December 23, 2021 - June 20, 2022

Dhamma study group

'Who am I?'

Helena Pauptit & Bianca Vermeij

An introduction to the 5 khandhas, the 5 aspects of our experience.

This is what you can expect

  • Live sessions

    There are 6 online live sessions via Zoom with all participants. All sessions are supervised by Bianca Vermeij and Helena Pauptit. The meeting starts with an introduction to the theme of the month.

    At each meeting there is a different speaker who gives the introduction; Sr. Vimalanani, Riët Aarsse, Helena Pauptit, Bianca Vermeij, Frits Koster and Joost van den Heuvel Rijnders. After the introduction there is room for exchange. For example, you can ask questions about what you have read that month, or about what the speaker has just said, but also what you encountered with the exercises, for example. It is very supportive for yourself, but also for the other participants to hear how we are researching and practicing together!

  • lectures

    You will get links to dhammatalks that explain the topic.

  • Exercises and meditation

    Every month there are different exercises for your meditation, so that the subject more for you to live. This can be a guided meditation, for example, but also tips and advice about what you can include in your meditation to keep working on the subject throughout the month.

    In addition, there are also exercises every month that you can do in daily life. The intention is that this course is not just theory, but that what we study can also become visible in our daily lives. We offer you suggestions with which you can get started throughout the day, from unloading the dishwasher to taking a walk. There really isn't a part of our lives that we can't practice with! By being so involved with it, the subject can come to life more and more in your own experience!

    You will have access to exercises for your meditation and your daily life.

  • Texts

    These are various texts from various sources. For example, you can read what the Buddha himself said about it, pieces from Buddhist psychology, but also articles from Buddhist teachers of today. In this way the subjects are presented in different ways. Over the years we have noticed that people find that very pleasant. Sometimes one perspective is enlightening, and sometimes the other. By looking at it in different ways, we can become more and more familiar with it.

  • Support

    Opportunity to share experiences and ask questions.

  • Looking back introduction live session

    The introduction to the theme during the live sessions will be recorded and you can watch it back. The questions and answers and exchanges are not included for privacy reasons.

  • Online Sangha

    Online Sangha where you can exchange and learn together.