Center for Wisdom and Compassion
Time & Location
03. okt. 2020 09.00 CEST – 04. okt. 2020 16.00 CEST
About the Event
VIPASHYANA RETREAT : EMPTINESS
During this two day retreat we will be applying mindfulness to gain insights into ourselves and the world of our experience. In Buddhism this is often referred to as vipashyana practice. This retreat will focus on the insight into emptiness. This enables us to overcome our distorted view of grasping to things as existing independently.
The retreat will focus on two approaches to this practice:
1. emptiness of person
2. nature of the mind
Retreat schedule (Copenhagen time)
09:00 – 10:15 Session 1
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Session 2
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:15 Session 3
14:15 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 16:00 Session 4
This course can be booked alone, however we encourage you to consider the entires series with 5 courses,in order to effectively cultivate mental balance and well-being an integrated approach covering all three areas of practice.
Over a series of five weekend retreats we will be focusing on three core areas of practice.
Beginning with cultivating mindfulness over two weekends using the two classic approaches of mindfulness of breathing and observing the mind.
This will be followed by a weekend focusing on cultivating the positive qualities such as loving-kindness and compassion.
And finally over two weekends cultivating the wisdom of impermanence, suffering, no self and emptiness.
1. Mindfulness Retreat (mindfulness of breathing) Jul 11-12
2. Mindfulness Retreat (observing the mind) Aug 1-2
3. Compassion Retreat Aug 22-23
4. Vipashyana Retreat (3 marks of existence) Sep 12-13
5. Vipashyana Retreat (emptiness) Oct 3-4
One weekend course is offered at 500 dkk (approx. 75 USD) and the total of 5 courses at 2000 dkk (290 USD). The Registration gives you access to the live sessions online as well as their recordings.
ABOUT GLEN SVENSSON
Originally from Australia, Glen attained a BSc in IT at the University of Queensland. After four years working in Brisbane, he spent the next eight years working and traveling around the world. Having ‘bumped’ into Buddhism during his travels (“I read a book about Buddhism and it seemed so logical and many things resonated extremely well with my innate beliefs”), he attended his first Dharma teaching in Dharamsala, India in 1995. He completed the two following Kopan November courses in Kathmandu, Nepal and joined the seven-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute (Pomaia, Italy). He graduated from the Masters Program in 2004 and completed his studies with an eight-month retreat at Oseling Center in Spain. Since 2005 he has taught and led meditation retreats in India, Europe, North America and Australia with a teaching style emphasizing clarity and stressing the integration of philosophical view, meditation and daily life conduct.
Mindfulness of Breathing
Non refundable registration for 1 weekend course giving access to all the sessions online as well as recordings from the same teachings.