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Discovering Buddhism: WISDOM OF EMPTINESS

The realization of emptiness is crucial for the attainment of liberation and enlightenment. Learn different methods of meditation on emptiness.

WHEN: 4 Thursdays, August 4–25, 6:30 – 9.00 pm (CET – Zurich)
WHERE: Online and Onsite
 Beginner to Advanced

Finally, the practitioner learns how to cut the delusion that is at the root of all suffering, the primordial misconception that there is an intrinsic self. Buddha has found that no such self exists.

Students will learn in particular the Middle Way interpretation of this emptiness. Insight, vipassana, into this truth needs to be realized in meditation. So the practitioner learns how to access the subtler more capable levels of mind by achieving single-pointed concentration, shamatha.

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


August 25


18:30 - 21:00


Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland



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