Investigate what “samsara” is and how we are stuck in it. Find out what “nirvana” is and how to achieve it. Learn how to be free from suffering and empower yourself with practical tools to deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions forever.
[line] WHEN: 4 Thursdays, May 5–26, 6:30 – 9.00 pm (CET – Zurich)
Buddha’s unique finding is that deluded states of mind are not at the core of our being and thus can be removed. Being in samsara means being caught up in these delusions and thus helplessly causing ourselves to suffer, being reborn again and again. Eliminating them from our mind is the achievement of nirvana.
Students will learn the fundamentals of the Buddhist model of the mind, learning to distinguish between delusions and virtues, and therefore how to stop suffering and its causes.
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.
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[line]
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Level: Beginner to Advanced.
Registration: REGISTER HERE