Regular Activities

Weekly Meditation

Weekly Meditation


«Training to live well with anyone
means training to live well with any aspect of your mind»

Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

“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 teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche to benefit his students around the world.


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:

Centre Ripa International

Hilfligweg 10,

3172 Niederwangen, Bern,


Phone: +41 (0)31 984 03 58