söndag 16 juli 2023 (18:00 -21:00)
måndag 17 juli 2023 (08:00 -21:00)
tisdag 18 juli 2023 (08:00 -21:00)
onsdag 19 juli 2023 (08:00 -21:00)
torsdag 20 juli 2023 (08:00 -21:00)
fredag 21 juli 2023 (08:00 -21:00)
lördag 22 juli 2023 (08:00 -21:00)
söndag 23 juli 2023 (09:00 -10:00)
Stockholm Shambhala Meditation Group
Shambhala Stockholms Summer Retreat
Freedom from Fixed Mind
with David Hope
16 – 23 juli
“With prajna you cut methodically, one situation after another. When you cut through your primitive beliefs about reality and your conflicting emotions there is compassion.”
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Fixed mind refers to the endless procession of viewpoints, opinions, prejudices and conceptual structures that we build up over time and which solidify our responses to people and situations in our lives. These somewhat inflexible and sometimes rigid mental habits trigger our negative emotions, limiting our ability to open to others and feel our own tenderness.
Meditation is the practice that can bring these repetitive thought patterns to our awareness, allowing us to gently soften and to gradually let them go. This helps to dissolve our sense of separation from our fellow human beings, and in turn allows our natural openness and innate intelligence or prajna to express itself, progressively revealing the true nature of our being which is wise and compassionate.
This natural sequence of development begins with the simplicity of shamatha, or resting meditation, through the more penetrating approach of vipashyana insight practice, to the unfolding of our inborn capacity for compassion: the uncontrived expression of our warm human heart.
A Weekthun is a week-long meditation retreat which includes meditation instruction, talks, meditation practice, discussion and time to relax, go for walks, enjoy the sauna, the lake and nature around Lindsberg. During the weekthun we will also offer individual meetings with an experienced meditation instructor. The program is open to everyone - both beginners as well as experienced meditators who would like to deepen their practice.
Lindsberg is beautifully located in Dalarna, about a three-hour drive north of Stockholm. It is situated near a lovely lake, a ten-minute walk from the venue, by which is an old-style wood-fired sauna. The house is surrounded by forests - perfect for long nature walks.
For more information about the venue and more photos of the house, rooms, garden and surroundings go to: http://www.lindsberg.org
David Hope has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche for the past 40 years. He helped establish the London Shambhala Center in the early 1980’s. He has taught widely in Europe and other countries worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In 2005 he was appointed as Acharya (a senior teacher) for the Shambhala community, but has now retired from that position although continuing to teach, mostly online at this time. He now lives on the South Coast of England.
This programme is taught in English.
Arrival day: Sunday July 16, 18.00
Departure Day: Sunday July 23, 9.00
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How to get there from Stockholm:
At www.sj.se you can book train tickets to Falun. The tickets for summer season are available from March. From Falun there is a local bus to Lindsberg (closest station is called Bergsgården and/or Järgarvet). The timetable for the local bus see https://www.dalatrafik.se
You can book buses at https://masexpressen.se/ to the city of Borlänge of Falun. From Borlänge there is a local bus to Lindsberg (closest station is called Bergsgården and/or Järgarvet).
Remember, the sooner you book your tickets the cheaper you will get them.
8 700 kr (early bird 7 830 kr) Double rooms (limited number)
7 800 kr (early bird 7020 kr) 4 persons dormitory
7 300 kr (early bird 6 570 kr) 6 persons dormitory
7 000 kr (early bird 6 300 kr) 10 persons dormitory
10% early bird, students, unemployed, retired, members and participants living abroad
Early bird: Signing up and paying registration fee before 1st of June
1 EUR = 11,8111 SEK (1st of March-23)
Registration: Click on Registration below and fill in the information.
Registration fee SEK 500 paid to pg 1342970-9, Shambhala Stockholm.
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If you have any questions don't hesitate to write: [email protected]