May 8th, 2020 - May 10th, 2020
7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The weekend teaching by Stephan Pende will be based on the text “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva”. This is the second part of the Compassion Training for Rebels that Stephan held last autumn, however, if you missed the first part, you can still participate in this course.
“The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” was written by the 10th century Tibetan master Tokme Zongpo. It is one of the most revered texts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It describes the practices and attitudes of the awakening rebel who wants to heal, grow up and wake up for the benefit of all.
Finding an authentic way to relate to traditional Buddhist practices and texts can be difficult for us in the west. The texts are incredibly powerful, but being from a different cultural context from where the practices originated, makes it difficult to move beyond intellectual understanding and perfunctory repetition towards allowing them to touch our hearts and transform our lives as they are meant to.
For those who are on the Buddhist path, finding ways to work authentically and intimately with practices and texts is very important otherwise much of our study and practice can remain disappointingly superficial. In this course, we will explore how to bring the wisdom of this text into our lives and relationships.
The teaching will be given in English and are suitable for beginners and experienced students. A delicious nutritious vegan lunch will be served.
May 9-10 2020
Friday 19.00-21:00 Introduction (this event is free if you participate in the weekend course)
Recommended Book: Reflections on Silver River by Ken Mcleod, available as an e-book from Bokus.
About Stephan Wormland:
Stephan Wormland, MA in clinical psychology and trained in Gestalt therapy. He has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 35 years and has spent 5 years in meditation retreats. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe.
We offer 20% discount for students, unemployed, and retired. To use this discount, please add the course to the cart, click on Checkout, and in the box “Coupon code” type in “Reduced Course Fee“.