Friday, January 17, 2020

Valuing what you have....

Having faith in Buddha’s teachings means recognizing that they provide a special path leading to freedom from saṃsāra, and a state which surpasses the situation of the worldly gods. When you possess these five endowments, 'the five personal advantages' are said to be complete.
For the five advantages due to circumstances to be present, a buddha must have come into the world, an event as rare as the appearance of an Uḍumbara flower; he must have taught the three wheels of Dharma; and the teachings must have survived without fading. There must be extraordinary friends who have embraced the teachings; and a master or a spiritual friend must have accepted you. These five are known as 'the five advantages due to circumstances'.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Retirement getting closer

Dear Students and Friends,
I realised some time ago that I needed to settle down and not travel so much, but when I received a message from google saying I had been nearly one and a half times round the globe, it definitely hit home!  This might be the last time I teach in Europe, so if you would like to see me again and take teachings, please make the effort....
My programme at the moment is focused on ToowoombaTara Lojong Centre, in Queensland.  Check it out on fb, where there is a page, also Usui Lojong Reiki.....a new lineage.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Updated schedule for Europe

4-6 April, 2020: Finland, Helsinki
Praises to the 21 Taras
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Belonging to
„Healing disturbing emotions and medicine buddha practice“, 
(Medicine buddha with Lamrim solutions to life problems)

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Yeshe Norbu Center (Mind Training Center)
Thursday 16 evening: Public Talk, 18:00 – 20:00, The Buddhist Path to Awakening,  
(This will be an introduction/overview of the FPMT course, Buddhism in a Nutshell)
which is based on the Foundations of all Good Qualities (FPMT course).
Friday 17 evening: Public Talk, 19:00 – 21:00 Creating a Culture of Compassion and Wisdom
Saturday 18 evening: Public Talk, 18:00 – 19:00  
What is Mind Training and Meditation?: Learn to love yourself and prevent burnout 
(as part of Stockholms annual Cultural Night)This talk is 1 hour
To the extent that Ven. Namgyel decides to stay a bit longer, 
possibility to meet and talk with people that visit the center.  
Sunday 19: 13:00 – 16:00 Meet with Students by appointment only, otherwise a free day.
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22-24 & 27 April, 2020: Latvia, Riga
22-24: 19-21:00h Teaching:  
Introduction of Buddhist philosophy, meditation techniques and how to integrate them in daily life 
25-26: 10-16:00h: Reiki
27: 19-21:00hTeachingPath of Compassion…..Opening Your Heart to the World on Monday. 
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30 April – 3 May, 2020: Spain, Madrid
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Lam Rim solutions to face life problems constructively:(particularly disturbing emotions)

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City Retreat: Tara
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22 May, 2020: Austria, Graz
Lamrim, Medicine-Buddha
„Bedeutung und Praxis der Medizinbuddhas“
(Practice of Medicine Buddhas and its meaning)
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23-30 May, 2020: Austria, Schwanberg/Garanas
Medicine Buddha Retreat

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2-4 June, 2020: Switzerland, Zurich
Developing Boundless Love
In Buddhism we say all beings are interconnected, but how does it feel in your heart? That soft, tender loving-kindness sits in your heart which is often described as expansive and boundless.  What are the walls we build around us to feel safe yet these walls only lead us to feel more alone and depressed?  
Over three evenings, our beloved Venerable Namgyel will return to Zürich to guide and help us explore this essential topic.  
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5-7 June, 2020: Switzerland, Bern
Peaceful living, peaceful dying
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13-14 June, 2020: UK, Leeds
Peaceful living, peaceful dying
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15 June, 2020: UK, York – Public talk
How to meditate even though you would rather swim in a shark infested ocean.
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

19th NOVEMBER

19 November 2019

Lhabab Duchen is the 'Festival of the Descent from the Heaven Realm of 33' and one of the four major Buddhist festivals.
Buddha’s mother Mayadevi was reborn in the Heaven Realm of 33. To repay her kindness and to liberate her and to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teaching in the realm of the gods. When he was about to return to this world Indra and Brahma manifested three staircases. As the Buddha walked down the central one they accompanied him to his left and right carrying umbrellas to honor him. He descended to earth in Sankisa which is located in modern Uttar Pradesh, India and is counted among the eight holy places.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019