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Thursday Drop-in Classes

18:00 – 19:30

General Information

 

Drop-in classes are suitable for everyone, those new to meditation as well as those who have previous experience.

Each class consists of two guided meditations and a talk on the topic of the class. There is also the opportunity to enjoy a tea and chat together after the class.

You can attend a whole block of classes or just drop-in to an individual class.

You don’t need any special clothing or equipment. Chairs and cushions are provided so you can choose to sit in the way that is most suitable for you.

Our Thursday drop-in class is taught in English. 

The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Dragpa is Modern Kadampa Buddhist monk and the National Spiritual Director of the Nordic Region. He is the Principle Teacher at Nordic Kadampa Meditation Centre, Oslo.

He received ordination in 1993 from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and is one of his most senior disciples. Gen Dragpa has taught extensively in the Netherlands, UK, Belgium and France.

His teachings are very practical and easy to understand. They offer profound solutions to our everyday problems.

Upcoming Classes

overcoming stress & frustration

22nd August – 12th September

 

Stress, frustration and anger are common experiences in modern life. These painful states of mind can arise when we encounter challenging situations and difficult people. If irritation or anger is not recognized early on it can become a poison that destroys our happiness and interferes with our relationships.

This series of classes will introduce various methods for recognizing, reducing and finally removing the destructive habits of stress and anger from our mind, helping us to experience the peace and freedom that we all long for.

Week 1 -What is our real problem?

Week 2 -Why do we get stressed?

Week 3 -Learning to Let Go

Week 4 -Dealing with Difficult People

 

Mahamudra: take a journey inside

10th October – 12th December

 

Buddha explained many methods to liberate ourself and others from suffering. Of these, the uncommon instructions of Tantric Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage are an especially powerful way to purify our mind quickly and to reach our fullest potential, the supreme bliss of enlightenment. 

Through receiving the appropriate empowerments and then sincerely practising these special meditations, we can make our life supremely meaningful.

In The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra, the great Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche guides us through the profound and world-transforming practice of Mahamudra – the very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra. 

Week 1 – Introduction to Mahamudra

Week 2- Entering the path to enlightenment

Week 3 – Purifying our Mind

Week 4 – Accumulating Good Fortune

Week 5 – The Yoga of the Spiritual Guide

Week 6 – Having identified our own mind, meditating on tranquil abiding

Week 7 – Having realized emptiness, meditating on superior seeing

Week 8 – Meditating on the central channel, the yoga of the central channel

Week 9 – Meditating on the indestructible drop, the yoga of the drop

Week 10 – Meditating on the indestructible wind, the yoga of wind

details & bookings

The Venue

Nordisk Kadampa Meditasjonssenter Majorstuveien 26, Oslo 0367

+47 45 05 19 28

info@meditateinoslo.org

Fee & Booking

Overcoming Stress & Frustration (4 weeks): 515,-

Mahamudra: Take a Journey Inside (10 weeks): 1280,-

20% discount when booking the whole course

Drop-in: 160,-

Free for supporting members

*Discounts available for those in need

You can register below or just drop-in.

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Information

No experience necessary.

Everybody welcome.

No special clothing or equipment required.

Refreshments provided.

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