On October 24th we are starting a new course from the FPMT Discovering Buddhism program ‘Refuge in the Three Jewels‘. When your interest for Buddhism is growing you will soon come to a point when you ask yourself “Should I take refuge? Why? When? How? What does it actually mean?” No more recordings! Starting with this course the teaching material will be presented by an experienced tutor every Tuesday night. We are quite excited for this enhancement, as it will make the course come to live and become more relevant for us all.......
On August 22nd we are starting the new course from the FPMT Discovering Buddhism program ‘All About Karma‘. Karma has become a „buzz word“ in the Western world, but many of us have little understanding of what it actually is and how it determines our everyday experiences. In this course we will explore karma, its effects on our lives and what it means to take personal responsibility. We will look in detail at how our actions cause us happiness or suffering, so that we can start playing an active role in creating our......
We are excited that Ven. Tenzin Gendun accepted our invitation to teach an introduction course to Tibetan Meditation. Ven. Gendun will spend one week in Zurich. The first class will take place on Tuesday, August 15th. We have received many requests to offer a beginner course for non-Buddhists, who are interested to use the meditative techniques to concur everyday stress and to improve their concentration. This 3-evening summer course is designed to give such an introduction in theory and practice. You will learn how to sit, how to structure your meditation session,......
Sandra Passardi The magical Lawudo Monastery Lawudo is located in the Himalaya mountain range, in the Solo Khumbu region of eastern Nepal. Lawudo is the place where the former reincarnation of our beloved Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche (the spiritual director of the FPMT), Lama Kunsang Yeshe, also known as the Lawudo Lama, meditated for many years in a small cave. He blessed this place with his pure Dharma practice. Those, who were lucky enough to visit Lawudo, often say that merely seeing this place can open even the stubborn hearts to the......
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......
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......
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......
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has accepted the invitation of the Tibetan Community in Switzerland & Liechtenstein for a Long Life Offering (Tenshuk) ceremony followed by a Teaching on 14th October 2016. Website: http://dalailama2016.ch...