Weekend Seminar: "The mind and its potential"

"The mind is like dough, which means you can make it into any shape: emotional, non-emotional, happy, not happy."


This sentence of Lama Zopa Rinpoche means that it is up to our mind how we experience the world and ourselves. This weekend the following topics will be explained: the various mental factors that enable our perceptions and how we experience them; the basic nature of our mind; the importance of meditation and daily practice; and much more...

(Teaching in German) 


Introductory lecture by Stephan Pende Wormland "Die Stufen des Erwachens auf dem Weg des Buddha", Fri 23 September, 19:00 >>

The seminar is part of our study programme "Discovering Buddhism". More information and registration >>


Saturday, 24, and Sunday, 25 September 2016.

Sat 9:30 – 18:00, Sun 9:30 14:00

Stephan Pende Wormland
(voluntary donation)
Donation (€ 150 – € 80 recommended)

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  • Lecture: "The way of the Buddha: steps to awakening" by Stephan Pende Wormland
    Fr, 23 September, 19:00
  • On the first weekend we will mainly study the theoretical basis. This wekend seminar is well suited to get an idea of the topic or just to have a try!
    Time: Sat, 24 September, 9:30 – 18:00 / Sun, 25 September, 9:30 – 14:00
  • The weekly meetings are organised and guided by Christine Schnitzer. We will deepen our understanding through readings and discussions, guided and quiet meditation, audio and video teachings. There will be plenty of time for the exchange of knowledge and experience among the participants.
    Time: every Wednesday, 19:00 – 21:00
    28 Sept., 5 Oct., 12 Oct., 19 Oct., 2 Nov., 9 Nov., 16 Nov., 23 Nov., and 30 Nov. 2016
  • Lecture: "How to feel secure in the spaciousness of your heart" by Stephan Pende Wormland
    Fri, 1 December, 19:00
  • The module will be completed by a weekend retreat. Here we will mainly meditate on the topic which helps us to deepen our experience.
    Time: Sat, 2 Dec., 9:30 – 18:00 / Sun, 3 Dec., 9:30 – 14:00

Stephan Pende Wormland Stephan Pende Wormland was born  in Germany and practiced in various spiritual traditions for over 25 years. He graduated in clinical psychology and studied Gestalt Therapy. He worked 8 years in psychiatry and as a paramedic.  As a student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, he lived 11 years as aTibetan Buddhist monk, including 8 years as manager and director of Nalanda Monastery in southern France. Stephan spent 4 years in various retreats. He derobed in 2009. Currently, he lives as resident teacher at the FPMT center in Copenhagen, offers courses and leads meditation retreats in Europe.
» more information on Stephan's website
Christine Schnitzer

Study programme "Discovering Buddhism“

Teaching degree for mathematics and physical education. 10 years hospice volunteer.

Long-standing experience with Buddhist studies and retreats.

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