SHENPA – How we get hooked by our world


lördag 18 april 2020 (09:30 -18:30)
söndag 19 april 2020 (09:30 -18:00)
Stockholm Shambhala Meditation Group
Teacher : Jane Hope
Full price : skr1500
Members in Finland, Denmark and Norway : skr1300
Retired, unemployed, and members : skr1300
Registration fee : skr300
Shenpa is the root of all of our reactive behaviour, craving and attachment. It is the restlessness and agitation which seeks to find anything to make it feel better. During this weekend we will be looking at ways to recognise and work with these patterns


Postponed due to Corona

A new date will be presented soon





with Jane Hope

18-19 april

In Tibetan there is a word that describes the process in which certain habits of mind tend to take us captive and we get stuck in patterns of anger, blame, self-hatred and addiction. This word is ‘shenpa’.  
Shenpa is the root of all of our compulsive, reactive behaviour and our craving and attachment.  It is the feeling of restlessness and agitation which seeks to find anything to make it feel better. Pema Chödrön uses the expression ‘getting hooked’.  It’s like a fish going after a hook – it sees something delicious, goes after it and then gets hooked. The fish is caught.  
We will be looking at ways in which we can begin to recognise these patterns. The key thing is learning to face the difficulties and insecurities of our daily lives in a different way. On the weekend we will be looking at ‘the four R’s of working with shenpa: Recognising, Refraining, Relaxing and Resolving.  


jane hope


Jane Hope was born in the North of England and studied Fine Art. She belonged to an experimental theatre group called the Exploding Galaxy who performed with Pink Floyd and various other 60’s bands and was employed for 15 years as a Bereavement Counsellor, working with parents whose baby had died. She managed to combine her work life with writing books and has three published books, including “The Beginners Guide to Buddhism”. She was a founder member of the London Shambhala group which began in her home and has taught extensively in UK, North America and Europe. Since 2004 she has been involved in helping to establish Shambhala centres in Ukraine. 


Location: Shambhala Stockholm, Ringvägen 107

Subway station: Skanstull, Bus: 3, 4, 57, 74, 164

Time: 18 - 19 April

Price: 130 € (110 € members, students, retired, unemployed and people living abroad)

Language: English

Info and questions and if you need help with travel och accomodation: [email protected]


Plats: Shambhala Stockholm, Ringvägen 107, T-Skanstull, Buss 3, 4, 57, 74, 164

Tid: 18 -19 april

Språk: Engelska

Pris: 1500 kr, (1300 för medlemmar, studerande, pensionärer, arbetssökande) Klicka på Registration här nedan och fyll i uppgifterna. Anmälningsavgift 300 kr betalas till pg 1342970-9, Shambhala Stockholm. Obs: skriv vem inbetalningen kommer ifrån!

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