Buddhist Study and Practice with Arne Schelling

ABOUT THE WEBINAR: In January 2014, one of Rinpoche's appointed instructors, Arne Schelling started a webinar cycle on Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara ('A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life') as part of the Dharma Das and it is now open to anyone interested. It is an on-going bi-weekly verse-by-verse study-course on this great and classical Mahayana text. Arne bases his teachings on Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche's commentaries on this text, combined with many other commentaries of all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. The course that started 2014 has already reached the ninth chapter. Each session takes around 90 minutes and is held in English only.

A NEW CYCLE: In addition to that, a new cycle will start in August 2018 with the first chapter. Each session will take around 120 minutes and will be held in English with Russian translation.

Dates & Registration

Ongoing/biweekly, usually at 5pm Central Europe Standard Time.

For exact dates and to register, please go here:

(Note: This seminar is free of charge)

About Arne

Arne was born in Germany, where he practices Western and Chinese medicine. In 1989 he began to study and practice intensively under the guidance of various Buddhist masters of all Tibetan traditions, especially guided by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche. Since 1995 Arne attempts to familiarize himself with the Tibetan language and manages various Tibetan Buddhist centers in Germany. He is also very involved in Buddhist film projects since 1999 and is responsible for the digital archives of many masters. Arne began to translate Buddhist teachers from Tibetan and Zen traditions in 1999, and is now doing simultaneous live translations of around 20 Rinpoches per year in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He also worked as a translator and editor for many books, including “What Makes You (Not) a Buddhist”, “Not for Happiness”, “Ngöndro Commentary”, “Madhyamakavatara Commentary”, “Wild Awakening”, for Sadhana practices and for different Buddhist magazines. Since 2011, Arne does volunteer work at Manjughosha Edition and has been translating sutras for the 84000 project. Since 2006 he guides Buddhist meditation classes and gives lectures on studies of classical Buddhist texts in various European countries - at the moment Arne is also offering the bi-weekly online seminar on the Bodhicharyavatara. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche appointed him as an instructor 2008 and consigned him to take care of the first European Dharma Gar in 2008. His aspiration is to allow people to connect with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Rinpoche's teachings.

Arne lives in Berlin, and is still dreaming of being a piano player in dodgy night bars.