- November 12th, 2021 - November 14th, 2021
6:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Looking beyond this Life –
Reflecting on Impermanence and Death.
The Death Process. Preparing for our own death and helping others in the process of dying.
The weekend course is a part of a series of teachings 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, and it is not necessary to sign up for the whole series in advance.
During this weekend Stephan Pende will give teachings based on Chapter 9 (Impermanence) from the second volume: The Foundation of Buddhist Practice www.wisdompubs.org/book/foundation-buddhist-practice/
Friday, November 12, 18:30–21:00 (introduction)
We will follow the ruels and advice about the pandemi from Folkhälsomyndigheten (Fohm) during the weekend and think the plan with two alternatives to participate will work out well as it did during previous teachings.
REGISTRATION: Register by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know if you choose alternative 1 or 2.
ALTERNATIVE 1 – Follow the course at our center The Association of Tibetan Buddhism in Gothenburg (Föreningen för tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg:
There’s a limited number of spots available as we keep distance according to advice.
PRICE: 800:- for members and 900:- non-members (the whole weekend)
ALTERNATIVE 2 – Follow the course online via Zoom
You will receive detailed instructions once you have registered.
PRICE: 600:- for members and 700:- for non-members
If you only take part in the introduction you pay 100:-.
PAYMENT: Directly to Föreningen för tibetansk buddhism i Göteborg,
Students, unemployed and pensioners may have a further discount of SEK 100. Please state in the payment form which course and alternative (online/in person) you are paying for and if you are eligible for a discount.
Please make a separate payment of SEK 250 if you want to become a member.
ABOUT THE SERIES
We will cover and complete one volume at a time. So far 6 volumes have been published, with more awaiting. Stephan Pende will teach two weekends a year.
ABOUT THE SERIES OF BOOKS:
“His Holiness the Dalai Lama https://www.dalailama.com/ 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 coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron https://thubtenchodron.org/
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.”
ABOUT STEPHAN PENDE WORMLAND
Stephan Pende Wormland has an MA in clinical psychology and is 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 5 years in meditation retreats, and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe. Stephan has been teaching regularly at FFTB 3 to 5 times a year since 2008.