09:00-10:00 am privately ordered pujas (please see announcements at our website or in the mailgroup)
Every second Friday 06:00-07:00 pm Mantra recitation, silent meditation, Mahamudra prayer and meditation on one of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (suitable for beginners)
07:00-08:00 pm
discussion group about the "Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva" with Drubpon Palkyi, Tsünma Zofia and Alex Sieber
(for new starter we recommend the teachings on these practices of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche). The next will be 26.04., 10.05., 24.05. and 28.06.2019

Mantra recitation, silent meditation and Mahamudra prayer
Budda_Rolle_klein.jpgWe recite the mantra of Avalokiteshvara (tib. Chenresig), 
the bodhisattva of compassion, for the benefit and welfare of all sentient beings.
Silent Meditation (Mahamudra/Shamatha, tib: Shinay)

With silent meditation we point the mind inwards. We practice to abide in a state of equanimity and mental stability – which means, the mind is not distracted by thoughts, caused by disturbing emotions and mental attitudes.

There are two general ways of silent abiding:

In one way, we keep our awareness focused on an object, with the other, there is no focus of concentration.
Meditation with a supporting object: awareness is focused on an outer object and we keep bringing our focus back on it.
Meditation with the breath: we follow with one-pointed concentration our in-and outbreath.
Meditation with the singing bowl: we follow with one-pointed concentration the sound of the singing bowl and then rest in the stillness of the mind.
Meditation without a supporting object: here we aim to leave the mind just as it is – calm, expansive and relaxed. When thoughts appear, we just let them go without attaching to them or pushing them away. We keep bringing our attention and awareness back to the nature of the mind.
‘The Ganges Mahamudra’ are Tilopas Pith Instructions on Mahamudra to his disciple Naropa.