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RIPA AWARENESS MEDITATION – A silent retreat on awareness meditation

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Mindfulness and awareness work together to bring acceptance of living situations as they are. Life is not regarded as source of rejection or indulgence, but rather as the food of awareness and mindfulness; the depression and excitement that go on in life become the very object of meditation!

During this end-of-year retreat Rinpoche will unfold and guide participants through the key elements that help us in this process. Gathered under the

Ripa Awareness Meditation method, they bring in Shamata's Buddhist tools – a millennial breathing technique that helps develop mental calm – and introduces aspects of Vipassana meditation, or penetrating vision, that help us develop “ways of looking” that free the mind from conceptual fabrication.

Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche is a master of Buddhist meditation and philosophy under the Kagyu and Nygma traditions. Born in India in October 1970, he is the heir to the Ripa spiritual lineage, a line of reincarnated lamas that dates back to the 17th century in Eastern Tibet; he is the head of the lineage's monasteries in India and Nepal and the spiritual leader of a Tibetan community residing in exile in the state of Orissa, India.

Since 1996, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche has travelled extensively in Asia, Europe and the USA, giving lectures and seminars to a lay audience on topics as varied as meditation for the modern world, Eastern wisdom for modern complexity, goodness and creativity, authentic presence for leaders, etc. Rinpoche is the spiritual leader of over 6000 students all over the world and has opened teaching centers in Switzerland, France, Luxemburg, Spain, Germany, Russia, Japan and USA.

A socially engaged Buddhist teacher, as he is happy to be named, his direct understanding of the human mind, his lively and spontaneous speaking style and his crispiness and sense of humour make him a very relevant speaker in a variety of settings, especially in helping lay practitioners of all walks of life integrate traditional spiritual values into modern life.

This is an event of the Ripa International Center. Registration and prices here soon.

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