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Be Your Own Therapist

Get to meet Venerable Robina onsite at our center and be part of the teachings on how we can become familiar with our mind and how it produces problems. During the course, Venerable will help us identifying a lasting solution to our wish to become happy and discovering our full potential. The event is concluded by a refuge ceremony and a rare chance to take the lay vows for those interested.

WHEN: Saturday January 29, 11.00 am – 5.00 pm CET
WHERE: Onsite and online on zoom
Intermediate. Some knowledge of Buddhism is of benefit.
REGISTRATION: Onsite registration will open at the end of December.

No one can heal your mind and emotions except you: No therapist or guru can go inside your head and change unhelpful mental habits and patterns we continually confront. Fortunately, this does not mean you cannot create a healthier, happier, and more balanced mental state to live a more meaningful life. During this course, we will explore a 2500-year time-tested psychology and learn to identify lasting solutions rather than ‘feel-good’ band aids.

We really begin to practice when we learn to be our own therapist, as Lama  Yeshe puts it: seeing our mind, noticing the anger, the attachment, the fears, and learning to work with them and change them. That’s the real, immediate practice to do. And this is what’s so difficult.

The afternoon ends with Venerable leading the refuge ceremony and giving the us the opportunity to take – or re-take – the lay vows (the pratimoksha vows): Refuge and living in vows will be thoroughly explained during the teachings.

The teachings will be streamed live on YouTube for those who can’t join us at the center. Onsite attendance is limited to 20 persons.

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 – 80 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: Intermediate. Some knowledge of Buddhism is of benefit.

Registration: Registration will open at the end of December. Please notice that onsite attendance is limited to 20 persons.


January 29, 2022


11:00 - 17:00


Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland



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