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Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

December 9, 2021 @ 18:30 - 21:00

Investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path!

[line] WHEN: 3 Thursdays, December 2–16, 6:30 – 9.00 pm (CET – Zurich)
WHERE: Online and Onsite. For onsite participation please consider our guidelines.
 Beginner to Advanced


As in the study and practice of any body of knowledge, the role of a teacher, a mentor, is crucial to the success of the student. This module goes into detail about how to find a qualified spiritual teacher (in Sanskrit, guru; in Tibetan, lama); how to gain confidence in their qualities; and how todevote oneself to them and emulate their qualities: those of a buddha.

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


December 9, 2021
18:30 - 21:00
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Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland