11-12 January 2020 (weekend)





Led by: Lama Rinchen.

Seminar begins on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday at about 4:30 p.m.

In the spring of 2018 a six-year cycle of studies of classical Buddhist texts ended in Grabnik. Many new people have asked to join the studies to systematise their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the Dharma. On the other hand, many of those who have completed the six-year study cycle would also like to continue with this kind of detailed analysis of other texts.

To meet the expectations of both groups, Lama Rinchen decided that in the autumn of 2018, we will begin to study one of the most important classic texts of the Mahayana teachings, the "Guide to the Bodhisattva's way of Life" by Shantideva. It mainly comprises of timeless and very practical advice on what kind of motivation one should have, and how to follow this in carrying out the actions of everyday life. It also provides explanations on meditation and emptiness.

The existing format for the study group will now change, although we will continue to meet for one weekend a month. However, there will be no mandatory attendance, which means that you will also be able to participate in lectures as you are able to. In addition the classes will also not start with an examination of participants’ knowledge about the material being studied. However, each day after the lecture, we will still analyse and discuss the teachings presented that day.

As the teachings contained in the "Guide to the Bodhisattva's way of Life" embrace the whole of the Dharma, this text can also be treated as a summary of the six-year studies that have taken place so far.

Please note that the study sessions will only be conducted in Polish.

To read more about how the study programme here at Grabnik Centre began and developed – follow the link to Studying Classic Buddhist Texts at Grabnik Centre.



Please register as early as possible, by the 6th of January 2020 at the very latest.

Registration can be completed using the registration form. Please fill in the form also for any accompanying person not participating in the sessions (child and adult).

All changes considering your stay should be submitted at least three days in advance. If you want to receive meals, please make a donation in advance.  


SUGGESTED DONATIONS (meals not included)

One day - 55 PLN
Full seminar - 110 PLN
Additional stay not during the seminar – 15 PLN per day

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FOOD (only when prepaid and booked on time)

All meals are vegetarian.
Suggested donation: breakfast 10 PLN, lunch 13 PLN, dinner 10 PLN (full board - 33 PLN).

Please bring your own mug.

Prepayment is not equivalent to registering for the seminar! Please remember to register!

- We cannot guarantee meals to those who do not register and make a donation on time.
- Meals are served at fixed hours (breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.).
- Please think your order through. There are no returns for ordered and not used meals, unless a resignation is submitted three days in advance.

Donations may be done via transfer to a bank account or by credit card (see donating).
If you have any problems with money transfer, please contact the office.



In order to avoid misunderstandings and make the work of our team easier, please read the Guide for Participants which explains what to bring, where to stay, how to behave and more.


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