The common preliminaries help practitionners to « turn their minds from Samsara »  and to develop a profound interest for Dharma. This fully silent end-of-year retreat will be the occassion to deep-dive into the foundations of Buddhist practice, guided by a highly qualified Buddhist teacher. 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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.       [post_title] => The Way of Shamatha: Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind, and Illuminating Awareness [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-way-of-shamatha-soothing-the-body-settling-the-mind-and-illuminating-awareness [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-24 14:28:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-24 14:28:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8091 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 7 [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 Yoga of Sound

September 30 - October 1, 2017
Ripa International Center

RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland 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 … More

Yogom® with François Bertolero

With François Bertolero

October 13 - 15, 2017
Ripa International Center

RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland The targeted body and breathing exercises of YOGOM are a natural transition for the practice of sitting Shamatha meditation, connecting body and mind directly.  

Awakening presence in relationship

November 4 - 8, 2017
Ripa International Center - Hilfligweg 10 CH-3172 Niederwangen/Bern - Switzerland

Florence Meleo-Meyer Ripa International Center/Landguet Ried – Bern – Switzerland Insight Dialogue meditation I Teachings I Noble Silence About the retreat As humans we are exquisitely sensitive, every moment awash in a sea of contact. Touching and being touched, feeling, … More

A Dialogue with Dr. Richard Davidson

December 1 - 3, 2017
Ripa International Center

RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland   Dr. Richard Davidson, 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 … More

Winter Retreat: Contemplation on the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind from Samsara

With Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche

December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Ripa International Center

RIC / Ripa International Center / Switzerland Winter Retreat in Full Silence Preliminary practices set the foundations for the practice of Dharma. The Tibetan word « Ngondro » means literally « something that precedes ». Two types of preliminary practices exist : common and extraordinary. … 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 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 … More