Resting in Natural Peace: Meditations with Stephan Pende

Stillness is always here. You can open the door to peace without becoming someone else or being in another place. You can rest in peace just by looking inside, at what is and embracing it with a loving heart. There is stillness and peace in the background of the wanting, dissatisfied mind.

In these healing and restorative sessions, you will learn time-honored ways of experiencing and resting right now in your natural state of inner peace, the ultimate source of lasting happiness. We will shift from identifying with thoughts, feelings, history, likes and dislikes, to finding out who or what is actually aware. By letting go of the little “me” and the “big outside”, we will connect with a deeper reality, a vastness like the ocean.

These sessions are suitable for beginners who want to start their practice with profound and easy to apply techniques and experienced mindfulness practitioners who want to deepen their practice.

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About the Teacher

Stephan Pende Wormland has studied and practiced meditation in multiple traditions for over 30 years. He was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years. During that time, he served as director of FPMT’s Nalanda Monastery and spent five years in group and solitary retreats. While Stephan’s main teacher is Lama Zopa Rinpoche, he has also received teachings from great Tibetan Masters of the four schools including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Kirti Thenshap Rinpoche, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, and Choden Rinpoche. He has also practiced and studied with esteemed Western teachers like Peter Fenner, Alan Wallace, Rob Preece, Alex Berzin, Pema Chodron, Robert Thurman, and Ken McLeod.

Stephan has been the resident teacher for FPMT’s Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen for many years and currently teaches meditation in Buddhist Centers around Europe. Since 2009 he has been studying Radiant Mind with Peter Fenner, completed the Nondual Teacher Training, and is a program adviser of Potential Project.