Workshop Christof Spitz
Concept of Mindfulness Chosen from Classical Texts
We will read and examine some text passages from the Buddhist classical literature in which the concept of mindfulness is defined and and practically applied within the context of mind training . Some practices of mindfulness will supplement the reading of texts. The goal is to substantiate the theoretical discussion of mindfulness.
Christof Spitz studied Buddhism and the Tibetan language since 1979 with Tibetan teachers at the Tibetan Centre and the University of Hamburg. Since 1981 he translates Tibetan text orally and in writing; since 1991 he acts as the official interpreter of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the German speaking areas. He translated and co-organized the seven-year Buddhist study taught by Geshe Thubten Ngawang at the Tibetan Centre. At present he is one of the Buddhist teachers and also manager/managing director of the Tibetan Centre.