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“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.

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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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

RIPA AWARENESS MEDITATION - on Tuesday at 19:30

The practice of Shamata meditation aims at familiarising 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. Once stability settles in, 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 an ideal practice for those wishing to discover meditation for the first time, or continue exploring practice.

No previous meditation experience needed

Every Tuesday at 19:30 to 21:00, (breaks during the Bern region school holiday)

Participation on donation basis

Info & registration: info[at]ripa-international.com

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More info: info@ripa-international.com

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CANCELLED
According to the teachings of the Buddha, emotions are a fundamental part of who we are, an expression of our basic intelligence and creative energy.
Connecting with the essence of our emotions - without judging or suppressing - helps to release their powerful and creative energy and to respond wisely and constructively to every day situations. Furthermore, according to the Vajrayana Buddhist path, once transformed, emotions are the very essence that gives rise to wisdom and compassion.
In this week-end teaching, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche will present various tools that the Buddhist path offers to work with emotions.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PROGRAMME FEES: Normal price: CHF 190.– / Euros 170.– Reduced price*: CHF 160.– / Euros 150.– (*students, seniors, unemployed or members of Ripa and Padma Ling) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ACCOMMODATION PRICES  - You can book accommodation by writing an email to: office@landguet.ch In Swiss Francs only
Ripa Sangha members
2 nights per person in full board (from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch):
Double comfort room CHF 194.–
Double standard room  CHF 160.–
Dormitory CHF 120.–
2 nights per person in half board (breakfast & lunch on Saturday & Sunday)
Double comfort room  CHF 174.–
Double standard room  CHF 140.–
Dormitory CHF 100.–
External lunch & Infrastructure fee: CHF 35.– per day
Non-Ripa Sangha members
please refer to Landguet Ried accommodation prices:
https://www.landguet.ch/en/prices-and-conditions
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The Bardo teachings of Tibetan Buddhism are profound and precious teachings that address both how to approach the transitory, momentary experience of this life and how to use this wisdom to skillfully and intentionally navigate the process of our own dying and rebirth.

In this short introductory course we will contextualize the teachings on the in-between (Bardo means in-between) in the larger teachings of the nature of mind, use the arts to explore the practices and gain a better understanding of why the Bardo teachings are so precious and profound. We will base the instructions on actual practice.

The course will be appropriate for beginners (we will first contextualize the practice) as well as for advanced practitioners (we will then explore the practice from the perspective of the Nature of Mind – the highest teachings in Tibetan Buddhism). Key to understanding the teachings is to know and practice that “we die every day”.

Prices (excl. accommodation): Normal price: CHF 320.– Reduced price*: CHF 290.–

*Students, unemployed, senior and Ripa Sangha members.

The course will be taught in English - the reference material is translated into English. German translation will be offered upon request, only if a sufficient number of participants need it.

The seminar will be maintained with a minimum of 10 participants.

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The practice of Shamata meditation aims at familiarising 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. Once stability settles in, 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 an ideal practice for those wishing to discover meditation for the first time, or continue exploring practice.

No previous meditation experience needed

Every Tuesday at 19:30 to 21:00, (breaks during the Bern region school holiday)

Participation on donation basis

Info & registration: info[at]ripa-international.com

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Ripa Awareness Meditation – weekly meditation sessions on donation basis

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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

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

With Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche

April 8 - 13, 2020
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

CANCELLED 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 … More

Buddhist insights for accepting and working with emotions

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

May 8 - 10, 2020
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

CANCELLED According to the teachings of the Buddha, emotions are a fundamental part of who we are, an expression of our basic intelligence and creative energy. Connecting with the essence of our emotions – without judging or suppressing – helps … More

Sagadawa, Buddha’s Day

With Lama Tenzin Phuntsok

June 6, 2020
Ripa International Center

Buddha’s day celebration 10:30 in the small Gompa Free entry  Registration: sanghasuisse@ripa-international.com

BARDO TEACHINGS – How to die every day, with Diego Hangartner

September 4 - 6, 2020
Ripa International Center

In this short introductory course of the Bardo teachings, we will contextualize the teachings on the in-between (Bardo means in-between) in the larger teachings of the nature of mind, use the arts to explore the practices and gain a better understanding of why the Bardo teachings are so precious and profound. We will base the instructions on actual practice. More

Yogom with Cynthia Jouffre

With Cynthia Jouffre

October 16 - 18, 2020
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