december, 2021

27dec(dec 27)9 h 00 min31(dec 31)16 h 30 minONLINE – From Shamatha to Tonglen Meditation: Roots of Mind Training in the Three Schools of BuddhismA silent meditation retreat with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche9 h 00 min - 16 h 30 min (31)(GMT+2:00) View in my timeEvent Type :RIC,Ripa International

Event Details

Monday, 27th December – Friday 31st December
A silent meditation retreat with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

Different Buddhist traditions offer various methods to work and train the mind: in the Theravada tradition, Shamatha –calm abiding– and Vipassana –insight meditation– help practitioners gain insights into the true nature of mind and the three characteristics of existence –suffering, impermanence and non-self. Metta or loving-kindness –one of the Four Incommensurable Thoughts, anchored in the Mahayana tradition– brings in the Boddhisattva perspective by expanding altruistic motivation for the benefit of all sentient beings. Tonglen, a meditative practice pertaining to the Lojong training of the mind in seven points, goes a step forward by inviting the practitioner to exchange him- or herself for others and take on sentient beings’ suffering. One of the functions of this powerful practice of the Vajrayana school of Buddhism is to reverse the habitual tendency to turn away from difficult experiences, a tendency well rooted in self-clinging, and open up to reality as it is. Throughout the course of this retreat, that is open to beginners and advanced meditators alike, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche will explain the roots of mind training in the various Buddhist schools and will guide the various stages of meditation, from Shamatha to Tonglen.

The retreat and will end with the transmission of the Bodhisattva Vows, given by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche, on the last day.

The retreat will start at 9:00 (CET) on 27 December 2021, and will end on 31 December at 16:00 (CET)

27 – 31 December 2021 Europe CET
Lhasang (as of 28 Dec only) 07:00 – 08:00
Teaching with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche 09:00 – 12:00
Meal time / personal practice  
Teaching with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche 14:00 – 16:00
Protectors  19:00 – 20:00


Non-member: 360 CHF
Member: 290 CHF

Upon registration, please choose the “I participate online only” – We are very sorry to inform you that no residential participation is possible in view of the recent evolution of the pandemic.



27 (Monday) 9 h 00 min - 31 (Friday) 16 h 30 min(GMT+2:00) View in my time


RIPA center

Hilfligweg 10, CH-3172

Speakers for this event

RIPA centerHilfligweg 10, CH-3172Landguet Ried, Center for mindful living