Yoga, Meditation – Silence – open wether this course can take place

Mountain retreat

Katharina Bogner appreciates Ganden as a retreat at the beginning of winter. The atmosphere at this place is unique and very suitable to leave everyday life behind for a few days and immerse yourself in the simplicity of the mountains. So the days will take the rhythm of meditation, asana (positions) & breath. Silence will also have its place and make room. How nice when you don’t need a lot of planning and can just let yourself go. All practices are guided and discussed. You can spend the weekend completely or in silence. For the first time this year there is the possibility to extend two days and dive deeper.

Registration and details directly from: Katharina Bogner, www.yogafluss.ch

Discover the secrets of Lu Jong – Tibetan Yoga

Inma initiates a teaching cycle (in English) on Tibetan methods. Bliss revealing jewels from the Lu Jong 1: 5 elements, 5 body parts, associated massage and meditation, additional exercises make the prelude. Regardless of our faith or physical condition, anyone can benefit from Lu Jong. The course is intended for beginners.

Lu Jong teachers and trainers can attend these courses to improve or deepen their personal and professional practice and knowledge.

Lu Jong, Tibetan Healing Yoga is a simple and very effective way to connect with the power, clarity and happiness of our true nature. Balance and healing through a meditative practice that brings attention, happiness and much tenderness. Lu Jong is love in motion, healing in action. It is a compilation of yogas from the ancient Tibetan traditions of Tantric Buddhism and Bon. For more than 15 years, Tulku Lobsang has been sharing his deep knowledge of these techniques in the West, integrating them and adapting them to current needs and thoughts. Lu Jong has power and effectiveness through a pure and uninterrupted transmission. Lu Jong after Tulku Lobsang has two levels and 38 movements.

Benefits of Lu Jong
Lu Jong’s purpose is to open the chakras and channels of the body both physically and on a more subtle or energetic level, which is essential for a healthy body and a calm, wise and compassionate state of mind. It is a practice that brings body, breath and mind into harmony and thus benefits meditative practice and supports a longer, happier and healthier life. Lu Jong compensates for the lack of physical movement in our current lifestyle, which causes the most common disorders such as back problems, stress and emotional imbalance.

A very special Yoga
Lu Jong differs from other body exercises in that it is a yoga of repetitive simple movement patterns. This results in the practitioner feeling his body deep while practicing and allowing the exercise to deepen more and more in his body. The goal is not only flexibility, but above all activation and energetic coordination, the increase of inner warmth, the increase of physical and mental strength and physical awareness. This makes it a meditation in motion, as well as an essential tool to maintain health and promote physical and mental healing.

Dependent arising

It is an extraordinary honour and joy for us to welcome the 11th Lelung Rinpoche to Ganden Chökhor. The long line goes back 690 years.

The earlier incarnations of Lelung Rinpoche, also known as Jedrung Tulkus, played an important role in the history of Tibet and especially in the development of Buddhism. The Jedrung Tulkus lineage began with the great Master-Adept Lhodrag Namkha Gyaltsen, whose direct disciples included Master Je Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelungpa School of Tibetan Buddhism.

All subsequent Lelung incarnations are recognized as manifestations of one of the three most important incarnations of Tibet (Pokyi Tulku Nam Sum). Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani are the three most important Bodhisattvas and Lelung Rinpoche is considered the representative incarnation of Vajrapani.

The lineage of Lelungs are very close to the Dalai Lama.

Interested in Chöd: His predecessors have written countless practice texts and commentaries – including texts from the Bhagavati single Tröma Nagmo.

 

The new Lama Tsongkapa cycle opens with a outstanding text

In his eulogy “To the Praise of Dependent arising”, Tsongkhapa expresses in poetic form his extraordinary appreciation that the Buddha was kind enough to teach the doctrine of dependent arising/emptiness that possesses all these extraordinary qualities.

One of Tsongkhapa’s greatest insights was his understanding that emptiness means dependent emergence and dependent emergence means emptiness. Emptiness is the complete absence of impossible ways to justify or prove the existence of something. Especially in the context of the Middle Way teaching system, the Prasangika-Madhyamaka school, emptiness means the total absence of the existence of phenomena that could be justified by anything that could be found on the side of these phenomena. The existence of something can only be established by the force of dependent emergence. (A.Berzin Archive)

The course also offers the opportunity to meditate and reflect together.

(We hope that H.E. Lelung Rinpoche will not have to travel to China at short notice during this time – the probability is very small – but he asked us to inform him of this in the announcement).

Meditation Weekend in Churwalden/Pradaschier

With different forms of meditation like sitting, walking, eating and working meditation as well as yoga we practice being aware and mindful.

Take a break in the Grisons mountains and come into contact with yourself with the help of various forms of meditation and yoga, listen inside and centre yourself.

With guided and silent meditations in sitting and walking, speaking and eating, moving etc. we practice to turn with attentiveness to the present experiences. The course takes place mainly in silence. There is also free time to rest, go for walks, enjoy nature around the house, etc.

In the footsteps of buddhas

We are pleased to introduce our new meditation and study program, which introduces you to the entire path of Tibetan Buddhism and its forms of meditation over several years.

Various meditation masters and Buddhism experts will visit us and teach us the different topics that provide a gradual understanding of what constitutes the perspective, meditation and behavior in Buddhism.
Our aim is to pass on the following three points of the Buddhist perspective in a correct and well-founded way: we study in order to get to know our own mind, to better understand the environment and to acquire the necessary knowledge for meditation. We meditate in order to train and make our mind more conscious and to develop the qualities inherent in us.
The Buddhist research of the indwelling consciousness will naturally express itself through ethical behavior in relation to the environment, fellow human beings and other forms of life.
This course is open to all interested people, regardless of whether or not they feel part of a religion, regardless of whether or not they follow a particular philosophy of life.
The course starts with interesting background information about the principles of meditation, the historical Buddha, his knowledge and the development and spread of the different teaching cycles of Buddhism on our globe.

A special focus of this course will be on the four noble truths.