Discovering Buddhism Program
Our study group works with the FPMT’s Discovering Buddhism home study program, which includes articles by our lineage lamas, recordings of teachings by qualified Western teachers, guided meditations and group discussions. We also occasionally host great teachers, who share their knowledge on the topics of our study course and beyond.
Discovering Buddhism is FPMT’s beginner level program in Buddhist philosophy and practice, aimed at giving students a solid footing in the practice of Mahayana Buddhism. The program is designed not only as an academic study of Buddhism it is meant to change our daily lives.
The students are welcome to join the chosen sessions or to attend the entire course. Fresh as well as seasoned practitioners are welcome at all times.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING COURSES
Started in January 2017, Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00
In this module you will investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path: the need for a teacher, the qualities of a teacher, the qualities of a student, and how to relate to a teacher for greatest benefit in one’s spiritual life. You will consider the challenges we face when thinking of entering into a “guru-disciple” relationship and learn how to overcome these skillfully.
Starting on May 2nd 2017, Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00
Understand life, death and rebirth and the nature of mind. Learn to use fear of death to overcome fear of death. Discover how to use the certainty and imminence of death to enhance your quality of life. Practice analytical and placement meditation. See how the entire path to enlightenment hangs together as a cohesive whole and where the teachings on impermanence and death, the first and last that the Buddha gave, fit in.
Starting in Q3 2017, Dienstags, 19:00 - 21:00 Uhr