Meditate like a Buddha
Lama Thierry, Cecilia Pla | 28. April 2023 to 1. May
How can I use my meditation for the benefit of all?
How are body and mind related?
What is Mahayana Buddhism?
If you have ever asked yourself this (or something similar), this seminar is for you!
This weekend you can deepen your meditation practice and expand your knowledge of the basic ideas of Buddhism. If you want, you can also participate in a yoga session and put what you have learned into practice.
Enrich your life with the teachings of the Buddha
In the so-called second „turning of the wheel of the Dharma“ the Buddha taught about the "emptiness of all phenomena," their interdependent arising, and the interconnectedness of all living beings.
These teachings help us expand our compassion and thus give deeper meaning to our being in the world.
In this seminar, we will explore the topics of Mahayana Buddhism, compassion and emptiness, and the mind-body connection.
Theses insights into the nature of things, the mechanisms of the mind and the nature of being form the basis of Buddhist philosophy today.
They are timeless truths that we can recognise for ourselves through reflection, and in our experience.
They can change our relationship to ourselves and others, our emotions and perceptions, the large and small problems of everyday life as well as the fundamental questions of our lives, if we engage with them.
How to meditate
The nature of all living beings is wise and compassionate.
With this almost revolutionary statement, the teachings of the Buddha could be summed up.
Meditation is the method by which we can access this nature of our mind.
Through the meditation technique of calm abiding, "Shamata", we focus and pacifiying our mind.
Through this we learn to direct our attention, and no longer be distracted (so easily) by thoughts.
We use this stillness to further explore and nurture the inherent qualities of our mind; wisdom and compassion.
Through methods such as "Tonglen" and the mind-body connection in yoga, we deepen our meditation practice in this seminar.
With much humour, from his own experience and the knowledge of decades of study, Lama Thierry will introduce us to the basics of Buddhism and meditation during this weekend.
Lama Thierry is a Swiss "yogi" who, after twelve years as a Buddhist monk - including six years in a retreat - now helps and teaches in our centre.
He teaches from his own experience, finding vivid examples from everyday life that we can easily identify with, while sharing his extensive knowledge of the Tibetan wisdom teachings.
He is an avid reader, film and music expert with a sense of humour and a great teacher with endless devotion to the Dharma.
To participate in this seminar you do not need to have attended "Meditating like Buddha Part 1".
But you should already have experience with "Shamata" meditation.
We start on Friday at 4 pm and finish on Sunday at 12 pm.
So please arrive in Gomde before 15:30, if possible, in order to get here in good shape.
The day will be divided into meditation sessions, theoretical sessions and one yoga session per day, as well as enough rest and time to enjoy nature and integrate what you have learned.
Gomde wants to make the precious Dharma available to all who want to practice and learn it.
You can support us with a donation.
You can orientate yourself on the following value:
With a donation of 180 Euro, you help to cover the fixed costs for board and lodging. In addition, you can give the teachers a small personal gift for their teaching.
We have not increased this amount, although the costs have increased. If you can give more, you help the center deal with the increased maintenance costs.
Also, if you can give less, you are welcome! Please let us know when you sign up.