The teachings of the East in the centre of Prague
Pick an event from our programme and visit us. We organize courses, different types of meditation, medical and physical activities, cultural events and other happenings.
Division of activities
Geshe Yeshi Gawa's Courses
Geshe Yeshi Gawa has been our Residential Lama since 2017. You can attend his courses and meditation, and occasionally lectures about secular ethics and other topics.
His courses in Tibet Open House are separated into trimesters, and can be either open or regular. You can come to an open course anytime, for our regular courses it is recommended you attend regularly (by arrangement, it is possible to join during the course as well). Read the descriptions of the courses below. You can register here.
The winter trimester of regular courses will begin on 13 January 2020 and will run until 26 March 2020.
Financial contributions are voluntary. We don't want the contribution to be a hindrance to your attendance, but we welcome support for covering the expenses!
The recommended minimum contribution is 108 CZK. It is a sacred number, with number 1 representing god, number 0 is emptiness and number 8 is infinity and eternity.
You can donate your contribution into the donation box of our public collection at our centre.
Mindfulness Meditation course
The Mindfulness Meditation course which can be used as a tool to relax and achieve inner peace is a popular open course of Tibet Open House.
The course is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners and is in English.
Lamrim – Lam-dron
Open class for buddhist practitioners with Geshe Yeshi Gawa, teaching based on the book “Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment” from Atisha Dipamkara. The teaching is in English.
Open Meeting with Geshe Gawa
Opportunity for anyone to meet the Residential Lama of Tibet Open House, Geshe Yeshi Gawa. Either for an individual consultation, a spiritual conversation, or spiritual talk on your personal subject.
Come to our pleasant Centre for a cup of tea or coffee. The conversation is in English.
Register online here or right in Tibet Open House at first class. First class is going to be trial one and a gift for you.
Beginners - Thursdays 17:30-19:00
Intermediates - Wednesdays 18:15-19:30
Advanced - Mondays 17:30-19:00
We bring you a rare opportunity to learn an endangered, but precious language, also the key language for the studies of Buddhism. The first hour of the course is dedicated to conversation, the second one to reading and writing. The teaching is in English.
Buddhist philosophy and Mind Training
The instructions are of special interest to those who wish to practice the teaching of inner values while continuing to live and work in the society.
Dharma – Buddhist teaching
Handing down Dharma is one of the main contents of Tibet Open House. The Buddhist teachings are delivered by our residential Lama and our (usually foreign) guests.
Photography of the altar of Gönpa in Tibet Open House, October 2019
Tibetan medicine, also known as Sowa Rigpa, is a precious heritage of Tibet. It is very beneficial even for our European society that is why we strive for its propagation in Czech Republic.
It is a holistic system of treatment and prevention for maintaining equilibrium of body, energy and mind.
We have organized two intensive workshops about Tibetan medicine in the past, which included a Friday lecture and a weekend teaching. For both of these course we invited an experienced Tibetan healer MUDr. Darima Balzhinimaeva, a student of the renowned Emchi Lama Dr. Dugarov from the Republic of Buryatia.
We also organize courses with MUDr. Anastazja Holečko, a healer and a lecturer of Tibetan medicine and chairwoman in the Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.
We also cooperate with Roman Nenadl from Czech company specializing to Tibetan Medicine products - Norbu tibetská medicína, s.r.o.
Since 2019 we have already organized two weekend workshops of Tibetan yoga Lu Jong with French teacher Julie Breukel Michel. Of these practitioners, 6 opted for almost a year of intensive Lu Jong teacher training and in November 2019 the first week of this training took place at our retreat center in Všenory.
We hold the topic of ecology and protection of our environment very dear to our heart. We are preparing a programme about ecology sometime during 2020 – follow us and keep in touch.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama said:
“The natural world is our home. It is not necessarily sacred or holy. It is simply where we live. It is therefore in our interest to look after it. This is common sense.” - His Holiness Dalai Lama
(Excerpt from Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for the New Millennium by Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama)
More info at: https://www.dalailama.com/messages/environment
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Leh valley near the Zangdok Palri monastery in Ladak, J&K, India on 7th of August 2016. (Foto: Tenzin Choejor/OHHD)
The Tibet Open House consists of a main gallery, which is a pleasant, bright 110 m2 space. Furthermore, in the second building on the same backyard there is a meditation room with an area of 35 m2 and a classroom.
In the field of culture we are engaged in organising screenings of movies, discussions, author readings, exhibitions, concerts, tea ceremonies and other cultural events, thematically tuned with Tibet, East and Buddhism. If you have an idea for a similar event, feel free to contact us.
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We will gladly read your ideas and messages.