Shiné is the Tibetan word for Shamatha, which is the deepest calmness of your mind. What generally is taught as mindfulness in the West, is a very good method to become aware and to relax our mind on a general level. In Tibetan Buddhism this is just the first step, which is called “General Mindfulness”.
If we really want to go deeper, then we need Shiné – the highest form of mindfulness. Participating in this education will change your life and lead to a completely different understanding of your mind. You will get to know the path to calm your mind, to find full effortless concentration as well as peace and happiness.
Once you have successfully mastered your mind with the method of Shiné, you will be able to fully concentrate for a long time – without your mind wandering or being distracted by thoughts and emotions. Without feeling any sense of tension or stress. And you will not only have the perfect map and deep understanding of your own mind – but you will also have the capability to help others develop Shiné and live an easier, happier and more stable life.
If you already attended a mindfulness retreat with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche: This program is designed in a completely different way than any prior mindfulness retreats with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche. Thanks to its length and very thoroughly designed structure, you will not only receive an overview of all the 32 important points of Shiné, of your mind and how to tame it – but you will also gain true insight thanks to the step by step path which leads you deeply into your own experience. You will understand your mind far more profoundly as after a retreat of one or two weeks.
Let’s think of the faults, or obstacles, and the antidotes to overcome them. Let’s take the first fault, the fault of laziness. We all have a concept of what laziness is. But we don’t know the subtle levels of laziness. We might have some idea – but still on a very conceptional level. Maybe we remember what is a good antidote for laziness. But do you really know how to use this antidote and what it really is?
This education is – thanks to its design – giving you more than simple knowledge of the Shiné map. You will experience every part of the map. Through your meditation practice, by going slowly, step by step. And as you experience it – you are ready to ask, to discuss, to reflect. And then to understand also on a deep level what is meant with every word.
Then you are the perfect teacher – you can guide yourself on your own path, in your daily life. And you can of course guide others. Then you can use their language, the words they need to be taken out of their concepts, and not simply the manual.
This makes a huge difference.