Meditation techniques are exercises used by different cultures and religions to put the practitioner in a state of pause and reflection. The exercise usually represents a deliberate systematic break with everyday activities and thus creates a platform for artificially generated alternative mental states and concepts that are not present in everyday life.
The methods and goals of mediation are diverse and range from pure pausing, through mindfulness exercises, analyses of concepts and visualizations, to ecstatic-dissociative states, depending on culture, tradition and context.
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, meditation is understood as a kind of rehearsal stage on which the various aspects of human experience and action can be analysed, trained and integrated into everyday life through practice. All meditative practices of Buddhism aim to develop compassion for all sentient beings in the practitioner and therefore to attain loving affection and a helpful attitude towards them. In this context compassion is understood as a deep desire that one and the beings around one may experience happiness.
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Milarepa (1052-1135) has become known as the greatest yogi in Tibet. Jetsün Milarepa attained enlightenment in one lifetime. His life story and the "One Hundred Thousand Songs" are highlights of Tibetan literature and spiritual thought and are an essential inspiration for practitioners. The venerable Lama Kunsang will teach us about the Milarepa practice, which we ... Read more
Initiation into the great Prajnaparamita Mandala with 59 deities
The golden mother Prajanaparamita embodies the entire teaching and wisdom of Buddha. The essence of the perfection of wisdom is an understanding that has directly realized emptiness and connected it with the kind and compassionate bodhicitta. In the second rotation of the wheel, Buddha Shakyamuni taught the teachings of Prajnaparamita and explained the highest Middle ... Read more
Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine – Mandala of the Five Dakinis
In this retreat we delve into the five Dakini families and the transformation of the five emotions into the five wisdoms. This unique retreat was designed with the goal of reconciling emotional work with spiritual transformation. We explore the emotions through various methods, such as Time travel, partner work, creative design, sounds and movement. We ... Read more