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Why meditate? On one level, meditation is a tool. It can help combat stress, foster physical health, make us feel happier and more peaceful, as well as being more present and compassionate. On a deeper level, meditation is a doorway into knowing who we really are. Today, we devote much energy to fulfill goals and happiness in the material world and often forgetting the importance of our inner world. What happens if we change the focus a little?

Who are we? Jönköping Lotus Meditation Group is a local community of meditators under the guidance of Gyalwai Nyugu Rinpoche, a remarkable teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Since he lives in Tibet and doesn't speak english we are very fortunate to have our instructor Venerable Pieter Johnston who is also known as Lama Lakshyong, a tibetan buddhist monk who lives in Nepal but originally comes from South Africa. He has been practicing Dzogchen Meditation since 2006 under the guidance of Gyalwai Nyugu Rinpoche. He comes to Europe twice a year to teach meditation.

To find out more about Lama Lakshyong (Venerable Pieter), please visit his website to find out more about him, the lineage he teaches in, watch teachings with him, take part in online courses, online meditation and more:

What do we do? We arrange special meetups for teachings and retreats with our instructor Venerable Pieter Johnston when he comes to Europe twice a year to teach meditation.

The group aims to make the practice of meditation accessible to people of all backgrounds, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, and to help people develop meditation techniques and experience. If you are interested in experiencing deeper presence, awareness and compassion through a meditation approach, you are most welcome to join the community! You will find guidance and instructions with us crafted to meet the needs of the individual from first-time meditators to those with many years of practice.