The Weekend Course

A popular two and half day introduction to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice, meditation and yoga. The resident teacher of the center, Thubten Rigdol, a Buddhist monk teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

In this course:

  • Find out about the tools Tibetan Buddhism offers for leading a happier, more balanced life.
  • Learn how to deal with emotional up and downs in a more appropriate, relaxed way.
  • Explore how to change problems into opportunities through a simple thought transformation practice.

The course starts on Friday with dinner and a short introduction and meditation. Saturday and Sunday is a mixture of lectures, meditations and  several yoga sessions. The course concludes Monday morning with meditation and breakfast.

Dates of  Weekend Courses

March:   March 29 – 31

April: April 19 – 22, April 26 – 29

May: May 3-6, May 10 -13, May 17 – 20, May 24 – 27 (last course before monsoon break)

Monsoon Break

During the monsoon (June, July, August), no courses will be held.  However the center will be open for accommodation, meditation retreat, and yoga.

The weekend courses will start again in September.

Many religions teach the importance of universal love, but the question is, how do you develop that within yourself?  The first step is to develop a balanced mind toward all living beings; before you can attain universal love, you have to feel equilibrium with all beings in the universe.   — Lama Thubten Yeshe

Weekend Course Schedule

Day  1 (Friday)

5.00 pm     Check–in

6.00 pm     Dinner

7.00 pm     Introduction and short meditation

Silence after dinner till after breakfast

Day 2 and 3 (Saturday/Sunday)

7.00 am    Wake up

7.30 am     Hatha Yoga

8.30 am     Breakfast

9.30 am     Meditation

10.30 am    Tea break

10.45 am    Teaching

12.00 am     Lunch

1.00 pm      Self reading and walking meditation

2.30 pm       Discussion group

3.30 pm       Tea Break

4.00 pm       Teaching and Q&A

5.15 pm         Hatha Yoga

6.30 pm        Dinner

7.30 pm         Teaching

Silence after dinner till after breakfast

Day 3 (Monday)  –  the course finishes with breakfast on Monday morning.

* We request you to attend all sessions of the course.

* Keep the silence periods to receive the maximum benefit from the course