Approaching the Buddhist Path in Göteborg

  • March 6th, 2020 - March 8th, 2020
    7:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Welcome to the first weekend course 6-8 March 2020, in a series of teachings with Stephan Pende Wormland based on a multi-volume collection (see below) presenting the Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path. The course is suitable for everyone, independent of your background. It is not necessary to sign up for the whole series.

During the first weekend, Stephan Pende will teach from the 1:st volume ”Approaching the Buddhist path”

Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg (FFTB), Linnégatan 21 B, Göteborg/Gothenburg

Friday 6 March, 18:30-21:00 (introduction)
Saturday 7 March, 10:00–17:00
Sunday 8 March, 10:00–17:00
(lunch break 13-14:30)

Friday : 100:- (no need to register or pay in advance if you only attend Friday).
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (all sessions):
800:- (members), 900:- (non-members)

Please register by email to and make payment to Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg (Plusgiro 831 87 20-3 or Swish nr 123 018 21 21) if you attend the whole weekend. Make a separate payment of 250:- if you wish to become a member.

When the topics in a volume are covered we will continue with next etc. Sofar 4 volumes are out and more will come. Stephan Pende will visit Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg two weekends a year and in between offer internet group meetings with meditations and talk. A retreat will be arranged 21-28 June, 2020. As the retreat is restricted to 24 participants those who attend the course/courses in the above program will have priority.

Information about the retreat:

“His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades. The Library of Wisdom and Compassion collects his presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment, compiled and co-authored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron.

The Buddha wanted his students to investigate, to see for themselves whether what he said were true. As a student of the Buddha, the Dalai Lama promotes the same spirit of investigation, and as the rich tradition of the Buddha makes its way into new lands and cultures, His Holiness has recognized that new approaches are needed to allow seekers in the West to experience the relevance of the liberating message in their own lives. Such an approach cannot assume listeners are free from doubt and already have faith in Buddhism’s basic tenets. The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series, therefore, starts from the universal human wish for happiness and presents the dynamic nature of the mind. This first volume also provides a wealth of reflections on Buddhist history and fundamentals, contemporary issues, and the Dalai Lama’s own personal experiences. It stands alone as an introduction to Buddhism, but it also provides a foundation for the systematic illumination of the path in the volumes to come.”

Vol 1: Approaching the Buddhist path –

Vol 2: The foundation of Buddhist practice –

Vol 3: Samsara, Nirvana and Buddha Nature. –

Vol 4: Following in the Buddhas footsteps –

Stephan Pende Wormland, MA in clinical psychology and trained in Gestalt therapy. He has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 30 years. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years, spent five years in meditation retreats, and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe. Stephan has been teaching regularly at FFTB 3-5 times a year since 2008.

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