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intimate with impermanence
with lama ngawang norbu

From December 5 to 10

One of the "marks" or "seals" of existence according to the Buddha is impermanence, that is, the changing condition of all phenomena. It is considered that transience is a fundamental part of life and that it accompanies us in every aspect and stage of our development. 

However, the elusive tendency of the human being regarding impermanence is undeniable. As Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoché says, we accept one side of the coin but not the other: we like births, birthdays, weddings, beginnings... but not funerals, divorces or exams. This leads us to a state of constant insecurity and suffering: because no matter how much we deny it, death is everywhere.

Through moments of calm mental meditation, practical and contemplative teachings and methods of Buddhism, we will see how we can become intimate with impermanence in our day to day.


— Teaching sessions on impermanence with Lama Norbu.

— Mental calm meditation sessions.

— Guided meditation sessions on impermanence.

— A notebook with texts and proposals for contemplation.

Language: Spanish (participants can speak Catalan).


Contribution: €420

Casa Virupa members contribution: €315

Solidarity contribution*: €460 

*With the solidarity contribution you help us to grant scholarships to people with economic difficulties.

People with financial difficulties and under 30 years of age can apply for a scholarship. You must fill out the form below and provide the information requested to apply for a scholarship.

who teaches

Lama Ngawang Norbu is the director, founder and resident teacher of Casa Virupa. When he finished his studies he began to train exclusively in Dharma, both in philosophy, meditation and rituals of the Sakya school. At the age of 24, he founded Casa Virupa with the blessing of S.S. Gongma Trichen Rinpoche. In February 2020 S.S. Gongma Trichen Rinpoche named himlama (teacher) of the Sakya school. His clarity and communicative ability, his ability to capture the essence of the teachings and transfer them to a current audience, as well as his sensitivity to empathize, characterize him. 

Theory and practice of death

This retreat is done in collaboration with the Laboratori d'Arts Contemplatives (LAC). It is part of a proposed activity that addresses our relationship with death from a theoretical and practical perspective: "Theory and practice of death". For more information about the theoretical part, a course that will be held in three sessions in October, entitled "X-ray of dying in contemporary times" and taught by Gloria Cagigal, find out here.

Activity registration

Additional Information


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