Shantideva’s text “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” (Bodhicaryāvatāra) holds a unique place in Mahayana Buddhism. It combines the rare qualities of scholastic precision, spiritual depth and poetical beauty. It was composed in India during the 8th century and has since been an inspiration to millions of people throughout the world. Despite of its profound message, the text astonishes with its simplicity and relevance– one can apply the advice in everyday life immediately. At the end of 2018 Geshe Sherab gave a 3-evening course based on the second and third chapter of Shantideva’s text......
Great news! After a very long search, we finally found a new permanent location for Lhagsam. Our next Tuesday night Discovering Buddhism meeting on October 23rd will already take place at our new home located at Gablerstrasse 51 in Zurich. This is where we will meet for courses, events and meditations from now on. Having our own place will allow us to offer a more diverse program, including additional guided meditations and beginner courses. Stay tuned as we will be announcing the events soon. It will take us some time to make......
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......