Ivan Stublic, Croatia

“I am a professor of philosophy (PhD) and MBSR Mindfulness instructor from Zagreb, Croatia. Since my time at University I have had an interest in Buddhist wisdom and meditative practice which led me to explore various Buddhist traditions. I felt the closest connection with Tibetan Buddhism and started practicing in the Nyingma tradition. This eventually led me to a pilgrimage to Bhutan (2010) where I first met Chung Tulku Rinpoche.

The founding of the Dhyana Zhitshok provides much-needed organizational support for Rinpoche’s vision and various activities which aim at presenting essential and integral Buddhist wisdom adapted to the contemporary circumstances and a busy lifestyle. So it gives me great joy to be able to participate in these activities and to have the support of the Dhyana organization.

 Dhyana Zhitshok activities in Croatia

Chung Tulku Rinpoche started teaching in Zagreb (Croatia) in 2012. Teachings were organized by a small group of friends. Since then Rinpoche visited four times and gave various teachings, which include:

(1) short public talks (“Buddhism and environment”, “How to handle emotions”, “Depression, illusion and medicine”, “Buddhism and contemporary technological society”, etc.); (2) In-depth teachings and retreats (“Karma and negative actions”, “Four noble truths”, “Buddhist meditation workshop”, “Amitabha retreat”, “Thirty Seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas”, “The Brightly Shining Sun” by Patrul Rinpoche) and (3) empowerments and transmissions.

On behalf of the request from our European Sangha, Rinpoche will be giving a cycle of online teachings on Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva”, in three parts: Part one (Summer 2021), Part two (Autumn 2021), and Part three (Spring 2022 – hopefully in Zagreb).”

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