Joy Of Living 1 - Weekend Retreat with Tergar Instructor

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In this weekend workshop we will learn how cultivating awareness can help create a peaceful mind, clear perception and a joyful heart. The practice of meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult situations, emotions and thoughts into sources of joy both personally and professionally. This workshop is suitable for people of all beliefs and levels of meditation experience.

Over the course of the weekend, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as support for meditation.

The schedule for this workshop includes video teachings by the highly respected meditation teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tergar Instructor Antonia Sumbandu (see profile below), as well as guided meditations and discussion.

Tergar is a not for profit organisation dedicated to making the ancient practice of meditation accessible to the modern world. For centuries, the practice of meditation has been used by countless individuals to transform suffering into joy and confusion into wisdom. Tergar meditation and study programs are designed to facilitate this transformation with programs for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

Friday, October 20,[masked]
Saturday, October 21, 0900–1700
Sunday, October 22, 0900–1600


EUR 100 Early bird (registration & payment before 31 August)

EUR 120 Standard

EUR 80 Student id & Seniors

EUR 150 Sponsor rate

*Hardship discount available upon request


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Antonia was already a meditator with a keen interest in the clinical application of meditation when she began studying psychology. While chairing the Danish association for Cognitive Based Therapy, Antonia met Dr. Mark Williams, a renowned clinical psychologist and researcher in the field of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and began a long and productive collaboration with him. Antonia was one of the first psychologists to be trained in MBCT, and since then her work has focused on training professionals in MBCT and exploring the unique characteristics of MBCT supervision. She holds a Master’s degree in MBCT from Oxford University, and is an Associate with the Oxford Mindfulness Center.

She was first inspired to become a meditator after seeing a segment from The Lion’s Roar, a film about the 16th Karmapa, but it was in 1988 after attending a talk by the Dalai Lama that she began practicing formally. Antonia’s first Buddhist teacher was the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. Following his death in 1992, she studied with a variety of teachers, including Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Chokling Rinpoche, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. In 2002 she met Mingyur Rinpoche, and began to receive teachings from him.

A mother of two, Antonia lives in Denmark and has been involved with Tergar since its inception in 2009, as a leader in Tergar Copenhagen, as a facilitator, and now as an Instructor. Antonia continues to play a key role in the training and mentoring of Tergar group leaders throughout Europe.