Mar 2017
We became an independent study group associated with FPMT

We are very excited to have been accepted by the Foundation of the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) as an independent study group associated with this organisation.  The name given for the group by the FPMT’s Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, is ‘Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group’. According to Rinpoche: The meaning of ‘Lhagsam’ is the special mind taking responsibility to free sentient beings from suffering. We assume this responsibility with much enthusiasm and gratitude, while knowing that we have much study and work on our own minds in front of us, before we can......

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Feb 2017
Ven. Robina Courtin, Switzerland 2017

Australian ex-Catholic, ex-political activist, ex-radical feminist, and former body guard for the Dalai Lama, Venerable Robina Courtin has been a Buddhist nun since 1978. A renowned teacher of Buddhist psychology and philosophy, Ven. Robina will give teachings and a public talk in Zurich for the first time, as a part of the worldwide 2017 teaching tour that includes over 50 events in 17 countries. Well known for her work with people in prisons, Ven. Robina’s life and work is the subject of the award-winning documentary ‘Chasing Buddha’. She teaches full time around the......

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Jan 2017
New course "The Spiritual Teacher" starting next week

Rely on the message of the teacher, not on his personality; Rely on the meaning, not just on the words; Rely on the real meaning, not on the provisional one; Rely on your wisdom mind, not on your ordinary, judgmental mind. /The Buddha/ There is little progress we would make on any topic – from learning to brush our teeth to learning mathematics or playing a piano – without having a teacher to instruct us, to keep us inspired and on track. Dealing with our mind is no different. On our spiritual......

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