May
14
10:00 am10:00

Exploring Perception: through Meditation & Photography

  • De Roos

Meditation and photography share the same goal. To capture the freshness of the present moment. To find beauty in our everyday experience. To change the way we see the world.

This day-long workshop begins with a grounding in the practice of meditation, suitable for both experienced meditators and those who have never tried before.

After exploring how to use our sense of sight as a support for meditation, we will head out into the world to integrate that into our everyday experience with our cameras.

The day will include plenty of time for discussion, clarification and sharing our photographs, and we will end with a final meditation session.

 

What people have said about previous workshops:

"The workshop was very a wonderful way to perceive the world in a different way. The way you are assisted in the workshop is very inspiring. Beautiful meditation and exercises."

"This was a beautiful experience, bringing fresh inspiration how to see and how to take photographs, thank you for your heartwarming way of sharing your knowledge!"

"A real mind opener on how to look around you and capture what you experience in the present moment. Had a lovely day with like-minded people."

"A must to attend the workshop."

"10 out of 10!"

And, this is a blog by a previous participant (in both Dutch & English), describing her experience of the workshop.

 

Please bring a digital camera (or camera phone) and make sure you know how to use at least the automatic function, as the focus of the day is on being and seeing rather than technical instruction.

The workshop will be led by Kimberly Poppe and held in English. 

Lunch is not included, but we will have a good break where people can have lunch out either as a group or individually. 

Spaces are limited to ensure an enjoyable interactive experience.

Friend Discount! (bring a friend and each only pay...): 75 euros each (including 21% VAT)

Early Bird Discount (before 1 May): 95 euros (including 21% VAT)

Regular Price: 108 euros (including 21% VAT)

Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Becoming Fully Embodied

  • De Bewustzijn School

Embodiment Workshop with Aafke van Sprundel & Kimberly Poppe

In our busy lives, it seems hard to be present in the moment. We are too distracted to feel the sensations in our bodies, to really connect to our emotions or to be aware of our thoughts as one follows after the other.  In this one-day workshop, this is what we will explore. Embodying all of our being, as it is.

The main focus is simply to become more aware of physical sensations and our emotions through various different means. Sitting, moving, breathing, sounding. The atmosphere is an experiential one. We will explore together, and then share our experiences.

Kimberly and Aafke together build on decades of practice in either body or mind.

Cost €95

Kimberly Poppe

Kimberly has been immersed in Buddhist study and practice for the last 20 years. She has received personal instruction and training from some of the greatest Tibetan teachers of our time. Kimberly leads meditation workshops and retreats around the world. When she became seriously ill in 2015, she (re)discovered the crucial relationship between mind and body which she is now passionate about exploring and sharing. She is also the co-founder of bodhi, an international community dedicated to bringing a clear mind and an open heart into every aspect of our lives. Born in America, Kimberly has been based in France for the past 15 years and recently moved to Amsterdam with her Italian husband. She is also an accomplished photographer, bringing together meditation and creativity through the lens of her camera.

 

Aafke van Sprundel

Aafke studied communications and cultural anthropology at the Free University in Amsterdam and specialised in religion and symbolism. She has been a yoga practitioner since 2005 and teaches various types of yoga since 2008. She is also a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and has recently embarked on a journey in Taoism. She loves putting theory into practice and she loves to theorise and understand different spiritual practices. Exploring body and mind and the human potential is Aafke’s key drive. She is the founder of Awareness Initiatives, a platform of experts who want to bring awareness into organisations. She is also a communications consultant for conscious organisations.

Apr
8
Apr 9

Urban Meditation Retreat

  • Rigpa-Zentrum Köln

This weekend retreat is the perfect way to begin or reawaken your meditation practice!

In this weekend led by Kimberly Poppe, we will explore the practice of meditation in an interactive, fun and experiential way. The focus will be on self-discovery through meditation itself (practicing both formally and informally), along with plenty of time for questions and clarification.

We will also explore:
•    working with the senses (sight, sound, physical sensations) as a support to become more present and aware both in your meditation and your everyday life
•    how to cultivate a different relationship to your thoughts and emotions and come more into contact with your true self
•    how to establish a daily meditation habit at home, incorporating the latest and most effective advice from behavioural psychology
•    practical tips on how to integrate meditation into your everyday life

This weekend is suitable for complete beginners and it is also the perfect complement to Rigpa’s ‘What Meditation Really Is’ courses. However, long-term Rigpa students particularly enjoy this weekend as it is a way to really deeply focus on meditation practice itself. Many older students have remarked that they have made new discoveries about their mind and their practice through this workshop and they wished that they had done something like this before!

In English with German translation.

What people have said about previous events with Kimberly:

"This a was great weekend retreat for me, it allowed me to:
—understand what meditation is about much better
—meditate with excellent guidance and with constructive & inspiring group discussions.

I appreciated:
—the interactive sessions that enabled me to learn from others and develop my thoughts as I discussed them with others  
—the structure of the program broken into formal vs. informal meditation
—the flexibility and the responsiveness of Kimberly to respond to the group's wishes
—the positive energy and acceptance.”

"Kimberly creates an atmosphere in which everyone could feel safe and relaxed. It was fun, very accessible, practical and so inspirational for all of us, all different types of participants. Thanks again, keep on going in this way, I will be back!”

“The instructions were so helpful and the clarifications so to the point, loving and personal.”

“I have put the suggestions into practice immediately!"

“The event was wonderful. The open atmosphere, the meditation and discussion has deepened my own practise.”

"It was a cozy, warm, heartwarming weekend. I’m inspired to take it all to heart and sit by myself at home. Thanks, thanks, thanks. Best spent weekend in a long time!”

Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

Meditation: The Fundamentals

  • Delight Yoga (Amsterdam)

This workshop will establish all the fundamentals needed to give you the confidence to practice meditation. It will explore both mindfulness and  awareness, using the breath as a support to help settle the mind, as well as exploring just allowing yourself to be, to rest, just as you are.

The focus will be on self-discovery through meditation itself, along with plenty of time for questions and clarification.

Mar
16
Mar 19

Exploring the Senses through Meditation

  • Dzogchen Beara Meditation Centre

Join Kimberly Poppe for this three day bank holiday retreat focusing on how to bring the mindfulness, awareness and spaciousness of meditation into all aspects of our daily life.

By exploring the senses as a support for meditation, it is possible to transform what normally distracts us and brings us out of the present moment and out of ourselves as a tool to actually help us be more present and joyful in every moment of our lives.

During this weekend, we will explore the practice of meditation in an interactive and experiential way, inside as well as outside in the beautiful environment of Dzogchen Beara.

The focus will be on self-discovery through meditation itself, along with plenty of time for questions and clarification.

Everyone is welcome—complete beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Previous participants on this weekend with Kimberly have said:

“The event was wonderful. The open atmosphere, the meditation and discussion has deepened my own practice.”

“It was a cozy, warm, heartwarming weekend. I’m inspired to take it all to heart and sit by myself at home. Thanks, thanks, thanks. Best spent weekend in a long time!”

Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Meditation: Exploring Thoughts and Emotions

  • Rigpa Amsterdam

Join us for a fun, interactive and gezellig (cozy) day of meditation!
We’ll spend the day exploring how to develop a different relationship with our thoughts and emotions, to be able to make friends with them. Everyone is welcome—complete beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Feb
12
10:00 am10:00

Exploring Perception: Through Meditation & Photography

  • Centrum de Roos

Meditation and photography share the same goal. To capture the freshness of the present moment. To find beauty in our everyday experience. To change the way we see the world.

The day begins with a grounding in the practice of meditation, suitable for both experienced meditators and those who have never tried before.

After exploring how to use our sense of sight as a support for meditation, we will head out into the world to integrate that into our everyday experience with our cameras.

The day will include plenty of time for discussion, clarification and sharing our photographs, and we will end with a final meditation session.

What people have said about previous workshops:

"The workshop was very a wonderful way to perceive the world in a different way. The way you are assisted in the workshop is very inspiring. Beautiful meditation and exercises."

"This was a beautiful experience, bringing fresh inspiration how to see and how to take photographs, thank you for your heartwarming way of sharing your knowledge!"

"A real mind opener on how to look around you and capture what you experience in the present moment. Had a lovely day with like-minded people."

"A must to attend the workshop."

"10 out of 10!"

Please bring a digital camera (or camera phone) and make sure you know how to use at least the automatic function, as the focus of the day is on being and seeing rather than technical instruction.

The workshop will be led by Kimberly Poppe and held in English. 

Lunch is not included, but we will have a good break where people can have lunch out either as a group or individually. 

Spaces are limited to ensure an enjoyable interactive experience, so book now!

Early Bird Discount (before 1 February): 95 euros (including 21% VAT)

Regular Price: 108 euros (including 21% VAT)

Jan
15
10:00 am10:00

Meditation Day: Exploring the Senses through Meditation

  • Amsterdam Rigpacentrum

Join us for a fun, interactive and gezellig (cozy) day of meditation! 

We’ll spend the day exploring sight, sound, touch (physical sensations) and possibly even smell and taste, as supports to anchor our minds and to bring us more into the enjoyment of the present moment.

Everyone is welcome—complete beginners as well as experienced meditators.

What people have said about the previous event with Kimberly:

•  "This a was great weekend retreat for me, it allowed me to: 

—understand what meditation is about much better 

—meditate with excellent guidance and with constructive & inspiring group discussions. 

I appreciated:

—the interactive sessions that enabled me to learn from others and develop my thoughts as I discussed them with others  

—the structure of the program broken into formal vs. informal meditation

—the flexibility and the responsiveness of Kimberly to respond to the group's wishes

—the positive energy and acceptance.”

• "Kimberly creates an atmosphere in which everyone could feel safe and relaxed. It was fun, very accessible, practical and so inspirational for all of us, all different types of participants. Thanks again, keep on going in this way, I will be back!”

• “The instructions were so helpful and the clarifications so to the point, loving and personal.”

• “I have put the suggestions into practice immediately!"

• “The event was wonderful. The open atmosphere, the meditation and discussion has deepened my own practise.”

• "It was a cozy, warm, heartwarming weekend. I’m inspired to take it all to heart and sit by myself at home. Thanks, thanks, thanks. Best spent weekend in a long time!”

Jan
14
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Meditation Workshop

  • Delight Yoga

New to Meditation?

This Introduction to Meditation Workshop is the perfect way to begin (or reawaken) your meditation practice!

In this workshop led by Kimberly Poppe, we will start to explore the practice of meditation in an interactive and experiential way. The focus of the workshop will be on self-discovery through meditation itself, along with plenty of time for questions and clarification.

What you will learn during the workshop:
• the purpose of meditation: what meditation is and what it is not
• a deeper understanding of the mind (& heart) and its different aspects
• how to cultivate a different relationship to your thoughts and emotions and come more into contact with your true self
• an opportunity to practice and experience meditation in the workshop itself
• how to establish a daily meditation practice at home, including how to create a sacred space, the best time and how long to practice, & the framework of a practice
• practical tips on how to integrate meditation into your everyday life

Jan
8
9:00 am09:00

Exploring Perception: Photography Walk

  • Monks Coffee Roasters

For anyone who has previously attended a Meditation & Photography Workshop with Kimberly Poppe

A meditation in action day! We meet at Monks Coffee Roasters at 9:00am for one of the best cups of coffee (or tea) in Amsterdam, to share our experiences since we last saw each other and to set our focus for the morning. Then, we will head outside (regardless of the weather) to explore perception with our cameras. We'll meet back at Monks to share our images and experiences over another warm and cozy drink!

Jan
7
2:00 pm14:00

New Year, New Meditation Habit

  • Centrum de Roos
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If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, why not start 2017 by creating a new meditation habit?

Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced meditator who needs help getting back on track, this workshop will share simple and effective ways to establish a regular practice.

We will explore how to work with the special challenges that make it hard to find time for meditation, even when we know how helpful it can be.

You will learn how to create reliable reminders and triggers for your meditation, how to set up an inspiring practice space, and leave with the confidence you need to keep up a routine that works for you.
 

Dec
17
Dec 18

Ritiro di Meditazione in Città

  • Centro Rigpa Torino

In English with Italian Translation

This weekend retreat is the perfect way to begin or reawaken your meditation practice!  

In this weekend led by Kimberly Poppe, we will explore the practice of meditation in an interactive, fun and experiential way. The focus will be on self-discovery through meditation itself (practicing both formally and informally), along with plenty of time for questions and clarification. 

What you will learn during the workshop:
•    the purpose of meditation: what meditation is and what it is not
•    a deeper understanding of the mind (& heart) and its different aspects
•    how to cultivate a different relationship to your thoughts and emotions and come more into contact with your true self
•    a complete, thorough and experiential exploration of meditation practice
•    how to establish a daily meditation practice at home, including how to create a sacred space, the best time and how long to practice, & the framework of a practice
•    practical tips on how to integrate meditation into your everyday life

This weekend is suitable for complete beginners, but also experienced meditation students particularly enjoy this weekend as it is a way to really deeply focus on meditation practice itself. Many experienced students have remarked that they have made new discoveries about their mind and their practice through this workshop and they wished that they had done something like this before!

Dec
11
10:00 am10:00

How to Survive the Holiday Season

  • Centrum de Roos

The Power of An Open Heart

We hear a lot about peace and goodwill during the festive season. But when it comes down to it the holidays can sometimes be challenging and even stressful, as all kinds of social events bring us up close and personal with family members, friends and work colleagues.

In this workshop we will learn some simple ways to help us stay present and relaxed, and begin to expand the feelings of love and connection that we have for those around us. 

We will see how we can work with difficulties we have in our relationships with others, and explore how to show a bit more kindness to ourselves. 

Nov
27
10:00 am10:00

Meditation & Photography Workshop

  • Centrum de Roos

Join us for the next Meditation & Photography Workshop!

Early bird discount 95 euros before 1 November! RSVP/register here

Rediscover the present moment through meditation and photography. 

Meditation and photography share the same goal. To capture the freshness of the present moment. To find beauty in our everyday experience. To change the way we see the world.

The day begins with a grounding in the practice of meditation, suitable for both experienced meditators and those who have never tried before. After exploring how to use our sense of sight as a support for meditation, we will head out into the world to integrate that into our everyday experience with our cameras. The day will include plenty of time for discussion, clarification and sharing our photographs, and we will end with a final meditation session.

Spaces are limited to ensure an enjoyable interactive experience, so book now!

Please bring a digital camera (or camera phone) and make sure you know how to use at least the automatic function, as the focus of the day is on being and seeing rather than technical instruction.

The workshop will be led by Kimberly Poppe and held in English. 

Lunch is not included, but we will have a good break where people can have lunch out either as a group or individually. 

What past participants have said about the workshop:

• "The workshop was very a wonderful way to perceive the world in a different way. The way you are assisted in the workshop is very inspiring. Beautiful meditation and exercises." 

• "This was a beautiful experience, brings fresh inspiration how to see and how to take photographs, thank you for your heartwarming way of sharing your knowledge!" 

• "A real mind opener on how to look around you and capture what you experience in the present moment. Had a lovely day with like-minded people." 

•  "A must to attend the workshop." 

•  "10 out of 10!"  

Oct
1
3:30 pm15:30

The Inner Peace Conference: Awareness Meditation

  • Posthoornkerk

Strengthen your awareness of the present moment

Beyond all our cloud-like thoughts and emotions is a sky-like awareness that is always with us and is the essence of who we truly are. However, we are usually so caught up in ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’ that we often lose touch with this awareness, this sense of simply ‘being’. In this experiential workshop, we will explore practices of meditation to help us strengthen our awareness of the present moment—reconnecting us with ourselves, others and the world around us. The focus of the workshop will be on self-discovery through meditation itself, along with plenty of time for interaction and clarification. 

In this interactive and practical workshop, we will explore how to cultivate more presence and awareness in our everyday lives, bringing more peace, joy, and freedom to our daily experience. First, we will discover how to establish a formal meditation practice, as a stable base or foundation for cultivating awareness. Then, we will explore how our everyday life can be permeated or infused with this awareness. This is when meditation becomes really powerful—when it to allows us to be aware of and to be able to simply be more with whatever is happening in our lives, pleasant or unpleasant, without being swept away by it and without blocking, supressing or pushing anything away. 

 

About Kimberly Poppe

Kimberly has been immersed in Buddhist study and practice for the last 20 years. She has received personal instruction and training from some of the greatest Tibetan teachers of our time, and was encouraged to teach meditation. Kimberly leads meditation workshops and retreats around the world, including an annual gathering of top business leaders in Australia. She is also the co-founder of bodhi, an international community started in Amsterdam and dedicated to bringing a clear mind and an open heart into every aspect of our lives. Born in America, Kimberly has been based in France for the past 15 years and recently moved to Amsterdam with her Italian husband. She is also an accomplished photographer, bringing together meditation and creativity through the lens of her camera.

Posthoornkerk

In middle of the old city center, at the lively Haarlemmerstraat, you’ll find one of the most important last standing 19th century churches of Amsterdam. The neogothic Posthoornkerk is a really magical place. The first stone was laid in September 1861. The three iconic towers were established in the same period that Vivekananda gave his famous speech during the conference in Chicago. Coincidence? We think not.

Why do we practice Inner Peace in a church?

Churches are designed to channel universal wisdom to the people. Their locations are always chosen with a clear mind, their energetic field functioning as the nadis of the city. These urban sanctuaries are charged with spiritual energy. By practicing inner peace in these sacred places, we tap into this energy. Here we can come in oneness with the universe and go beyond religion.

 

"The way Kimberly communicated reached in and opened my awareness. She conveyed such an atmosphere of acceptance and showed me how to work with my habits. An inspiring and loving presence."

~ Workshop participant

Sep
24
Sep 25

Urban Meditation Retreat

  • Amsterdam Rigpa Centrum

This weekend retreat is the perfect way to begin or reawaken your meditation practice!  

In this weekend led by Kimberly Poppe, we will explore the practice of meditation in an interactive, fun and experiential way. The focus will be on self-discovery through meditation itself (practicing both formally and informally), along with plenty of time for questions and clarification. 

What you will learn during the workshop:
•    the purpose of meditation: what meditation is and what it is not
•    a deeper understanding of the mind (& heart) and its different aspects
•    how to cultivate a different relationship to your thoughts and emotions and come more into contact with your true self
•    a complete, thorough and experiential exploration of meditation practice
•    how to establish a daily meditation practice at home, including how to create a sacred space, the best time and how long to practice, & the framework of a practice
•    practical tips on how to integrate meditation into your everyday life

This weekend is suitable for complete beginners, but also experienced meditation students particularly enjoy this weekend as it is a way to really deeply focus on meditation practice itself. Many experienced students have remarked that they have made new discoveries about their mind and their practice through this workshop and they wished that they had done something like this before!

Sep
18
9:30 am09:30

Meditation & Photography Workshop

  • Centrum de Roos

Join us for the next Meditation & Photography Workshop! 

Rediscover the present moment through meditation and photography. 

Meditation and photography share the same goal. To capture the freshness of the present moment. To find beauty in our everyday experience. To change the way we see the world.

The day begins with a grounding in the practice of meditation, suitable for both experienced meditators and those who have never tried before. After exploring how to use our sense of sight as a support for meditation, we will head out into the world to integrate that into our everyday experience with our cameras. The day will include plenty of time for discussion, clarification and sharing our photographs, and we will end with a final meditation session.

Spaces are limited to ensure an enjoyable interactive experience, so book now!

Please bring a digital camera (or camera phone) and make sure you know how to use at least the automatic function, as the focus of the day is on being and seeing rather than technical instruction.

The workshop will be led by Kimberly Poppe and held in English. 

Lunch is not included, but we will have a good break where people can have lunch out either as a group or individually.  

What past participants have said about the workshop:

• "The workshop was very a wonderful way to perceive the world in a different way. The way you are assisted in the workshop is very inspiring. Beautiful meditation and exercises." 

• "This was a beautiful experience, brings fresh inspiration how to see and how to take photographs, thank you for your heartwarming way of sharing your knowledge!" 

• "A real mind opener on how to look around you and capture what you experience in the present moment. Had a lovely day with like-minded people." 

•  "A must to attend the workshop." 

•  "10 out of 10!" 

If you have any questions at all about the workshop in general, payment, etc., please email kimberly@beingbodhi.org. Payment is to be made ahead of the workshop either by PayPal to davidepiai@web.de or when you RSVP  you will be sent bank details so you can make a transfer. We never turn anyone away for financial reasons. If you are interested in the workshop but truly cannot afford the full amount or need a student discount, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and let us know what you can manage.

Jul
2
9:30 am09:30

Meditation & Photography Workshop in Amsterdam

  • Centrum de Roos

Rediscover the present moment through meditation and photography. 

Meditation and photography share the same goal. To capture the freshness of the present moment. To find beauty in our everyday experience. To change the way we see the world.

In this workshop we will explore ways to develop mindfulness, awareness and spaciousness, allowing us to be more present and relaxed in everything we do.

The day begins with a grounding in the practice of meditation, suitable for both experienced meditators and those who have never tried before. After exploring how to use our sense of sight as a support for meditation, we will head out into the world to put that into action with our cameras. The day will include plenty of time for discussion, clarification and sharing our photographs, and we will end with a final meditation session.

Spaces are limited to ensure an enjoyable interactive experience, so book now!

Please bring a digital camera and make sure you know how to use at least the automatic function, as the focus of the day is on being and seeing rather than technical instruction.

The workshop will be led by Kimberly Poppe and held in English. 

Lunch is not included, but we will have a good break where people can have lunch out either as a group or individually. We will provide suggestions.

If you have any questions at all about the workshop in general, payment, etc., please email kimberly@beingbodhi.org. We never turn anyone away for financial reasons. If you are interested in the workshop but truly cannot afford the full amount, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and let us know what you can manage.

About Kimberly

Kimberly is a meditation teacher who has received personal instruction from some of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters of our time. She leads meditation workshops and retreats in many countries and is the co-founder of bodhi, an international community started in Amsterdam and dedicated to bringing a clear mind and an open heart into every aspect of our lives. She is an accomplished photographer and her images can be found in private collections around the world.

Jun
20
8:00 pm20:00

Meditation Classes

Come meditate with me! At Delight Yoga's beautiful new location on Prinseneiland in Amsterdam!

Starting this week:
• Thursday evenings (from 9 June) : 8-9pm
• Fridays (from 10 June) : 12:15-1:15pm
• Mondays (from 13 June) : 12:15-1:15pm

Register for classes here!