Discover practices that develop our innate qualities of compassion. Learn to apply these techniques to generate the mind of bodhichitta, known as the very heart of Buddha’s teachings.
WHEN: 4 Thursdays, June 2–23, 6:30 – 9.00 pm (CET – Zurich)
WHERE: Online and Onsite
LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
REGISTRATION: REGISTER HERE
The more we realize we are the cause of our own suffering, the more we can see that everyone else is in the same boat. Here students study the unique components of the bodhisattva path: how to develop unparalled levels of love, compassion and the other virtues that Buddha has found are at the core of our being.
This leads to a paradigm shift in the mind, away from self-centeredness to only ever thinking of others, known as bodhichitta: the aspiration to be of benefit and to never give up perfecting oneself as a buddha in order to accomplish this perfectly.
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
Ven. 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).
Level: Beginner to Advanced.
Registration: REGISTER HERE