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Buddhist Mind Training an Introduction to Lojong with Lopön Sonam Jamtsho - ENGLISH ONLY
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Buddhist Mind Training an Introduction to Lojong with Lopön Sonam Jamtsho - ENGLISH ONLY

++ Online course, every weekday from 21st of November until 9th of December 2022 ++
++ You are warmly invited to follow the course in person in Dharma Mati/Berlin with Lopon Sonam and Arne Schelling. Contact us via email: event@rigpa.de, if you are interested.  ++

Organized by Rigpa Germany

  • The course is held in English only and is organized by Rigpa Germany.
  • All teachings (about 37,5 hours over 3 weeks) are given live via Zoom and will be recorded.
  • The recordings will be available for delayed viewing until end of April

The tradition of Lojong (English: mind training) is one of the most widespread teachings in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. It emphasizes the practice of compassion and bodhichitta. 
The Lojong instructions are practical and at the same time very profound. Their main purpose is to help us fundamentally change our habits of self-centeredness and egoism and instead act for the benefit of all sentient beings.
This course is an in-depth introduction to Lojong practice based on nine short but fundamental texts of the Lojong tradition. In this intensive study we will learn the philosophical background and practical application of this unique teaching.
This gives us the perfect chance to look at the text from both a traditional Tibetan as well as a western perspective. There will be plenty of space for personal questions, reflections and meditation.

Tentative schedule of Zoom calls 

21st November - 9th December 2022, each week (Paris time)
Mon | 8:00-10:30 | Teaching with Lopön Sonam Jamtsho
Tue | 8:00-10:30 | Teaching with Lopön Sonam Jamtsho
Wed | 17:30-19:00 |  Review with Arne Schelling
Thu | 8:00-10:30 | Teaching with Lopön Sonam Jamtsho
Fri | 8:00-10:30 | Teaching with Lopön Sonam Jamtsho


You can contribute whatever is currently appropriate and possible for you. Our suggested contributions are:
- Suggested contribution:  225 €
- If you want to give more: 375 €
- If you have less means:  115 €

Lopön Sonam Jamtsho and Team

Lopön Sonam Jamtsho was born into a semi-nomadic family in Bhutan and graduated from high school, where he was exposed to the English language at an early age. He then completed a traditional monastic education, first in Nepal, and after a decade of study he graduated with distinctions from the renowned Dzongsar Shedra in India. Inspired by the life and works of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgon Kongtrul Lodroe Thaye, he studied with scholars and teachers of all denominations of Tibetan Buddhism, but his main teacher is Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. He is currently a PhD student in Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg. He also works for the Khyentse Vision Project, is an oral interpreter for Tibetan teachers and teaches for the Milinda program. He regularly gives courses at couples of Dharma Center in Germany.
He aspires to practice,  study and teach Buddha Dharma in the future.

Arne Schelling has been studying and practicing Buddhism since 1989 under the guidance of various masters of all Tibetan traditions, especially the Khyentse lineage. For the past 18 years he has been the personal translator of approximately 25 Rinpoches each year, as well as translator and editor of Buddhist books and practice texts. He is also an ambassador for the worldwide 84,000 Project. He is the director of several film projects (e.g. Heart Advice). After helping to establish various Buddhist centers since 1995, he is now the director of the Neckarstraßenzentrum in Berlin. In 2008 Arne was authorized as a Dharma teacher, especially also by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and teaches regularly in various European and non-European countries. Since 2014 he has been explaining the Bodhicharyavatara in the form of several live public streams.