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Discovering Buddhism: How to meditate

Learn the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit, how to set up a meditation session, different meditation techniques and much more!

WHEN: 4 Thursdays, October 7–28, 6:30 – 9.00 pm (CET – Zurich)
WHERE: Online and Onsite
 Beginner to Advanced

In Buddhism, all meditation techniques can be divided into two. The first is Calm Abiding (in Sanskrit, shamatha), a technique for cultivating single-pointed concentration, first developed by the great Indian masters Buddha himself studied with. Success at this enables the practitioner to access the subtler levels of mind – not even posited in modern psychology and neuroscience – that are necessary in order to achieve spiritual realizations.

The practitioner uses this more refined and focused level of mind in the second mode of meditation called Insight (in Sanskrit, vipassana) to familiarize the mind with the various points of the path to enlightenment by using analysis, a process that eventually triggers experiential insight into their reality.

6:30 pm Meditation
6:50 pm Break
7:00 pm Teaching by Ven. Robina
8:30 pm Discussions
8.50 pm Conclusion & Dedication
9.00 pm End

Discovering Buddhism is an FPMT study program aimed at giving Buddhist and non-Buddhist students a solid footing in the practice of Mahayana Buddhism. The program is not meant to be an academic study of Buddhism, it is meant to change our daily lives through experiential training in meditation and thought transformation.

About the Teacher

VRC 80x100 no backgroundVen. Robina Courtin, Australian-born, has a powerhouse personality and has been a Buddhist nun for nearly 40 years. 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 world at the centers of her teachers’ organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Read more


Cost: You would make us very happy by supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation is 0 – 30 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).

Language: English.

Level: Beginner to Advanced.

Registration: REGISTER HERE


Oktober 7


18:30 - 21:00


Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland


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