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Once a month there’s a meeting in the center to meditate together. The start is at 10:00 hrs with the meditation and the closure i...s at 12.00 hrs after a nice cup of coffee or tea. There is a changing program of prayers and meditations. Who hasn’t had a transfer of a qualified teacher of meditation on the program, can read along the text and may visualize the Buddha. Everyone is welcome.
Meet ordinary people who make extraordinary stories of their memories. They can tell you stories and how they manage to put them o...n paper. Teacher Jessie van Vlodrop says that there is a story that has saved her life. She sees it as her mission to let people experience the power of their own stories. By writing down their stories and working till the story and the memory are one. The stories are shared with the visitor. It's all about stories, in no time you can catch your story too.
Rabten Jigme Ling is a Buddhist temple and study center. Since February 2009, the temple is located in this area. Those who are in...terested can come along for the meditation sessions or for information, a moment of silence or a talk. There are also seminars and courses on Buddhist philosophy. You will get to know In Liem and she will tell you everything about this temple.
Het Karmijn is a residential facility for Hindustani people from Surinam with intellectual disabilities. Twenty-six people do live... here. They have a large variety of activities and every Wednesday the doors are open for dinner to those living in the neighborhood.
Eveline is a storyteller pure sang. In a couple of minutes, she takes you from her studio into another world. The world of the for...gotten refugees from Bhutan who have been living for more than 20 years in huge camps in Nepal, the world of LHBT seniors who are still fighting for their rights, or the world from elderly migrants in the Netherlands. And in between all this she will surprise you with some fairy tales you never heard before, while you are surrounded by beautiful pictures. Eveline is a trainer, writer and photographer and she is using art to give a voice and a face to forgotten people. She published eight books, and is working on a book about transgender seniors right now. She is co founder of the Dutch NGO Empowerment Foundation.
Feel welcome to the Bahá'í and have an open-minded encounter with this religion. Prayer and meditation have the goal to bring unit...y and influence our behavior. Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, said: "The improvement of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds, through commendable and seemly conduct." What are pure and goodly deeds that improve ourselves and our neighbourhood? Meditation and service are therefore inseparable linked. You will get an introduction to the course 'Reflections on the Life of the Spirit’. One of the concepts we learn to apply is that humanity is one. There is no us and them. The fee you pay is not sent to the Bahá'í Community itself but is sent to Refugee Workin the Netherlands.
The name of this temple tells the target. Sakya is the name of the order; Thegchen means Mahayana, the vehicle of the Bodhisattvas...; Ling means location. Officially, the aim is defined as: to promote interest in and the study of Mahayana Buddhism by studying, practicing and propagating it and also preserving and continuing the Tibetan culture. Sakya Thegchen Ling achieves this by providing lectures, courses, study evenings, information and education and by translating original Tibetan Buddhist texts. The Sakya Institute is the only center of the Buddhist order in the Netherlands. Since the exodus of thousands of Tibetans from Tibet in 1959, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his full attention to the preservation and continuation of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Similarly, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, the head of the Sakya order, created a foundation, after his flight to India to safeguard the unique philosophical and meditative tradition of the Sakya order for his followers. He founded a new Sakya Monastery in 1964 and in 1980 the Sakya Thubten Namgyal Ling Institute, a school for monks. These became the new shelters for the Sakya order, a tradition dating back to 1073.
Buddhist Centre Haaglanden is a centre that fits in a big city. The centre offers a program for beginners and for advanced. The bi...g challenge is how to implement the teachings of the Buddha in a Western daily life. The program of Buddhism is based on meditation. You're very welcome. The Buddhist Centre Haaglanden will contribute to the work of the Friends of Buddhism with the fee that City Safari Visitors pay. The Friends of Buddhism provide translations of source texts into Dutch.