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PHILOSOPHY

Buddhist philosophy

We want to provide all those interested in Buddhism the possibility of knowing the teachings that support it. From the most basic concepts, the fundamental sutras (discourses), to the highest texts.

 

With a rigorous method adapted to western sensibility, we will combine study, contemplation and meditation to strengthen the foundations of our practice and sharpen our vision.

To ensure a rigorous, updated and linked approach to the Buddhist tradition, we invite external teachers to the project -some of whom are very involved with Casa Virupa- to teach here or guide retreats. We also organize conferences in Barcelona.

In the same line, and to ensure that Casa Virupa students can have a normal relationship with Buddhist philosophy, the project director, Román Sánchez Orpella, also teaches and conducts retreats based on Buddhist thought. He is also the one who guides the weekly meetings of the study group of deepening in the Buddhist philosophy that are made in Casa Virupa.

We propose the activities of Buddhist philosophy in such a way that all types of profiles will find some suitable activity for their moment. Proposals for newcomers, Buddhists with a career ... You only have to consult the program and / or get in touch with us if you prefer that we advise you.

Teachings With dotulku rinpoche

15/02 - 17/02 

More information soon.

"Letter to a friend" with DHONGTSANG shabdrung rinpoché

From November 16th to 18th

Dongsung Shabdrung Rinpoche, a sakya tulku trained at Dzongsar Institute known for his extraordinary erudition, will teach on Letter to a friend  by the great sage Nagarjuna, a concise text that provides an introduction to the path and Buddhist practice. It is especially useful for those who want to practice in society.

Death according to buddism, by román sánchez orpella

From November 2nd to 4th

A weekend of debate and contemplation on one of the fundamental themes of Buddhism, death, which is one of the manifestations of impermanence. In the sutras it is said that contemplation on death is the highest meditation among all the contemplations.

teachings on the rime movement by Jigme khyentse rinpoché

Sunday 28th October

It is an honor that Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche visits us. It will teach about the Rime movement, which postulates non-sectarianism.

"awakening the courage of the bodhisattva" with dotulku rinpoche

From October 26 to 28

On this occasion, Dotulku Rinpoche will speak about one of the most inspiring themes in the Buddhist spiritual path: the courage of the bodhisattva. Courage is at the same time the impulse, the support and the result of the bodhisattva's practice, it is the roar of the lion that does not turn its back on any situation that presents itself.

"Twelve links of dependent origination", with Roman sánchez orpella

Saturday 15th of September

With the Group of Deepening into Buddhism (GDB), Román Sánchez Orpella will review the teachings on "the twelve links of dependent origination", fundamental to acquire a deep understanding of karma. The meetings combine the masterly explanation with the intervention of the attendees, combining dialogue with proposals for meditation and contemplation. Open to the public.

retreat on preliminaries (ngöndro) with DOTULKU RINPOChe and arne schelling

From 18th to 24th of July

This July we have the opportunity to receive Do Tulku Rinpoche again. On this occasion, we have the privilege of leading a retreat of Buddhist preliminaries (ngondro), open to all traditions, from July 20 to 24. In addition, the two days before the retreat with Do Tulku (July 18 and 19), and to prepare for the retreat with Rinpoche, Arne Schelling, instructor of meditation and Buddhist philosophy, will teach. Schelling will deal with "the four thoughts that orient the mind towards the Dharma".

Retreat of shamatha ACCORDING TO YOGACHARA TRADITION with ven. dhammadipa

From 27th of April to 1st of May

Ven. Dhammadipa will explain some aspects of shamatha and vipashyana within the framework of the "four foundations of mindfulness" of the Theravada Buddhist tradition so that they can help us gain a better understanding of the Bodhisattva's non-dual path. His focus will be on the study and practice of the Yogacara tradition which, in his own words, is a bridge between traditional Buddhist practices and the Tantric approach to Buddhist practice.

conference "the femenine principle in buddhism", lama rod owens

Thursday 22th of March

The practice of Tara (and the practice of deity in general) is a profound strategy that enables us to sustain the space of our discomfort and can be a tremendous practice that can awaken our innate wisdom, compassion, love and ferocity.

"The four foundations of mindfulness" by roman sánchez orpella

Sunday 18th of March

With the Group of Deepening in Buddhism (GPB), Román Sánchez Orpella will review the teachings on "the four foundations of attention", which are essential to understand the richness and philosophical depth of the practice of meditation according to the Buddhist tradition. The meetings combine the masterly explanation with the intervention of the attendees, combining dialogue with proposals for meditation and contemplation. Open to the public.

"Love and relationships according to buddhism", dotulku rinpoche

Thursday 9th of November

In this lecture, Do Tulku Rinpoché will talk about a familiar issue for the majority: love and relationships. And he will do it from the perspective of Buddhism; What is meant by "love" according to Buddhist teachings? Is it possible to combine relationships and detachment? Can we desire in a wise and conscious way? Maybe it's time to assume that "I will love you forever" is impossible. Perhaps we should accept that love can only be in the here and now.

teachings about the four immeasurable thoughts and the 37 practices of the bodhisattva with do tulku rinpoché

From 10 to 12th of November

Do Tulku Rinpoche will give a course on The 37 practices of the Bodhisattva, by the eminent teacher Gyalse Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo (1297 - 1371). This great classic of Tibetan Buddhism brings together the entire path and practices of a bodhisattva in a brief, poetic and inspiring way. He will also talk about "The Four Unmeasurable Thoughts," one of the most beautiful and profound meditations and practices of Mahayana Buddhism.

"parting from four attachments" with román sánchez orpella

Sunday 24th of September

With the Group of Deepening in Buddhism (GPB), Román Sánchez Orpella will review the teachings on Parting from the four attachments, a basic mental training of the Sakya school that allows to understand the different stages necessary to reach the ultimate awakening. The meetings combine the masterly explanation with the intervention of the attendees, combining dialogue with proposals for meditation and contemplation. Open to the public.

teachings about the heart sutra and the interdependent oringination with do tulku rinpoché

From 23th to 25th of June

Do Tulku Rinpoche will teach about the Heart Sutra, a very relevant text of the Mahayana tradition. It breaks with the dualistic schemes and with the eternalist perceptions as well as the nihilists of reality. The teachings on interdependent origination are essential for anyone who wants to understand the connection and nature of phenomena.

initiation of amitabha and transmission of powa, teachings on the seven points of mental training and karma, with ven. khenpo thubten.

Saturday 6th ad 7th of May

On Saturday he will give an initiation to Amitabha, one of the five initiating Buddhas, the Buddha of the infinite light, and he will teach about death and about Powa. Sunday 7 will be centered on Buddhist philosophy: in the morning it will talk about essential and effective instructions to train the mind to be compassionately in a natural way. In the afternoon, he will talk about one of the most complex and fascinating topics of Buddhist thought: karma.

"parting from four attachments" with román sánchez orpella

11/02, 19/03

With the Group of Deepening in Buddhism (GPB), Román Sánchez Orpella will review the teachings on Parting from the four attachments, a basic mental training of the Sakya school that allows to understand the different stages necessary to reach the ultimate awakening. The meetings combine the masterly explanation with the intervention of the attendees, combining dialogue with proposals for meditation and contemplation. Open to the public.

Teachings on bodhichitta by dotulku rinpoche

Saturday 14 and 15 of January

The heart of the Mahayana teachings is the practice of bodhicitta, the firm commitment to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. An inspiring meditation and practice, absolutely essential for anyone who wants to enter the spiritual path with solidity.

Teachings about the sakya lineage, "departing from the four attachments" and "letter to the king" with do tulku rinpoché

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 of January

The first time that Do Tulku teaches at Casa Virupa will be starting with an explanation about the origin and history of the Sakya school, as well as giving teachings on one of the basic texts of this tradition. Finally, he will talk about Letter to the King, an important text for those who want to combine spirituality with a life in society.

retreat of preliminaries (ngöndro) with román sanchez orpella

From 16 to 18th of December

Ngöndro - the so-called "preliminaries", is a practice that all high lamas and teachers of all traditions recommend to persevere. It is an excellent preparation of the mind to be able to enter the path of Tantric practice. And not only because they serve to clarify and train the mind, but because without them we will hardly advance in the way in an honest way. Therefore, practicing ngöndro becomes an exercise more than obligatory for any lay and monastic practitioner.

Initiation of green tara, white mahakala and guru dragpo by the ven. khenpo thubten

3 and 4 of December

A weekend dedicated to cultivating our wisdom; generate favorable conditions to practice and to generate protection and eliminate those obstacles that separate us from ultimate happiness.

"parting from four attachments" with román sánchez orpella

Saturday 19th of November

With the Group of Deepening in Buddhism (GPB), Román Sánchez Orpella will review the teachings on Parting from the four attachments, a basic mental training of the Sakya school that allows to understand the different stages necessary to reach the ultimate awakening. The meetings combine the masterly explanation with the intervention of the attendees, combining dialogue with proposals for meditation and contemplation. Open to the public.

initiation of MANJUSHRI, TARA BLANCA and CHAGNA DORJE by the come. khenpo thubten

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 of November

A weekend oriented to clear our spiritual path to be able to have more wisdom, an inexhaustible health and enough enthusiasm to continue practicing for the benefit of all beings.

Introduction to buddhism, by román sánchez orpella

Saturday 6th August

One morning to know what Buddhism is, what are its philosophical, historical and social foundations. Open to the public.

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